By Rick Boone
A compromise was reached Friday between the city and some Upper East Side residents on how trash in Manhattan will be moved to a marine transfer station on the East River. NY1’s Rick Boone filed this report.
“I lived here when the trucks used to be here. I used to adjust my jogging depending on the smell. If the wind wasn’t blowing, I couldn’t jog around here,” one man says.
The route to the rebirth of the Marine Transfer station on the East River near 91st Street and York Avenue is going to change, but not anytime soon.
As planned, in 2017 trash trucks will drive through the Asphalt Green athletic center, but starting in 2019, a new entrance ramp will open one block up on 92nd Street.
The city says it listened to the residents’ concerns about hundreds of trash trucks going through an area frequented by families. Asphalt Green serves more than 32,000 children.
Full NY1.com coverage: City Reaches Compromise on Ramp to Upper East Side Marine Transfer Station