The Firefighting Buff's Guide to New York City

The Firefighting Buff's Guide to New York City

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For the past 10 years, Joseph Natale Schneiderman has visited 55 firehouses in the grand City of New York. He is a qBuffq, or someone who visited firehouses in their spare time (it also meant once that someone rode with them if they so chose!). So, come with him, on his 5-borough journey to these 55 firehouses, as you learn about the history of the firehouses and fire engines, firefighters, and his personal experiences. Youa€™ll also see plenty of non-firefighting related things to do, like restaurants and other points of interest in the area of his visits! From qFire Under the Bridgeq (Engine 205/Ladder 118, Brooklyn) to qThe Cuckoo's Nestq (Engine 89/Ladder 50, The Bronx), to the a€œCorona Tigersa€ (Engine 289/Ladder 138, Queens) to the qPride of Midtownq (Engine 54/Ladder 4/Battalion 9, Manhattan), and finally to the qSplendor in the Grassq (Engine 154, Staten Island), it's a 5 alarm journey that no buff, firefighter, or New York City fan will want to miss! So grab a Metrocard (youa€™re takin' subways), an FDNY shirt, and a camera, and get out here and buff!In the old days of the FDNY, engine companies were known as the a€œCombination Engine Companya€, because they ... Engine 71 also had been quartered on Park Avenue in the Bronx (yes, there is a Park Avenue in the Bronx, not quite asanbsp;...

Title:The Firefighting Buff's Guide to New York City
Author:Joseph Natale Schneiderman
Publisher:iUniverse - 2002


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