Fire house closings
There were charges Wednesday that the FDNY is stretched so thin that response times to a fire at an historic Upper East Side synagogue were agonizingly long and well above normal response times.
Michael Bloomberg has apparently caved-in to threats of legal action by the City Council. On Wednesday, the mayor released the list of the 20 fire companies that could be closed.
Some local politicians and firefighters are vowing to fight a plan that will close several firehouse across the city. The demonstrators say the cuts would destroy emergency response time and put lives at risk.