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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 Sou...
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.
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...
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.
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.
A quick video survey of the Port Morris Waterfront from the year 2000. Before the four power plants were forced on our community. It shows also the lack of observable progress on the South Bronx portion of the Greenway since then. Shows part of the site where Fresh Direct was proposing to relocate. Features the Port Morris Gantry site, working for historic preservation status for these gems on our shoreline to serve as the basis of a community center. Film by www.caminodepaz.org, editing and overlays by Robert Davenport.
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/
On July 23rd, 2013, the NYC Industrial Development Agency voted to approve public subsidies for FreshDirect's relocation to the South Bronx. But South Bronx activists and and advocates from around the city, including Comptroller John Liu, aren't ready to give up the fight against this polluting, corrupt corporation.
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The People Are Saying No To Fresh Direct in The Bronx, Carmen Santiago, Edwin Figueroa, Ed Conde long time residents of the South Bronx speaking out against MORE COMTAMINATION OF THE Hunts Point neighborhood video # 2 by Jose Rivera11:17:14
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...
Host Professor Miguel Perez sits down with several members of the South Bronx United Soccer club who include the Executive Director, Andrew So, Head coach George Nantwi, and players Jeffrey Cordova and Francisco Mendoza on the mission of the club how it has impacted the youth