Dear Mr. Mayor,

Today as I walked past a small crowd of protestors by the Asphalt Green proposed waste transfer station, I once again marveled at the decision being made that this belongs here. Immediately I felt it a calling to invite you to join me for a cup of coffee at Timmy’s By the River, 91st and York Avenue. Just half an hour of your time – any time of the day (you choose) — to see the numbers of children in carriages, on bikes, on scooters.

The point being: WHY! You are here and you want to do good for the children of this city. Children from all economic levels are using this playground, field, swimming classes. Elderly people are using the gym. This is not an “Upper East Side Affluent Area” as described by the officials determined to make a statement at the cost of these children. You have the power to stop it. Get involved. Spend some time here and see how devastating this will be for the hundreds, maybe thousands, of kids using this area from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Read the full letter, Dear Mayor De Blasio: Let’s Meet and Talk Trash, on OUR TOWN

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