Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

December 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health.

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with parents at PS85 to address the subway noise.

Earlier this month, the New York Times and local channel ABC 7 reported on the issue.

Read more about the rally

Watch the NY1 story about the rally against subway noise.

CUER is dedicated to developing new avenues of participation and new opportunities for citizen empowerment in environmental decision making. The center facilitates important social conversations about the acceptability of environmental risks and the need for equitable distribution.