Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. RE: MTA Public Hearing Regarding a Proposed Increase in Service at Metro-North’s Melrose and Tremont Stations

August 23, 2017 My office enthusiastically supports expanding the availability of Metro-North Commuter Railroad services at the Melrose and Tremont stations in The Bronx, and I am proud to testify in favor of such an expansion here today. Perhaps not since the 1920’s, when 536,000 people made their way to The Bronx for the first…

Zaro’s Will Return to Parkchester

World-renowned bakery will also expand Port Morris location to include retail component Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Zaro’s Family Bakery and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation announced today that the company would open a new retail location in Parkchester on Metropolitan Oval this coming fall. Zaro’s closed their original Parkchester location on Hugh…

NYC Parks Begins Second Round of Renovations at Playground 52 in The bronx as Part of Community Parks Initiative

Playground to receive more upgrades in second phase of renovations, an $8.6 million transformation in total NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, yesterday joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Community Board 2 District Manager Bobby Crespo, and kids from the West Bronx Recreation Center to break ground on phase II of reconstruction at…

#CitiBike4All Campaign Meets Goal of 7,000 Signatures, Delivers to Citywide and Local Electeds

Citi Bike Enjoys Broad Support in All Five Boroughs Coalition Includes Organizations like Bronx Health REACH, WHEDco, The Point CDC, New York League of Conservation Voters, and Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness New York, NY —#CitiBike4All, a coalition launched by Transportation Alternatives in May in support of a five borough Citi Bike program, has hit…

Mayor Signs Right to Counsel Legislation Sponsored by City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa L. Gibson

Landmark Legislation Guarantees Free Legal Representation for Low-Income New Yorkers in Housing Court New York, NY – Today Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign Intro 214-B, a landmark bill passed on July 20th by the New York City Council and sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa L. Gibson, that requires the Office of Civil Justice to establish…