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Petitioning New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and 4 others
This petition will be delivered to:
New York City Council Speaker
Christine Quinn
New York City Council Financial Chair
Domenic Recchia
Mayor of New York
Michael Bloomberg
New York City Council Sanitation Chair
Letitia James
Deputy Mayor for Operations, City Of New York
Stephen Goldsmith

A Garbage Dump Does Not Belong in a Residential Neighborhood

This petition is in protest of the new $125 million Marine Transfer Station (MTS) for garbage truck-to-barge transfer at East 91st Street.  A marine transfer station does not belong in a residential neighborhood - here or anywhere.  It's time to come up with a real plan that works.

This neighborhood is home to a diverse community centered around two recently opened schools; Yorkville Community School (PS 151) and East Side Middle School (MS 114), and Asphalt Green a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve better health. The athletic complex is situated on a 5½-acre campus and is one of New York City’s most valuable resources.  It is unconscionable that the city would consider building a garbage dump in the middle of all of this.  The health consequences for our children and community would be immeasurable as would the financial impact on this growing neighborhood.

A garbage dump does not belong in a residential neighborhood. Here or anywhere.  Please act now and consider alternative sites in more industrial areas or alternative plans for rail transfer.  Do not allow political posturing to destroy this neighborhood and growing school district. 

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Letter to
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
New York City Council Financial Chair Domenic Recchia
Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg
and 2 others
New York City Council Sanitation Chair Letitia James
Deputy Mayor for Operations, City Of New York Stephen Goldsmith
This petition is in protest of the new $125 million Marine Transfer Station (MTS) for garbage truck-to-barge transfer at East 91st Street. A marine transfer station does not belong in a residential neighborhood - here or anywhere. It's time to come up with a real plan that works.

This neighborhood is home to a diverse community centered around two recently opened schools; Yorkville Community School (PS 151) and East Side Middle School (MS 114), and Asphalt Green a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve better health. The athletic complex is situated on a 5½-acre campus and is one of New York City’s most valuable resources. It is unconscionable that the city would consider building a garbage dump in the middle of all of this. The health consequences for our children and community would be immeasurable as would the financial impact on this growing neighborhood.

A garbage dump does not belong in a residential neighborhood. Here or anywhere. Please act now and consider alternative sites in more industrial areas or alternative plans for rail transfer. Do not allow political posturing to destroy this neighborhood and growing school district.

cc:

Michael Bloomberg

Mayor

212-788-3000

mbloomberg@cityhall.nyc.gov

Stephen Goldsmith
Deputy Mayor for Operations
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
sgoldsmith@cityhall.nyc.gov
212-788-3191
Fax: 212-788-2460

Domenic Recchia

New York City Council Financial Chair

718-373-9673

drecchia@council.nyc.gov



Christine Quinn

New York City Council Speaker

212-788-7210

speakerquinn@council.nyc.gov



Letitia James

New York City Council Sanitation Chair

718-260-9191

ljames@council.nyc.gov

Join the Facebook Group

http://on.fb.me/meUOiQ

Follow us at on Twitter @StoptheMTS

http://bit.ly/jF8Z04