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Tribeca Sanitation, Salt Storage Facility Upsetting Some NYC Celebrities

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James Gandolfini, the actor best known as "Tony Soprano," is part of a celebrity-led coalition against a new sanitation garage in his Tribeca neighborhood. (credit: AP)

James Gandolfini, the actor best known as “Tony Soprano,” is part of a celebrity-led coalition against a new sanitation garage in his Tribeca neighborhood. (credit: AP)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s no doubt that rent is lofty in trendy New York City neighborhoods like Tribeca and Soho, which is probably part of the reason why some of the area’s most famous residents are up in arms over the city’s plan to build a new sanitation and salt storage facility at Spring Street and the West Side Highway.

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Residents like James Gandolfini, Michael Stipe, Jennifer Connelly, and Kirsten Dunst are concerned about the facility ruining their otherwise posh neighborhood with garbage and noise pollution took their complaint straight to the state.

Many of the residents in the area sued the state to halt construction, claiming the city had not reasonably addressed environmental issues pertaining to increased traffic the site would draw into the neighborhood.

The stars’ complaints fell on deaf ears, however, as the state Appellate Division unanimously voted that the facility was needed and should commence development.

“This three-district Sanitation garage and salt shed is an important and necessary project,” Elizabeth Freedman, of the city Law Department, told The New York Post.

Are the celebrities rightfully concerned or just being snooty? Sound off in our comments section…

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