The more things change . . .

. . . the more they stay the same!

Your webmaster had routine blood tests recently. The idea of being tourniqueted (is that a word?) and pricked became almost pleasurable when he realized that the medical lab was located on the same block as this firehouse at 1635 East 14th Street, between Kings Highway and Avenue P. You see, he had recently bought a lovely postcard showing the building — currently home to Engine 276, Ladder 156, and Battalion 33 — back when it was new in the bucolic early twentieth century (it went up sometime between 1907 and 1912). It’s been hemmed in by bulky brick boxes since then, but remains remarkably unchanged.

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