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Housing

Banana Kelly pushes for a land trust ahead of Southern Boulevard rezoning

Southern Boulevard Neighborhood Study

To stave off potential displacement residents fear could stem from the city’s plan to rezone a 13-block area around Southern Boulevard, Banana Kelly proposed building a community land trust.

Environment / Health

Panel debates businesses’ environmental impacts

Kellie Terry, executive director at The Point CDC, speaks at a forum at Hostos Community College on March 18, about the need for environmentally-friendly businesses.

A panel of South Bronx residents, advocates and business owners at a forum at Hostos Community College, said the city must take the area’s high rates of disease into account before allowing industries to relocate to Hunts Point and Port Morris.

Environment

Hunts Point groups join historic climate march

Bronx environmental justice marchers and cyclists practice a moment of yoga breathing to start the historic day.

Dozens of Hunts Point residents marched with nearly 400,000 demonstrators in the People’s Climate March in Manhattan, calling on world leaders to make drastic policy changes.

Environment / Jobs

Waterfront plan awaits HUD approval

Plans for a revitalized Hunts Point waterfront would include increased public access to the East and Bronx rivers.

Over 60 residents and business owners from Hunts Point and Longwood joined a group of planners to tell federal officials and a panel of experts why investing in the waterfront would benefit the neighborhood and the city.

Business / Environment

New allies join FreshDirect foes

The site in the Harlem River Yards that FreshDirect is slated to occupy.

Sustainable South Bronx, Greenworker Cooperatives and the Bronx Council on Environmental Quality have joined the opposition to FreshDirect’s move to the Harlem River Yards.

Economy / Environment

FreshDirect announces new jobs

FreshDirect announces new jobs

Company enlists support of grassroots spokesmen Online grocer FreshDirect has enlisted two more leaders of grassroots organizations in the Bronx to support its move to the Harlem River Rail Yard. Steve Ritz of Green Bronx Machine and Chris Norwood of Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute have endorsed the company, […]

Economy / Environment

FreshDirect hires Majora Carter

Majora Carter speaking at the South Bronx EarthFest in St. Mary's Park

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.