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Community Board OKs FreshDirect Move

NEW YORK — Bronx Community Board 1 has endorsed FreshDirect’s plans to build a state-of-the-art operation facility at the Harlem River Yard in the South Bronx.


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Fresh Direct is pursuing a slight modification to the original Harlem River Yard development plan from 1995, which requires approval from the city’s Planning Commission and the Mayor’s office. Bronx Community Board 1 voted to support that modification.

“FreshDirect is grateful for Community Board 1’s support and we look forward to making the South Bronx our new home in the coming years,” Jason Ackerman, chief executive officer of FreshDirect, said in a staement. “While we appreciate that a vocal but small number of people have concerns, we are committed to winning them over by delivering on the promises we have made to the community and working with local leaders to identify ways to make the relationship between FreshDirect and the South Bronx even stronger.”

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