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October 13th, 2012

The Fight is Not Over to Stop the E. 91st Marine Transfer Station
News & Update from Residents for Sane Trash Solutions

October 16th – Hearing in State Supreme Court

As you may know, the lawsuit in State Supreme Court brought by Assembly Member Micah Kellner and to which Sane Trash is a party, will be heard in oral arguments before Judge Eileen A. Rakower on October 16th. We believe our interests would be best served by allowing these arguments to be heard before the Judge in a courtroom WITHOUT a crowd that might distract from her focus and from the oral presentation of our attorney, Al Butzel. We therefore ask that you NOT attend this proceeding. We will keep you all fully informed of rulings or decisions in this lawsuit as they are released by the court.

Click here for a full press release from Assembly Member Kellner

October 18th | 7pm
East Side Democratic Club
225 East 93rd Street

Meeting and Update for Community Residents about the lawsuit against the planned MTS@ East 91st Street  & York Ave.

On October 18th at 7pm, 225 East 93rd Street (betw. 2nd & 3rd Ave.), the East Side Democratic Club will host a meeting with State Assembly Member Micah Kellner and our attorney Al Butzel to update and inform residents about the lawsuit against the planned Marine Transfer Station at East 91s1st Street & York Ave.

Best regards,

Residents for Sane Trash Solutions


Letter to Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn

June 26th, 2012

Date:  June 26, 2012
From:  East 93rd Street Block Association, New York, NY  10128
To: The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg
To: The Honorable Christine C. Quinn

“The firmest friendships have been forged in mutual adversity.”

The proposed East 91st Street MTS has provided the glue that has bonded the members of the East 93rd Street Block Association with the leaders of the Isaacs/Holmes Towers NYCHA development.

Together we have united in a relationship that reaches far and wide and includes not only the resident leaders of Isaacs/Holmes as well as the Directors of Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, and their Youth and Senior Programs, the Eiseman Nursery School and Day Care Center, and includes the director of New York’s largest mosque, the Islamic Cultural Center on East 96th Street. Our community’s fight against the proposed new MTS has far-reaching friends to the north, south, east and west.

Prior to forming this new coalition, the tenants of Isaacs/Holmes were for the most part ignored. They were perceived as people who neither raised their voices, nor voted on critical issues. But nothing is further from the truth.

For more than 45 years the under-served people in this city housing development abutting the previous E. 91st Street garbage dump suffered. They endured the stench of the garbage, the vermin, and the bird excrement the city visited upon them. They remember the noisy, grimy garbage trucks lined up around their buildings which contributed to the worst air quality and the highest asthma rate in the city. Tenants did not then and most still do not have air conditioning. Their fresh air came and still comes largely through their open windows. The city can spin the myth that garbage can be made odorless. But don’t try to tell that to the residents of Isaacs/Holmes. They know the truth!

And it was the tenants of Isaacs/Holmes who together with members of the East 93rd Street Block Association and Upper Green Side organized a postcard signing campaign protesting the construction of the new E. 91st Street MTS. Isaacs & Holmes residents signed cards. Eiseman Nursery & Day Care Center parents signed cards. The Youth Center children and parents signed cards. Stanley Isaacs Senior Center members signed cards. Children and parents of the Beacon Program signed cards (for which funding is being cut and the program is being canceled!) Neighbors throughout the entire community signed cards.

Yes, beyond any doubt: The entire community is a friend of Isaacs/Holmes!

We have more than 2000 signed postcards and the signing sessions continue !

The residents of Isaacs/Holmes are no longer a silent majority. They better than anyone know… garbage stinks! Garbage is a feast for rats and birds. All our children play in local playgrounds and on the athletic fields of Asphalt Green. Everyone knows the foul garbage smell that permeated the air when the “old” MTS was operational.

In the 21st Century, garbage should not be permitted anywhere near public housing, schools, playgrounds, athletic fields or where people live!

Though the times may be different for a lot of people, we know that the lack of essential amenities in NYCHA developments are legendary.  The residents of Isaacs/Holmes are no longer alone.

Their voices are now many thousands strong, joined by their friends and neighbors!

We have a voice! We vote!

Rally Against the Garbage Station

May 10th, 2012

Join us to rally against the 91st St. garbage station. Meet at City Hall at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 15 to let the Mayor know his plan doesn’t make sense when it involves putting a 10-story garbage plant in the midst of Asphalt Green’s playing fields and recreation center. MORE>

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: 2/16/12 – 1:30pm

February 15th, 2012

Residents for Sane Trash Solutions Neighborhood Meeting

January 20th, 2012
Neighborhood Meeting
Monday, January 30, 2012
at 7:00 pm
The Chapin School
100 East End Avenue

Please join our community organization
Residents for Sane Trash Solutions
and learn more about what we can do to prevent the City
from building a new huge (MTS) trash facility
at 91st Street & York Avenue adjacent to Asphalt Green and the East River

Please forward this e-mail to your neighbors, businesses and buildings

Please e-mail if you are able to attend

For more information visit our website

Residents for Sane Trash Solutions Community Updates

January 11th, 2012

Keep up to date with Residents for Sane Trash Solutions’ fight to stop the MTS! Click below to read the latest community updates from RFSTS.

December Community Update

January Community Update

Residents for Sane Trash Solutions : Daily News Article

January 11th, 2012

Read the article in the NY Daily News about our community and why the MTS does NOT belong in ANY residential community :

“This will injure the health, safety and welfare of the people who live here,” says Sandra Christie, on the steering committee of Residents for Sane Trash Solutions. “The mayor has this smoking ban, but it’s ok for 500 garbage trucks to idle next to playing children? We don’t think it’s right. This will industrialize a very peaceful residential area. A city should protect its neighborhoods.”

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