BP DIAZ ISSUES NEW REPORT: ‘THE PREFERENTIAL RENT CRISIS IN NEW YORK CITY’

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a report, titled “The Preferential Rent Crisis in New York City.” The new report examines the scope of the preferential rent issue in the five boroughs and features profilesof four neighborhoods with high numbers of preferential rent tenants: Jamaica,Bay Ridge, Fordham and Washington Heights. Borough President Diaz…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ & COUNCIL MEMBER TORRES ANNOUNCE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW FIRE SAFETY LAWS 

In the wake of last December’s deadly Bronx fire, new laws will require safety devices on stoves in apartments with small children under six years old Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council Member Ritchie Torres today announced the implementation of new fire safety and prevention laws designed to prevent catastrophic fires like the…

Coalition for the Homeless Honors Welcoming Neighbors Northwest Bronx with the Compassionate Communities Award

Annual Award is Given to Community Groups Who Show Support for Homeless Individuals and Families Past Winners Include Elmhurst, Queens & Kensington/Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn   NEW YORK, NY – The Coalition for the Homeless announced Welcoming Neighbors Northwest Bronx as winners of the 2018 Compassionate Communities award today. This annual award is given to a…

BP DIAZ RAISES ALBANIAN FLAG FOR 106th ALBANIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s official celebration of Albanian culture and heritage in recognition of the 106th Anniversary of Albania’s Independence. The event was highlighted by the first-ever ceremonial raising of the Albanian flag at The Bronx County Building. “The Albanian community has always had a…

COUNCILMEMBERS DEUTSCH, BRANNAN, BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ, JR BILL WOULD REQUIRE CITY TO PAINT HYDRANTS AND BUS STOP CURBS

BROOKLYN – Today, Councilmembers Chaim Deutsch, Justin Brannan, and Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. introduced a bill that would require the City to paint curbs next to fire hydrants and bus stops red for the exact distance that parking is illegal. The colored paint would be used to alert motorists as to where they can…