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Plaque hack at Anderson Cooper's new place
New York Post ^ | February 8, 2010 | TOM TOPOUSIS

Posted on 02/12/2010 11:49:46 AM PST by Species8472

There'll be little room for history in Anderson Cooper's new home.

Before he bought his century-old firehouse in Greenwich Village, bronze plaques honoring members of Fire Patrol 2 who died in the line of duty -- including on 9/11 -- were stripped from the building to make it easier to sell.

The plaques were rescued from a pile of trash by Arnie Roma, whose son, Keith, a member of the fire patrol that worked out of the building, died on Sept. 11, 2001, rescuing people from the World Trade Center. A plaque in his son's honor graced the firehouse's facade.

"If you want, come up here and get them because we don't know what to do with them," Roma said he was told by the insurance group. "They were laying in a corner with dust and garbage all around them."

The four plaques that once hung at the firehouse had been pulled down and removed by the building's former owners, fearful that the presence of the historic plaques might have made Cooper reluctant to buy the building, Roma said.

The board sold the firehouse to Cooper for $4.3 million late last year. The CNN newsman is now renovating it into a home.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/plaque_hack_at_cooper_emgtKdx5mAnNs2z86tU8xN#ixzz0fLvn3F3i

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 911; andersoncooper; boycotttimewarner; cnn; fdny; hack; heros; lavendermafia; livinginqueens; media; ragingqueen; swordswallower
How soon we forget.

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1 posted on 02/12/2010 11:49:46 AM PST by Species8472
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To: Species8472

did I ever mention how much I hate the media?


2 posted on 02/12/2010 11:52:11 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Species8472

Keep the pole. They can have fun sliding down the pole!


3 posted on 02/12/2010 11:53:00 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Species8472

Those are some pretty big plaques. I’m not sure I would want four of them on my home.

They should be moved to another fire station or some kind of monument site.


4 posted on 02/12/2010 11:53:03 AM PST by MrRobertPlant2009
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To: Species8472

“, fearful that the presence of the historic plaques might have made Cooper reluctant to buy the building”

God forbid he would encounter the names of real heroes.


5 posted on 02/12/2010 11:56:10 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Species8472

Nothing in the article suggests that Anderson Vanderbilt Cooper had anything to do with, or any knowledge of, removing these plaques.


6 posted on 02/12/2010 11:58:19 AM PST by iowamark
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To: Species8472

The story is completely misleading. It was the building’s former owners who had the plaques removed, not Cooper.


7 posted on 02/12/2010 11:58:26 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Species8472

“The board sold the firehouse to Cooper for $4.3 million late last year”

I’m sure for that price Cooper thought that those hunky firemen came with the building!!


8 posted on 02/12/2010 11:58:50 AM PST by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Species8472
There's allot we can lay on Cooper but it appears he could have had no knowledge of what happened to the plaques. I'd like to see more to this story. Let's bash libs for what they have done, not what they might have. That's their job.
9 posted on 02/12/2010 11:59:59 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Species8472
Seriously, Anderson Cooper is a hump, but he didn't do anything wrong in this story.

In fact, since he bought a firehouse and is keeping the facade as a firehouse, I would imagine he would have rather had the memorial plaques, if only for kitschy interior decorating reasons.

10 posted on 02/12/2010 12:03:35 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Species8472

If the people who wanted the plaques got them, then it looks like a happy ending. The firehouse had been a public building and now it is going to be a private home, so it’s not as though just anyone could visit to view the plaques.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 12:06:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: dead

If I was doing this, I would ask relatives of the honorees if they would want the plaques. Something like this is too serious for kitsch.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 12:07:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Species8472

I wonder who his firehouse mate will be when they go sliding down the pole together.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 12:08:05 PM PST by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: Species8472

Cooper’s not worried about the plaques. He’s worried about the hose.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 12:12:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: AppyPappy

“God forbid he would encounter the names of real heroes.”

That’s pretty much what I was thinking.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 12:14:46 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Species8472

Anderson Cooper just bought the place to slide down the Fireman’s pole.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 12:18:14 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: HiTech RedNeck
If I was doing this, I would ask relatives of the honorees if they would want the plaques. Something like this is too serious for kitsch.

I was just joking at Cooper's expense.

I agree, they should be respectfully treated. And it was the previous owner's fault that they weren't, not Cooper's.

The last fireman out the door should have taken them with him.

17 posted on 02/12/2010 12:39:23 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JennysCool

They threw them out.

They’re idiots. I’m guessing the fire museum back there, for one, would have been more than happy to take those plaques in.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 12:49:21 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

Okay, they didn’t throw them away. I still think they could have found a better place to store them.


19 posted on 02/12/2010 12:58:42 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: dennisw

Pretty sure Anderson already has experience sliding down poles.


20 posted on 02/12/2010 1:00:53 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: dennisw

Was this the firehouse that was rented years ago by Venkman, Spengler, and Stantz?


21 posted on 02/12/2010 1:25:05 PM PST by Erasmus (Buffalo: "I never met an Indian I didn't like, with the possible exception of Deepak Chopra.")
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To: rintense

exactly:)


22 posted on 02/12/2010 2:22:52 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: 240B; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
...bronze plaques honoring members of Fire Patrol 2 who died in the line of duty -- including on 9/11 -- were stripped from the building to make it easier to sell. The plaques were rescued from a pile of trash by Arnie Roma, whose son, Keith, a member of the fire patrol that worked out of the building, died on Sept. 11, 2001, rescuing people from the World Trade Center. A plaque in his son's honor graced the firehouse's facade. "If you want, come up here and get them because we don't know what to do with them," Roma said he was told by the insurance group. "They were laying in a corner with dust and garbage all around them." The four plaques that once hung at the firehouse had been pulled down and removed by the building's former owners, fearful that the presence of the historic plaques might have made Cooper reluctant to buy the building, Roma said.
Oh yeah, that was the reason. Thanks Species8472.
23 posted on 02/12/2010 8:50:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: rintense
Pretty sure Anderson already has experience sliding down poles.

How do I get that image removed from my brain???

24 posted on 02/13/2010 7:53:22 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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