Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Design and Construction, and Local Officials Break Ground on BCA@2700

New 7,300 Square Foot Facility Will Provide Improved and Expanded Administrative Space, Classrooms, and Community Space for BCA in the Westchester Square Neighborhood Bronx, NY – Today the Bronx Council on the Arts was joined by NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Councilman James Vacca, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.,…

BP Diaz Hosts 14th Annual Bronx DiVA Spa

On December 6, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., along with Charito Cisneros of The New York Hispanic Cosmetology & Beauty Chamber of Commerce, MetroPlus and volunteers, partnered up to offer complimentary spa treatments to case workers and survivors of domestic violence while also raising awareness on the issue, during the Borough President’s 14th…

BP Diaz Hosts Small Business Administration Roundtable for Hispanic Business Leaders

On Wednesday, November 30, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Kellie I. LeDet, the Business Initiative Corporation of New York and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation co-hosted a roundtable discussion on ways to help Hispanic business owners invest and actively participate in the economic growth of The…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the New York City Council’s Committee on Transportation RE: The Future of Citi Bike in the Five Boroughs

November 28, 2016 Good morning. I am here today to discuss the potential expansion of Citi Bike to all five boroughs, and the need to create new revenue streams to drive that expansion forward. Over the past eight years, my borough has seen tremendous new investment. Not only have we attracted new businesses and built…

Renovations Completed at Fordham Metro-North Station

Upgrades Include a More Spacious Platform, New Entrance, Artwork, Wider Stairway, Modernization of Station Elements The MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it has completed restoration and upgrades of the Fordham Station, including a rebuilt northbound platform with double the capacity, a new entrance leading directly to Webster Avenue at 193rd Street and new permanent artwork. These upgrades…