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New York, NY- Today at noon, NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, NYS Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa and NYC Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez, Transportation Committee Chair and Mark Levine, Parks Committee Chair will join community leaders and organizations in calling for a major shift in community responsiveness as the US$183.2 million redevelopment of GWB Bus Terminal moves forward.

Uptown residents are set to face long periods of construction, truck traffic, congestion and loss of public space, for a project that will bring only big box and chain stores that pay poverty wages. Participants will voice their continued frustration with developers Tutor Perini Corp. and SJM Partners, and the Port Authority for:

-Lack of adequate space offered to the Washington Heights community.

-Loss public space: a subway entrance at 175th st. and second floor of the terminal.

- The failure to guarantee a living wage for prospective employees.

- The refusal to fully fund a traffic study and the additional traffic enforcement needed.

- The lack of outreach to local and MWBEs in the area to date.

Who: NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat, NY State Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa, NYC Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, NYC Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine, NY Communities for Change, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, WEACT for Environmental Justice, Community Board 12, La Fuente, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Community League of the Heights and the Bodega Association of the US, Dominican Women's Development Party, Washington Heights-Inwood Chamber of Commerce, Make the Road.

When: Today at noon.

Where: The corner of 179th St. and Fort Washington Ave., Manhattan.

Written by: Jonathan Davis (info@adrianoespaillat.org)
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5 comment(s)
Written by: anthonyC, 16 May 2014 9:46 AM
From: United States


"will bring only big box and chain stores that pay poverty wages."

So much for objective and unbiased journalism.

Keep up with the left-wing, tripe from New York. You are losing readership drastically.
Written by: bernies, 16 May 2014 10:28 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
Why do the left always wants to stand in the way of progress. Is a shame.
Written by: laman00, 16 May 2014 10:34 AM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA
DT what does this article have to do with DR tell me please??? Concentrate on the problems that this country is facing, Dominicans are much better off living in New York then in there own country today, why you keep bringing this kind of news as if people care so much here.
Written by: BASTA, 16 May 2014 10:41 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Don't like than go back that septic tank Ciudad Trujillo!
Written by: Danilo, 16 May 2014 11:07 AM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
People in the US freak out from the tiniest changes. You move a chair and they wanna hang you.

Here's the new look
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Currently
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As you can see, almost the same.
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