FDNY Engine 287/Ladder 136, home of the “Elmhurst Eagles,” may be getting an upgraded building. Back in 2006, a contractor working for notorious developer Tommy Huang undermined the firehouse while excavating next door, a feat which caused an evacuation and resulted in criminal charges. More recently, a subsequent developer has been accused of the same thing – and sued by the city over it. The fire engines have been stored on Seabury Street since last year. The City is in the process of deciding whether they will demolish and reconstruct or repair the existing building. There is no word on where the company would operate temporarily. Judging by a rendering presented to Community Board 4, if a new structure is built, it will be taller than the current firehouse.
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SERVING MIDDLE VILLAGE AND MASPETH SINCE 1938.