Friday, October 5, 2012

102nd & 3rd Ave [SW Corner] (September 2, 2012)

This block-long complex in Spanish Harlem houses two FDNY companies and one NYPD precinct house. Fire Department:  Engine Company 53 (organized in 1885) and  Ladder Company 43 (started in 1913) joined forces in 1974, and swiftly became known as "El Barrio's Bravest." Police Department:  In her 2003 book, "23rd Precinct: The Job," author Arlene Schulman spent two years documenting New York City's 23rd Precinct.                CLICK TO ENLARGE

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