Fire Hydrant

Getting Those Fire Hydrant Sprinkler Caps

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

It’s hot as fuck out there. So tempting to bust open that fire hydrant like this guy did on Eldridge Street. However, like clockwork, the fire department each summer warns city dwellers against uncapping fire hydrants for relief. While the ensuing torrent is fun, doing so is illegal. The penalty is up to 30 days […]

When the Heat is Unbearable, Visit the Eldridge Street Geyser [VIDEO]

Posted July 5, 2018 at 5:09 am

Did you see this? Earlier this week, locals cracked open the fire hydrant at the northeast corner of Eldridge and Stanton Streets for some much-needed relief. It became a geyser of epic proportions with the culprit using a cap to control the directional flow of the water, soaking everything in sight. Apparently, the cops shut […]

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On Pike Street, It’s Cold Enough to Freeze the Fire Hydrant

Posted December 29, 2017 at 5:04 am

In case you didn’t feel like leaving the warm cocoon of your apartment, this sight should bolster that decision. Even the fire hydrant, and its leaking stream, are frozen solid. We snapped this photo on Pike Street, just north of East Broadway. Frozen hydrants like this are apparently rare. According to an article published by […]

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CitizenM and the Curious Case of Water Waste on the Bowery

Posted April 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

With Earth Day having just passed this week, the time seemed ripe to call attention to water waste down at the CitizenM project site on the Bowery. Ever since the towering permiter of plywood was erected at the corner of Delancey, the developers have been piping in water from the nearby fire hydrant for earth-moving efforts. […]

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Scenes from Sandy: Preparing Lunch on Grand Street

Posted November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

By the third day, the blackout aftermath of Hurricane Sandy had already become routine. In search of food, water, and a charge – such was life in the DMZ. Here we see a Chinese woman parked at a Grand Street fire hydrant, preparing a midday meal by rinsing a bucket of shrimp and veggies.

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New York City Kids in the 1970s [Video]

Posted January 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

Ah to be young, to be free; to be a little tike in the big city of the 1970s.

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Early Edition: October 27

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Early Edition: August 3

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Scenes from the Heat Wave

Posted July 25, 2011 at 11:18 am

In case you missed it, an unbearable heat wave had the Tri-State area by its collective balls last week. Choice photos after the jump!

Early Edition: October 11

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

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