Firehouse closures and cutbacks have become a recurring threat in Mayor Bloomberg's annual budget process.
In the past, NYC City Council members have restored funding to keep firehouses open.
How long will it take this time around? That is what City Island residents, including Virginia Gallagher, Ed Sadler, Jackie Kyle Kall and many other seniors, as well as distinguished members of our City Island community were asking?
The City Island community turned out in force to attend a Town Hall meeting and to make it clear to Mayor Bloomberg that they are not going to accept his plan to downgrade our firehouse.