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    Well it appears the great minds down at city...

    Well it appears the great minds down at city council have approved this poorly conceived project. Now it's just a matter of coming up with half a billion dollars to build it.
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    Please join your friends and neighbors in...

    Please join your friends and neighbors in testifying against the DSNY Consolidated Three District Garage and Salt Shed at Spring Street plan,


    FRIDAY - CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL at 10 AM...
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    A similar poster is posted on the front door of...

    A similar poster is posted on the front door of the Ear Inn.
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    I don't want to state the obvious, but District 1...

    I don't want to state the obvious, but District 1 has not had a true garage for the thirty-five years I have lived down here. They park the trucks on the street and their private cars on the...
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    I find it amazing that DSNY needs 30' ceiling...

    I find it amazing that DSNY needs 30' ceiling heights for their operation, while UPS which has large trailers need only 15'. If the ceiling height is lowered the ramps could be shorter, therefore...
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    Although Philip Mouquinho is a well spoken and an...

    Although Philip Mouquinho is a well spoken and an outspoken individual for the community, I don't believe he is still a community board 2 member.

    Actually the project is not blocks from the...
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    I find it interesting to see how NYC is trying to...

    I find it interesting to see how NYC is trying to make a vibrant riverfront from an abandoned waterfront versus how Amsterdam
    reinvented their abandoned docks. Amsterdam wins hands down. They have...
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    Fire boat station

    A good friend of mine was the battalion chief working out of this fireboat station and invited me over for lunch about five years ago. Other than the quaint look of the station on the outside, the...
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    Interesting that the state has approved the use...

    Interesting that the state has approved the use of the Gansevort pier for a marine transfer station. Perhaps the garages and the salt pile should be located there also.

    Strange things happen when...
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    Test probes

    I see they have core drilling rigs set up in the UPS lot. Somethings up.
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    This is a new idea

    A museum for city sanitation by amy zimmer / metro new york

    > email this to a friend
    DEC 12, 2007
    INTERVIEW. New York University professor Robin...
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    Strangely enough garbage trucks can be an asset...

    Strangely enough garbage trucks can be an asset to the park if that generates an annual revenue source. One thing for certain is that the city is not going out of business soon (unlike the...
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    But at the same time if it needs a legislation...

    But at the same time if it needs a legislation change to allow DSNY vehicles on Pier 40, wouldn't it be easier to just allow them to stay on the Gannsevort Pennisula and rehabilitate that site?
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    Interesting concept

    Here's an interesting twist on Pier 40.

    Pier 40 garbage trucks smell sweet to some By Josh Rogers
    If you think community activists would be leading the opposition to a plan...
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    Thanks for the figures ASchwarz. Now my next...

    Thanks for the figures ASchwarz.

    Now my next question is what is the percentage of those major parks dedicated to bike and running pathways relative to the green (passive) and/or active...
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    As Zip noted above I am confused about comparing...

    As Zip noted above I am confused about comparing totally different park experiences.

    I never did a square footage calculation of HRP vs other large parks in the city. Perhaps some of the other...
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    Pier 40 is hardly on the same scale as Central...

    Pier 40 is hardly on the same scale as Central Park, Prospect Park or Flushing Meadows. It can't even fit two full sized baseball fields inside the "doughnut". And why should that particular section...
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    If the use of the pier was only for the...

    If the use of the pier was only for the "immediate" neighborhood that would be a waste of open space. What would one consider the "immediate" neighborhood? Christopher to Spring, Varick to the river?...
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    The link is working now. There are a series of...

    The link is working now. There are a series of articles, the one mentioned above is one of them.
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    ^^^ You left out airport in your list.

    ^^^ You left out airport in your list.
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    If the nimby thing is what you are saying I...

    If the nimby thing is what you are saying I object to, it is not. It's called fair share. Why should the Hudson Square area host a district 1 garbage garage? If it was a district 2 garbage garage...
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    ^^^^^ I'll still go back to the original...

    ^^^^^

    I'll still go back to the original statement that "everyone in the area is quite comfortable" and I will underline and make bold for you the word "everyone" does not include me! I live in...
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    Pier 40 is used by more than just children of...

    Pier 40 is used by more than just children of parents that live in the community. One has only to go over there late in the day or early in the morning and see it's used by adults from all over the...
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    I didn't read anything in the editorial that said...

    I didn't read anything in the editorial that said "everyone in the area is quite comfortable with a 1 district garage." A single district is better than three districts, but none is even better. I am...
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    Indeed the individuals just might raise the money...

    Indeed the individuals just might raise the money to rescue Pier 40. Rich C. has been instrumental in getting support for GVLL and other organizations in the community, but my original question was...
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