Barnes & Noble to Remain in Bay Plaza

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. signed up for a savings club membership and purchased several books following Thursday’s announcement that the Barnes & Noble in Co-op City would remain open. The bookseller and its landlord, Prestige Properties, reached a compromise extending the store’s lease for two years following the intervention of Borough President Diaz…

BP Diaz Addresses Urban Land Institute Tour

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. addressed a tour of developers, planners, architects and other urbanists from around the world attending the Urban Land Institute’s convention. Participants were first walked through the 161st Business Improvement District near Yankee Stadium, and later ate lunch at the Yankee Tavern. During his remarks,…

BP Diaz Dedicates the Oliver Koppell Learning Center at the Kennedy High School Campus

G. Oliver Koppell and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. join students from the eight schools located on the John F. Kennedy High School Campus at the dedication of the building’s newly-renovated library, named the “G. Oliver Koppell Learning Center,” on Thursday, October 9, 2014. The $700,000 library renovation was jointly funded by Borough President…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order to Expand Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act

“I am thrilled with Mayor de Blasio’s executive order to expand the ‘Fair Wages for New Yorkers’ Act. Today’s announcement is a victory for the hard working people of the Bronx and the City of New York.  The mayor’s executive order will benefit thousands of workers, covering employees of commercial tenants in development projects that…