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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.

A section of shoreline is falling into the Harlem River.

Bulkhead crumbles into Harlem River

Environment December 14, 2013 at 11:53 am 2 comments

A bulkhead on the shore of the Harlem River is crumbling into the water leaving about 100 yards of state-owned waterfront unprotected from high tides and future storms.

Community Board 1 member Michael Brady, seated in black jacket and yellow tie, reads from an agreement while the board votes.

Hot meeting ends in vote for FreshDirect

Environment, Jobs July 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm 3 comments

In another tumultuous meeting, the community board voted to approve FreshDirect’s plans, but opponents cried foul.

Critic of borough president gets the boot

Government June 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm 3 comments

One of Community Board 1’s most vocal members is ousted.

Advocates for more green space in the Harlem River Yards point to parks along the Bronx River like this one next door to the Fulton Fish Market as examples of the way industry and recreation can share space.industry and recreation can share space.

Residents push for greener waterfront

Environment, Parks January 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm 4 comments

Election year presents opportunities to press for policy changes, City Councilwoman Mark-Viverito tells Mott Havenites.

Residents speak out at districting hearing

Residents speak out at districting hearing

Government, Politics January 13, 2013 at 11:12 am 2 comments

Randall’s Island belongs in the Bronx, say advocates While New Yorkers wait for an appointed commission to carve the city up into a new set of districts for City Council representation, some South Bronx residents hope the new lines don’t mean they will lose control of Randall’s Island. At aRead More

Grocery group announces opposition to FreshDirect

Grocery group announces opposition to FreshDirect

Business, Jobs November 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm 2 comments

Residents and activists opposed to FreshDirect’s move to Port Morris gain a powerful ally.

FreshDirect hires Majora Carter

FreshDirect hires Majora Carter

Economy, Environment September 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm 5 comments

Majora Carter, the noted South Bronx environmentalist, has been hired by FreshDirect to combat opposition to its relocation to Mott Haven.

Carter’s husband James Chase, the communications director for her consulting company The Majora Carter Group, confirmed that she has been under contract for the last two months to advocate on the on-line grocer’s behalf.