City Island Fire Company Threatened Again by Budget Cuts - NYTimes.com:
It has become a rite of spring on City Island in the Bronx, as reliable as the tourists who descend with warm weather or the traffic that backs up the main avenue. It is time, again, to save Ladder 53
Residents of this 1.5-mile-long strip of wood-frame houses and seafood restaurants are fighting once more for a ladder company that has so little to do that it ranks last out of New York City’s 341 fire companies in workload. Last year, the city spent millions to keep the company operating, but it did not respond to a single serious house fire on this island of 4,300.
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