Everyone should watch the Ghostbusters (I and II) movies at least once. The Ghostbusters Fire Station is actually FDNY Firehouse, Hook & Ladder Company 8 – I’ve always wanted to visit.
We took a taxi to 4 North Moore Street at its intersection with Varick Street in the Tribeca neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City. If you take a taxi, I’d recommend jumping out early so you can discover the firehouse on foot, rather than your first view be from a taxi window.
It was great just to be there. The passage to the left was empty and I need to re-watch the movie to see how it looked back then.
Sidewalk graphics were painted each side of the main door – I wonder if all NYFD firehouses have there own station-specific logo painted on the street.
The doors were closed and we didn’t want to bother the firefighters by trying to go inside. The interior wasn’t used in the movie, but they do have the Ghostbusters II sign that hung outside.
I didn’t want to leave, but then what do you do after you’ve taken several pictures? Someone needs to set up a Ghostbusters-themed cafe across the street – but then there wasn’t anyone around for the duration of our visit and so might not be that busy.
If you’re a Ghostbusters fan, you have to visit the firehouse. There are plenty of other Ghostbuster locations around New York City, but the firehouse is number one. Second, either the New York Public Library or Statue of Liberty.