yorkvilleresident commented on 'It's not the Balkans': Upper East Siders, stung by the 'Times', rally against a waste-transfer station at Asphalt GreenThis is clearly a biased viewpoint; here are a couple of items left out of the article: The transfer station will be able to accommodate 5280 tons of garbage per day. Although proponents of the plan like to refer to the neighborhood as Upper East Side in attempt to make everyone feel like the plan is sticking it to the 1%, the affected neighborhood is actually the border of East Harlem and Yorkville, and is the most densely populated neighborhood in Manhattan. This is the only residential marine transfer station site in the current administration's plan. We can't know if the smells would be kept inside the facility, although this writer seems to report that as a fact. He also reports that the view of idling trucks would be closed off. The writer is missing the point. My 5 year old's asthma is going to react to the exhaust from the idling trucks regardless of the view. The capability to process 5280 tons a day - not worth reporting. The glosiness of name badges - worth reporting. Interesting.
Posted on June 5th, 2012 3:20pm