FDNY Engine 40 and Ladder 35 are proud to protect the Lincoln Square Area of Manhattan.  Our 1st Due area is one of the most diverse and challenging areas in the city to provide fire protection to.  From 60 story high rises to 4 story brownstones, 40/35 have almost every classification of building to protect.  Along with high rise buildings and brownstones, we protect tenements, "H" types, housing projects, schools, theaters, major subway stations and major utility buildings (steam generation plant and major power substations). Some of our more notable buildings include: the Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, The Metropolitan Opera House, The Juliard School, Avery Fisher Hall (Home of the New York Philharmonic), The Dakota (location of John Lennon's assassination), ABC Studios (Live with Regis and Kelly, The View), and CBS Studios.  Both Companies cover from Central Park (including the park) to the Hudson River.  North and south the companies cover streets from the Mid 50s to the Mid 70s.

Both Companies have been in existence well before the area was known as Lincoln Square in the 1960s.  Before the famed theater complex broke ground, the area was known as San Juan Hill, a rough area that didn't consist of luxury high rises and some of the best known theater in the world.