Upper East Siders Booed Christine Quinn - And They Trashed Her Waste Transfer Station Plan
From The New York Post :
Upper East Siders opposed to the construction of a waste transfer station in their neighborhood booed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at a mayoral forum today for her continued support of a controversial project that would send garbage trucks rumbling throughout posh area streets.
“I am not changing my position on the [marine transfer station],” Quinn declared to the crowd inside the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens on E. 93rd Street.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, new concerns have emerged about the E. 91st site, which is now classified as a flood zone, but Quinn said structural changes would be made to prevent any storm damage.
Immediately, the crowd jeered and heckled.
“Why have you never visited the site?” one person demanded.
Quinn did manage to raise a stink — about the jeers.
“Hang on — if you want an answer you have to listen,” she barked. “You can scream and yell. You could throw soft things after, but you have got to let me answer if I listen to your question with attention.”
Speaker Quinn's rude comeback is reminiscent of when former Schools Chancellor Cathie Black mocked a large parent meeting in the middle of a devastating scorched earth campaign of school closings.