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School field-turned-bus depot in Inwood irks residents

About 50 school buses from Brooklyn-based Seth Transportation are parked on the ballfield at Number Four School in the Lawrence School District, turning it into a muddy mess. They have been there since August.

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2020, 1:18 AM

Updated 1,312 days ago

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A school field-turned-bus depot in Inwood has prompted growing calls from neighborhood residents to have the buses removed.
About 50 school buses from Brooklyn-based Seth Transportation are parked on the ballfield at Number Four School in the Lawrence School District, turning it into a muddy mess. They have been there since August.
“We are very upset. No one ever gave us any warning. The school district never communicated with us that they would be bringing these buses into our neighborhood,” said resident Mary Macafity.
She says the buses are damaging the grounds and noisily idling on their once quiet neighborhood.
Dr. Ann Pedersen, the superintendent of Lawrence schools, arrived in the neighborhood Tuesday and went door to door to speak with angry residents.
"It’s a temporary situation,” she explained. “…The field will be restored and they have that guarantee from us."
A representative from Seth Transportation says the school busses will now be parked on district property inside the school yard.


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