• South Bronx Unite: In Search of Environmental Justice [Youth Climate Report: In-Depth]

    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 Fresh Direct 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. In an undemocratic and community excluded process, the City and State have offered Fresh Direct $128 million of publicly financed subsidies to assist with Fresh Direct’s proposed move to the Harlem River Yard. Even though Fresh Direct would introduce thousands of vehicle and truck trips to Sou...

    published: 14 Nov 2015
  • South Bronx Unite - Stop Fresh Direct 2-12-12

    Media event with News 12 Bronx at the site where Fresh Direct is proposed to take over more of the waterfront backed by $130 million in taxpayer funds. With local residents interviewed in English and Spanish. Also attempts by security to harass and intimidate and interfere with the reporters.

    published: 13 Feb 2012
  • South Bronx Unite! vs. FreshDirect's contaminated trucks

    Bronx12 piece on FreshDirect's dumping of environmentally compromised trucks on South Bronx's waterfront. November 12, 2012. With SouthBronxUnite! members Libertad Guerra and Mychal Johnson. Kicking some FreshDirect ass.

    published: 13 Nov 2012
  • South Bronx Unite press conference, 12/5/13

    published: 10 Dec 2013
  • South Bronx Unite and Senator Gillibrand

    Mychal Johnson of South Bronx Unite asks Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY during an asthma conference how can our government continue to support policies that create the conditions for asthma.

    published: 12 Aug 2015
  • South Bronx Unite at Not Just Talk Large

    Mychal Johnson at Not Just Talk: Food in the South Bronx introduce by event producer Tanya Fields!

    published: 19 Feb 2013
  • SOUTH BRONX UNITES TO STOP FRESH DIRECT

    published: 30 Mar 2014
  • IMG_0735 Mychal Johnson From South Bronx Unite

    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 Dia...

    published: 14 Nov 2012
  • South Bronx Unite | OPEN Friday | October 21st, 2016

    Rhina learns about what South Bronx Unite is doing to share the legacy of the Young Lords and the Black Panthers.

    published: 21 Oct 2016
  • South Bronx Unite Hosts UNIVERSES. October 15th, 2016

    South Bronx Unite hosted UNIVERSES on October 15, 2016 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party and to lift up the efforts of the South Bronx community land trust in its drive to acquire a 28,000 square foot abandoned city building to house than a dozen community organizations and sustain their work in the areas of health, education and the arts.

    published: 02 Jan 2017
  • South Bronx Tries To Keep Its Soul Amid Gentrification

    Baz Luhrmann's Netflix show The Get Down charts the history of hip hop in the South Bronx. As the $120 million project becomes the talk of the town, actual residents fight to maintain the soul of the neighborhood despite encroaching gentrification. Developers have been trying to change the image of the area, rebranding it as The Piano District, with rumors of the South Bronx becoming the next hipster mecca like Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Real estate firms are working to develop luxury apartment buildings, boutique hotels and nightclubs. Mychal Johnson, a member of the community group South Bronx Unite says, “There’s been a lot of advancement in our community but the question remains for whom and at what cost?” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/13/south-bronx-hip-hop-gentrificatio...

    published: 13 Aug 2016
  • Ñ Don't Stop - #WhatPianoDistrict: Rebranding of The South Bronx

    Celebrities Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell, and Adrian Brody partied in the South Bronx, New York last week. Find out how their presence is part of a larger plan to redevelop Bronx waterfront land into luxury buildings. Mychal Johnson of South Bronx Unite, discusses how the community is proposing alternatives that would benefit Bronx residents instead of real estate moguls and corrupt local politicians. Pioneer BBoy dancers, The Bronx Boys rock #RooftopLive. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/n-dont-stop-468339/

    published: 11 Nov 2015
  • Environmental Racism - The South Bronx

    An excessive amount of trash trucks rumble through residential neighborhoods in the South Bronx causing asthma rates to spike. Mychal Johnson of South Bronx Unite is fighting for change. By Alexandria Bordas, Columbia Journalism School

    published: 29 Nov 2016
  • Rally for Safe Streets in The South Bronx

    Four people in our community were killed by trucks and cars on East 138th Street. We need SAFER STREETS. We do not need more trucks from companies like Fresh Direct. Sponsored by: South Bronx Unite, Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, Friends of Brook Park, Highbridge Community Center, Harlem River Working Group, amongst others become a co-sponsor Contact: www.southbronxunite.com

    published: 06 Apr 2013
  • RevFitRadio #028: Environmental Justice in the South Bronx [Podcast]

