Monday, February 16, 2015
Ralph Feldman, a former FDNY fire marshal, died on Feb. 5. He was 79.
Here are some of the photos that he shared with us last fall from the block he lived on since 1969... few photos included building addresses or dates... though all were on East Eight between B and C, where he said there could be up to five fires a week in the abandoned buildings during this time period.
As he wrote for the Local in January 2012, "At the same time when the Bronx was burning, the East Village was burning. All of Brooklyn was burning. In the ’70s and ’80s, big portions of the city burnt down."
The Villager has more on Feldman this week here.