Category: NYC Trivia

Oddball Fire Department Alarm Box

Did you know that these red alarm boxes are still active, for citizens to use to alert the FDNY in case of a fire? That may seem like a thing of the past, but I checked at our Fire Squad Company 18 station at 132 W. Tenth Street, and they assured me, they still work

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Village Trivia. A Most Unusual Parapet

The three homes were all built in 1861 for George P. Rogers. One displays the segmental-arched window lintels with heavy cornices of this period. The other two houses have different floor levels and square-headed sash with single vertical muntins.

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The Tribute in Light memorial is lit annually in remembrance of loved ones lost. The Display is made up of 88 vertical searchlights arranged in two columns of light to represent the Twin Towers destroyed in the terror attacks on 9.11.2001. Photo by Bob Cooley.

Characters of the Village

  • Rick Kelly, Carmine Street Guitars
    Ever since Rick Kelly was growing up on Long Island and at Bay Shore High School, he was influenced by his machinist father and his German immigrant grandfather’s woodworking hobby in Brooklyn.

Village Pet Pages

  • Corcoran’s First Annual West Village Charity Dog Walk
    A while back I wrote a column about a fun day coming to the West Village for dogs. (Also, cats but dogs are the main focus as cats cannot really be walked on leashes.) This event, “Uniquely Dogs,” will raise money for underprivileged pets, primarily dogs. So, I want to bring you up to speed and let you know what the event will look like and how it will be run.