The New York Public Library Cuts The Ribbon On A New, Bigger Van Cortlandt Branch in The Bronx

Brand new, modern library offers more than twice the public space for more programs, classes, books, and more July 15, 2019 —The New York Public Library celebrated the grand opening of its new, larger Van Cortlandt branch today, with Chief Operating Officer Iris Weinshall, Library Manager Peter Pamphile, elected officials and excited members of the…

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF $2 MILLION REVITALIZED CAMP JUNIOR FOR BRONX YOUTH

Located in Harriman State Park, Camp Honors Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, Killed in 2018 Bronx Attack In Partnership with Fresh Air Fund and Bronx Leaders, 500 Young Campers Will Learn Anti-Violence, Anti-Gang Skills This Summer  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of Camp Junior, a summer camp for youth from targeted neighborhoods in the…

TESTIMONY OF BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Proposed Amendments to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status

I am writing to state my strong opposition to this proposed rule. Evicting families living in public housing solely because some members of the household are undocumented is unnecessarily cruel, would cost the federal government millions of dollars and would not make a dent in the affordable housing crisis. More than 400,000 residents live in…

Engel, Dems Push for Release of Funds to Improve Power Grids in Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

$2 billion in funding currently being held up by HUD inaction   Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined a bicameral group of lawmakers in writing to Trump Administration officials calling for immediate action to release $2 billion in federal funds allocated to build new, resilient…

CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS JOIN THE ROCKOWER CORPORATION, M. MELNICK & CO. AND PARTNERS CUT RIBBON FOR 810 RIVER AVENUE IN THE BRONX

The mixed-income, mixed-use 810 River Avenue development is the first project to take advantage of the 2009 New York City Department of City Planning 161st Street/River Avenue Rezoning Bronx, New York – The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York State Homes and Community Renewal…