Post Tagged with: "Harlem River Yard"

Waterfront development proposals stir concern

Waterfront development proposals stir concern

Environment, Housing June 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm 0 comments

The rush is on to develop a 13-acre, state-owned site on the Harlem River waterfront in Port Morris. So far, two ambitious proposals have been leaked to the media—one calling for a soccer stadium and 550 apartments, the other calling for 2,000 units. Both would include retail and community space. But environmental advocates and City Councilwoman Diana Ayala say that neither proposal is good for residents.

The New York Power Authority's two smokestacks on E. 132nd Street in Port Morris.

Activists urge state to close power plant

Environment September 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

Environmental activists are trying to stop a Port Morris power plant from obtaining a renewal for its permit to operate, arguing that the company’s emissions violate state standards and contribute to the area’s famously poor air quality.

Opponents take FreshDirect back to court

Opponents take FreshDirect back to court

Business, Environment April 9, 2014 at 7:53 am 2 comments

Lawyer says state illegally gave company a lease last year South Bronx residents who want to keep FreshDirect from moving to Port Morris say they have new evidence that will help them win their fight. Lawyers for the state and FreshDirect say that’s nonsense.

About a dozen demonstrators were arrested outside the gates of the Harlem River Yard on March 22 for protesting the city's deal with FreshDirect.

Nine protestors arrested at Harlem River Yard

Environment, Police March 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm 4 comments

Nine demonstrators were arrested while trying to enter the Harlem River Yard in Port Morris on Saturday in a protest against the city’s deal to relocate FreshDirect.

Future floods could contaminate Port Morris

Future floods could contaminate Port Morris

Environment December 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

As the planet warms, low-lying areas, like Port Morris, are increasingly vulnerable to flooding and the hazardous mysteries they may be concealing.

FreshDirect scales back project

Business, Transportation December 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm 1 comment

FreshDirect has scrapped plans to build a parking lot for its trucking operations on a three-acre parcel on the Harlem River Yard property where it plans to relocate. Instead, the food delivery company says it will keep its trucks on a larger parcel closer to where its new 500,000 squareRead More

This satellite image supplied by the city's Economic Develpment Corporation shows the location of the Randall's Island Connector in relation to FreshDirect's site.

Pact will let city build bridge to Randall’s Island

Government, Parks May 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm 7 comments

South Bronx Greenway will cross rail yard The city has reached an agreement with the private operator of the Harlem River Yards in Port Morris that will allow the long-stalled bridge from the Bronx to the playing fields of Randall’s Island to be built. But the project, one of theRead More

City approves FreshDirect subsidies

City approves FreshDirect subsidies

Business, Environment, News February 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

The city’s Industrial Development Agency voted overwhelmingly on Feb. 14 in favor of subsidies that will bring the food delivery company FreshDirect to Port Morris, as about a dozen South Bronx residents sat and fumed that the agreement was rammed through without sufficient public input.