FDNY Engine 69/Ladder 28/Battalion 16

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248 West 143rd Street
New York, NY 10030
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Hook & Ladder 23 - COMING SOON

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Engine 80 - Ladder 23

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503 West 139th Street
New York, NY 10037
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Engine 80 - Ladder 23

Ironically, before this firehouse was converted, it suffered its own two-alarm fire back in 2008. The cause, I learned, was most likely from the 100 year old wiring inside the structure. The site of the former Hook & Ladder 23 is now used by City College of New York as the storage facility for their … read more

FDNY Engine 59/Ladder 30

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111 West 133rd Street
New York, NY 10030
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FDNY Engine 59/Ladder 30

When the Manhattan Sideways team visited this fire station, the firemen were proud to inform us that Ladder 30, fondly nicknamed the “Harlem Zoo,” has been serving the area for over one hundred years. Although they were not sure of the origin of their team’s nickname, they were happy to share some … read more

FDNY Fire Engine 37, Ladder 40

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415 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
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FDNY Fire Engine 37, Ladder 40

Stopping into the firehouses on the side streets of Manhattan has continued to be a true joy for me and the Manhattan Sideways team. There is always an interesting story to be heard and warm, generous people to meet. When we visited the fire station on 125th, we were greeted by an apologetic fireman … read more

FDNY Engine 91

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242 East 111th Street
New York, NY 10029
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New York's Bravest

New York's Bravest

Over the past several years, we have knocked on doors or simply stepped inside open garages and were never disappointed by the warm and genuine greeting that every firefighter gave to us. Inevitably, the conversations that we had with these fine men and women always turned to their experience during … read more

Engine Company 76

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145 West 100th Street
New York, NY 10025
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Engine Company 76

Down the street from the Firemen’s Memorial on Riverside Drive, Engine Company 76 has its home, earning it the nickname “Monumental Pride.” The firehouse is one of the largest in the city, since it was formed from what used to be two separate stations. In chatting with one of the firemen, I mentioned … read more

Hook & Ladder 13

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159 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
Hook & Ladder 13

Though no longer a working firehouse, the building marked as “Hook and Ladder 13” is steeped in history. The Suburban Hook & Ladder Company No. 13 was formed in 1865, the same year that the cities of New York and Brooklyn were combined and the “Metropolitan District” fire department was officially … read more

Engine Company 22 Ladder 13 10th Battalion

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159 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028
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