FDNY: Mayor’s Budget Proposal “Is Not Good” – Fort Totten Security to be Cut

FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta

FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta

FDNY: Mayor’s Budget Proposal “Is Not Good”


FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta reacted quickly to Friday’s budget announcement by Michael Bloomberg.

The mayor proposed heavy cuts in city jobs, cuts in services and increases in costs for everyday New Yorkers.

Among the agencies that would face heavy losses is the FDNY.

Scoppetta said that included in the cuts would be Security Services for Randall’s Island, Fort Totten and Maspeth, which will be discontinued by March 1, 2009.



Fire Damages Baybridge Condos


Update From NY1

The Blaze occurred in the Baybridge Condos.

Several Queens residents were left out in the cold after a fire in Clearview Friday evening.

Witnesses say the fire started at Jordan Road.

As firefighters battled flames on the second and third floors of a condo, the flames it spread to a neighboring building.

“They crashed our windows, so we don’t know what damage is done or how bad it is,” said neighbor David Linker. “We’re right next door to all the damage though so I’m sure there’s smoke damage and significant damage.”

All the residents left safely.

Officials were still investigating the cause of the fire on Friday night.

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Fire Engulfs Homes in Bay Terrace Queens


Fire Engulfs Homes in Queens

NEW YORK CITY – Firefighter fought a fast-moving fire that tore through some houses in Bay Terrace, Queens, Friday night. The fire went to three alarms, authorities said.

SkyFoxHD was over the scene, where firefighters battled the flames while engulfed in thick smoke. The fire spread quickly from one house to another.

The homes are near the Clearview Golf Course and the Clearview Expressway.