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FDNY Fire Zone

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Address: 34 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10020-1600
Phone Number: +1 212-698-4520
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Climb aboard a fire truck, try on a bunker coat, learn how to action...

Climb aboard a fire truck, try on a bunker coat, learn how to action against the power of fire. The FDNY Fire Zone is a state-of-the-art fire safety learning center run by the FDNY Foundation in association with the New York City Fire Dept. Visit our store and pick up officially licensed FDNY clothing and souvenirs.

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A small retail location for the FDNY - not to be confused with the New York City Fire Museum

We found this store by accident while touring in NYC, so didn't have any preconceived expectations as other reviewers did who were actually trying to find it. Agree that the space... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this store by accident while touring in NYC, so didn't have any preconceived expectations as other reviewers did who were actually trying to find it. Agree that the space is small, (keeping in mind the cost of retail space in the city) with displays accounting for three quarters of it and the rest, a store selling the usual... More 

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small place near Radio City, but packs plenty in. Just inside is a pump engine which kids can push water through. There is a fireman there to talk through fire safety and explain the pump etc. A lot of FDNY stuff on sale Tshirts badges hats etc. Great for FDNY gear if that's what your after and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A helpful and fascinating guided visit which helps understand the important job of fire workers, enriched by videos and simulation of an escape from fire. Worth the money you pay and a small shop inside

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Thank 439lorenza68
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Staff are so friendly and helpful. Had loads of FDNY merchandise and prices are reasonable too. Highly recommended!

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Thank J183
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

An interesting visit where the duty fireman will talk you through fire safety and some interesting points on FDNY. Admire the many patches from different fire departments worldwide. Also a must is some souvenirs to get from the shop in recognition of the great service of the firemen!

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Thank streifen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

I have always had a tremendous amount of respect of firefighters, for obvious reasons. I came here shortly after it opened for the day. I was able to try on a jacket and a helmet. I could sit in the fire truck. While I didn't partake, you could go to their simulation room to learn more about fire safety. Everyone... More 

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Thank Elizabeth R
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

The shop staff are very helpful and are willing to help customers out. The day l went there were school kids getting a tour of the mock up fire truck. Thanks.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Went to NYC with a firefighter and we wanted to stop here. I thought it would be a little bigger and have a little more. Some neat patches all over to check out and some FDNY stuff to buy.

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Thank Melissa B
Moray, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

My husband wanted to visit here as he is a fire fighter. The sale staff in the store at the back where really friendly and enjoyed having a joke and discussing Scotland. However when we went to look at the fire fighting display etc, the ex fire fighter there was really quite rude. When he said for us to try... More 

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Thank LadyPenelopeMc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

This was one of my highlights in Manhattan. Brought me to tears. Wasn't expensive. Extremely moving and worth every second I was there. I want my kids to go and see this. FDNY put this one together and did a fantastic job. Please include this in your trip to NYC....

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