If you’re a resident of Tribeca near North Moore and Varick Street, or a resident of a fictional upper west side apartment building, you’d end up calling the same place for an emergency, the Hook & Ladder No.8 firehouse. Made famous by the movie Ghost Busters, the firehouse was built in 1903 and was twice as large as it was today. During the extension of the 1/2/3 trains, Varick street was widened to facilitate construction. As a result, half of the firehouse was destroyed to make room. It was landmarked as a part of the West Tribeca Historic District on May 7th, 1991.
Impertinence and Fortitude. Fortitude the lion hosts an unwanted visitor yesterday afternoon. If you are going to perch on one of the NY Public Library lions, at least read a book instead of playing with your phone!