The New York Post
It’s a sad time to be a Ghostbusters fan. Bill Murray refuses to take an hour out of his time to read a script. Ernie Hudson is still being disrespected. Slimer’s in the market for lubricant. And now? The famed firehouse used in the movie is closing its doors thanks to budget cuts brought on by a shit economy.
Per the New York 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.
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