Use some, part or all of this set of facts to form your own statement against this project!
UPDATES: WE ARE WINNING, BUT WE NEED EVERYONE TO GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE!
Legal Updates –The ongoing litigation to stop Fresh Direct’s move to the Harlem River Yards continues! Newly disclosed information provides us with the opportunity to request renewal of our claim that the State DOT violated the New York Constitution by allowing land at the Harlem River Yard to be leased to Fresh Direct. We’ll keep you posted!
South Bronx Unite is a coalition of South Bronx residents, organizations and allies working together to improve and protect the social, environmental and economic future of the South Bronx. South Bronx Unite formed in response to the proposed relocation of FreshDirect from Long Island City in Queens to the Harlem River Yard, a 96-acre Port Morris/Mott Haven waterfront parcel of public land leased by the New York State Department of Transportation to Harlem River Yard Ventures in 1991 for 99 years with no public benefit to the community. In an undemocratic and community-excluded process, Fresh Direct has aimed to secure nearly $140 million of publicly financed subsidies from the City and State to assist with its proposed move to the Harlem River Yard. Even though FreshDirect would introduce 1,000 daily diesel truck trips to South Bronx neighborhoods where 25% of children have asthma, the City and FreshDirect failed to adequately review the environmental impacts associated with the project and excluded the affected community from the decision-making process.