Officials: City Island firehouse cannot close

Bronx officials and City Island residents begged Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reinstate the island's only firehouse Tuesday before it closes permanently July 1.Ladder 53 is

Bronx officials and City Island residents begged Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reinstate the island's only firehouse Tuesday before it closes permanently July 1.

Ladder 53 is scheduled to close as part of the latest round of FDNY budget cuts, but local officials say a new construction site on the Shore Road Circle Bridge will tack on 10 more minutes to the response time of nearby firehouses....

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