One Year After Hurricane Sandy, South Bronx Unite Invites Bronxites & Bikers to Sojourn from the South Bronx Waterfront to City Hall to Join the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding and Thousands from across the City to Call for Meaningful Community Engagement
Where | Start @ Brook Park, E. 141st St & Brook Ave, South Bronx End @ City Hall, 250 Broadway
of all ages to visit sites along the community-planned Mott
Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan and learn about local organizing campaigns against pollution and unjust land-use from polluting fossil fuel power plants and waste transfer facilities that line the Bronx Kill waterway. Hurricane Sandy hit this flood zone during low tide, causing 3.5 foot flooding in the area, with forceful waves that ripped a pier from its concrete foundation.
The tour will highlight the community’s vision for the public waterfront land (including the historic gantries, the 132nd St. pier,
designated open space on the waterfront, boat launches and the Randall’s Island Connector project) as well as the private interests that have been derailing the community’s vision and profiting off of pollution, including the proposed site for FreshDirect’s diesel trucking business (with a $127 million giveaway subsidy).
Hall by Bike or Train –
At 3pm, bikers will trek over the 3rd Avenue Bridge and down the east side of Manhattan via the FDR bike trail to City Hall to join Alliance for a Just Rebuilding and thousands from across all
five boroughs (who are making their own journeys to City Hall by foot, bicycle and public transportation) to demand a just and equitable rebuilding of coastal areas that utilize recovery funds to create thousands of good and green jobs as well as smart and thoughtful planning for future storms that involves real inclusion
and engagement of impacted communities. Those not able to bike can take a train to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.
Click here to get more details and receive updates about the rally. Read more about Alliance for a Just Rebuilding here.