We forced a re-vote on $10M in subsidies to FreshDirect! Join us

We forced a re-vote on $10M in subsidies to FreshDirect! Join us Thurs, Feb 19, 9:30am!

Feb 16, 2015 — Join Us
for the Empire State Development RE-VOTE
on $10 Million in FreshDirect Subsidies
Thursday, February 19, 9:30 am
633 Third Avenue
37th Fl Conf Room

Also Email Cuomo here.

“No $ to Fresh Direct!” is the message!

RSVP: CLICK HERE and call 212-803-3794

Last August, the New York Empire State Development Board (ESD) gave preliminary approval to a $10 million subsidy being sought by FreshDirect to relocate to the South Bronx. Following public outcry and a statutory requirement that ESD give primary consideration to the needs and desires of the local community, a public hearing took place in Mott Haven three months later in November. At that time, upwards of 200 Mott Haven-Port Morris residents, physicians, political leaders, religious leaders, labor leaders, business owners and nonprofit organizations provided testimony (in person and electronically) against the subsidies. FreshDirect bused in nearly 100 of its employees (paid $7/hr to be there) to manufacture support, but not one single local resident testified in favor of the project. The ESD Board will now re-vote.

If you missed the hearing last November, highlights are hyperlinked :

Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up!

Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up
Saturday, February 28 at 11:00am
This image features the Greenway we have worked for over a decade to have opened. The Bronx Kill waterway is clear of the Con Ed obstacle they recognized the need to address and we look forward to more progress with your involvement!
SpkUp Postal Czrd 2015

Help Preserve the Port Morris Gantries

Take three minutes to nominate the Gantries!

Pressures of gentrification and decay continue. Look at what the Mayor announced.
It could be good, or it could mean ruin for preservation and open space public access opportunities. It is up to us.


Since 1988, the National Trust has used its list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places to raise awareness about the threats facing some of the nation’s greatest treasures. The list, which has identified 253 sites to date, has been so successful in galvanizing preservation efforts that only a handful of sites have been lost.

They are now accepting nominations for the 2015 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Please consider nominating the Gantries to the 2015 11 Most Endangered list.

Here is the link.

Here are two examples of nominations your neighbors have already sent for you to use some language if you want.

More from our website, with photos.

Here is the link to nominate the Port Morris Gantries.