Actor Steve Buscemi Attends Save Engine 205 Rally in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn native/actor Steve Buscemi attended today’s Save Engine 205 rally on Middagh Street.  The company is one of many FDNY units on Mayor Bloomberg’s budget hitlist.

Heather Quinlan was on the scene and we’ll be posting a full video report later.

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  • nabeguy

    A very impressive turn-out for a workday afternoon. The biggest hit were the kids from PS 8 and Plymouth Nursery School.

  • AEB

    Well, I was just going to say that perhaps mid-day on a work day wasn’t the best time to have a rally. But about how many attended?

  • Knight

    That’s great to hear, nabeguy. I’m glad the weather cooperated!

  • Linda

    I was there. The school children were great. I thought it was a pretty good turnout.

  • nabeguy

    I’m terrible at crowd estimates but I’d say at least 100. Oh, wait, Markowitz was there, so make that 102

  • Eddy de Lectron

    I was working in Carroll Gardens but took the time to ride my bike over to there because I thought there might be a poor showing. I was pleasantly surprised to see such a great turnout… I’d say at least 200 adults plus all the school kids. i was equally impressed by the lineup of speakers… very impressive indeed.

  • Eddy de Lectron

    Nabeguy, here’s a trick. Next time you are in a crowd just count the people immediately around you. get a sense of the size oft that group, then look out over the whole crowd and multiply that group till you cover the whole area. You’d be surprised how quickly it adds up.

  • Government?

    Big kudos to Steve Buscemi! Very cool actor who lives in Cobble Hill/Carol Gardens!

    Too bad Paul Giamatti couldn’t make it. He lives right around the corner on Cranberry St.

  • Jeffrey j Smith

    The rally was GREAT. The speakers on point and very credible.

    There are a few really important points:

    1) the amount of MONEY NY City and wonderful Albany extract
    annually from the Heights. This is, per capita, one of the most
    strongest tax positive neighborhood’s in the Nation

    2) We have to accept great lowering of our families’ basic safety
    services? Well first of all, the Financial crisis is, well, not
    exactly supported in fact. Every year, the public is shown the
    year’s budget. But what is carefully kept away from the voters
    is the more general financial overview; the Comprehensive
    Annual Financial Report… the CAFR’s..which shows BOTH the
    standard Budget AND the Millions and Millions of city and state
    funds invested in key banks (at usually very low rates which
    the banks then load out at standard rates for HUGE profits.

    I see, so we have to accept the serious reductions in the safe
    guards on our family’s lives to insure the banks continue to have
    access to low/amost no cost city money? Really?

  • Doug Biviano


    You’re bad at crowd estimation. I’m not much better and I didn’t count for an estimate, but I’d say there were at least a couple of hundred if not upwards of 300. Just think that one class room was 20 to 25 and there were several classes from PS8. Then there many more times adults than children.

    Bottom line, there were a lot of voters from the community out there, many of whom you don’t normally see at protests. Mayor Bloomberg should take notice.