When I visited the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn for the first time last summer I was surprised to find these dilapidated trolley cars, apparently abandoned many years ago between the front of an old warehouse (now home to the Fairway Market) and the bay. I was thrilled! More rusting abandoned stuff to photograph!
A bit of subsequent research revealed that they were the remains of a failed effort to revive trolley service in Red Hook more than 10 years ago. Since then they have been exposed to the elements, vandals, and – most recently – to the floods of Hurricane Sandy.
Don't bother to look for these relics if you find yourself in Red Hook. They were spirited away on flatbed trucks one night in February to a trolley graveyard in Connecticut – I think they really were the last trolleys in Brooklyn!