BP Diaz, Council Members Torres & Gibson Launch Bronx Public Housing Task Force

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Council Member Ritchie Torres and City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson today announced the formation of the Bronx Public Housing Authority Task Force. The new task force will work with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants, law enforcement agencies, elected officials, community organizations and others to focus…

BP Diaz Issues Recommendations on ZQA/MIH

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his expanded recommendations opposing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed changes to the zoning law, known as “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” (ZQA) and “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing” (MIH). “Something as profound as the future of development in our city cannot be rushed,” said Borough President Diaz. “When so…

Bronx Unemployment Falls Again

Unemployment Down to 6.5%; More Bronxites Employed Today Than Ever Before; Over 100K More Bronx Residents Working Since May 2009 The Bronx continues to show progress in the areas of job creation and economic development, according to new statistics from the New York State Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in The Bronx fell to 6.5…

Remarks of Borough President Diaz RE: Bronx Borough Board Vote to Oppose Mayor de Blasio’s Zoning Proposals

It is clear today that The Bronx stands united in one voice in opposition to these two proposals—“Zoning for Quality & Affordability” and “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing”—that Mayor de Blasio has put forward for our consideration. I add my voice to that opposition today, and I cast my vote against these items. So many different groups,…

Mayor de Blasio, NYCEDC, Congress Member Serrano, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Member Arroyo and Borough President Diaz Jr. Announce Opening of Randall’s Island Connector

Connector Will Provide Critical Transportation Link for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Between the South Bronx and Randall’s Island, Providing Access to 330 Acres of Open Space NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Congress Member José E. Serrano, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo and Borough President…