Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Puerto Rico Economic Crisis

“Puerto Rico’s latest default on its debt today and the moratorium enacted on future payments by Governor Garcia Padilla were dire necessities caused by Congress’s epic failure to adequately address the multitude of issues at hand. “Congress has failed to provide Puerto Rico access to bankruptcy.  Moreover, the ‘Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability’…

Mayor De Blasio, Borough President Diaz, HPD Commissioner Been and HDC President Rodney Announce Development Team That Will Build 241 New Affordable Apartments in a High-Efficiency “Passive House” Design in the Mott Haven Neighborhood Of The Bronx

425 Grand Concourse development, location of former P.S. 31 School building, to be 100% affordable, use 70% less energy than conventional buildings, and serve hundreds of low- and moderate-income households Adjacent to Hostos Community College, the development includes plans to re-open Garrison Playground; create variety of commercial and non-profit spaces, including a supermaket and a…

From Pale Ales to Puerto Rican Moonshine, The Bronx Trolley Offers Tours and Tastings at Borough’s Finest Craft Beverage Producers

Participants get their Savor The Bronx Passports stamped for additional promotions from the borough’s bar/restaurants As more craft beverage producers and bar/restaurants make The Bronx their home, The Bronx Tourism Council, in association with Taste NY, an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries, has launched the Savor The…

BP Diaz Receives Masonic Award

Pedro Maldonado, Worshipful Master of Uhland Lodge #735, presents Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. with the DeWitt Clinton Award for Community Service on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the  City Island Masonic Hall. The award is given to Non-Masons or Non-Masonic organizations that have demonstrated exceptional service to their community.

BP Diaz Tours Orchard Beach

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, Bronx Parks Commissioner, and John Krawchuk, Director of Historic Preservation for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, on a tour of the historic Orchard Beach promenade on April 8, 2016. In his recent “State of the Borough” address Borough President Diaz committed $10…