One man's trash is another man's treasure, except maybe when that trash is being carted through your neighborhood. In this case that neighborhood is the Upper East Side and issue at hand is a proposed waste transfer station at 91st Street and the East River. Local residents turned out in force to voice their opposition, in a final attempt to stop the Mayor's plan. But it was Councilman Charles Barron of Brooklyn who may have delivered the line of the night:
"It's disingenuous when you raise those issues now because it's coming to your community, but as long as it was in our communities, it was all right," Barron said. "We have to be honest and fair; Manhattan has to share their burden of waste." Touche! Opponents of the Mayor's plan have their own website, natch.
· UES residents try to stop trash facility [Newsday]
· Stop the Garbage! [Gracie Point Community Council]