Garbage Transfer Station
Is a 7-year-old girl a pawn in the fight over a waste transfer station on the Upper East Side?
Angry demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday demanding a halt to the city’s plans to remove a row of 30-year-old pear trees to build a controversial garbage dump.
Aviation and wildlife experts took turns taking shots at Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Former NTSB chairman Jim Hall said the transfer station is sure to be a bird magnet.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers has granted a permit for the facility to be built near Asphalt Green Park at 91st Street and the East River.
Dozens of residents rallied against the proposed trash terminal on Saturday, wearing T-shirts that read, “Don’t treat New Yorkers like trash!” and chanting, “Dump the dump!”
Residents are seeing red and raising a stink about a proposed Upper East Side waste transfer facility. They say it poses a threat not only to their quality of life, but to air travel as well.
Many Upper East Side residents who live near the Asphalt Green athletic complex stand opposed to any plan to reopen the station, which closed back in 1999.