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Lawyers representing members of a South Bronx coalition were in court Monday morning in the latest attempt to block the relocation of FreshDirect's headquarters from Queens to the Bronx.
The grocery delivery service says the move to the Harlem River Yard will bring jobs to the neighborhood, but an effort spearheaded by South Bronx Unite contends that residents don't need the additional pollution that will accompany FreshDirect's fleet of trucks.
A judge heard oral arguments from South Bronx Unite that leasing the plot to FreshDirect violates the New York State Constitution because the land is designated for public use.
Below, the proposed site for the 500,000-square-foot warehouse is marked on a map of the city: