We came across this item on the Clinton Hill website about Fresh Direct, which is hit-or-miss in terms of deliveries in Brooklyn. They write that FreshDirect:
has followed an arbitrary pattern of opting neighborhoods into its delivery zone. Many parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx are not yet served by FreshDirect. These are neighborhoods that FreshDirect deems underserved, or in plain terms not worth the bother. Bed-Stuy my old neighborhood is one such place. It borders Williamsburgh and Clinton Hill but FreshDirect wont go there.
There's also an ongoing discussion at the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy Forum complaining of lack of Fresh Direct:they had the nerve to have a subway ad in the Myrtle-Willoughby train station and they don't even deliver here! And wha's more insulting is that I think some of the people around here actually WORK for Fresh Direct! Evil or Very Mad Fresh Direct can go directly to hell.But even the original Clinton Hill writer writer complains that "the trucks park all over my neighborhood and are idling all the time" and that "I, living on the first floor, breathe the exhaust directly aimed at my window. And all that because one of my neighbors wants to eat healthy." Can't live with 'em. Can't live without 'em.
· Is FreshDirect Good for You? [Clinton Hill]
· Fresh Direct! [Fort Greene/Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy Forum]
· Measuring the Neighborhood Grocery Gap Again [Curbed]