BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ OUTLINES HOUSING UNITS FOR PRESERVATION IN REPORT ON JEROME AVENUE CORRIDOR REZONING

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a report identifying more than 2,000 units of affordable housing that must be preserved as part of the proposed rezoning of the Jerome Avenue corridor. The report, titled “Zoned-In: A Housing Preservation Blueprint for the Jerome Avenue Corridor,” identifies 2,075 units across 45 buildings within a ¼…

TESTIMONIO DEL PRESIDENTE DE EL BRONX RUBEN DIAZ JR. SOBRE SUPERVISIÓN E INVESTIGACIÓN ANTE EL COMITÉ DE VIVIENDA PÚBLICA EN EL CONSEJO DE LA CIUDAD DE NUEVA YORK RE: NYCHA FALLO EN PROPORSIONAR  CALEFACCION  Y AGUA CALIENTE

El reciente “ciclón invernal” que golpeó la región noreste del país causó un descenso peligroso de temperatura en los cinco condados. En ningún otro lugar se sintió el efecto y las dramáticas temperaturas de este fenómeno climático como en los residenciales de NYCHA, donde casi la mitad de todas las calderas están por debajo de los estándares…

TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NYC COUNCIL COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC HOUSING AND OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATION RE: NYCHA HEAT AND HOT WATER FAILURES

The recent “bomb cyclone” that struck the northeast region caused dangerous drops in temperatures across the five boroughs. Nowhere was this extreme weather event felt more dramatically than within NYCHA developments, where nearly half of all boilers are beyond their useful life and many developments are forced to rely on ineffective temporary boilers to provide…

DECLARACION DEL PRESIDENTE DE EL BRONX RUBEN DIAZ JR. RE: Plan del alcalde de Blasio para reemplazar las calderas de NYCHA

“El anuncio del alcalde Bill de Blasio el dia de hoy es un frio consuelo para los inquilinos de los residenciales de NYCHA, ya que no hace nada para acelerar el proceso de adquisición. Inclusive, bajo un calendario optimista, las instalaciones de las nuevas calderas ocurrirían bajo el mandato de un nuevo alcalde. “No podemos permitir…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Replace NYCHA Boilers

“Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today is cold comfort for the tenants of NYCHA, as it does nothing to accelerate the timeline of the procurement process. Even on the most optimistic schedule the city will have a different mayor when these new boiler installations are completed. “We cannot afford to wait any longer to make critical, long overdue…

Ofo and JJ Barea Foundation Partner to Support Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Donate 600 ofo bikes to address transportation and mobility challenges for those in need San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2018 — ofo, the world’s leading station-free bike-sharing company, and the JJ Barea Foundation, Dallas Mavericks player JJ Barea’s organization that offers economic assistance to non-profit entities in Puerto Rico, today announced a partnership in…