Testimony of Borough President Diaz Before The Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions RE: MTA 2015-2019 Capital Plan

There is no doubt that establishing Metro North Commuter Railroad services through The Bronx into Penn Station is the most cost effective, and perhaps the most important capital project that the MTA has yet to embark upon. Indeed, we know that subway lines reaching into The Bronx during the decade of the 1920’s, transported 530,000…

NYC DOT Announces Second Phase of Arterial Slow Zones with Fourteen New Locations

The second phase of Arterial Slow Zones will start with Jerome Avenue, with speed limits reduced by 5 mph and new signs indicating this change will be put up. Additional roadways include Coney Island Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue, Utica Avenue, Flatbush Avenue & Flatbush Avenue Extension, Roosevelt Avenue, Victory Boulevard, 7th Avenue, Amsterdam Avenue, Bowery, Houston…

Borough President Diaz Encourages Bronxites to Enroll in ‘Forever Graffiti Free Program’

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is urging all property owners to enroll in the City’s graffiti removal program, Graffiti Free NYC (GFNYC).  GFNYC is the City’s first ever, full-time, street-by-street graffiti removal program and is a service provided by NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on behalf of the City of New York.  The program…