    RevFit Radio is the official podcast of Revolutionary Fitness. [Originally published September 18, 2014] In episode #028 guest Mychal Johnson, environmental justice activist. Mychal is one of the founders of South Bronx Unite, 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. Here about what the People's Climate March means for the Bronx. Show notes: http://www.revolutionaryfitness.org/028 RevFitRadio: http://www.revolutionaryfitness.org/revfitradio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/revfitnyc

    published: 05 Jan 2015
  • Reasons to Boycott Freshdirect and Stop it's move to the Bronx

    Members of South Bronx Unite and residents of the South Bronx fighting FreshDirect proposal to move to their neighborhood, held a Press conference to announce a city-wide boycott of FreshDirect. They held a press conference in the Upper West Side neighborhood that has been battling the violent noise levels caused by FreshDirect's fleet of trucks for years. Prior to the press conference here is what concerned many of those that were there. They have started an online petition which can be accessed at: http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-freshdirect for more info. see: http://www.boycottfreshdirect.com and http://www.southbronxunite.com/

    published: 23 Mar 2012
  • Friends of Brook Park's Harry Bubbins talks at SpeakUp! Con

    At Lehman College in the Bronx. Bubbins talks South Bronx Unite, South Bronx activism, waterfront access, defeat of proposed FreshDirect deal.

    published: 23 Feb 2014
  • Bill DeBlasio promises to meet with @SouthBronxUnite

    5/17/2015

    published: 18 May 2015
  • BronxTalk Interview Boycott FreshDirect - . Excerpt.

    FreshDirect's proposed relocation to the South Bronx disregards the health and needs of the community. The impact of 2,000 truck trips a day on the environment, in a community with already high rates of asthma, has not been properly addressed by FreshDirect. Put and end to the exploitation. Say no to Fresh Direct! Full video: http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/viewvideo/2174/bronxtalk/bronxtalk--dec-3-2012 Sign the petition!: http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-freshdirect With Gavin Kearney Esq. from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Reverend Ruben Austria from South BRonx Unite. FULL VERSION HERE: http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/bronxtalk/viewvideo/2174/bronxtalk/bronxtalk--dec-3-2012 http://www.boycottfreshdirect.com

    published: 21 Mar 2013
  • Independent Sources: 2015 Earth Day Special

    On this special Earth Day edition of Independent Sources hosted by Sarah Pizon we take a look at some of the environmental issues plaguing the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and South East Queens. Mychal Johnson of the activist group, South Bronx Unite, talks about their efforts to keep Fresh Direct out of their community because of the environmental impact of the company's trucks in the neighborhood. Environmental reporter, Sarah Crean sheds some light on the debate over waste equity and the effort to lower the amount of the city’s garbage being transported through traditionally poorer communities. Then we learn about the Air Beam project, an initiative that puts portable air monitors in the hands of students and activists in an effort to improve the city’s air quality. Finally we see how on...

    published: 27 Apr 2015
  • Take Back the Bronx - Unite our blocks!

    Community Control. facebook.com/takebackthebx

    published: 20 Jun 2012
  • Not-so-FreshDirect: The Future of Environmental Justice in New York City

    Macaulay Honors College Seminar 4 popular education product by Brianna Naizir, Fanny Ho, Ashley Abraham, Nicholas Randazzo, Amir Stewart, and Minhal Mahmood (Professor Hillary Caldwell) Petition: www.change.org/p/boycott-freshdirect South Bronx Unite: http://southbronxunite.org/ Friends of Brook Park: http://friendsofbrookpark.org/ White Paper: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/caldwell16/files/2016/05/The-Future-of-Environmental-Justice-White-Paper.pdf Course Webpage: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/caldwell16/category/future-of-community-gardens/

    published: 22 May 2016
  • NYAGS, Grocers, Small Business Oppose New York's Million Dollar Giveaway to Fresh Direct

