The food giant FreshDirect is scheduled to move its headquarters to Port Morris before the end of the year. A new study by Columbia University aims to measure the impact new truck traffic will have on residents.
A new scorecard unveiled by a coalition of environmental groups this week rates Mott Haven’s riverfront among New York City’s worst in all three categories measured to gauge the health and vibrancy of 39 waterfront neighborhoods.
The city does need new housing, but in his thirst to reach his goal of 200,000 affordable apartments our mayor appears to be blind to the value of human scale, open space and community character.
A documentary by a European filmmaker that follows local artist Linda Cunninham as she worked on a mural about the Port Morris waterfront was aired at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Just how Intro 495, a proposed law that would cap the amount of garbage that can be dumped on the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southern Queens, went from near-certain passage to imminent defeat offers a text book example of the city’s backroom politics.
Fearing that years of effort to limit the amount of garbage trucked into Hunts Point and Port Morris was about to be lost some 70 local and environmental activists rallied at Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s District office to urge him to get behind legislation to share the burden of waste disposal.