WHEN: Tuesday, February 14th 8:45 am press conference in front of 110 William Street 9:00 am board meeting of Industrial Development Agency, 4th floor
WHERE: New York City Industrial Development Agency,
110 William Street, Lower Manhattan
WHY: Without public hearings or notification last Tuesday, city, state and Bronx officials announced a nearly $130 million subsidy package for Fresh Direct to leave its Queens facility and expand its operations at the Harlem River Yards in The Bronx. The proposed project would bring more heavy diesel truck traffic to our already high asthma-inflicted communities and, despite misrepresentations made to the media, fails to guarantee any new jobs, much less living wage jobs, for South Bronx residents. South Bronx residents demand equitable and environmentally sustainable economic development proposals that are developed democratically and that create jobs at a living wage.
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