Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MTA sued over peeling lead paint

From AM-NY:

Queens residents are suing the MTA for failing to protect them from peeling lead paint on the elevated tracks of the 7 line, which they say rains down on pedestrians, property and businesses below, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

Plaintiffs of the class action lawsuit include Jackson Heights residents and their children, a day care chain owner, and the owner of the neighborhood’s popular gay club, Club Evolution, according to Kate Foran, the attorney representing the group.

One plaintiff, Dudley Stewart, lives 500 feet from the elevated track on 80th Street in Jackson Heights and fears for the safety of his two children, ages 12 and 8, Foran said.

“His kids are there all the time,” she said. “It’s a scary situation.”

The first elevated structures on the Flushing line were built before June 1915 and were painted with lead-based paint, according to the complaint. And the tracks have been poorly maintained ever since, it adds.


Anonymous said...

When will our elected representatives weigh in on this? Let's start with the Mayor.

(sarc) said...

At eight and twelve years of age, one would think that by this time the parent would be feeding the children nutritious meals and taught them not to eat paint chips off the filthy floor...

Gary W said...

Anon # 1

The Mayor was to busy virtue signaling about the lead in the water in Flint, MI.

Lead in the water in the schools here? Meh.

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea: DON'T EAT THE PAINT!!!!

Problem solved.

You are welcome.

Anonymous said...

Lead dust in the air has an affect on health too. One doesn't have to injest it.

Anonymous said...

what about smoking dust?

Anonymous said...

Ever notice the condition of the 111th Street station?
Uncleaned pigeon crap on the stair handrails!
No matter. This is a "ghetto" nabe and needs no notice.
If this station were in Forest Hills, where the elite live, it would be in far better condition.
But nobody cares about "Hispanics".

Anonymous said...

Ferreiras, Peralta, Bremer and the rest of the electeds that serve most of the communities where the 7 line runs don't give a shit, so why should we??