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One local official is asking for assistance from the MTA in an effort to improve a neighborhood for its residents.

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder sent a letter to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota in the hopes of bringing his attention to issues in West Hamilton Beach, including noise pollution caused by the subway that runs alongside 104th Street and proposals to clean up the area that surrounds the train tracks.

“I have heard the noise coming from the train cars and witnessed the unsightly area surrounding the tracks,” said 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.”

Goldfeder believes cleaning up this area will create a barrier between the subway tracks and pedestrians strolling through the neighborhood. He also urged the MTA to look in to the possibility of planting greenery along the fence that runs next to 104th Street.

“Residents of Hamilton Beach have suffered with these issues for far too long,” said 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.”

According to a representative from the MTA, no such letter had been received as of press time.

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