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FORT APACHE '73.
« on: November 27, 2011, 10:00:36 PM »

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FORT APACHE '73.
« on: November 27, 2011, 10:00:36 PM »

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Re: FORT APACHE '73.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 12:12:11 PM »
As I remember, the 41st Pct on Simpson St was the ONLY BUILDING that wasn't burned out in the entire block during the War Years.

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Re: FORT APACHE '73.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 02:46:17 AM »
Any else notice 82, 31 in the background at 6:08?

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Re: FORT APACHE '73.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 12:49:20 PM »
Any else notice 82, 31 in the background at 6:08?
I do now. Cool.
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Re: FORT APACHE '73.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 01:18:53 PM »
As I remember, the 41st Pct on Simpson St was the ONLY BUILDING that wasn't burned out in the entire block during the War Years.
Earning it's new nickname, "Little House On The Prarie."

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Re: FORT APACHE '73.
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 09:21:53 PM »
http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jun/30/news/adna-fortapache30

 Thanks Chief, that's a great story of a different time.

 The movie "Fort Apache the Bronx" was based on that 41st precinct.

 I remember reading somewhere that during the FDNY War Years, the 41st precinct was the ONLY building on the entire block that was NOT burned out.

 I also remember the City of New York offering vacant rubble strewn lots for sale there for only $1,000, with FEW Takers and Little interest from buyers.

 But today, here is an example of how things have changed since those very bad years. No more vacant, rubble strewn lots for sale. But I did find this offer in a real estate ad, and others like it, offering property at that nearby Simpson St police station.

  https://www.redfin.com/NY/Unkown/1099-Simpson-St-10459/home/44746036

 
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