New Williamsburg transplant and former Gawker Joshy Stein (he lets me call him that) witnessed the mauling of the Bedford Avenue street sign and a traffic light by a dump truck last night. And then what happened? "Finally, I called 3-1-1. They said they couldn't help me but transferred me to 9-1-1..."

"They didn't know where Havemeyer was. I hung up and jogged to another cop car parked at the Williamsburg Bridge Bus Depot. 'There's a street sign that a dump truck just crashed into. It's in the middle of Broadway and Bedford,' I said. 'Oh yeah?' asked the cop. The cops just sat there. Then another cop car pulled up and they chatted for a while." [My Memoirs via Curbed]