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Friday, March 30, 2012

Alarmed, in the East Village

Alarm, nyc
Photo by myself on Second Avenue, in the East Village.

Scattered throughout the city, there are alarm boxes that connect you directly with the police or fire department.

All you do is flip a lid and push a button. This one was decorated with graffiti. Under the pink skull sticker is the word 'fire' and a little flame symbol.

I've never seen these things used, but it's nice that they're around. Methinks these were installed when New York was a more dangerous place.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Related posts: Graffiti Gets Physical, on St. Mark's Place, The Urban Art Form, Downtown, and Art, for Public's Sake.


Demetro Carbone said...

Love your blog!

Banjo52 said...

I keep hearing how much safer NY is these days. Such good news. Who gets the credit?

Banjo52 said...

P.S. I led off with a response to you today. Your comments were very, very helpful.

biebkriebels said...

This looks a bit like the ones we had in Amsterdam very long ago, only to use for a fire alarm. They have disappeard now, don't know why, I think because of the mobiles. Everyone can call an alarmnumber now.

Leslie said...

Happy to be reconnected with your terrific blog.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Such a good idea!