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Upper East Siders Continue Protest; Tribeca Rentals Are Tough

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UPPER EAST SIDE?Because lawsuits and Zone A flooding dangers aren't enough, residents are continuing to campaign against the proposed Marine Transfer Station on 91st Street at the East River. Many neighbors argue that the station would bring lots of trucks spewing noxious fumes through a residential neighborhood that's home to a lot of families?both well-to-do and not. Their most recent weapon: the video above by opposition coalition Pledge2Protect, a cartoonish depiction of the effects that the MTS would have on the neighborhood that's narrated by a child. Tug at our heartstrings, why don't you? But every other borough has one, or so its advocates say, and Manhattan needs to pull its weight and process its own garbage. A trash clash, indeed. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

TRIBECA?Bond New York has just come out with a report on Tribeca's rental market, which can be summed up in three words: limited supply; expensive. Currently available, for example, are four studios that range from $2,895 to $3,195; meanwhile, three three-bedrooms on the market are priced at $7,895/month to $12,000/month. In the 10013 zip code, one of the most expensive in the country, landlords and developers are getting from $66 to more $100 per square foot. The vacancy rate has held just below 1 percent since January. Most renters that would love to live there but must resort to other 'hoods end up in Battery Park City or the FiDi. [CurbedWire Inbox]

EAST RIVER PARK?A new artistic addition to East River Park went up last week and is sticking around till November. For their first New York City installation, husband-and-wife artists Gus and Lina Ocamosilva, who hail form South America, have created 12-foot-tall sculptures inspired by traditional ballet moves?the grand jeté, adagio, and arabesque. Altogether, the fluid, colorful aluminum works are called "Dancers of the Wind"; they have been placed along the promenade of East River Park, near the baseball fields just south of the East 10th Street footbridge. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]