Jennifer Connelly, Kirsten Dunst 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 Paul Bettany, Dunst, Stipe, Lou Reed and John Slattery 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, James Gandolfini, 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.