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‘They don’t belong’: Holden calls for removal of unattended tractor-trailers in Maspeth and Glendale

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Councilman Robert Holden is working to enlist a special task force that will address the issue of several tractor-trailers being left unattended  in Maspeth and Glendale. (Photo via Getty Images)

Councilman Robert Holden is working to enlist a special task force that will address the issue of several tractor-trailers being left unattended in Maspeth and Glendale.

According to Holden, there are several tractor-trailers that have been parked and left unattended in late hours of the night in areas, particularly on Borden Avenue near Principe Park and  on Cypress Avenue between Cypress Hills Street and Vermont Place near Liberty Park.

“I don’t want them in the district,” Holden said. “I don’t want them parked in the district. I don’t want them park next to a park. I don’t want them in a residential area. They don’t belong,” Holden said.

Holden revealed that one of the tractor-trailers is parked near the Long Island Expressway, which is problematic due to its proximity to an exit ramp.

“A lot of merging traffic suddenly gets cut off and they could go right into the tractor-trailer,” Holden warned.

He also noted that most of the tractor-trailers are waste haulers and emit bad fumes.

“They obviously transport waste and sometimes it’s garbage,” Holden said. “It’s not pleasant.”

Holden says that special task force would enlist members of the Department of Transportation, the NYPD’s 104th Precinct and Department of Sanitation.

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