Members of advocacy groups Pledge 2 Protect and NYCHA for NYCHA joined with supporters of nearby Asphalt Green for three days of protests outside the site of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station.
The de Blasio administration has affirmed its commitment to reconstruct and revive the defunct garbage station, and local residents continue to fight against it.
"Marine Transfer Stations are an obsolete system and don't help the city meet key goals of the Solid Waste Management Plan: they will not give relief to communities overburdened by trash issues, but will create new health and environmental harm," said Sean Wood, a Pledge 2 Protect board member, in a statement. ------
Read our recent coverage of the fight against the Marine Transfer Station:
[An Act of Disobedience ]
[East Siders Rally Against the Dump]
[Worry Over E. 91st St. MTS Flooding]