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We are a coalition of Bronx residents, professionals, activists, artists, parents, and organizations.
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FreshDirect plans to use $130 million in subsidies to occupy public waterfront land in the South Bronx, imposing 2,000 daily vehicle trips through a community already facing asthma rates five times the national average. This company is a parasite on the public: they use public dollars to aggravate public streets with noise, exhaust, and waste.
* Plans to share space with four massive waste processing plants
* Plans to build on top of documented Ranachqua settlement and burial ground
* 2,000 vehicle trips every day through "Asthma Alley" in the South Bronx * 380 tons of solid waste per month (Not counting the delivered boxes!) * Loud, inefficient, idling trucks overburdening city streets
* Extortion of public funds by pitting NY against NJ when they have space to expand * Refusal to pay living wages to workers * Refusal to guarantee any jobs to residents of the South Bronx * History of discrimination and unfair labor claims * Blocking of public access to the waterfront * Refusal to deliver to the neighborhoods they will pollute most
New Yorkers deserve better,
especially when virtually every rent-paying local grocery store will deliver!