Ghostbusters HQ on List of Firehouses to Be Shuttered by City

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"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"
"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" Photo: e53's Flickr

Ironically, the abandoned firehouse that was taken over by Stantz, Spengler and Venkman in the 1984 blockbuster Ghostbusers was actually a still-functioning hook and ladder company, one that would be among the first responders to the attacks on September 11, 2001. But now the house is set to be vacated due to budget cuts. It's one of 20 companies on a city shutdown list that is being protested by councilmen and councilwomen across the city. (Another is set to close in Lower Manhattan, as well as ones in outer boroughs and one on City Island.) If it does end up closing though, think of the real estate possibilities! A beautiful historic firehouse in the middle of one of the trendiest neighborhoods of Manhattan? Anderson Cooper famously plunked down $4.3 million for a similar one — and that was in the middle of NYU. Just imagine what this building would go for! Of course, they'll have to find someone who doesn't know it's haunted ...

'Fired'houses on budget hit list [NYP]