Listen: Fitzgerald, Hudson Yards And Uniform Firemen discussed on WCBS Programming
"And nearly one thousand people are arrested as French police fire tear gas water cannons on anti-government protesters in Paris. D N NY unionists demanding new firehouse for the Hudson yards development in midtown west citing traffic, nightmares and other safety concerns it promises residential skyscrapers and outdoor Osher Vatian deck, but as of right now there's a fire at Hudson yards. There's not a fire station close bys says the president of the uniform Firemen's association, Gerard, FitzGerald. We're not going to be able to get there in a in a normal amount of time if we are able to get there that leaves other parts of the city, unprotected FitzGerald says there used to be a fire station there, but it closed after the area became more desolate now that it's being built back up again with call volume going up every year he thinks it's needed. You got the the Lincoln tunnel a little bit north Holland tunnel. South Penn station, not too far away. And that's where the fire units are covered. From traffic is a is a huge problem in that area. Already. Fitzgerald says he's been ignored by the F D N Y who did issue. A statement saying study conducted. Of the area. Concluded more fire any MS resources would be needed. Fitzgerald told me he ran a test of how long it would take to get from the nearest firehouse to Hudson yards on a weekday at two in the afternoon. It took nine minutes MAC, Rosenberg WCBS, NewsRadio eighty. This."