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 BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY PLANNING COMMISSION RE: Borough Based Jail System

Chair Lago, Vice Chair Knuckles, and esteemed Commissioners, I am here today to implore you to vote no on today’s ULURP or to remove the Bronx site for further consideration. To be clear, Rikers Island is an abomination that must be shutdown. It is an archaic, outdated, harsh environment that puts both officers and detainees…

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…