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« Reply #1545 on: March 08, 2016, 08:35:41 AM »
Appears to be a significant project.  Wonder how long it will take and where E 23 will relocate to.  Site owner's father served as Captain of E 23.

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« Reply #1546 on: March 08, 2016, 10:16:28 AM »
  Since none of the nearby firehouses have any room, I guess the Lion's gonna have to be caged. ;)

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« Reply #1547 on: March 14, 2016, 10:22:14 AM »
Wasn't sure where to post this. Was 277/112 old firehouse on the same property that the current firehouse is on? Did they stack the apparatus in the old house? I believe it was a single door, but a deep firehouse.

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« Reply #1548 on: March 14, 2016, 11:15:16 AM »
Yes, the old house was at the same location and 277/112 were stacked. It was a deep house. If 112 was parked behind 277 and got a run, the MPO of 277 had to move the rig and vice-versa

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« Reply #1549 on: March 14, 2016, 12:12:04 PM »
  Common practice back in the past to stack engine & truck, engine & rescue, or engine & squad. Some I remember were: E210/R2, E65/R1, E73/Sq2, E41/Sq5, E23/L4*, E68/L49, E244/L161*, and many of the double engine companies. ;)

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« Reply #1550 on: March 14, 2016, 02:40:35 PM »
Also done in Bridgeport at the old E 10/ L 10 house.  Probably many others elsewhere.

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« Reply #1551 on: March 14, 2016, 03:36:54 PM »
Also in the past 283/SQ*4....235/SQ*3 then 230/SQ*3...259/Field Comm*2...plus a few BNs IFO their ENGs....a problematic situation at times......what was done a few years ago w/259/128/BN*45 was an excellent solution to their piggybacking 259/BN*45 by redoing the front of the FH (but this was a double door originally then made 3 doors)....we wanted the same thing done to the 136/287/46 FH when they did a rehab but they said they could not alter the face of the bldg for "historical" reasons which was BS because it was the same FH front as 259/128/45 where they did do it.
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« Reply #1552 on: March 14, 2016, 04:14:18 PM »
Engine 266's quarters used to have 266 & 267 side by side behind the 47 Batt. with 121 Truck in the other bay.

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« Reply #1553 on: March 14, 2016, 04:23:39 PM »
58&26 w/one large door had 58..26-1 & 26-2 side by side & for awhile BN*12-2 & after that BN*25 stuck in there also......Sheffield Av had 2 doors but had 290...103-1 & 103-2 side by side & every 3rd night SQ*4 piggybacked w/290.

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« Reply #1554 on: March 14, 2016, 08:56:22 PM »
plus we parked our cars inside...but da real perk was when father knickerbocker found it in his heart to re-hab our bathromm and we got partitions between da shitters
if it wasn't for the heat and smoke this would be a great job

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« Reply #1555 on: March 15, 2016, 11:54:58 AM »
231, 120 & the 44 had 232 in between the engine and the truck (last time I visited the house, 2002, there was still a designated space for 232. And before that Sq 4 operated out of Watkins Street before moving in with 283. Also the 44-2 was there for a while.

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« Reply #1556 on: March 25, 2016, 10:30:26 PM »
This photo shows Intervale Ave looking north from E. 169 St taken in 1942 by Percy Loomis Sperr. On the left you can see the quarters of E82/L31 and the neighborhood before the arson and blight of the 60's and 70's.

This is what it looks like today.

Photo credits to Al Ponte's Time Machine.
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« Reply #1557 on: March 26, 2016, 12:16:50 AM »
Excellent photos & site ....Thanks to fdce54 for finding it & the original photographer for taking the pictures & Thanks to the fellow who chronicled them.

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« Reply #1558 on: March 26, 2016, 05:48:40 AM »
1946 photo of the E 114 St off 5th Av Harlem FH originally the early Sections (not Fire War Years) of LAD*26 then LAD*26 & ENG*58 until the early '60s....this is the same FH in the previously posted video entitled "Fire In The City" filmed in 1951 when both Units were #1 in R&W in NYC ....A NYC Housing Project sits on the site since the '60s... http://www.ebay.com/itm/46-Hook-And-Ladder-Fire-Dept-26-E-114th-St-Manhattan-NYC-Old-Photo-Negative-68A/381580548350?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D36188%26meid%3Da7db56673fdb4495bd076c3a9ecd39fa%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D24%26sd%3D371581195226
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #1559 on: March 26, 2016, 08:27:40 AM »
This photo shows Intervale Ave looking north from E. 169 St taken in 1942 by Percy Loomis Sperr. On the left you can see the quarters of E82/L31 and the neighborhood before the arson and blight of the 60's and 70's.

This is what it looks like today.

Photo credits to Al Ponte's Time Machine.

  Thank you "fdce54" as well. Great comparisons of "then and now". That street and the firehouse on it made National News during the arson of the FDNY War Years. As we know, the book "Report from Engine Co 82" was written based on the members of that firehouse and the surrounding firehouses. Two presidents visited the area as well and it made national headlines. All because there were so many fires there and that street didn't look like that picture anymore.

  If I remember the building in the center of that old picture was a public school. It was on Intervale Ave and Chisolm St (spelling ?). I think there was an arson fire in that school and one of the guys from Ladder 31 had gotten hurt pretty bad. I think I remember reading about it in the newspaper. Maybe some of the guys remember it.

  We know today, about the only thing that looks the same in that old picture is the firehouse that was once referred to as "LaCasa Granda".