Opinion: Fresh Direct & NYC: A Not So Wonderful Life

During this holiday season, we at NYAGS hope New Yorkers and especially the ESD will consider the importance of traditional small business in New York City. That’s why we’ve put together the following tale based on Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”

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Take Action Now!

To some, Fresh Direct may be a good idea in theory, but is clouded in controversy. The online grocer plans to use about $130 million in tax breaks and grants from the City, State and Federal governments, by claiming that the move will create jobs and other benefits for the Bronx community. Not only is […]

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Media Advisory: NYC Grocer & Bodega Owners Announce Opposition to City’s Fresh Direct Millions

New York City grocers and bodega owners announce their strong opposition to the City and State’s indefensible and anti-competitive proposal to gift Fresh Direct with $127 million in economic development subsidies.

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The First Cut is the Deepest

Fresh Direct

The city is cutting libraries but is still looking to pony up millions for the online grocer FreshDirect? Does this make any sense?

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Fairway, FreshDirect, and the Importance of Neighborhood Stores

Neighborhood Store

Our core mission here at NYAGS is to advocate on behalf of the city’s hundreds of thousands of Mom and Pop stores who we feel are the lifeblood of New York-creating the commerce and jobs, for sure, but also giving life, vitality and character to the hundreds of diverse neighborhoods that make up this great town. Central to this mission is our support of the local supermarkets that are the crucial traffic builders who feed the smaller shops as the folks come to the neighborhood shopping strip to buy their groceries.

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