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Daily Kos - The South Bronx Fights Air Pollution in "Asthma Alley" (April 8, 2015)

Mom's Clean Air Force - The South Bronx Fights Air Pollution in "Asthma Alley" (April 3, 2015)

The Guardian US - Environmental racism: Bronx activists decry Fresh Direct's impact on air quality (March 9, 2015)

NY Daily News - EXCLUSIVE: FreshDirect will be sued for punishing workers (March 8, 2015)

Voices of NY - Fresh Direct and the South Bronx (March 4, 2015)

DNA - FreshDirect Breaks Ground as Protests Denounce the Project (December 22, 2014)

Mott Haven Herald - Residents protest FreshDirect groundbreaking (December 23, 2014)

NYT - FreshDirect Breaks Ground in the South Bronx, Prompting Protests (December 22, 2014)

NY Daily News - Bronx FreshDirect foes slam state subsidy for onlinegrocer's plan to relocate to Harlem River Yards (November 17, 2014)

Mott Haven Herald - Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect (November 18, 2014)

Crain's - Amazon squeezes FreshDirect (October 26, 2014)
     Letter to the Editor: FreshDirect's Bronx deal needs a fresh look

NY Daily News - Plan to unlock south Bronx waterfront recognized by State (October 19, 2014) 

Think Progress - "Environmental Racism" and the FIght for Green Space in the South Bronx (October 9, 2014)

Vice - Bronx Activists Take Local Fight Against "Environmental Racism" to a Global Stage (October 8, 2014) 

The Blinker - Someone Cares about the Bronx's Environmental Health. When will de Blasio? (October 8, 2014)

Mott Haven Herald - Mott Haven throng marches for environment (September 24, 2014)

La Respuesta - The Environment Unites the People - Especially Those Most Directly Affected (September 23, 2014) 

Climate March & South Bronx Unite Fight Against FreshDirect Metions
    CNN - People's Climate March Video
    Latin America News Dispatch - Latin Americans March in NYC Against Climate Change
    Metro - More than 310,000 attend People's Climate March
    Grist - One big march, lots of little messages

Inc. - The Climate March and FreshDirect's Big Green Problem (September 22, 2014)

Fusion News - #climatemarch voices are loud, but will politics drown them out? (September 22, 2014)

Voices of New York - South Bronx Marches for Climate Change (September 22, 2014)

Tonight at Dawn - People's Climate March: The South Bronx to Bangladesh (September 22, 2014)

New York Post - FreshDirect protesters say de Blasio's security ejected them from game (September 21, 2014)

Redactie Radio Centraal (Belgian radio) - Harry Bubbins on the People's Climate March and South Bronx Unite Opposition to FreshDirect (September 20, 2014)

NY1 - Activists Highlight Environmental Concerns Ahead of Climate March (September 20, 2014)

RevFit Radio - Environmental Justice in the South Bronx (September 18, 2014)

WBAI - Haskins in the Morning - Monxo Lopez on South Bronx opposition to FreshDirect and the Peoples Climate March (:47.50 -- 1:01:00) (September 11, 2014)

NY1 - Bronx Activist to Attend UN Climate Summit (September 5, 2014)

NY Daily News - FreshDirect foe from the Bronx is heading to the United Nations (September 3, 2014)

News 12 The Bronx - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s FreshDirect comments anger Port Morris, Mott Haven residents (July 16, 2014)

NY Daily News - South Bronx residents up in arms over perceived slight by Borough President (July 16, 2014)

Welcome2TheBronx - Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Insults Mott Haven/Port Morris; Says There’s Nothing There, It’s Morbid (July 15, 2014)

SojournerTruthRadio - Interview with Danielle Beiling and Gavin Kearney (April 8, 2014)

Al Jazeera - Bronx residents fight FreshDirect relocation, citing environmental racism (April 7, 2014)

News 12 The Bronx - Bronx Supreme Court hears oral arguments in FreshDirect case (April 7, 2014)

NY1 - South Bronx Residents March, Rally Against FreshDirect's Proposed Move (March 23, 2014)

Mott Haven Herald - Nine protestors arrested at Harlem River Yard (March 23, 2014)

NYC Latino Politics - 100 March, Nine Arrested in Protest of FreshDirect Relocation to South Bronx (March 23, 2014)

Ed Morales - South Bronx Demands Respect (March 23, 2014)

News 12 The Bronx - South Bronx United protesters arrested for FreshDirect sit-in at Harlem River rail yards (March 22, 2014)

