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Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« on: March 12, 2009, 07:59:47 PM »
http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_307/constructionwillclose.html

Story about how Engine 6 will have to move because the street will need to be dug up for construction.
Work is supposes to start in October and last 7 months.

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Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« on: March 12, 2009, 07:59:47 PM »

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Re: Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 09:24:04 PM »
reading the subject you got me scared  :oabout closing another fire house but then once i found out it was for construction  :)

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Re: Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 09:50:41 PM »
   I don't like this and I predict that they will be moved to E4/L15 and then eventually stay there, JMHO.  :(

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Re: Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 10:30:14 PM »
  Interesting bit of trivia: The first company assigned to 49 Beekman was actually Engine 7 from June 6, 1903 to Dec. 31, 1905. Engine 32 did not move into this house until Dec. 31, 1905.  ;) for referrence see:  http://nyfd.com/cityhist.pdf

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Re: Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 12:00:02 AM »
Didn't E-6 just get back into their house recently after it was renovated? I can't see the city spending all the money to have the firehouse renovated and then leave them on South Street permanently. Also, When they move, E-4 will already have been permanently closed, correct?

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Re: Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 12:36:10 AM »
Didn't E-6 just get back into their house recently after it was renovated? I can't see the city spending all the money to have the firehouse renovated and then leave them on South Street permanently. Also, When they move, E-4 will already have been permanently closed, correct?
Remember Engine 36's (former L14) firehouse at 120 E. 125th St.? A lot of renovation money was spent to make Division 5's offices on the top floor, now there's no Div. 5 or E36 and it's closed. ???

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Re: Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 03:13:19 PM »
I have heard rumores that Engine 6's quarters is rented, can anyone confirm if this is true?

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Re: Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 04:09:46 PM »
If it is then the fire department's been renting that building for over 100 years.

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Re: Engine 6 to temporarily close it's firehouse.
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 12:23:06 PM »
I have heard that the land that E6's house is on is not owned by the city, but was deeded to them with the stipulation that an active firehouse always be there.  Of course, I heard the same thing about another house....