Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) wrote a letter to the chairman of the MTA, Joe Lhota, requesting an immediate solution to the noise pollution caused by the subway route adjacent to 104th Street in West Hamilton Beach, as well as suggestions for beautifying the area surrounding the subway tracks that would also create a barrier between tracks and pedestrians.
“I have heard the noise coming from the train cars and witnessed the unsightly area surrounding the tracks,” said Assemblyman Goldfeder. “With warmer weather quickly approaching, people will be spending more time outside, and they should be able to enjoy their neighborhood without being bothered by noisy subway cars and unsightly tracks.”
Assemblyman Goldfeder’s letter urges the MTA investigate the noise pollution situation immediately and begin taking the necessary steps to clean up and beautify the area. In addition, Assemblyman Goldfeder urged the MTA to review the possibility of planting greenery along the subway fence adjacent to 104th Street.
“Residents of Hamilton Beach have suffered with these issues for far too long,” said Assemblyman Goldfeder. “A small effort on behalf of the MTA will go a very long way in making Hamilton Beach even more attractive and safer for our children and families.”