Amazon Fresh, a grocery delivery service to compete with FreshDirect, is coming to NYC.
Rep. Jose Serrano opposed $3.5 million in public subsidies for FreshDirect's move to The Bronx.
The company has promised to create about 1,000 new jobs in its planned move to the South Bronx.
The board voted by a wide margin to back a lease modification the company needs to move to The Bronx.
A heated CB1 meeting ended Thursday without a decision on FreshDirect's planned move to the district.
Bronx groups filed the suit last year to block FreshDirect from building a large new base in Port Morris.
Ruben Diaz Jr. did not reappoint a CB1 member who had loudly opposed FreshDirect's planned Bronx move.
A group of residents filed a lawsuit trying to block the company from building a new base in The Bronx.
Crime is down and investments are up in the Bronx, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said.
David McInerney of FreshDirect spoke at the event. Meanwhile a Bronx activist was booted from the lineup.
Urban planners suggested parks and community spaces would be a better use of the South Bronx waterfront.
Diaz Jr. withdrew from the citywide race Tuesday, saying he will run for re-election in 2013.
John Catsimatidis and a grocer coalition say the public benefits are unfair and a misuse of tax money.
FreshDirect, whose headquarters was in an evacuation zone, lost dozens of trucks in the storm.
The company will partner with local leaders to hire residents of The Bronx, its future home, it said.
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