IMPORTANT: Public Hearing Stop Cuomo From Giving FreshDirect $9 Million To Cause Asthma in the Bronx

Public Hearing
Stop Cuomo From Giving FreshDirect $9 Million To Cause Asthma in the Bronx*

Mon, Nov 17th
6-9pm; 5:30pm Rally
Hostos Community College, Gymnasium
450 Grand Concourse, C Building

1) Prepare testimony
2) Show up to the public hearing
3) Sign up to read and submit your testimony
Use some, part or all of this set of facts to form your own statement against this project!
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!
Support the Proposed Prioritization by the State of the Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan – Our community’s plan for the waterfront – which does not include FreshDirect’s diesel truck warehouse – has received overwhelming support from City and State agencies, Speaker Mark-Viverito and more than 200 residents and orgs. If you have not already done so, submit your comments in support of the plan – LINK HERE.
Continue to Put Pressure on the de Blasio Administration – Mayor de Blasio has the power to stop this deal!  More than 400 phone calls and emails have been made to his office asking him to stop this deal.  If you have not done so already, contact his team today – LINK HERE.
Ask Why Would Mayor de Blasio Give $140M to One Company in a Market Flooded with Alternatives? – This proposed subsidy has long been fought by New York grocers who see significant unfair advantage being given to one company. Now the market is being flooded with additional alternative delivery providers.
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.
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