Listen: Fitzgerald, Hudson Yards And Uniform Firemen discussed on WCBS Programming
"Stay informed. Stay connected. Depend on WCBS. Good afternoon. I'm jealous. Three things to know tooth fifty one. The police are hunting for the man carjacked car and work Lynn with three kids inside. They are okay to five people are expected to be okay after they were shot following an argument at the rose lounge in queens and three hundreds of people are arrested and dozens more injured as French police fired tear gas and water cannons on anti-government protesters in Paris and F D N Y unionist to banning a new firehouse for the Hudson yards development in midtown west citing traffic, nightmares and other safety concerns it promises residential skyscrapers and outdoor observation deck. But as a right now, there's a fire at Hudson yards. There's not a fire station close by says, the president of the uniform Firemen's association, Gerard, FitzGerald. We're not gonna 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. Yeah. Penn station not too far away. That's where the fire units coming 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 a 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. Eight eighty on WCBS news time to seventeen come."