Firehouse on Wythe Avenue to become new community center

WILLIAMSBURG - A Williamsburg community unveiled its plans today to turn an old firehouse into a new community center.

Organizer say all four floors of the firehouse on Wythe Avenue will be renovated and equipped for community board meetings, cultural events and even an art gallery for local artists.

Residents say the firehouse is something of a relic for the neighborhood.  In the 1970s, residents successfully fought to keep it open.  It eventually closed in 2003, but protesters and community organizers fought the city's attempts to sell it to a private developer. 

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