City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces New 1.4 Acre Waterfront Site for Parkland in Co-Op City

New park will serve 45,000 residents in and around Co-op City BRONX, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., U.S. Representative Eliot Engel, Senator Jamaal Bailey, Assembly Member Michael Benedetto, Council Member Andy King, and Riverbay Corporation President Linda Berk to announce the City’s will develop…

City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces Nearly 3.4 Million Square Feet of Graffiti Removed in The Bronx Since 2014

Mayor joins Graffiti-Free NYC crew cleaning graffiti in the Soundview Section BRONX, NY—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that Graffiti-Free NYC, a program managed by New York City Economic Development Corporation, has removed almost 3.4 million square feet of graffiti from sites in the Bronx and 21 million square feet citywide since the start of…

de Blasio Administration Reaches 5,000 City-Certified M/WBEs

5,000 City-certified minority and women-owned businesses puts the Administration ahead of schedule to certifying 9,000 M/WBEs by 2019 NEW YORK––Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and Citywide M/WBE Director Richard Buery today announced that the City has reached 5,000 City-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), meaning the Administration is ahead of schedule of reaching…

City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces Small Businesses Seeing Fewer Fines, Opening Faster

BRONX, NY–Meeting business owners on The Bronx’s Arthur Avenue, Mayor de Blasio released a “Small Business Progress Report” outlining a 40% reduction in fines, a three-month reduction in the time it takes to open a restaurant, and a surge in certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Read the report: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/sbs/downloads/pdf/about/reports/smallbizreport-2017.pdf “We’ve slashed unnecessary fines and…

City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Kicks Off Week in Bronx with Tour of Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market

City investing $150 million to expand capacity, improve resiliency and create new jobs at the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center BRONX, NY—Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market this morning to meet with business owners and union leadership and preview progress on the City’s $150 million investment into the Hunts Point…

Major New York Leaders and Organizations Join Forces to Ensure Governor Cuomo’s 30% MWBE Goals are Reached and State Efforts Become a National Model

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, Bertha Lewis, founder and president of The Black Institute, NAN Northeast Regional Director Kirsten John Foy, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, Rep. Grace Meng, Mayor Byron Brown, Bill Thompson,…