Today Paul (a neighbor we met at the playground water fountain last week) called the fire department because he saw black smoke billowing out of a building across 2nd St (again within a block of us and visible from our apartment, but a bit farther away this time). They sent 5 trucks, found a burning boiler producing CO, and put it out. Julia and I got there as they were about to pull out.

It sounds like he called in time, and everybody's fine. Here's hoping there are no more FDNY emergencies in this area for a while.

Pulling out, with Paul