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Port Morris celebrates the Harlem River

Port Morris celebrates the Harlem River

Environment July 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

Last Saturday there were signs of life along the usually desolate Lincoln Avenue waterfront, as residents came to enjoy the open space and cool breezes at the 2nd annual Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Celebration. They demanded the city consider public recreational access as a key part of future development plans.

Port Morris Distillery sides with community over FreshDirect

Port Morris Distillery sides with community over FreshDirect

Business, Government September 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm 4 comments

After briefly collaborating with FreshDirect to distribute its unique Puerto Rican liquor, The Port Morris Distillery has changed its mind and decided that the first order of Pitorro moonshine it sends the company will be the last.

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.

Storage facilities and warehouses on the Lower Concourse will be demolished to make way for housing, retail and recreation.

Residents prepare for big changes on the waterfront

Economy, Housing April 2, 2015 at 1:57 pm 5 comments

While city officials and developers alike are bullish on Mott Haven, residents and activists worry that several ambitious development projects to transform the neighborhood risk creating a community of haves and have-nots.

Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect

Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect

Environment, Government November 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm 4 comments

Some 100 Mott Haven residents locked horns with about as many FreshDirect employees on Nov. 17, at a contentious public hearing on the state’s plans to subsidize the online grocer’s proposed move to the Port Morris waterfront.

Court denies appeal to block FreshDirect

Court denies appeal to block FreshDirect

Environment, Jobs March 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

An appellate division of the State Supreme Court yupheld a lower court’s decision to throw out a lawsuit brought by South Bronx Unite that would have blocked FreshDirect from building a new facility on the Harlem River Yard.

Group pushes for greener waterfront

Group pushes for greener waterfront

Environment March 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

Bronx environmentalists want to see more people on local waterways, but first they want to know what tomorrow’s Bronx, Harlem and East River shorelines should look like.

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.