Celebrities in SoHo and TriBeCa will have to put up with a lot of garbage--and a big block of salt.
In a unanimous ruling, the state Appellate Division gave a green light to a proposed Sanitation Department facility, including a salt-storage shed at Spring Street and the West Side Highway, despite opposition from the community and stars like James Gandolfini, REM frontman Michael Stipe, Jennifer Connelly, John Slattery and Kirsten Dunst.
The ruling paves the way to move much of Sanitation's facilities from Gansevoort Street to near the entrance of the Holland Tunnel, much to the chagrin of those who live in the area and are concerned about a fleet of garbage trucks in the neighborhood.
The star-studded coalition had argued that the city had not adequately addressed environment issues raised by more traffic in the neighborhood.
The appeals court sided with the city and said the sanitation department handled the concerns appropriately.