U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Urge City Hall to Increase Support for the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program

BROOKLYN, NY – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stood on the steps of City Hall to strongly urge a substantial increase in funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Summer Youth Employment Program is a crucial first step in the careers of thousands of young people across…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Puerto Rico Economic Crisis

“Puerto Rico’s latest default on its debt today and the moratorium enacted on future payments by Governor Garcia Padilla were dire necessities caused by Congress’s epic failure to adequately address the multitude of issues at hand. “Congress has failed to provide Puerto Rico access to bankruptcy.  Moreover, the ‘Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability’…

Mayor De Blasio, Borough President Diaz, HPD Commissioner Been and HDC President Rodney Announce Development Team That Will Build 241 New Affordable Apartments in a High-Efficiency “Passive House” Design in the Mott Haven Neighborhood Of The Bronx

425 Grand Concourse development, location of former P.S. 31 School building, to be 100% affordable, use 70% less energy than conventional buildings, and serve hundreds of low- and moderate-income households Adjacent to Hostos Community College, the development includes plans to re-open Garrison Playground; create variety of commercial and non-profit spaces, including a supermaket and a…

From Pale Ales to Puerto Rican Moonshine, The Bronx Trolley Offers Tours and Tastings at Borough’s Finest Craft Beverage Producers

Participants get their Savor The Bronx Passports stamped for additional promotions from the borough’s bar/restaurants As more craft beverage producers and bar/restaurants make The Bronx their home, The Bronx Tourism Council, in association with Taste NY, an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries, has launched the Savor The…

BP Diaz Receives Masonic Award

Pedro Maldonado, Worshipful Master of Uhland Lodge #735, presents Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. with the DeWitt Clinton Award for Community Service on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the  City Island Masonic Hall. The award is given to Non-Masons or Non-Masonic organizations that have demonstrated exceptional service to their community.