As big fans of the Alfa Romeo Alfetta, this New York Times profile of one abandoned Alfa in Brooklyn has touched us. Owned by a Romanian immigrant who passed away, the worn 1975 Alfetta should have been towed away after a few parking tickets because alternate side of the street parking in NYC is strictly enforced. Miraculously, an angel of Italian metal let the owner expire just days before those rules were temporarily suspended, allowing the car to live on just a bit longer. The rules were reinstated and parking tickets have accrued on the lone Alfa but, for reasons only explainable by priests or mystics (or negligent city services), the rusted Alfetta still lives on Plaza Street West. (Thanks to Tony for the tip) [NYTimes, Photo: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times]