Rally in Brooklyn Wed. to protest firehouse closures

May 25, 2011 3:27:50 AM PDT
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Public Advocate Bill de Blasio will join a rally Wednesday denouncing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to close firehouses, including Engine Company 220 in Park Slope.

That company is one of 20 around the city and eight in Brooklyn that are on the mayor's chopping block.

De Blasio says that if the firehouses do close, response times in 18 neighborhoods would rise above the national standard of 4 minutes.