Clearly marked DIESEL fuel.  FreshDirect continues to break its promises.
Clearly marked DIESEL fuel. FreshDirect continues to break its promises.

Media Advisory

South Bronx Residents and South Bronx Unite Rally Against FreshDirect
Groundbreaking at the Harlem River Yard

Proposed relocation of Fresh Direct to South Bronx would add over a thousand
diesel truck trips each day to a community with sky-high asthma rates.

Monday, December 22nd at 9:45am

What: FreshDirect has planned a little-publicized “groundbreaking ceremony” at the Harlem River Yard, the site where it seeks to build a 500,000 sf diesel trucking operation. Dozens of local residents and community-based organizations will rally outside the Yard to make clear that the local community is opposed to this development.

Just last month, hundreds of local residents testified at a hearing in opposition to state subsidies for the project. Not a single local resident provided testimony in favor of the project. The ceremony takes place as city-wide actions call attention to decades of mistreatment of low-income communities and communities of color, including environmental injustices.

Who: South Bronx Unite
Community residents and organizations from the South Bronx
Allied organizations and individuals

When:  Monday, December 22nd, 9:45 am

Where: Harlem River Yard entrance – St. Ann’s Avenue and East 132nd Street, Bronx NY

Contact: Stephanie Ramirez
(212) 784-5704 or (917) 725-1468

Gigi Kwon
(212) 784-5706 or (646) 660-4952

Mychal Johnson – South Bronx Unite
(212) 810-0562

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