By Megan Finnegan

After savoring what seemed like a victory a few weeks ago, some Upper East Siders are now smelling defeat after the mayor restored funding to construct a waste transfer station at East 91st Street.

Last month, the Department of Sanitation announced at a City Council budget hearing that they did not have the funds to complete the station and it would be delayed until 2018. Opponents of the project were jubilant, but their celebration was short-lived. Mayor Bloomberg included funding in his capital budget proposal, and if it gets approved, construction would begin in the very near future.

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