    In February of 2012, New York City and New York State announced this massive subsidy package to finance the relocation of FreshDirect to the Harlem River Yard in the South Bronx. South Bronx residents and community-based organizations through the South Bronx Unite! coalition have opposed and filed litigation to prevent the move because, among other things, it would add thousands of car and diesel truck trips every day to a residential community with high asthma rates and a high pollution burden. Grocers and bodega owners join in opposition to this outrageous misuse of public funds that would give Fresh Direct an unfair competitive advantage leading to the closure of vital bricks and mortar stores, and the jobs that they provide, in the South Bronx and throughout New York City. More info at...

    published: 16 Nov 2012
  • Protest at Bronx Democratic County Committee Annual Dinner 2013

    The Democratic Party has been ignoring issues that most affect it's constituents, making closed door deals with developers in developments that are sure to have lasting consequences in the long term to the health of the entire Borough. They've been siding with the privatization of our Schools, turning a blind eye on the NYPD racist Stop and Frisk practices within our communities. There's been an increase in lack of jobs, after school programs, senior citizen centers. Many of the schools have become overwhelmed with overcrowding due to co-location and privatization. Bronx Residents alongside the South Bronx Community Congress, Boricuas for a Positive Image, South Bronx Unite, The Freedom Party, The Green Party amongst others joined at the Annual Dinner of The Bronx Democratic Party to Prote...

    published: 18 Jul 2013
South Bronx Unite: In Search of Environmental Justice [Youth Climate Report: In-Depth]

South Bronx Unite: In Search of Environmental Justice [Youth Climate Report: In-Depth]

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  • Duration: 15:57
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2015
  • views: 385
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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 Fresh Direct 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. In an undemocratic and community excluded process, the City and State have offered Fresh Direct $128 million of publicly financed subsidies to assist with Fresh Direct’s proposed move to the Harlem River Yard. Even though Fresh Direct would introduce thousands of vehicle and truck trips to South Bronx neighborhoods every single day, the City and Fresh Direct failed to adequately review the environmental impacts associated with the project as required by State and Local laws and excluded the affected community from the decision‐making process. http://southbronxunite.org/ At Brook Park, 100 pepper plants have taken root in a corner of the garden known as the “youth farm.” Their primary caretakers are teenagers with criminal records who were sent to work in the garden through a court order as an alternative to incarceration. Ray Figueroa Jr is the program director for Friends of Brook Park, which runs the garden. A few of the youth have completed their requirements but continue to work at the Youth Farm. http://friendsofbrookpark.org/ Youth Climate Report is a youth led documentary initiative that operates under the leadership of Neko Harbour Productions, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Subscribe to the Youth Climate Report YouTube Channel to receive easy access to the full In-Depth Video Archives as well as short and feature length documentary films produced by youth around the world.
https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unite_In_Search_Of_Environmental_Justice_Youth_Climate_Report_In_Depth
South Bronx Unite - Stop Fresh Direct 2-12-12

South Bronx Unite - Stop Fresh Direct 2-12-12

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  • Updated: 13 Feb 2012
  • views: 694
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Media event with News 12 Bronx at the site where Fresh Direct is proposed to take over more of the waterfront backed by $130 million in taxpayer funds. With local residents interviewed in English and Spanish. Also attempts by security to harass and intimidate and interfere with the reporters.
https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unite_Stop_Fresh_Direct_2_12_12
South Bronx Unite! vs. FreshDirect's contaminated trucks

South Bronx Unite! vs. FreshDirect's contaminated trucks

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  • Updated: 13 Nov 2012
  • views: 126
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Bronx12 piece on FreshDirect's dumping of environmentally compromised trucks on South Bronx's waterfront. November 12, 2012. With SouthBronxUnite! members Libertad Guerra and Mychal Johnson. Kicking some FreshDirect ass.
https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unite_Vs._Freshdirect's_Contaminated_Trucks
South Bronx Unite press conference, 12/5/13

South Bronx Unite press conference, 12/5/13

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  • Updated: 10 Dec 2013
  • views: 117
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https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unite_Press_Conference,_12_5_13
South Bronx Unite and Senator Gillibrand

