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When it was built in 1912, Hook & Ladder No. 8 was literally double the size the it is today [source]. When the city was widening Varick Street the building was cut in half. In 1984 parts of the movie Ghostbusters was filmed in this firehouse. Parts of the firehouse had to be painted black and the Ghostbuster's
A secret hallway was discovered on the top floor of the building. Within it journals were found from the original firemen documenting all of the fires of that time.
In the 1680s, when New York City was under Dutch rule, the first firefighting force was formed. At the time of Tamany Hall, firefighting was a stepping stone on one's way to a career in politics. These types of spoils lasted from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century.


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