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65 Commercial Street Update

Below is a copy of the letter from MTA Chair Jay Walder to Deputy Mayor Robert Steel, confirming the MTA’s acceptance of alternate sites for the Paratransit and EMS vehicles currently located at 65 Commercial Street. Of note is the MTA’s commitment to use the Maspeth Paratransit site for vehicle storage only, not as depot. In other words, vehicles won’t be going in and out on daily basis, which should make the use of the site (which, after all, is zoned as parking lot in a manufacturing zone) less of an issue to local residents.

BTW – if there is an unsung hero in all of this, it has to be Rami Metal, who, as the Greenpoint rep for CM Yassky and his successor CM Levin, has kept after this issue for years.