SBX Environmental Justice Walk

When: May 3, 1:00-3:00pm
Meet: Mott Haven Bar & Grill (1 Bruckner Blvd)

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Resident members of South Bronx Unite, a local environmental justice organization, will lead a waterfront walking tour of landmark sites throughout the Mott Haven-Port Morris neighborhood of the South Bronx as well as sites along the Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan, a community-designed blueprint for alternatives to decades of policies that have perpetuated air quality degradation and unjust land use.  This dynamic tour will provide a window into the craftsmanship of the 1800’s, the oversaturation of industrial facilities causing alarmingly high asthma rates and the myriad signs of resiliency.  The tour will highlight local community gardens and local organizing campaigns for climate resiliency and against
subsidies to diesel trucking companies like FreshDirect. This tour is part of Jane’s Walk NYC, organized by the Municipal Art Society, where thousands of New Yorkers will take to the streets on 100+ walking tours throughout the city to engage in walking conversations in the spirit of Jane Jacobs.

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