Fire House Rally Planned Tomorrow at Noon

April 2010; South Street Seaport.

From the archives: here’s the scene outside FDNY Engine Company 4, near the South Street Seaport, last spring. Elected officials, firefighters and Lower Manhattan residents rallied to save the firehouse, a frequent target of Mayor Bloomberg’s budget axe.  Fast forward to the spring of 2011: once again the city has announced plans to close 20 fire companies, but has refused to tell the City Council which ones.

So just as they did a year ago, Chin and fellow Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley plan another rally in front of Engine Comapny 4. It will take place tomorrow at noon. The firehouse is located at 42 South Street, near Old Slip.  “As we approach 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City remains the number one terrorist target in the world and closing even one fire company will severely jeopardize public safety,” a news advisory warns.