Statement from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Re: Kingsbridge Armory Community Benefits Agreement

The office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., working in partnership with stakeholders including Community Board #7, the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance and local elected officials, has completed an initial community benefits agreement regarding the proposed retail development Kingsbridge Armory and has delivered that document to the project’s developer, the Related Companies. Borough President…

Bronx Borough President Diaz Announces More Than $21 Million in Funding for Bronx Organizations, Marks His 100th Day in Office

With his 100th day in office having just passed, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that he has allocated more than $21 million in critical funding to organizations across The Bronx as part of his FY 2010 budget requests.“There are a number of great organizations across The Bronx that are deserving of funding,…

Statement from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Re: Senate Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hailed the Senate confirmation of Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. “The Bronx has a new ambassador, Sonia Sotomayor. Her confirmation to the Supreme Court makes us extremely proud and at this moment, in every corner of our borough, Bronxites of all political stripes…

Bronx Borough President Diaz Served as Both Judge and Emcee at the 9th Annual Pickle Eating Contest at the Carnegie Deli in Manhattan

On Monday, August 3rd, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. served as both judge and emcee at the 9th annual pickle eating contest at the Carnegie Deli in Manhattan. Pickles were supplied by event co-sponsor United Pickle Products, a company that has been located at the same Bronx address, 4366 Park Avenue, since the 1950’s.

Bronx Borough President Diaz Called on the National Healthcare Industry to Bring New Prescription Drug Development Projects to the Bronx

Today, in the Murray Cohen Auditorium at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with New York Yankees and New York Mets legend Darryl Strawberry, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry and the Bronx healthcare community to call on the national healthcare industry to bring more new prescription drug development projects to…

Statement from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Re: New DOE Appointment Laura Rodriguez

“One of my recommendations regarding the reauthorization of mayoral control was that the Department of Education creates a cabinet level position charged with overseeing the needs of special education students across the City. I am very pleased with the appointment today of Laura Rodriguez as Chief Achievement Officer for Special Education and English Language Learners.…