South Bronx Unite and Senator Gillibrand

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  • Updated: 12 Aug 2015
  • views: 86
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Mychal Johnson of South Bronx Unite asks Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY during an asthma conference how can our government continue to support policies that create the conditions for asthma.
https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unite_And_Senator_Gillibrand
South Bronx Unite at Not Just Talk Large

South Bronx Unite at Not Just Talk Large

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  • Updated: 19 Feb 2013
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Mychal Johnson at Not Just Talk: Food in the South Bronx introduce by event producer Tanya Fields!
https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unite_At_Not_Just_Talk_Large
SOUTH BRONX UNITES TO STOP FRESH DIRECT

SOUTH BRONX UNITES TO STOP FRESH DIRECT

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  • Updated: 30 Mar 2014
  • views: 40
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https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unites_To_Stop_Fresh_Direct
IMG_0735 Mychal Johnson From South Bronx Unite

IMG_0735 Mychal Johnson From South Bronx Unite

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  • Duration: 2:18
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2012
  • views: 98
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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.
https://wn.com/Img_0735_Mychal_Johnson_From_South_Bronx_Unite
South Bronx Unite | OPEN Friday | October 21st, 2016

South Bronx Unite | OPEN Friday | October 21st, 2016

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  • Updated: 21 Oct 2016
  • views: 8
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Rhina learns about what South Bronx Unite is doing to share the legacy of the Young Lords and the Black Panthers.
https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unite_|_Open_Friday_|_October_21St,_2016
South Bronx Unite Hosts UNIVERSES. October 15th, 2016

South Bronx Unite Hosts UNIVERSES. October 15th, 2016

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  • Updated: 02 Jan 2017
  • views: 4
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South Bronx Unite hosted UNIVERSES on October 15, 2016 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party and to lift up the efforts of the South Bronx community land trust in its drive to acquire a 28,000 square foot abandoned city building to house than a dozen community organizations and sustain their work in the areas of health, education and the arts.
https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Unite_Hosts_Universes._October_15Th,_2016
South Bronx Tries To Keep Its Soul Amid Gentrification

South Bronx Tries To Keep Its Soul Amid Gentrification

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  • Duration: 0:48
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2016
  • views: 318
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Baz Luhrmann's Netflix show The Get Down charts the history of hip hop in the South Bronx. As the $120 million project becomes the talk of the town, actual residents fight to maintain the soul of the neighborhood despite encroaching gentrification. Developers have been trying to change the image of the area, rebranding it as The Piano District, with rumors of the South Bronx becoming the next hipster mecca like Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Real estate firms are working to develop luxury apartment buildings, boutique hotels and nightclubs. Mychal Johnson, a member of the community group South Bronx Unite says, “There’s been a lot of advancement in our community but the question remains for whom and at what cost?” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/13/south-bronx-hip-hop-gentrification-the-get-down http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
https://wn.com/South_Bronx_Tries_To_Keep_Its_Soul_Amid_Gentrification
Ñ Don't Stop - #WhatPianoDistrict: Rebranding of The South Bronx

Ñ Don't Stop - #WhatPianoDistrict: Rebranding of The South Bronx

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  • Duration: 9:41
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2015
  • views: 975
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Celebrities Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell, and Adrian Brody partied in the South Bronx, New York last week. Find out how their presence is part of a larger plan to redevelop Bronx waterfront land into luxury buildings. Mychal Johnson of South Bronx Unite, discusses how the community is proposing alternatives that would benefit Bronx residents instead of real estate moguls and corrupt local politicians. Pioneer BBoy dancers, The Bronx Boys rock #RooftopLive. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/n-dont-stop-468339/
https://wn.com/Ñ_Don't_Stop_Whatpianodistrict_Rebranding_Of_The_South_Bronx
Environmental Racism - The South Bronx

Environmental Racism - The South Bronx

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  • Updated: 29 Nov 2016
  • views: 32
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An excessive amount of trash trucks rumble through residential neighborhoods in the South Bronx causing asthma rates to spike. Mychal Johnson of South Bronx Unite is fighting for change. By Alexandria Bordas, Columbia Journalism School
https://wn.com/Environmental_Racism_The_South_Bronx
Rally for Safe Streets in The South Bronx

