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Jennifer Connelly and Kirsten Dunst Lose in Sanitation Garage Campaign

January 16, 2010 (4:44 am) GMT
Jennifer Connelly and Kirsten Dunst's campaign along with other stars to ask the Manhattan official not to build garage sanitation in their neighborhood has been dismissed by a judge.
Jennifer Connelly and Kirsten Dunst Lose in Sanitation Garage Campaign

, and Michael Stipe have lost their campaign against the construction of a sanitation department in their New York neighborhood, after a judge rejected a lawsuit opposing the project. Manhattan officials have announced plans to erect a $346 million garage complex to store the city's garbage trucks in the trendy SoHo area of the Big Apple.

Famous residents Connolly and husband , Dunst, Stipe, and all took a stand against the proposal, urging city planners to build a smaller facility in another location. But the power of celebrity failed to make an impact - earlier this week, a judge gave the project the green light, according to the New York Post.

Back in March, the A-lister campaigners, including Kirsten Dunst, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, , Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Michael Stipe, John Slattery and more than 600 other people gathered at the Saatchi & Saatchi building on Hudson Street, the Huffington Post reported. They came to protest Bloomberg Administration who planned to dump a three-district, 120 high garbage depot, a 34,000 gallon fuel storage facility and a 5,000 ton salt shed onto the neighborhood.

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