Our Supporters/Our Platform

This is a partial list of our supporters who have signed on to the South Bronx Unite Platform, located below the list.

Accepted Ministry
Alianza Popular de New York
Blk Projek
Boogie Down Rides
Bodega Association
Bronx Climate Justice North
Bronx Council for Environmental Quality
Bronx Health REACH
Bronx Movers and Shakers
Casa Atabex Aché
Crossway Church
East Harlem Preservation, Inc.
East New York Farms
Ecostation:NY – Bushwick Campus Farm
Every Day is a Miracle
Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Associaton
Freedom Community Center
Freedom Party, Bronx Chapter
Friends of Brook Park
Good Jobs New York
Green Guerrillas
Green Worker Cooperatives
HealthxDesign
House of Influence
Hunger Action Network
La Familia Verde
La Finca Del Sur/South
Bronx Farmers, Inc.
La Fuente
La Peña del Bronx
Lower East Side Ecology Center
New York Association of Grocery Stores
Organic Soul Chef
Padre Plaza Success Garden
People’s Movement
Pueblo en Marcha
Pueblos en Movimiento
Rebel Diaz Arts
Collective
Regeneration CSA
Sierra Club
Salvation Baptist Church
South Bronx Community Congress
South Bronx CSA
Spanic Attack
Sustainable South Bronx
The Point Community
Development Corporation
Urban Rebuilding Initiative
Vertically Integrated Farms
Youth Ministries for
Peace and Justice

South Bronx Unite Platform

South Bronx Unite is a coalition of South Bronx residents,  organizations, and allies working together to improve and protect the social, environmental, and economic future of the South Bronx. South Bronx Unite formed in response to the proposed relocation of Fresh Direct from Long Island City in Queens to the Harlem River Yard, a 96‐acre Port Morris/Mott Haven waterfront parcel of public land leased by the New York State Department of Transportation to Harlem River Yard Ventures in 1991 for 99 years. In an undemocratic and community excluded process, the City and State have offered Fresh Direct $128 million of publicly financed subsidies to assist with Fresh Direct’s proposed move to the Harlem River Yard. Even though Fresh Direct would introduce thousands of vehicle and truck trips to South Bronx neighborhoods every single day, the City and Fresh Direct failed to adequately review the environmental impacts associated with the project as required by State and Local laws and excluded the affected community from the decision‐making process.

Immediate Goals
1. Full consideration of environmental impacts of Fresh Direct Project with well‐publicized public hearings.

2. Empire State Development Corporation to deny approval of Fresh Direct’s application for $50 million in financial assistance.

3. New York State Department of Transportation to reject the Fresh Direct sublease.

4. New York State Department of Transportation to declare Harlem River Yard Ventures in default of the 1991 Lease for failure to provide public benefit.

5. New York State Comptroller to audit the 1991 Lease between the NYS DOT and Harlem River Yard Venture.
6. City Council oversight hearing on EDC/IDA subsidies.

Long Term Vision
7. Open community‐based planning process for future  developments at the Harlem River Yard.

8. Green businesses that provide living wage jobs for South Bronx residents at the Harlem River Yard.

9. Dedicated public green space, parks and waterfront accessible to all at the Harlem River Yard.

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