Resistance Rising Against Port Authority's Manhattan Bus Terminal Plans

Nicole Gelinas writes a column that deliberately establishes an urban vs. suburban conflict over the issue of a $10 billion proposal to build a new Port Authority bus terminal on Manhattan's West Side.

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April 27, 2016, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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"The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is promising New Jersey commuters a new bus terminal on Manhattan’s West Side," according to an article by Nicole Gellinas. But while there's been no small amount of hand wringing over the cost of the new bus terminal, now estimated upward of $10 billion, there has been relatively scant coverage of the concerns of people living in the area of the proposed project.

"When the people on Manhattan’s West Side learned about this done deal," write Gelinas, "they were a little upset."

"The urban-vs.-suburban smackdown could delay the project for years," adds Gelinas, ominously. The article goes on to detail the type of New Yorkers that will be impacted by the project (i.e., "not rich people"). Also laid out are the arguments locals, along with Gelinas and some local politicians, have begun to make in opposition to the project.

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