Couriers and Delivery Services

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    South Bronxites Sue FreshDirect, City For Ducking Asthma Risk Study

    When the city Industrial Development Agency voted back in February to give FreshDirect $128 million in tax breaks and other goodies to move their shipping headquarters from Queens to the Bronx, local residents who were peeved at the prospect of a fleet of produce-laden trucks idling all night -- in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    Bloomberg and Diaz Jr. Write Op-Ed In Favor of Fresh Direct's Move To The Bronx

    ​Mayor Bloomberg and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. weighed in on the Fresh Direct controversy stewing in the Bronx in a New York Daily News op-ed Sunday. Writing in favor of Fresh Direct's move to the South Bronx the two politicians tried to assuage critics' fears over the damage the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    City Panel Votes to Approve $128 Million FreshDirect Payoff (liveblog)

    Last Tuesday, the city Industrial Development Agency announced that it and several other city and state bodies planned to hand over $128 million in grants, tax credits, and assorted vouchers to FreshDirect, which would use the cash to move its headquarters to the Bronx waterfront ... all the way fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Some People Are Not Happy With FreshDirect's Move to the Bronx

    It started as a take-that-New-Jersey story -- but now it's become not-in-my-backyard. Ah, land use battles in New York City! The central character in this debate is FreshDirect, the online grocer looking for a new home, having outgrown its location in Queens. Last week, news broke that the compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Day in the Life of...a Macaroon Maker

    Welcome to Day in the Life of, a feature that will appear every so often on Fork in the Road in which we look at different culinary professions in New York City and the people behind them. How do the pros actually spend their days? Up this week: Dan Cohen, owner of Danny Macaroons 8 p.m. -- I don ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011


    How fast can you shop at four grocery stores?

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Thanks to the Blizzard, FreshDirect Donated a Ton of Food to City Harvest

    City Harvest​Well, here's a little smidge of silver lining attached to an otherwise gray cloud of un-plowed streets and disabled subway lines: according to City Harvest's Facebook page, FreshDirect donated 72,000 pounds food to the organization after Sunday night's blizzard brought business up ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2010


    Film Festival brings biking to the big screen

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Revisit: Bacon Naan and Other Delights at Tabla in Madison Square

    ​The richness and smokiness of the newfangled bacon naan is not to be underestimated. Seven years ago, when Tabla first opened, I respected the restaurant, but didn't love it. It was too fusion-ey for me. Nevertheless, I noted, "Despite his profound culinary departures from an authentic India ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    FreshDirect, Now With Fewer Boxes

    Jason Cartwright/flickr​The City Room reports that FreshDirect has cut the number of cardboard boxes it uses for delivery by 1.5 million since last year. The decrease is the result of a new system used by the company that allows items that were previously packed separately to be packed together. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Special Fresh Direct Discount! 58% Off Their Fine for Idling Trucks Less

    Online grocery delivery service FreshDirect must pay a $50,000 fine for the pollutants its idling trucks spew on New York streets, the state Attorney General's office announced today. It could have been worse. The state is knocking $70,000 off of the $120,000 fine it originally assessed, so long as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Keeping Cubicle Inhabitants From Getting Fat

    It's no google, where they recently had a cooking contest for employees judged by the likes of Marcus Samuelsson and Martha Stewart and have been know to bring in Ferran Adria for a chat, but it sounds nice too, if also a bit creepy and controlling. FreshDirect has launched a "Smart Eating at the Of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Office Holiday Parties Down, Says Shaken Office Party Supplier

    FreshDirect At The Office, the B2B arm of the grocery delivery company, really wants to supply office parties with everything "from gourmet platters like fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil... to decadent dessert, snacks and pantry supplies." So they are at least as disappointed as many of you will b ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2007

    Panic at FreshDirect

    A unionizing battle and a hunt for illegal immigrants collide

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007
  • News

    August 21, 2007
  • Dining

    August 14, 2007

    Rotten Tomatoes

    Our man Sietsema orders Fresh Direct

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Dead Fuckin' Last in the Alleycat

    Beer Biking = A natural buzz Photo: Greg Mango Dead Fuckin’ Last. DFL for short. It’s generally not the best way to finish a bike race or any other competition. But most races don’t begin at one bar and end at another. Most races aren’t called Chumpionships. “We’ve got one plan, on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2006

    School Food Firm Passes on Seconds

    At good ol' Holmes School in hard-hittin' New Britain, the best school meal was "braised beef." This delicacy is not on the NYC menu. So quit complaining, kids! (NYC DOE) When New York City's schools declared an emergency two years ago because of problems in its food delivery system, U.S. Foodservi ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2006

    Unjust Desserts

    Pink slips on the menu for school food supplier

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2005

    Losing Their Lunch: School Food Plan Hits New Snag

    The food system that serves New York City's 1.1 million schoolchildren took another blow Friday—only the latest in the 18 months since the Department of Education launched a new plan to have just three delivery companies distribute food to schools in all five boroughs. The company that handled ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    December 20, 2005

    WWRTD: Or, What Would Roger Toussaint Do?

    Mr. Toussaint, how will you purchase your Christmas ham?

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2005

    Menu of Snags for School Food Plan

    School's out for the summer, but problems persist in the new system for delivering food to school cafeterias that the Bloomberg administration—on multimillion-dollar advice from the consultancy Accenture—implemented last fall. As the Voice reported back in April, the city's Department of ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    Recipe for Trouble

    City schools' new food plan fails to deliver

  • News

    January 25, 2000

    Dread Locked

    FedEx Says No Haircut, No Job