"FDNY is a remarkable and unique organization, and at the museum, they do thier best to tell the stories of the men and women who have served in the department through the years."
The NYC Fire Museum is located, appropriately enough, in an old firehouse that was converted into a museum about twelve years ago. The old-style building has high stone arches over the doors and red brick walls.
The museum is crowded with fire engines from various time periods, firefighter suits and equipment. The walls are completely covered with paintings and photographs; one object of note, a map of Manhattan that shows the modern street arrangement laid over the original outlines of the island.
The museum is mainly interesting as a curiosity, good for a quick visit and photo. The staff is made up of off-duty firefighters who are happy to answer questions about the history of the museum and the items on display.