By Carol Tannenhauser
Major General Franz Sigel hasn’t seen this much action since he joined the Union army during the Civil War.
The Rag has no idea what happened here at the top of the staircase where West 106th Street meets Riverside Drive. Stacey Halper sent the above photo, confirming the location. David Adelman took the photo below at 6:10 a.m., so we know whatever happened did so before then. All the SUV’s windows are smashed, and it seems to have taken out a handrail. Was it rolled there? We called the police several times, but they have no information (though we can see that they were there.)
Anybody out there know anything? We’ll update if and when we do.
Update, August 19, 6:15 a.m.: The vehicle is a rental, a 2002 black Jeep Cherokee, “possibly out of Massachusetts,” an NYPD spokesman told WSR on Saturday morning. It was found “unattended with damage” after a 911 call was received shortly before 6 a.m. on Friday, August 18. “There were no vics or anything else reported,” the officer said. “The Parks department was called and the vehicle was towed.”
When asked about the cars’ smashed windows, the officer noted that it had “struck a railing and the stanchions supporting it. There’s plausibility and possibility,” he said. “What I know at this point is they don’t know. There will be further investigation.”
Check out the new photo below. We’ll update when more is known.
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