Mott Haven Herald - Lobbyists smoothed way for FreshDirect (January 20, 2014)
DNAinfo - FreshDirect's Bronx Move Hits Snag as Congressman Opposes $3.5M Subsidy (December 20, 2013)

The New York World - FreshDirect government aid bid rejected (December 20, 2013)

Mott Haven Herald - FreshDirect funding request hits snag (December 19, 2013)

Bronx Bureau (City Limits) - Congressman's Opposition Stalls FreshDirect Vote (December 19, 2013)

NY Daily News - Important vote on millions in government funding for FreshDirect's Bronx move is shelved indefinitely (December 18, 2013)

New York Amsterdam News - South Bronx activists take FreshDirect to Court (December 12, 2013)

Bronx Times - Fresh Direct foes appeal (December 12, 2013)

NY Post - FreshDirect charges more in richer areas (December 12, 2013)

National Resources Defense Council - Will Fairness Prevail in the South Bronx? (December 5, 2013)

Daily News - A "Fresh" appeal as Grocer's foes take their fight up the judicial food chain (November 29, 2013)

New York Post - DeBlasio blasts Fresh Direct's $100 M freebie (September 19, 2013)

Pix 11 - John Liu blasts Bloomberg’s support of city’s $127M FreshDirect deal (July 23, 2013)

NY1 - Comptroller Liu Claims City Is "Held Hostage" By FreshDirect To Deliver On Tax Breaks (July 23, 2013)

Daily News - City panel rubber-stamps $127M in subsidies for FreshDirect move to the Bronx (July 23, 2013)

Business 2 Community - Online Grocery Shopping: Are Customers Checking Out or In? (July 11, 2013)
The New York World - Locals throw tomatoes at FreshDirect Bronx relocation (July 9, 2013)

News 12 el Bronx en Español - Grupo busca detener mudanza de Fresh Direct a El Bronx (July 10, 2013)

News 12 The Bronx - FreshDirect plan takes center stage at meeting (June 28, 2013)
DNAinfo - Chaotic Community Board Meeting Ends Without Decision on FreshDirect Plan (July 1, 2013)

Mott Haven Herald - Community board chaos erupts over FreshDirect (June 29, 2013)
News 12 The Bronx - FreshDirect plan takes center stage at meeting (June 28, 2013)

WBAI - Jose Santiago interview with Harry Bubbins (relevant portion - 11:36-18:08) (June 27, 2013)

City Limits - FreshDirect’s Bronx Foes Weigh Appeal (June 4, 2013)

Daily News - FreshDirect foe Mychal Johnson says opposition led to his dismissal from Bx. Community Board 1 (June 4, 2013)

Mott Haven Herald - Critic of borough president gets the boot (June 1, 2013)

City Limits - FreshDirect Job Vows: At Odds with Environmental Claims? (May 16, 2013)

BronxNet - Perspectives with Daren Jaime (March 26, 2013)

NYT - Residents Sue FreshDirect Over Move to the Bronx (March 5, 2013)

DNA - FreshDirect Defends New Bronx Facility Against Legal Challenge (March 5, 2013)

New York Business Journal - FreshDirect in court; suit aims to block construction of South Bronx facility (March 5, 2013)

News12 - Judge to rule on South Bronx Unite lawsuit against FreshDirect (March 4, 2013)

Associated Press - FreshDirect move to the Bronx argued in court (March 5, 2013)
          As picked up by:
          The Wall Street Journal
          The San Francisco Chronicle
          The Republic
          CBS 6 Albany
          Fox 44/ABC 22

DNAinfo - Urban Planners Propose Green Alternatives to FreshDirect's Bronx Facility (January 29, 2013)

Daily News - Residents come out to support visions for Harlem River Yard  that include ball fields and bike paths, but not FreshDirect (January 28, 2013)

Mott Haven Herald - Residents push for greener waterfront (January 28, 2013)

Mott Haven Herald - FreshDirect scales back project (December 18, 2012)
BronxNet - BronxTalk with Gary Axelbank (December 3, 2012)

Mott Haven Herald - Grocery group announces opposition to FreshDirect (November 14, 2012)

News12 - FreshDirect trucks discarded in Mott Haven (November 12, 2012)

WBAI - Bronx Residents Organize Against Fresh Direct Deal (September 10, 2012)


Daily News - FreshDirect deal is sour, sez lawsuit (June 12, 2012)

WNYC Community Activists Sue to Stop Fresh Direct from Moving In (June 12, 2012)

