Borough President Diaz Gives Testimony to the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises

Testimony to the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises RE: Redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory November 17, 2009 Good morning. Before I begin, I would like to take a moment to thank Council Member Tony Avella, chairperson of this subcommittee, for allowing me the opportunity to speak on this important issue, the redevelopment of…

Borough President Diaz, Assemblyman Dinowitz, Council Member Koppell & Congressman Engel Announce the Reopening of the Kingsbridge Parking Lot

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, City Council Member G. Oliver Koppell and Congressman Eliot Engel have jointly announced that the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has agreed to reopen the Kingsbridge parking lot, located at Broadway and West 230th Street, in the coming weeks. This development comes following months…

Borough President Diaz Hosted the Second Meeting of the NYS Intergovernmental Energy Partnership

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the second meeting of the New York State Intergovernmental Energy Partnership (NYS IEP), with Congressman Steve Israel and the Mayor of Syracuse Matt Driscoll. The meeting provided Bronx-based businesses with information about how to access federal resources, such as incentives and programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment…

Borough President Diaz and Per Scholas Offer $275 Laptops to Bronx Residents

More than 1,000 refurbished laptops and PCs available in back-to-school special October 22, 2009–Offering a “Smart Start to the School Year” for Bronx residents, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Per Scholas President & CEO Plinio Ayala have together announced a special back-to-school deal on over 1,000 refurbished laptop computers which are now available…

Statement from Borough President Diaz Re: City Planning Commission Vote on Kingsbridge Armory Project

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joins community and labor leaders from the northwest Bronx at a City Hall press conference following the City Planning Commission’s vote on the Kingsbridge Armory project. “While I am disappointed with the outcome of today’s vote, I am heartened that several of my colleagues from other boroughs stood with the…

Borough President Diaz Issues Response to Developer on Kingsbridge Armory

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his official response to the Related Cos., the developer of the proposed Kingsbridge Armory project, following the developer’s answers to the Borough President’s concerns about the project as outlined in his ULURP recommendation issued in August and subsequent testimony before the City Planning Commission. “It is…