Friday, March 4, 2011

Electeds move to block Maspeth depot

Maspeth Doesn't Need Another Depot!


Council Members Van Bramer, Crowley, Assemblywoman Markey and Local Elected Officials unite with Concerned Residents to Speak out against the Proposed Location

On Friday, March 4th Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and Assemblywoman Marge Markey will stand with local elected officials and concerned residents to speak out against the city and MTA’s proposed Bus Depot site in Maspeth. The proposed site on 49th Street and Galasso Place would be the third MTA depot in an area that is already saturated with commercial traffic. The rush job in selecting Maspeth as a potential site has raised concerns about the secretive process that gave no notice to the community or to local elected officials. Council Members Van Bramer and Crowley and Assemblywoman Markey are going to unite with local elected officials and residents to protest against the proposed location.

WHO: City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley;
Assemblywoman Marge Markey; Local Elected Officials; and concerned residents.

WHAT: Protest City & MTA’s rush job to dump another bus depot in Maspeth
WHEN: Friday, March 4th 2:30PM
WHERE: Corner of 49th Street and Galasso Place


LibertyBoyNYC said...

The pols will put up enough resistance to get their beaks wet (or their palms greased) but it's not like there's really a "community" in the vicinity to oppose this. Dead mafioso buried in the tar floor of Maspeth Creek don't count.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for that Jimmy - he thinks the folks bulldozing Dutch Kills into oblivion are swell fellows.

Look who they hang with, ignore what they say.

Christina Wilkinson said...

The point is that more trucks in West Maspeth means more trucks in the rest of Maspeth. The community is mobilized in opposition. You don't put forward a truck bypass plan and then sneak in a new depot. That's just wrong.

georgetheatheist said...

A place to store the Access-a-Ride vehicles? Hhmmn? Mocker, now that's another fish to fry. Access-a-Ride. A friend of mine is blind and can tell you a thing or two about the waste that that program is.

georgetheatheist said...

BTW, how come PIX cut short the Mocker-VanBramer interview?

Did I detect an extra twinkle in Jimmy's eye talking to Greg? Maybe the former saw the latter's bravura performance swishing the cape by the Fat Boy?

And there's nothing wrong with that.

Just guessing.

Queens Crapper said...

This one's for George.

georgetheatheist said...