Atlantic Avenue basement cleanout leaves DiMola with mystery fire extinguisher
This fire extinguisher is so old, that I can’t even tell what company manufactured it. There are no tags, it’s covered in rust, and the gauge is completely unreadable. Still, it’s always got a home with me.
This trash adventure was a basement garbage removal job on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The building used to be a bar in the 1950s, according to the building’s owner who hired me to do the job. As I was cleaning out the place — now a real estate office — I noticed remnants of the bar, as if after all these years, the new owners couldn’t throw out the last remaining bits of it. Either that, or they just thought the stuff was really cool.
For example, in the background of the photo of the Atlantic Avenue basement, you can see a shuffleboard table that had been used at the bar, and a Marlboro clock that would probably fit nicely into any bar scene. I’m not sure why else they would have these items – it’s not like they’d really add to the décor of a real estate office.