The NY Sun has an article about truck routes in NYC and how the city is mishandling the problem:
Study Says City's Truck Routes ‘No Longer Make Sense'
Mr. Liu also blames Mayor Bloomberg for holding up the construction of a cross-harbor freight tunnel...The proposed tunnel would connect New Jersey to Long Island and bring freight beneath the New York Harbor, thus moving it off the crowded city streets. However, the tunnel has yet to move past the planning stages.
"Mayor Bloomberg supported it until one of his base neighborhoods in Queens didn't. He did an about-face as his election came near," Mr. Liu said.
So Johnny is fighting for Manhattanites to breathe cleaner air and experience less traffic while western Queens would get more trucks, pollution and gridlock. It explains the Manhattan fundraiser last week.
Just FYI for Johnny: Five Queens neighborhoods along with several in Brooklyn oppose the Cross Harbor plan. Just ask your council cohorts Simcha and Dennis...