Local district faces firehouse closing

Print Friendly

10 Responses to Local district faces firehouse closing

  1. Jessica

    I hope that Mayor Bloomberg has a fire house that closes near him… I can not believe that they want to close what keeps us safe, specially since NY has houses that are all together in one row or rows, If one were to catch on fire it’s so easy for another one to, and then a whole block is gone. Please Don’t close the Firehouses!!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  2. allow_me_to_retort

    How about firing some government bureaucrats?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  3. Susan

    “Homes today have sprinklers and smoke detectors.”
    Really? I’d like to know which Sunnyside buildings have sprinklers.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  4. Marty Bloomberg

    In response to the question “How is one fire house supposed to handle the job of two fire companies?”, Marty Bloomberg responded:

    “Well that’s simple – all firetrucks are going to be equipped with a Flux Capacitor.

    In the event that there are two emergencies within that area a single fire company can now respond to both by simply putting out the one fire and then using the flux capacitor to go back in time to put out the other fire.

    We’re doing the same thing for our schools. Closing one school down and doubling the occupation of the remaining schools does not mean that classrooms will suddenly be overwhelmed. We will be giving all students a time-turner like the one Hermione has, this way students can simply attend all their classes simultaneously with the twist of a charm.

    Furthermore, laying off experienced teachers does not mean we’ll lose out either. New and inexperienced teachers will travel into the future where they’ve now gained their experience and will then travel back to the present so that we can pay them a starting salary and maintain a quality of education you’ve come to expect from this administration.

    I don’t understand why you dumb parents and insignificant peasants can’t understand these concepts!?!”

    -M.Bloomberg

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  5. allow_me_to_retort

    How much longer could we have kept a firehouse open with all the money the city spent re-naming the Triboro Bridge after some carpetbagging Kennedy?

    There is plenty of fat in the city budget that can be cut, but no, they go straight for the legitimate and vital services first. May I suggest a pay cut for all city officials? How about getting rid of all patronage and no-show jobs? Stopping benefits for illegal aliens, I could go on all day.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  6. Randall

    You don’t cut the fire fighting force or the police. Those are ESSENTIALS. See today’s New York Post in which Bloomberg claims that “there is no panhandling in the subways”. Laughable. I am tired of the panhandling and fake mariachis and performance artists that plague the subways. I am mentioning this to show that we have a mayor who is totally out of touch with how most New Yorkers live. Don’t forget that this was the same jerk who said that we should go “shopping” during the blizzard and “take in a Broadway show”. Can we have a recall of the mayor? And now the fire houses! And somebody else was seriously hurt existing the “Ed Koch Bridge”. And the number 7 is having a “limited run” this weekend!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  7. Roger_the_Shrubber

    Want to save the city some $$$$. Abolish the office of all the borough presidents. The mayor’s office and City Council are plenty. Nobody will go to bed at night feeling less safe because there isn’t a borough president.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  8. Marty Bloomberg

    You dumb peasants still don’t understand! I need to spend $1billion on consultants to tell me how to handle laying off the 4000 teachers I can’t afford!

    You just don’t understand basic maths. Here it is: 4000 teachers at an average salary of $60,000 costs our city $240 million dollars each year. So if I spend $1billion instead on consultants we.. wait I may have forgot to carry a 1 somewhere… well the consultants told me there was a good reason for it and it’s too complicated to try and explain to your puny minds.

    And there are no panhandlers in the perfectly running subways I should know I took a subway once and my security detail checked for me.

    And all houses in all fifty boroughs of my empire are fireproofed with water sprinklers, detectors, and miniature anti-fire fairies to protect you all.

    http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-05-13/local/29554015_1_chancellor-dennis-walcott-consultant-costs-black-hole

    You are all safe. Believe me.
    -Marty Bloomberg for a 4th term!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  9. Roger_the_Shrubber

    Those sprinklers the mayor is talking about is City Hall taking a piss on all of you.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  10. John K. Wilson

    I can’t comment because my neighbors above have said it already. So…why do we vote (almost exclusively) for one particular “type” of politician…almost all of whom are addicted to too much spending of our limited funds…when we should be frugal so we don’t have to cut Firehouses, Police Officers, and teachers?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Latest News

Massive LIC rock climbing facility nears completion, expected to open by end of August
July 31, By Michael Florio
The newest rock-climbing center in LIC will soon be opening. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, a massive rock climbing facility located inside a residential building at 23-10 41st Ave, is expected to open by the end of August.…
Children’s fair and jazz concert to take place under the Sunnyside Arch
July 31, By Christian Murray
There will be plenty of arts, crafts and music on display under the Sunnyside Arch this Saturday and the next. Sunnyside Shines, which oversees the Business Improvement District, will be hosting two events-- a children's fair on Saturday,…
Free Shakespeare Comes To Sunnyside Gardens Park
July 30, By Jackie Strawbridge
Shakespeare will travel across Western Queens for the next two weeks, courtesy of the Borough-based Hip to Hip Theatre Company. Starting Friday evening, productions of “The Merchant of Venice” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” will make stops in Sunnyside,…
Skillman Avenue medical office closes
July 29, By Christian Murray
A Skillman Avenue medical office that focused on selling nutritional supplements closed last week. The Sunnyside Nutritional Center, located at 45-10 Skillman Ave., opened in August 2013 offering Swedish, deep tissue and Shiatsus therapeutic massages.…
Bill would fine small business owners who keep doors open while air conditioning is on
July 29, By Jackie Strawbridge
The City’s smallest stores would be required to keep their doors shut while running an air conditioner if a local Councilman's bill becomes law. Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) introduced a bill last week that would prohibit stores smaller than 4,000 square feet from keeping their doors open while air conditioning is running.…
Nine story development nears completion, rents start at $1,935
July 27, By Christian Murray
The largest residential development to come to Sunnyside in recent years is expected to be completed by the end of August and the 38 rent units contained within it will soon be hitting the market.…
Opinion: Yellow Brick Boulevard
July 26, By John O'Reilly (columnist)
Mayor Bill de Blasio came out as pro-life this week. Pro “Boulevard of Life” that is. This creepy, progressive sounding label is attached to the $100 million rechristening of the Boulevard of Death,…
Construction on the ‘Boulevard of Death’ has started, redesign aims to save lives
July 23, By Michael Florio
Construction work has begun on the ‘Boulevard of Death’ that advocates say will help keep pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists safe. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the Department of Transportation (DOT) started work Monday on its $101 million Vision Zero project to improve safety conditions on a 7-mile stretch of Queens Boulevard that goes from Roosevelt to Jamaica Ave.…
Police search for 21-year-old autistic man last seen in Woodside
July 22, By Michael Florio
Police are searching for a 21-year-old autistic man who went missing in Woodside on Monday. Davion Simon was last seen on Monday inside his Broadway house at 8 pm, according to police. Simon is autistic and cannot speak.…

