by Matthew Chapman, Writer/director, ‘The Ledge’; Author, Trials of the Monkey’; President,

Last week, seven people were arrested for protesting the building of a massive two-acre, 10-story-high garbage transfer site in a flood zone in Yorkville, just south of East Harlem. Among those arrested were an 80-year-old woman and an African American woman of 30 with a severe heart condition.

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