Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the online grocer FreshDirect will be setting up shop in the Bronx with an expanded headquarters and operations center at Harlem River Yards. The trio of New York politicians beat out New Jersey and that state’s governor, Chris Christie, who aggressively lobbied and offered a $100 million bid to woo the FreshDirect facility across the state line.
FreshDirect will spend $112.6 million on the headquarters, which will be augmented by $127.8 million in grants, tax credits and other incentives from the City, the State, Borough President Diaz’s office and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.
Occupy Wall Street is moving on up to the East Side — literally, with a coalition of activist groups is marching on the homes of some of New York City’s richest residents tomorrow.
Robert Hammond, a former dot-commer and amateur artist who became an urban folk hero for his decade-long fight to save the High Line, keeps a card from an anonymous commenter above his desk.
“The High Line is beautiful and should be preserved,” it reads. “No doubt you will ruin it. So it goes.”
Bringing bin Laden to justice “vindicates all the work we’re doing in rebuilding.”
–David Childs, chief architect at 1 World Trade Center, speaking to Steve Cuozzo [via Matt Chaban]