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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #1575 on: November 19, 2016, 07:19:10 PM »
E 293s quarters was recently being worked on with the front and side of there quarters with scaffolding in front and side of quarters.   

Chief is there actually a date set for the move ?    Why l ask is that the quarters of E 285 & TL 142 were due to start upon completion of E 286 & TL 135s quarters. ... E 285 was going to E 331 and TL 142 was going to E 293...Once this construction was completed then E 293 was going to E 294 & H&L 143s quarters. ....Thanks Boss

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« Reply #1576 on: November 20, 2016, 02:02:13 AM »
That's what i was wondering as far as FH renovation's recently  planned as you said 142 was supposed to go to 293 &  285 to 331 ? but now it seem's another scenario is in place .
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #1578 on: December 01, 2016, 07:40:14 PM »
Engine 48's old firehouse on Webster Avenue in 1936 and 1941.

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« Reply #1579 on: December 01, 2016, 08:10:33 PM »
Engine 48 former firehouse collapse - 1990s.

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« Reply #1580 on: March 19, 2017, 08:05:43 PM »
SOME OLD & NEW PROPOSED FH HISTORY....Back before 173 was organized & before 107 moved from New Jersey Ave to Lincoln Ave 143 was 2nd Due all the the way South on Crossbay Blvd to the North Channel Bridge & the side streets along the way ..... back before the "new" side of Howard Beach (West of Crossbay Blvd was built up there in the mid '60s there were several old factories & large mostly abandoned farm houses there.. some accessed only by dirt roads....143 in Winter had some long cold runs down Crossbay w/a wooden Aerial back in the late '50s / early '60s responding from Jamaica Ave & 101 St down to 165 Ave......also 107 when still on New Jersey Ave in the same era responded 2nd due from New Jersey & Jamaica Aves all the way down to the Belt Parkway before 103-2 was organized (except in the '60s during 1800 to 2400 hr nightly periods when either LAD*15 or mostly LAD*10 was relocated as LAD*193 a Second Section of 103.....also not necessarily to do w/long Runs but also for a period ENG*10 would be relocated nightly to ENG*225 in the old Qtrs on Liberty Ave & Ashford St as a Second Section of 225 (before 332 was organized there).....when the FH on Lincoln Ave & Linden Blvd was being planned it had been decided to move 107 & 225 there to provide more coverage to the built up "new" side of Howard Beach West of Crossbay Blvd as well as the newly built Starret City but what happened in the interim was that the Fire Storm began to sweep East NY York so the Job decided to in addition to manning the Lincoln Av FH w.225/107 & originally BN*29 (who had been the 2nd Section of BN*39 at 236 later only 1 BN remained called the 39).....Members from 225 & 107 were given the option of staying in their old FH's or moving to the new FH .....if i remember only half of 107 moved to Lincoln Av & the other half stayed as 175 but all of 225 went to Lincoln Ave & 332 was Organized w/all new Members on Liberty Ave.... i never really understood why they did not keep the Company Numbers the same in the old FHs & making the numbers 332/175 on Lincoln Ave ? possibly because of the numbers used in the budget proposals ?.....also at one point 2 other new FHs were planned for the ENY/B'Ville but never were built one for 225/236/BN*39 on Liberty between both old FHs & another was for 231/232/120/BN*44 on the North side of Atlantic Ave by the LIRR ENY Station kind of opposite Sheffield Ave.....also at the same time a new FH for 218 & 237 together (i forget exactly where) i dont know why they were never built this info on these supposed new FHs was published in a WNYF "What's New" section in the late '60s? (so it is not just an imaginary rumor).


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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #1581 on: March 19, 2017, 08:22:09 PM »
there were many other double engine proposals: 204 and 226; 215 and 238,22 and 44 actually built with that plan but not enacted; eng 5 and ladd 3 nver built; 41 and 71 never realized; maybe others too....

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« Reply #1582 on: March 19, 2017, 08:31:26 PM »
True there were other's.... but the ones i mentioned were documented in WNYF....one above that you mentioned was actually built 215..238..106 & BN*36 except before completion 215 was disbanded but their Numbers were in place on the outside of New FH & of course BN*36 did move to the new house but was disbanded not long after.

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« Reply #1583 on: March 19, 2017, 10:17:45 PM »
mine were documented in the CITY RECORD at the library on Chambers ST

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« Reply #1584 on: March 19, 2017, 10:31:53 PM »
There were plans for Engines 233 and 252 and a new truck with the 17 Division. The drawing was at the academy for several years.

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« Reply #1585 on: March 19, 2017, 10:35:18 PM »
The firehouse for E5 & L3 was supposed to be built at  Ave. A and E.11St.
There was another I remember for E228 & L114 supposed to be built between 2nd Ave. and 4th Ave.,40th St. to 44th St.  That never happened.
L114 was built on 4th Ave. between 51 St. and 52nd St. with E201 and the 40Batt.

most of the other ones are mentioned already.

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« Reply #1586 on: March 20, 2017, 01:29:07 AM »
I remember when I worked in the neighborhood, passing by just before E71/L55 firehouse opened, I saw that it was lettered for E41/E71/L55.

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« Reply #1587 on: March 20, 2017, 09:32:47 AM »
"22 and 44 actually built with that plan but not enacted". It's too bad that 22's qtrs. were not built to house 44. A few months after it opened Sq. 9 was organized. Very tight qtrs. for 3 companies.

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« Reply #1588 on: March 20, 2017, 09:52:27 AM »
Perhaps in retrospect, it was better that so many of those double engine houses never occurred.  As the runs started to drop off, the bean counters would have found those houses as ripe targets for their pencils and erasers!

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« Reply #1589 on: March 20, 2017, 12:08:53 PM »
Perhaps in retrospect, it was better that so many of those double engine houses never occurred.  As the runs started to drop off, the bean counters would have found those houses as ripe targets for their pencils and erasers!
  Yes, other than 264/328, any double engine house is a sure target and even 264/328 was mentioned in the last projected "Doomsday" cuts that thankfully, didn't come to fruition.