Wednesday, November 14, 2012

South Bronx Unite has sue to stop Fresh Direct from bringing upwards of 3000 daily vehicle trips to the South Bronx, a community already suffering from asthma rates that are eight times the national average. They also oppose the City's and State's continued support for siting polluting businesses on public land along the South Bronx waterfront The Fresh Direct deal epitomizes how EDC/IDA continues to sponsor development projects that benefit favored businesses and developers, while shutting out local community voices. The city completely excluded South Bronx residents from the decision to bring thousands of diesel trucks and vehicles through the neighborhood and occupy public waterfront land that is supposed to benefit the public, not private businesse. Even the Borough President Rubén Diaz, Jr. was part of this betrayal of the Soth Bronx residents.
Video by Rafael Martínez Alequín
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