NYC, FreshDirect Hit With Enviro Suit Over Bronx HQ Project

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT) -- Two South Bronx community groups on Wednesday sued several New York City agencies and FreshDirect LLC in state court, claiming they failed to consider the environmental impact of the Web-based grocery chain's planned 500,000-square-foot shipping facility at the Harlem River Yards.

The lawsuit, filed by the Friends of Brook Park and South Bronx Unite, is the latest effort in a months-long campaign to thwart plans for the shipping warehouse at the site, which the city has encouraged with the promise of $128 million in subsidies....
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