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    Michael Appleton for The New York Times
    Anthony and Susannah Abbate, and their son, Tony Jr., 2, live in a decommissioned firehouse on Staten Island. Mr. Abbate is a native Staten Islander who designs cabinets for high-end audio equipment. Ms. Abbate is an archivist.











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    not crazy about the bathroom, but i dig the rest.
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    yeah the dark tub sucks but i'd live with it if it meant i could have the rest.
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    What's with the deathtrap bathroom tub? One bad step and I've got a broken neck.
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    is everyone here constantly falling on their asses wherever they go or something? all i hear is death trap stairs here, death trap tubs there... do you need fences around everything or something?
    reminds me of a friend who told me not to buy a glass coffee table because i might fall on it one day and it would break and i'd slit my neck on a sharp piece of glass... yeah because that happens all the time.
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    Eh. The space is good but it could stand more renovation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    is everyone here constantly falling on their asses wherever they go or something? all i hear is death trap stairs here, death trap tubs there... do you need fences around everything or something?
    reminds me of a friend who told me not to buy a glass coffee table because i might fall on it one day and it would break and i'd slit my neck on a sharp piece of glass... yeah because that happens all the time.
    won't happen if you buy that hot new midcentury coffee table
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    is everyone here constantly falling on their asses wherever they go or something? all i hear is death trap stairs here, death trap tubs there... do you need fences around everything or something?
    I'm so klutzy, I need orange hazard cones I could totally see myself tripping and falling in that tub!
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    Whole place looks like it would smell like cigarette smoke.

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    It's a cool space but I don't like their decor at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    won't happen if you buy that hot new midcentury coffee table
    shuddup
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    I used to have a sunken tub and I loved it! Miss it still.
    This place is just great!
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    For someone who designs cabinets for a vocation they have some crappy looking storage.

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    Why have a firehouse house with no pole? That would have been a major selling point for me lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornFlakegrl View Post
    It's a cool space but I don't like their decor at all.
    I was going to say love the space but hate what they've done with it. It's a cluttered mess and their furniture is meh. They could have made so much more use of the natural light.

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