Engine 55 in Little Italy is one of the most beautiful firehouses. it was built in 1889 and represents the Beaux Arts style of architecture. The inside tiled ceilings were created by Guastavino who did the ceilings of famed City Hall subway station, and Grand Central Oyster Bar, among others.
it is also the firehouse that Steve Buscemi worked at. In 1976, at age 18, he took the FDNY civil service test. By 1980 he was working at Engine 55 for four years, before leaving to pursue acting full time. After 9/11 Steve returned to the firehouse and worked 12 hours days alongside the firefighters helping with rescue efforts.
This photo will be offered until December 1st only.
This photo is from my ongoing documentation of New York during the quarantine from the coronavirus. At night the city is more desolate than it normally is. I have tried to capture this through my photographs.
**I am not going to be shipping anything before the US Elections. Our postal service is a hot mess and the odds of shipments being lost in transit are high. However, everything will ship out before December 1st**