City Island, FDNY

September 24th, 2012

9-24-12Possibly the most laid-back part of New York City, City Island, is just a stones-throw into Eastchester Bay from the Bronx, the borough to which it belongs. I rode The Kindness Bicycle through Pelham Bay Park, one of the most pristine areas of New York City, then across the bridge and onto City Island, with one of the most unbelievable water views across Eastchester Bay.
I visited Engine 70 located on the middle of this island to a big welcome from 3 Firefighters who wondered how I found them. Bernie, Richard and Joe who are a small select group who work this City Island Firehouse, showed me around their “digs” and gave me a history lesson of their house and of the island. These guys were a blast, love visitors and it shows. They service one of the least busiest sections in all of New York City but are focused at a moment’s notice. Thank you guys for going over and above the call of duty and for giving me a tour that was worthy of “Heads of State.”

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