A slow crawl from the Gowanus through Cobble Hill. The explanation comes: an accident on the Brooklyn Bridge. Two lanes closed. Heavy delays. Sure enough, when the bridge comes into view, you can see red lights of emergency vehicles punctuating the white lights of the bridge. A lot of them. And still cars are lined up to exit for the bridge, forcing the slowdown on the BQE.
What keeps them from taking an alternate route to Manhattan (the Williamsburg Bridge comes to mind)? Ignorance, panic, stubbornness? Could it be morbid curiosity?