Department of Transportation stalls firehouse

December 02, 2008 08:51AM

Volunteer firefighters in the Broad Channel neighborhood of Queens have been trying to build a new firehouse for more than a decade, and the city Department of Transportation is the last agency that needs to sign off on the project before it can receive federal money. Senator Hillary Clinton and Rep. Anthony Weiner already secured $2 million for the project, and the firefighters raised $400,000, but the Department of Transportation said it has concerns about the project. The planned 100,000-square-foot building would be a triage center for emergencies and a local meeting place for seniors and community groups.

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