Rally for Safe Streets in The South Bronx

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  • Updated: 06 Apr 2013
  • views: 392
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Four people in our community were killed by trucks and cars on East 138th Street. We need SAFER STREETS. We do not need more trucks from companies like Fresh Direct. Sponsored by: South Bronx Unite, Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, Friends of Brook Park, Highbridge Community Center, Harlem River Working Group, amongst others become a co-sponsor Contact: www.southbronxunite.com
https://wn.com/Rally_For_Safe_Streets_In_The_South_Bronx
RevFitRadio #028:  Environmental Justice in the South Bronx [Podcast]

RevFitRadio #028: Environmental Justice in the South Bronx [Podcast]

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  • Updated: 05 Jan 2015
  • views: 17
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RevFit Radio is the official podcast of Revolutionary Fitness. [Originally published September 18, 2014] In episode #028 guest Mychal Johnson, environmental justice activist. Mychal is one of the founders of South Bronx Unite, 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. Here about what the People's Climate March means for the Bronx. Show notes: http://www.revolutionaryfitness.org/028 RevFitRadio: http://www.revolutionaryfitness.org/revfitradio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/revfitnyc
https://wn.com/Revfitradio_028_Environmental_Justice_In_The_South_Bronx_Podcast
Reasons to Boycott Freshdirect and Stop it's move to the Bronx

Reasons to Boycott Freshdirect and Stop it's move to the Bronx

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  • Duration: 12:15
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2012
  • views: 468
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Members of South Bronx Unite and residents of the South Bronx fighting FreshDirect proposal to move to their neighborhood, held a Press conference to announce a city-wide boycott of FreshDirect. They held a press conference in the Upper West Side neighborhood that has been battling the violent noise levels caused by FreshDirect's fleet of trucks for years. Prior to the press conference here is what concerned many of those that were there. They have started an online petition which can be accessed at: http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-freshdirect for more info. see: http://www.boycottfreshdirect.com and http://www.southbronxunite.com/
https://wn.com/Reasons_To_Boycott_Freshdirect_And_Stop_It's_Move_To_The_Bronx
Friends of Brook Park's Harry Bubbins talks at SpeakUp! Con

Friends of Brook Park's Harry Bubbins talks at SpeakUp! Con

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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2014
  • views: 83
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At Lehman College in the Bronx. Bubbins talks South Bronx Unite, South Bronx activism, waterfront access, defeat of proposed FreshDirect deal.
https://wn.com/Friends_Of_Brook_Park's_Harry_Bubbins_Talks_At_Speakup_Con
Bill DeBlasio promises to meet with @SouthBronxUnite

Bill DeBlasio promises to meet with @SouthBronxUnite

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  • Updated: 18 May 2015
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5/17/2015
https://wn.com/Bill_Deblasio_Promises_To_Meet_With_Southbronxunite
BronxTalk Interview Boycott FreshDirect - . Excerpt.

BronxTalk Interview Boycott FreshDirect - . Excerpt.

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  • Duration: 3:50
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2013
  • views: 463
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FreshDirect's proposed relocation to the South Bronx disregards the health and needs of the community. The impact of 2,000 truck trips a day on the environment, in a community with already high rates of asthma, has not been properly addressed by FreshDirect. Put and end to the exploitation. Say no to Fresh Direct! Full video: http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/viewvideo/2174/bronxtalk/bronxtalk--dec-3-2012 Sign the petition!: http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-freshdirect With Gavin Kearney Esq. from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Reverend Ruben Austria from South BRonx Unite. FULL VERSION HERE: http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/bronxtalk/viewvideo/2174/bronxtalk/bronxtalk--dec-3-2012 http://www.boycottfreshdirect.com
https://wn.com/Bronxtalk_Interview_Boycott_Freshdirect_._Excerpt.
Independent Sources: 2015 Earth Day Special

