Despite Dangers, New York City’s Romance With Fire Escapes Endures – New York Times


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Despite Dangers, New York City's Romance With Fire Escapes Endures
New York Times
The romance was born of necessity. Before air-conditioning, fire escapes offered New Yorkers a refuge from tenements in the summer heat. They read there. They drank there. At night, they slept there. Introduced in the mid-1800s, the iron Z's that still

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