More Headlines

Opinion: Yellow Brick Boulevard
July 26, By John O'Reilly (columnist)
Mayor Bill de Blasio came out as pro-life this week. Pro “Boulevard of Life” that is. This creepy, progressive sounding label is attached to the $100 million rechristening of the Boulevard of Death,…
Construction on the ‘Boulevard of Death’ has started, redesign aims to save lives
July 23, By Michael Florio
Construction work has begun on the ‘Boulevard of Death’ that advocates say will help keep pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists safe. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the Department of Transportation (DOT) started work Monday on its $101 million Vision Zero project to improve safety conditions on a 7-mile stretch of Queens Boulevard that goes from Roosevelt to Jamaica Ave.…
Police search for 21-year-old autistic man last seen in Woodside
July 22, By Michael Florio
Police are searching for a 21-year-old autistic man who went missing in Woodside on Monday. Davion Simon was last seen on Monday inside his Broadway house at 8 pm, according to police. Simon is autistic and cannot speak.…
Marlene Tavern has been sold, to reopen with a new name and concept in a month
July 22, By Christian Murray
Marlene Tavern, a Sunnyside/Woodside wine bar, has been sold to a long-time employee of the Copper Kettle. Jonathan Cordeiro bought the 41-11 49th Street café/bar from Kandi Kitich, who put it on the market in April.…
Art Project Grabs Tenant For Long-Vacant Store
By Jackie Strawbridge
A store that sat vacant for more than half a year finally got a tenant after art on its façade inspired newfound interest in the property. Located at 39-11 47th Ave., the store was covered in colorful art that answered the question,…
Part Of 45th St To Be Named For Sunnyside Gardens Landscape Architect
July 20, By Jackie Strawbridge
The 20th century landscape architect behind Sunnyside Gardens and Phipps Garden Apartments will soon get a tribute in the historic district whose character she helped create. A bill that would rename 45th Street between Skillman Avenue and 39th Avenue to “Marjorie Sewell Cautley Way,” in memory of this architect,…
Van Bramer Announces $10K For 18 New Trash Cans
July 17, By Jackie Strawbridge
Almost 20 new trash cans have popped up in Woodside and surrounding neighborhoods, after $10,000 was allocated for their installation. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who allocated the funding, joined the Department of Sanitation and Woodside residents on Friday to announce the installation these new cans;…
Northern Blvd dealerships come under fire, pose a danger to pedestrians
July 17, By Michael Florio
Car dealerships are displaying their vehicles on the sidewalk along Northern Blvd and street safety advocates are sick of it. Angela Stach of Transportation Alternatives and Cristina Furlong of Make Queens Safer, two pedestrian safety advocacy groups,…
Man breaks into Woodside business, steals Euros
July 16, By Christian Murray
A man broke into a Woodside establishment earlier this month and took off with an undetermined amount of foreign currency, police said. The suspected entered 53-04 Roosevelt Avenue on Thursday, July 2, at about 7:45 am and stole an undetermined amount of Euros.…
Police search for skateboarder who grabbed woman’s butt in Woodside
July 15, By Christian Murray
The police are looking for a man who grabbed a woman's buttocks while he was riding his skateboard in Woodside last Friday. The police said a 24-year-old woman was walking in front of 39-67 61st Street at about 7:30 pm,…
Summer Strolls Brings Kids Arts Fair, Jazz Back Under The Arch
  July 15, By Jackie Strawbridge
Sunnyside Shines’ free annual street festival will bring crafts and jazz under the Sunnyside arch for two weekends in August. The festival, called Sunnyside Summer Strolls, will take place on the first two Saturdays of August at 46th Street under the arch,…
Taffer goes back to Jack’s Fire Department in ‘Back to the bar’ special
July 12, By Christian Murray
Hard charging Jon Taffer and his crew from Bar Rescue will be at Jack’s Fire Department on Skillman Avenue today shooting scenes for its ‘Back to the Bar’ special. Bar Rescue, a show that helps troubled bars come back from the brink,…
Van Bramer says: ‘Budget incredibly good for the residents of the 26th Council district’
July 10, By Christian Murray
Additional cops, greater library funding and an injection of money into local schools, arts institutions and parks were among the items in the City budget that Long Island City and Sunnyside/Woodside residents will benefit from in upcoming years,…
Man who punched 81-year-old in face, stole his cash sentenced to 6 to 12 months
July 9, By Christian Murray
The man who punched an 81-year-old Sunnyside resident in the face and then worked with an accomplice to steal his cash was sentenced to six months-to-a year in prison Monday. Terrel Blanding, 27, accompanied by Thomas Fulwood,…

Restaurants