NYC Firefighters

posted on: Thursday, September 11, 2014


There was a fire across the street from our old building in New York City last January while Adam and I were visiting. It’s the building that my mom lived in during my sophomore year of college and my sister lived in for a year or so after. I spent the summer of 2007 and much of the year there. It actually belongs to a family friend who rented it out to us and let us use it whenever it was empty. I grew up staying in that apartment for the many visits we made to NYC from the time I was in first grade and made my very first trip to the city that stole my heart and has yet to give it back.

Last January, while Adam and I were walking to get Absolute Bagels one morning, we walked out of the subway station to see so many of New York City’s firefighters trying to extinguish the blaze. It was breathtaking and a bit frightening, since the smoke was billowing against that place that meant so much to us (and I knew someone in the building). Thankfully, the building that was on fire was empty at the time and no one was seriously hurt, but to see so many of NYC’s firefighters on the scene was an incredible thing to see.

Another shout out to the New York City firefighters and firefighters everywhere, your job isn’t easy and is incredibly scary. Thank you, so much, for all that you do.