Governor Cuomo Announces $1.8 Billion Project to Transform South Bronx

Landmark Project Realizes Long-Sought Reconstruction at Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange Sheridan Expressway to be De-Designated as Interstate and Converted into Boulevard, Improving Safety of Pedestrians and Cyclists Project Will Provide Community Direct, Safe Access to Bronx River Waterfront and Starlight Park Long-Awaited Plan Will Create Direct Route to Hunts Point Market – Eliminating Traffic on Local Roads…

Subway “Fare”-apy: On Day of Fare Hike, Anxious Riders Tell Mayor de Blasio Why They Need #FairFares

Riders create Fair Fares mosaic to convince mayor to fund half-priced MetroCards for low-income New York City residents Brooklyn, NY –  Today, as the MetroCard fare hike takes effect, members of the Fair Fares coalition rallied outside of the Barclays Center, calling on Mayor de Blasio to ease the burden on low-income New Yorkers by amending…

BP Diaz Speaks at ‘Just Food’ Conference

On Monday, March 13, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and City Harvest’s Director of Policy and Community Engagement David DeVaughn, at the Just Food Conference, held at the Tisch Food Center at Columbia University, to discuss various issues regarding food, hunger, equity, and politics. Borough President Diaz…

Citywide Ferry Model Sets Sail for New York Public Library – Soundview Branch and The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Scale model gives New Yorkers preview of ferry features, including spacious seating, bike racks, innovative design First ferries expected to arrive in NYC early 2017 New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today announced that a scale model of the new Citywide Ferry vessels will be on display…

To Combat the Dramatic Rise in Hate Crimes, City Council Members to Call for $25 Million Security Grant Program to Protect Jewish, Muslim, and Other Community Institutions

City Hall, NY — In response to the alarming rise in hate crimes in New York City, today members of the City Council’s Jewish Caucus and a diverse coalition of Council Members, city leaders, and nonprofit institutions called on the City to fund a $25 million security grant program to increase safety at community centers and…