NY Post - October 13, 2006by ANGELA MONTEFINISE
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services filed paperwork with City Planning on Oct. 4 to sell the five houses, former homes of Engine 36 in Harlem, Engine 212 and Engine 204 in Brooklyn, Engine 15 in Manhattan and Engine 265/Ladder 121 in Queens.
Engines 212, 204 and 36 were shuttered in 2003 by the Bloomberg administration - controversial closings that led to years of protests.
"This is the final death blow to 212," said Phil DePaolo, a Williamsburg activist working to save Engine 212. "How can the city sell this firehouse in Williamsburg, one of the fastest-developing areas of New York City? It's unbelievable."