Hook & Ladder 8, the New York City firehouse made famous by ’80s cult classic Ghostbusters, recently added another ghost-themed crest on the sidewalk in front of its iconic building.
According to a cagey firefighter inside the soon-to-be-renovated station in Tribeca, the ectoplasmic work (pictured above) was done by a fellow FDNY member of the company. UPDATE: We spoke to the firefighter who painted it.
“I got the idea from our patch, I just enlarged it and copied the design,” said artist and firefighter Maxwell Singer. “They wanted me to redo the old one and I had the idea of making a new one. But instead of going over it, they suggested I just put the new one on the other side. So it’s like old school and new school.”
“I was definitely a fan of Ghostbusters growing up,” he said.
In addition to creating the new work, the fireman also spruced up the original emblem that was fading.
(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)