BP DIAZ KICKS-OFF BRONX WEEK 2019

Announces the induction of singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, Boxing champion Iran Barkley and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco to the 2019 Bronx Walk of Fame Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by proud Bronxites and Bronxites-at-heart today for the official kick-off of “Bronx Week 2019” at The Lit. Bar, a newly-opened independent bookstore in Mott Haven. During…

Borough President Diaz Jr.’s testimony at New York State Assembly Housing Committee hearing to protect New York City’s renters

New York is facing an ongoing affordable housing crisis. It is our responsibility as elected leaders to enact policies that will maintain the existing affordable housing stock, create new affordable housing, and prevent as many New Yorkers as possible – from our most vulnerable residents to our middle class – from becoming homeless or being…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Launch of the USDA SNAP Pilot Program in NYS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot Program, which was launched today in New York State by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “This pilot program has the potential to dramatically diminish food deserts while also increasing choice and lowering costs for some…