Independent Sources: 2015 Earth Day Special

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  • Duration: 29:21
  • Updated: 27 Apr 2015
  • views: 95
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On this special Earth Day edition of Independent Sources hosted by Sarah Pizon we take a look at some of the environmental issues plaguing the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and South East Queens. Mychal Johnson of the activist group, South Bronx Unite, talks about their efforts to keep Fresh Direct out of their community because of the environmental impact of the company's trucks in the neighborhood. Environmental reporter, Sarah Crean sheds some light on the debate over waste equity and the effort to lower the amount of the city’s garbage being transported through traditionally poorer communities. Then we learn about the Air Beam project, an initiative that puts portable air monitors in the hands of students and activists in an effort to improve the city’s air quality. Finally we see how one artist is enlisting the aid of others to raise awareness about the world’s water crisis through a series of paintings on the city’s water tanks. (Taped 4-20-2015) Independent Sources is where viewers meet the ethnic press. IS engages journalists from New York's ethnic and mainstream media in an insightful discussion of stories covered by ethnic newspapers, TV and radio stations and websites. Each show features an in-depth profile of a news organization or a reporter, along with a news roundup. Independent Sources IS an informative, innovative half hour about New York's fastest growing news sector. Watch more Independent Sources at CUNY TV http://www.cuny.tv/show/independentsources
https://wn.com/Independent_Sources_2015_Earth_Day_Special
Take Back the Bronx - Unite our blocks!

Take Back the Bronx - Unite our blocks!

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  • Updated: 20 Jun 2012
  • views: 526
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Community Control. facebook.com/takebackthebx
https://wn.com/Take_Back_The_Bronx_Unite_Our_Blocks
Not-so-FreshDirect: The Future of Environmental Justice in New York City

Not-so-FreshDirect: The Future of Environmental Justice in New York City

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  • Updated: 22 May 2016
  • views: 92
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Macaulay Honors College Seminar 4 popular education product by Brianna Naizir, Fanny Ho, Ashley Abraham, Nicholas Randazzo, Amir Stewart, and Minhal Mahmood (Professor Hillary Caldwell) Petition: www.change.org/p/boycott-freshdirect South Bronx Unite: http://southbronxunite.org/ Friends of Brook Park: http://friendsofbrookpark.org/ White Paper: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/caldwell16/files/2016/05/The-Future-of-Environmental-Justice-White-Paper.pdf Course Webpage: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/caldwell16/category/future-of-community-gardens/
https://wn.com/Not_So_Freshdirect_The_Future_Of_Environmental_Justice_In_New_York_City
NYAGS, Grocers, Small Business Oppose New York's Million Dollar Giveaway to Fresh Direct

NYAGS, Grocers, Small Business Oppose New York's Million Dollar Giveaway to Fresh Direct

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  • Duration: 21:46
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2012
  • views: 140
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In February of 2012, New York City and New York State announced this massive subsidy package to finance the relocation of FreshDirect to the Harlem River Yard in the South Bronx. South Bronx residents and community-based organizations through the South Bronx Unite! coalition have opposed and filed litigation to prevent the move because, among other things, it would add thousands of car and diesel truck trips every day to a residential community with high asthma rates and a high pollution burden. Grocers and bodega owners join in opposition to this outrageous misuse of public funds that would give Fresh Direct an unfair competitive advantage leading to the closure of vital bricks and mortar stores, and the jobs that they provide, in the South Bronx and throughout New York City. More info at http://nyags.org
https://wn.com/Nyags,_Grocers,_Small_Business_Oppose_New_York's_Million_Dollar_Giveaway_To_Fresh_Direct
Protest at Bronx Democratic County Committee Annual Dinner 2013

Protest at Bronx Democratic County Committee Annual Dinner 2013

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  • Updated: 18 Jul 2013
  • views: 346
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The Democratic Party has been ignoring issues that most affect it's constituents, making closed door deals with developers in developments that are sure to have lasting consequences in the long term to the health of the entire Borough. They've been siding with the privatization of our Schools, turning a blind eye on the NYPD racist Stop and Frisk practices within our communities. There's been an increase in lack of jobs, after school programs, senior citizen centers. Many of the schools have become overwhelmed with overcrowding due to co-location and privatization. Bronx Residents alongside the South Bronx Community Congress, Boricuas for a Positive Image, South Bronx Unite, The Freedom Party, The Green Party amongst others joined at the Annual Dinner of The Bronx Democratic Party to Protest Against The Culture of Corruption In Politics. Demanding accountability, jobs, better education, and more transparency amongst the many issue's Bronx Resident are having to deal with and are continuously ignored.
https://wn.com/Protest_At_Bronx_Democratic_County_Committee_Annual_Dinner_2013