Council Members Mark Treyger & Donovan Richards Gather Elected Officials, Local Disaster Recovery Groups, Community-Based Organizations, and Advocates at City Hall to Encourage New Yorkers to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

NEW YORK – Council Member Mark Treyger (Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Recovery and Resiliency) and Council Member Donovan Richards were joined by Council Members Chaim Deutsch and Mathieu Eugene, and a number of disaster recovery groups, community-based organizations, and advocates this morning on the steps of City Hall to encourage New Yorkers to…

BP Diaz Hosts ‘Back to School’ Event

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Bronx President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual “Back to School” Literacy & Health Fair at the Pablo Casals Middle School 181 on the Co-op City Education Campus. The event was co-sponsored by Montefiore, 92.3 AMP Radio, Healthfirst, with additional school supplies and backpacks donated by MetroPCS and FreshDirect. The…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. RE: MTA Public Hearing Regarding a Proposed Increase in Service at Metro-North’s Melrose and Tremont Stations

August 23, 2017 My office enthusiastically supports expanding the availability of Metro-North Commuter Railroad services at the Melrose and Tremont stations in The Bronx, and I am proud to testify in favor of such an expansion here today. Perhaps not since the 1920’s, when 536,000 people made their way to The Bronx for the first…

Zaro’s Will Return to Parkchester

World-renowned bakery will also expand Port Morris location to include retail component Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Zaro’s Family Bakery and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation announced today that the company would open a new retail location in Parkchester on Metropolitan Oval this coming fall. Zaro’s closed their original Parkchester location on Hugh…

NYC Parks Begins Second Round of Renovations at Playground 52 in The bronx as Part of Community Parks Initiative

Playground to receive more upgrades in second phase of renovations, an $8.6 million transformation in total NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, yesterday joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Community Board 2 District Manager Bobby Crespo, and kids from the West Bronx Recreation Center to break ground on phase II of reconstruction at…