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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #135 on: March 07, 2018, 06:47:28 PM »
Is this Squad 5 in the Bronx?  There was no info with this picture.


     

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
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« Reply #136 on: March 07, 2018, 06:51:46 PM »
^^^^ mack pretty sure that is ENG*5 on the Lower East Side.

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« Reply #137 on: March 07, 2018, 07:08:13 PM »
^^^^ mack pretty sure that is ENG*5 on the Lower East Side.

Chief - You are right.  I had this unmarked picture for a while and right after I posted it tonight, I found this article:

     http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-nyc-blackout-2014-7

It is a picture from the 1977 Blackout - July 13, 1977 - a year after Squad 5 was disbanded.  It was a company operating in the Bronx - and had to be Engine 5.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #138 on: March 07, 2018, 07:15:18 PM »
Another 1977 picture without description:

     

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« Reply #139 on: March 07, 2018, 07:27:10 PM »
^^^^ i believe ENG*88 BX.   Chief might be BN*56 i do'nt remember exactly about the BN.

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« Reply #140 on: March 07, 2018, 07:30:04 PM »
^^^^ mack pretty sure that is ENG*5 on the Lower East Side.

Chief - You are right.  I had this unmarked picture for a while and right after I posted it tonight, I found this article:

     http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-nyc-blackout-2014-7

It is a picture from the 1977 Blackout - July 13, 1977 - a year after Squad 5 was disbanded.  It was a company operating in the Bronx - and had to be Engine 5.

Article:  "Dramatic Photos Of Chaos And Looting During New York's Notorious Blackout 37 Years Ago Today"

     "Sunday marks the 37th anniversary of the infamous blackout that led to looting and rioting all around New York City. That date, July 13, 1977, was a time of extreme strife and tension in America's largest metropolis.
3,800 arrests were made, according to the New York Times, and more than $1 billion in damage was recorded, with some of the worst coming in the Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. The FDNY reported 1,037 fires throughout the city, with at least 50 being very serious, according to The Times.

The root cause of the blackout was a series of lightning strikes occurring between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. that cut electricity off from two major power plants. The chaos would soon follow.
LaGuardia and JFK were closed, and the subways were evacuated.

''The looters were looting other looters, and the fists and the knives were coming out,'' Carl St. Martin, a neurologist in Forest Hills, Queens, recalled years later, according to the Times.

Here are some of the shocking photos of the eery darkness and mass chaos:

     Firefighters battle flames in a Bronx storefront:
     
         

     This shot shows the Twin Towers in near-darkness.

         

     Owners of a sporting goods store carry bats on the night of July 13.

         

     Two men carry a chest down the street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

         

     Firefighters try to put out one of the hundreds of fires set that night.

         

    This photo shows 110th Street and Third Avenue on July 14, in the wake of the looting.

         

     Here's another shot of a heavily looted 110th Street

         

     Police oversee a crowd in Harlem

         

     A man peers into the broken window of a jewelry store on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn.

         

     A street in Bedford-Stuyvesant is filled with trash and people.

         

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #141 on: March 07, 2018, 07:53:31 PM »
^^^^ i believe ENG*88 BX.   Chief might be BN*56 i do'nt remember exactly about the BN.





Thanks Chief - Picture came from this article: "Bronx Trilogy: The Bronx Was Burning (1955 to today)":

     http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/2016/09/bronx-trilogy-bronx-burning-1955-today.html




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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #142 on: March 07, 2018, 07:57:01 PM »
Another picture without description:

     

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« Reply #143 on: March 07, 2018, 08:11:13 PM »
LAD*43 East River Drive & E 106 St.....trying to bridge the Drive to get a 2 1/2" line for a Fire on the old amusement pier mid '60s.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #144 on: March 07, 2018, 08:29:22 PM »
This one goes back to 1912 - from the newspaper "The Brooklyn Eagle" - a firehouse where companies were staging for a ceremony or parade.


     

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« Reply #145 on: March 07, 2018, 11:52:54 PM »
Looks like the old Brooklyn FD Horse Hospital on Canton (later St Edwards) Street near Willoughby (south of Myrtle Ave)

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« Reply #146 on: March 08, 2018, 01:41:34 AM »
I dont remember the horse hospital in BKLYN even though i worked nearby (after it was gone) while in R*2 but i do remember the horse hospital on Chyrstie  St on the Lower East Side ...it was a single bay 3 sty house with ramps from floor to floor so the horses could get upstairs....i do not remember it with horses in it but in the late '60s / early '70s when it was used as an FDNY Communications facility. 

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« Reply #147 on: March 08, 2018, 08:16:54 AM »
Here is the even older Brooklyn FD Shop at Canton & Bolivar Sts.  Bolivar ran east-west between Willoughby & Myrtle opposite the western side of Fort Greene Park. Probably former vollie house next door, Lafayette Engine 5 which was on Canton Street now used by BFD.

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« Reply #148 on: March 10, 2018, 12:21:01 AM »
The paid Brooklyn Fire Department, which became part of FDNY when Brooklyn was annexed by NYC in 1898, had 56 horses, a department hospital for sick horses and a department veterinarian. The department horses cost $350 each and served on fire duty for 10 years.

BFD 1870:
 
     

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     - Thanks for info 811.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section
« Reply #149 on: March 10, 2018, 01:03:58 AM »
1912: Victor, the New York Fire Horse That Finally Lost it on Varick Street

     http://hatchingcatnyc.com/2015/06/10/1912-victor-the-new-york-fire-horse-that-finally-lost-it-on-varick-street/


1913: The Upstate Farm for Inebriates and Retired New York Fire Department Horses

     http://hatchingcatnyc.com/2015/02/01/upstate-farm-for-retired-fdny-horses/#comments

 

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