April 12, 2016 by westsideneighborhoodalliance
The Port Authority is moving ahead with plans to building a new bus terminal in Hell’s Kitchen, and many questions are still unanswered at this time, questions that residents and business owners here on the West Side have about how they will be affected by what will be a massive project.
In a recent article posted on the website for Chelsea Now, the impact on the community could be, at best, full of near-constant construction for many years to come along with the noise, dust, and pollution that comes with it, and, at worst, may displace residents and businesses, churches, and social service providers who could be forced out through eminent domain.
As long as the Hell’s Kitchen community stands together and gets involved with finding out what’s going on regarding the Port Authority Bus Terminal redevelopment/expansion plans, the better odds we have to keep our neighborhood from being treated unfairly; just remember, knowledge is power, information is power.
To get more involved, learn more, and voice your concerns/opinions, join your neighbors, Community Board 4, and elected officials to demand that the Port Authority preserve the Hell’s Kitchen Community! A Community Town Hall will take place on Monday, April 18th, from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Metro Baptist Church, located at 410 W. 40th Street (between Dyer Ave./9th Avenue).
For more information on the Town Hall meeting, call (212) 967-1644 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .