Fire Call Box

Why this FDNY Call Box on the Bowery is Now Painted Fluorescent Red

Posted February 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

One of the last old-school FDNY call boxes on the Bowery is now part of an art installation. Stroll over to the corner of Rivington Street; this ornate piece of street furniture (a sculpture, really) is freshly coated with eye-grabbing fluorescent red. We are told that the Two Rams Gallery across the street had previously secured […]

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Busted Orchard Street Call Box Replaced

Posted October 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

The call box at the corner of Orchard and Rivington remained a toppled mess three days after an alleged collision by a sanitation vehicle.

Obit for a Fallen Call Box on Orchard Street

Posted October 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

A vanishing breed, there aren’t many left on the Lower East Side. That of the decorative corner call box. And we’ve just lost another.

Fire Call Box on Orchard Painted Bronze for “Now You See Me” Filming

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

At the end of last week, the old-world fire call box at the northeast corner of Orchard and Broome mysteriously changed colors from bright red to dirty bronze.

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