Did FreshDirect deserve more than $100M in tax breaks and subsidies? – Polls | Crain’s New York Business

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Crain's New York, one of the most respected business journals in the industry is asking a poll on the FreshDirect issue of receiving $130 million in tax breaks and subsidies.  Public opinion is clearly showing that more and more people are increasingly opposed to such a deal - particularly one done without community input. (Don't forget to read our open letter to Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr!) Please take the poll: Did FreshDirect deserve more than $100M in tax breaks and subsidies? - Polls | Crain's New York Business. MORE ARTICLES AND VIDEOS DISCUSSING THE GROWING CONCERNS OF THE FRESHDIRECT $130 MILLION DEAL NY1 NY Daily News

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New York City Comptroller
  • “Today’s $100 million subsidy to Fresh Direct was already a done deal from the moment it was announced last week and the reality is that my vote today does not change the outcome.  Nonetheless, I cannot vote for this subsidy in good conscience.  There may be more ways to ensure a better return on this investment. “For the cost of this benefits package the city could give 4,385 students full, four-year scholarships to CUNY or hire 1,458 new teachers or pay for 350,000 GED test-prep programs or launch a micro-lending program for minority and women entrepreneurs. - Read more: http://www.comptroller.nyc.gov/press/2012_releases/pr12-02-015.shtm
 

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