Mayor de Blasio: NYC Will be First City to Mandate that Existing Buildings Dramatically Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mandates on NYC’s 14,500 least efficient buildings to accelerate and deepen major efficiency upgrades; most ambitious program of its kind in the nation; financing to support retrofits, steep penalties for non-compliance; will spur 17,000 ‘green jobs’ NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced new mandates that will force building owners to make sharp reductions…

Borough President Diaz & Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce Funding for Pregones Theater

Bronx leaders highlight $500K in joint funding to expand historic Latino cultural institution Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited Pregones Theater in the South Bronx today to tour the theater’s existing facility and discuss the forthcoming expansion of the historic cultural institution. Pregones Theater is one of…

Borough President Diaz, Mayor de Blasio Join Bus Riders to Inaugurate First Workday of Bx6 Select Bus Service

Service will provide 24,000 daily riders with faster, more reliable connections to subways, Metro North, and 20 bus routes along four miles from Manhattan to the Bronx; the fourteenth SBS route builds on Mayor’s commitment to SBS expansion across the five boroughs NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio today marked the first week of the…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Trump Administration’s Repeal of DACA

“Doing away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is another step in the wrong direction by the Trump Administration and represents a wrong-headed turn in immigration policy. It is no secret that President Trump came right out of the gates with hateful invective, launching his presidential campaign with xenophobic rhetoric labeling hardworking…

Governor Cuomo and Senators Schumer, Gillibrand and Congressman Serrano Announce Nearly $2.5 Million in Federal Funding For New Regional Food Hub in the Bronx

Food Hub Will Increase Access of Fresh, Local Food, Support New York’s Farmers and Create 95 New Jobs, 150 Construction Jobs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and U.S. Representative José E. Serrano today announced $2,484,746 in federal funding has been awarded for the New York…