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It's OK to Open that Fire Hydrant... But Just a Little Bit : Slideshow

Friday, August 02, 2013

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Open hydrant in the South Bronx, E. 149th Street on July 18, 2013
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Hydrant that appears to have spray cap, Williamsburg, July 2013
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Hydrant with sprinkler cap, President Street and Fifth Avenue, Park Slope
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Hydrant with spray cap, Prospect Place and Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
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Hydrant with spray cap, 17th Street and 6th Avenue, Brooklyn
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Hydrant with spray cap, Irving Avenue and Melrose Street, Bushwick
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Grand Concourse and 153rd Street, Bronx, DEP demonstrating hydrant with sprinkler cap.
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Open hydrant, Bergen between Nostrand and Rogers in Crown Heights.
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Hydrant with sprinkler cap, West 92nd Street between Columbus and Central Park West in July
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On W. 172nd and Haven in Washington Heights. DEP says if this is a spray cap, it's not working properly.
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Hydrant with spray cap, 54th Street, Flushing
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A patriotic hydrant, 177 Skillman Ave., Williamsburg
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At the NYC Fire Museum, prints show that the first pressurized hydrant opened in Lower Manhattan in 1808 and it appears that New Yorkers have been opening them in the summer ever since.

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