Today The New York Times ran an article that supports our stance that the opening of an MTS at East 91st Street is not a done deal and that there are major concerns that need to be addressed. It unfortunately reiterates some of the oft-repeated errors about how a marine garbage station at East 91st Street will improve the pollution and traffic issues in other boroughs.

Both Carol Tweedy, Director of Asphalt Green, and Bertha Lewis, advocate and President of The Black Institute, point out the City’s position that a garbage station in Manhattan would “right” the “wrongs” that other garbage stations throughout the boroughs of Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens pose, could not be more disastrous  to the individual, community or fiscal health of New Yorkers from both a short term and a long term perspective.

Our community and our City will be irreparably harmed by the implementation of the SWMP and we continue our pledge to pause and re-evaluate it.

Read the article