Tag: Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan

Breaking News: FreshDirect Plans “Secret” Groundbreaking Ceremony in The South Bronx


It’s been almost a 3 year battle since FreshDirect sweetheart deal was announced as a done deal to dump a trucking and pollution intensive industry in the growing residential neighborhood of Port Morris directly impacting those living in the immediate area including Mott Haven. The deal would bring over 1,000 trucks and trips a day adding to an area with 8x the national rate of asthma and now FreshDirect has hit a new low.

Word has been received that the company is planning a “secret” groundbreaking at the Harlem River Yards on Monday, December 22nd at 10AM so we are calling all those who have been fighting against environmental injustice and racism to join us on this date to rally against this move.

Dozens Take Part In Sneak Peak Tour of The New Randall’s Island Connector in The South Bronx

Dozens of people from all over The Bronx and the city came out today for a sneak peak tour of the new Randall’s Island Connector which will connect our borough to the 432 island park. Once the connector is completed by Summer 2015 it will provide Bronx residents with walking access onto the island which currently is only accessible from the Bronx by car via the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (Triboro Bridge) or via Manhattan through East Harlem. This, of course, is ironic considering that The Bronx is closer to the island and only separated by 30 feet at the narrowest point by the Bronx Kill — during low-tide you can walk from The Bronx to Randall’s Island.

Tell Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to Make Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan A Reality!

As we reported yesterday, New York State has proposed the prioritization of the Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront plan. The issue has been picked up by Curbed (with a readership of over 1.5 million visitors a month) and The Real Deal (with a readership of over 1.375 million a month).

For those on twitter, make sure you tweet the following and let’s have our voices heard!