BP Diaz Celebrates Global Hip-Hop Day

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined dozens of hip-hop celebrities and hundreds of music lovers to celebrate “Global Hip Hop Day” on Thursday, June 8, 2017, as part of a celebration honoring past and present artists who help put the musical genre on the map. Borough President Diaz joined hip-hop trailblazers such as Funkmaster…

Comptroller Stringer and Trustees: New York City Pension Funds Complete First-In-The-Nation Divestment From Private Prison Companies

As President Trump embraces draconian criminal justice and immigration policies, Comptroller Stringer & the Pension Funds liquidate roughly $48 million in private prison company stocks and bonds (New York, NY) — Today, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and the Trustees of the New York City Pension Funds announced that New York City has become…

City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Silver, Speaker Heastie, Borough President Diaz and Local Officials Open Orchard Beach for Summer, Highlighting $50m Investment in Restoring its Historic Pavillion

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and local officials officially opened Orchard Beach to the public for its summer season. Orchard Beach’s historic Pavilion is set to be restored through a $50 million investment that includes $20 million in capital funding committed…