The controversial East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station, a proposed garbage station situated near the Asphalt Green on the Upper East Side, will be slapped with a federal lawsuit filed by its very vocal critics just days after the That permit was one of the few remaining hurdles the garbage station needed to clear before the $240 million station could start construction with an eye towards a 2015 opening date. Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with the the city Department of Sanitation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation, have been formally sued by a group lead by State Assemblyman Micah Kellner (D-Upper East Side/Yorkville/Roosevelt Island) aimed at putting an end to the proposed East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station.
The station, which has been in the planning stages for 10 years and would collect waste in place of shipping Manhattan’s trash to New Jersey, had been largely criticized by residents for possibly causing unsafe and unsanitary living conditions for the Upper East Side. The biggest concern has been the Marine Transfer Station’s proximity to the Asphalt Green recreation center, which offers child-friendly amenities like a soccer pitch and playground.
The lawsuit was filed yesterday and demands that a temporary restraining order be placed on the Marine Transfer Station, which will reportedly cost the city $554 million over the next 20 years. Read More