Eric Adams Says He Wants to End ‘Food Apartheid.’ These Bed-Stuy Residents Are Trying To Do It Themselves.

July 14, 2022 – Media Mention
The City

Chair of Herrick's Land Use & Zoning Group, Mitchell Korbey, was quoted in The City discussing food deserts in New York City and Mayor Adams' push for more fresh food and food equality across the city.

The article notes that Mitch, the former director of the Department of City Planning’s Brooklyn office, called Adams preliminary initiatives "a great effort," but added that the city could do more to entice grocery stores into underserved neighborhoods by changing zoning designations to allow large grocers to enter manufacturing zones and boosting pre-existing tax incentivizes for grocers to set up shop in low-income areas.

Mitch is quoted as saying, "Although that is not directly geared at necessarily healthy food or healthy eating, what it is geared at is ensuring that fresh food and vegetables and fruits are available in what we call 'food deserts' in the city," Korbey said.

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