Do we really need a garbage dump on the Upper East Side?

Do we really need East 91st St. MTS garbage dump on the upper east side in a residential community? Why not use the space instead to create a beautiful public space (similar to the 72nd Street pier on the west side)? Just imaging a plaza, overlooking the East River, with an al fresco cafe. Or maybe a couple of public tennis courts – with a bubble could go over them in the winter. A summer stage for concerts, movies under the stars, free yoga classes… the possibilities are endless.