9. Jay Street Firehouse
Photo credit MDG
Built in 1894 as Brooklyn’s Fire Department Headquarters, this richly detailed Romanesque Revival structure was recently rehabilitated and converted into housing through a partnership between the Pratt Area Community Council and and MDG Design & Construction in order to restore its historic beauty and give the tenants a building that they can be proud of. On OHNY Weekend, climb the six flights up to the historic crow’s nest to see where Brooklyn’s fire fighters once scanned the horizon for plumes of smoke.