The TriBeCa firehouse that played a starring role in Ghostbusters could be headed for the afterlife itself, reports the NY Post. The picturesque station is among 20 that the Bloomberg administration is proposing to close due to budget cuts, according to a list released last night by the Fire Department.
City lawmakers yesterday were fuming over the cuts, and vowed to keep as many of the targeted fire companies open as possible. “To even think about closing two fire companies in lower Manhattan, the No. 1 terror target in our country, is unconscionable,” railed City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, whose district includes Ladder 8. “If the city moves forward with any of these closures, people who could have been saved will die,” warned Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, who chairs the Fire Safety Committee.
Word that Ladder 8 is on the chopping block is a case of fact following fiction. In its role in the 1984 comedy, characters played by Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis moved into the firehouse after it had been closed by the city. You’ll find the full story here.
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