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!
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