Upper East Siders To Rally (Again) Against 91st Street Trash Station

Friday, August 19th, 2011

By Amy Zimmer

MANHATTAN — Upper East Siders will be raising their voices once again against the proposed garbage transfer station on the East River at 91st Street.

East Side elected officials, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney, state Sen. Liz Krueger, Assemblyman Micah Kellner and City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin will lead Saturday’s 10:30 a.m. rally on the corner of 92nd Street and York Avenue.

They’re hoping to remind residents to register their opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before its public comment period for the permit for the Department of Sanitation’s application for the trash facility ends on Aug. 24.

The neighborhood already staged two other protests against the garbage station, which could bring up to 54 garbage trucks an hour barreling through the densely-populated neighborhood and process as much as 4,290 tons of garbage per day.

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