Gallery: LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn...

On Tuesday night the Lower East Side’s Community Board 3 met to discuss plans by Greyhound Bus Line to transform the historic Seward Park into an inter-state bus terminal– and voted unanimously to deny the proposal! After three and a half hours of heated discussion, CB3’s board denied Greyhound’s plea for the Essex Street location, and asked the company to come up with alternative locations. Yet despite the overwhelming vote by CB3 and its residents, the actual decision lies in the hands of the New York Department of Transportation (DOT), who didn’t send any representatives to the meeting — and some local residents believe may have already given Greyhound bus company a pass to take over the nation’s oldest public playground, destroying the neighborhood social fabric, without any input from the local community.

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