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Musician Lou Reed Slams Bloomberg Over Garage Plan

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Legendary musician Lou Reed is taking issue with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over plans to build a massive sanitation garage in SoHo.

The rock star and his musician wife, Laurie Anderson, are among those suing the city over the plan that would build a garage, maintenance facility and salt shed on the corner of Washington and Spring Streets.

During an appearance on NY1's "The Road to City Hall" Thursday night, Reed urged Bloomberg to consider an alternative proposal that would hide the garage under an elevated park.

"Why would anybody in their right mind want to do something so ugly, so irresponsible, so disgusting other than Bloomberg and real estate people, and slither this thing through without anyone having a chance to say about it because no one knew anything about it," said Reed. "You can't keep track of every last thing these thieves do. But having said that, to store that much salt over water, over the apex of two parks is beyond irresponsible and these people ought to be jailed."

The sanitation department released a statement Thursday saying, "The project was modified significantly to address public concerns, and received overwhelming approval from the City Planning Commission and the City Council last fall." ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP