6/25/13

"The Pride of Bay Ridge" Now in Sunset Park

Engine Co. 242, 9219 Fifth Avenue
The firehouse in the photo at right, at 9219 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge, looked empty and abandoned when I walked by over the weekend.

Sure enough, according to a post on the Community Board 10 website dated  March 22, 2013, FDNY Engine Co. 242, "The Pride of Bay Ridge", once located at 9219 Fifth Avenue, has been moved to Engine Co. 241, at 6630 Third Avenue in Sunset Park, a mile-and-a-half to the north.

The firehouse at 9219 Fifth Avenue is supposed to have been under renovation since March to address "deteriorating conditions", but there are no signs that the renovation, expected to last about 8 months, is underway.

A Home Reporter item on March 28 said that a floor in the firehouse was supposed to be re-done.

Engine Co. 242, in addition to Bay Ridge, also serves a section of Staten Island. According to an FDNY statements, "Every effort will be made" to provide "optimal fire-fighting coverage" during the relocation.

The company has a Facebook page, but it's blank.

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