The City’s construction of a two-acre, ten-story waste station next door to Asphalt Green is threatening the safety of everyone who uses our facility.

Most troubling is the City’s plan to construct a massive, industrial grade ramp in between our athletic fields and aqua center. In order to mitigate the traffic and air safety issues created by this project, Asphalt Green is demanding the City make the following changes.

  1. Move the Ramp Out of Harm’s Way. We believe that any meaningful change must start with moving the ramp away from Asphalt Green’s campus. We have identified alternative locations that would avoid the serious health and traffic safety issues created by the ramp’s currently proposed location. Each alternative would divert traffic, fumes and operating risk away from our facility.
  2. Require the City to Use the Best Available Environmental Technology. We believe that the trucks and tugboats that will be hauling trash to and from the station should employ the best available clean technology. This technology would reduce the amount of toxic fumes pumped into our community and reduce the station’s environmental impact. We also believe that the City should employ the best environmental monitoring systems near the station to ensure that its carbon footprint is within safe levels at all times.
  3. Create Green Space. Our alternatives would create new green space atop the proposed waste station. These proposals build off the success of similar projects in other cities and would enhance—rather than diminish—our community’s green space and recreational areas.

We are working with the City to address all of our major concerns, but we need your help. Please join us in urging our elected officials and appointed City leaders to be a good neighbor, improve their plans, and move the ramp!

Mayor Bill de Blasio
Phone: (212) 788-3000

Hon. Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner
New York City Department of Sanitation
Phone: (646) 885-4974

Anthony Shorris, First Deputy Mayor
Office of the Mayor
Phone: (212) 788-3191

Hon. Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, Commissioner
New York City Department of Design and Construction ("DDC")
Phone: (718) 391-1000

Martin Rebholz, R.A., Borough Commissioner
New York City Department of Buildings
Manhattan Borough Office
Phone: (212) 393-2615

Marco A. Carrion, Commissioner
Office of the Mayor
Phone: (212) 788-7418

See something? Call 311!

To log a complaint about any potentially unsafe conditions at the construction site of the East 91st St. Marine Transfer Station, please call 311. To help expedite your call, let your operator know the city agency managing this project is the Department of Design and Construction (DDC).

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