TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NYC COUNCIL COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC HOUSING AND OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATION RE: NYCHA HEAT AND HOT WATER FAILURES

The recent “bomb cyclone” that struck the northeast region caused dangerous drops in temperatures across the five boroughs. Nowhere was this extreme weather event felt more dramatically than within NYCHA developments, where nearly half of all boilers are beyond their useful life and many developments are forced to rely on ineffective temporary boilers to provide…

DECLARACION DEL PRESIDENTE DE EL BRONX RUBEN DIAZ JR. RE: Plan del alcalde de Blasio para reemplazar las calderas de NYCHA

“El anuncio del alcalde Bill de Blasio el dia de hoy es un frio consuelo para los inquilinos de los residenciales de NYCHA, ya que no hace nada para acelerar el proceso de adquisición. Inclusive, bajo un calendario optimista, las instalaciones de las nuevas calderas ocurrirían bajo el mandato de un nuevo alcalde. “No podemos permitir…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Replace NYCHA Boilers

“Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today is cold comfort for the tenants of NYCHA, as it does nothing to accelerate the timeline of the procurement process. Even on the most optimistic schedule the city will have a different mayor when these new boiler installations are completed. “We cannot afford to wait any longer to make critical, long overdue…

Ofo and JJ Barea Foundation Partner to Support Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Donate 600 ofo bikes to address transportation and mobility challenges for those in need San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2018 — ofo, the world’s leading station-free bike-sharing company, and the JJ Barea Foundation, Dallas Mavericks player JJ Barea’s organization that offers economic assistance to non-profit entities in Puerto Rico, today announced a partnership in…