We arrived home from the beach on Monday to find 23rd Street blocked off. The boiler in the deli next to the diner had caught on fire. You could tell from the attitude of the fire fighters that, other than the fire, nothing awful had happened.
Lots and lots of firefighters
How stifling hot the uniforms must be on a sunny day!
Lots of onlookers of course (including me).
How impressive a firetruck is!
Packing up kit when all the fuss was dying down. All New Yorkers are very proud of the fire department.