Village Voice - South Bronxites Sue FreshDirect, City For Ducking Asthma Risk Study (June 13, 2012)

New York Times - Suit Filed to Stop FreshDirect Plan for a South Bronx Complex (June 13, 2012)

DNAinfo - South Bronx Groups File Lawsuit to Block FreshDirect (June 13, 2012)

Bronx Health REACH - New York City’s FreshDirect Deal (April 3, 2012)

Mott Haven Herald -
Community board questions FreshDirect deal by Joe Hirsch (March 30, 2012)  

The Riverdale Press -
The Bronx is burning ... from fossil fuel by Kristin Hart (March 28, 2012) - South Bronx Group Calls for FreshDirect Boycott by Patrick Wall (March 22, 2012)

AlterNet - Bronx Residents Launch Citywide Boycott of FreshDirect by Sarah Jaffe (March 21, 2012)

BronxNet -
BronxTalk with Gary Axelbank (March 12, 2012)  

Bronx Matters -
Brooklynites Share Development Fight Lessons with Boogie Down Brethren  by Jordan Moss (March 12, 2012)

The Riverdale Press - FreshDirect deal: another sellout by Karen Argenti (March 7, 2012)  

WOR710AM -
FreshDirect Moves to the Bronx, but Jobs and Groceries Don't by Joe Bartlett (March 6, 2012)

Grubstreet -
Bloomberg Drama is Delivered Again by Alyssa Shelasky (March 4, 2012)  

Crains -
Are subsidies to keep firms in NY worth it? by Rick McGahey (March 4, 2012)  

AlterNet -
How FreshDirect Delivers Misery Along With Your Groceries--And How Workers and the Community are Fighting Back by Sarah Jaffe (March 4, 2012)  

New York Times -
In Bronx, FreshDirect and Land of Great Promises by Michael Powell (February 20, 2012)  

Bronx Times -
Mott Haven residents rally over relocation of Fresh Direct headquarters by Kirsten Sanchez (February 20, 2012)  

The Riverdale Press -
Under the wire by Adam Wisnieski (February 15, 2012)  

Crain’s -
Did FreshDirect deserve more than $100M in tax breaks and subsidies? (February 15, 2012) (69% say no)  

Liu Questions $100M Fresh Direct Subsidy (February 15, 2012)  

New York Times -
Criticism of FreshDirect Deal Is Off Base, City Officials Say by Charles V. Bagli (February 14, 2012)  

NY Daily News -
An $83M ‘Direct’ deposit by Daniel Beekman (February 14, 2012)  

El Diario/La Prensa -
Protestarán contra instalación de Fresh Direct en El Bronx by José Acosta (February 14, 2012)

NBC New York -
Some Opposed to FreshDirect's Planned Move to Bronx (February 14, 2012)  

The Village Voice -
City Panel Votes to Approve $128 Million FreshDirect Payoff (liveblog) by Neil deMause (February 14, 2012)  

Mott Haven Herald -
City approves FreshDirect subsidies by Joe Hirsch (February 14, 2012)  

DNAinfo -
New York City To Vote on Fresh Direct Deal Tuesday, Despite Pleas to Delay Decision by Patrick Wall (February 14, 2012)  

Gothamist -
Fresh Direct's Sweet Gov't Subsidies Sicken Some In The Bronx (February 13, 2012)
The Village Voice Some People Are Not Happy With FreshDirect's Move to the Bronx by Sam Levin (Feb. 13 2012)  

Crain’s -  New York: Opposition to FreshDirect subsidy deal mounts by Lisa Fickenscher (February 13, 2012)  

The New York Observer -
Fight Over FreshDirect Facility Continues by Hunter Walker (February 13, 2012)  

News 12 -
Protesters take to the Web against Fresh Direct (February 13, 2012)  

Mott Haven Herald -
Mott Havenites say ‘no deal’ to FreshDirect by Amora McDaniel (February 10, 2012)  

DNAinfo -
Fresh Direct Deal Blasted by South Bronx Residents and Activists by Patrick Wall (February 9, 2012)  

New York Post -
Deal with the devil: Tax breaks with strings by Nicole Gelinas (February 9, 2012)  

Daily News -
Bronx residents to weigh in on new Fresh Direct HQ by Daniel Beekman (February 8, 2012)  

News 12 -
Plan to open Fresh Direct HQ in Bronx causes stir (February 8, 2012)  

NY1 - Bronx Residents Speak Out Against New FreshDirect Headquarters (February 7, 2012)