The controversial East 91st Street waste transfer station, which is expected to cost the city $554 million over 20 years, is facing yet another obstacle. The New York Observer reported that a group led by State Assemblyman Micah Kellner yesterday filed suit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city Department of Sanitation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation. [more]
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From left: A rendering of the planned marine waste transfer station and Tony Ard, chairman of Gracie Point Community Council
An Albany state appeals court signed off on New York City’s plan to rebuild a controversial marine waste transfer station at East 91st Street and the East River today, throwing out a challenge from a local community group.
That group, the Gracie Point Community Council, opposed the city’s plan to locate the facility — which would process at least 1,860 tons of garbage per day or, according to the group, enough trash to fill eight trucks per hour — in the densely populated residential area, adjacent to Asphalt Green, an indoor and outdoor sports complex used by children and adults. … [more]