Reopen Closed LIC & Williamsburg Fire Houses

May 18th, 2015


Crew quarters
The abandoned FDNY Engine 212 firehouse in 2006.

Over the last 10 years, Long Island City (LIC), Williamsburg and Greenpoint transformed from neglected low-population industrial neighborhoods to tightly packed thriving residential areas. Dozens of factories and warehouses have been replaced with high rise apartment buildings. Basic NYC government services have not kept pace with the growing population, and one of the most overlooked and life threatening of those services is the NYC fire department.
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FR8 Chronicles 30 – Island Stomp 8

May 1st, 2015


The Octagon, Roosevelt Island – 2005 reconstruction

April 30th, 2015


Publish Date: 8/7/2005

We make our way around and find an entrance right by a security trailer. This security trailer... it bugs me out a bit. I can't tell if anyone is in it, but I know someone's in this building we're heading for. You can just sorta feel that sort of thing sometimes. You can almost smell it...
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The Octagon, Roosevelt Island – 2002 – Abandoned Remains

April 24th, 2015


The octagon was NYC's first mental health hospital. It was closed in the 1970s and was set on fire multiple times. The wings of the building were knocked down, leaving only 'the octagon' shaped building that was previously the main entrance.
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An evening stroll

April 19th, 2015


I told my wife I was going out for a walk... I didn't mention it would be underground.
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Goldwater Hospital, Roosevelt Island NYC

April 9th, 2015


It's a warm summer night and we're waiting, lurking in the dark along the shore of Roosevelt Island. Tonight we've got a crew 6 deep with a single target: the old Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island. (more…)

FR8 Chronicles 29 – CSX Inbound

April 1st, 2015


100 years ago today the most delightful subway construction accident took place

March 27th, 2015


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Atlantic Avenue Tunnel – an uninspected potential public safety disaster.

March 23rd, 2015


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Pinch me, am I dreaming ?

March 15th, 2015


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