BP Diaz Visits R.A.I.N.

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined members and staff at the R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Senior Center to celebrate the 101st birthday of neighborhood resident Ms. Sarah Turner. (l to r) Jane Arce-Bello, Executive Director, R.A.I.N.; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; Ms. Sarah Turner; Sofia Reid, Program Director, R.A.I.N.…

Borough Presidents Make 11th Hour Push for Home Stability Support as Budget Deadline Looms

City’s four Democratic borough presidents – Eric Adams of Brooklyn, Gale Brewer of Manhattan, Ruben Diaz, Jr. of the Bronx, and Melinda Katz of Queens – join growing coalition of  advocates in calling on Governor Cuomo to support popular proposal to increase rental subsidies for poorest New Yorkers Proposal introduced by Assembly Social Services Chair…

Governor Cuomo Announces $1.8 Billion Project to Transform South Bronx

Landmark Project Realizes Long-Sought Reconstruction at Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange Sheridan Expressway to be De-Designated as Interstate and Converted into Boulevard, Improving Safety of Pedestrians and Cyclists Project Will Provide Community Direct, Safe Access to Bronx River Waterfront and Starlight Park Long-Awaited Plan Will Create Direct Route to Hunts Point Market – Eliminating Traffic on Local Roads…

Subway “Fare”-apy: On Day of Fare Hike, Anxious Riders Tell Mayor de Blasio Why They Need #FairFares

Riders create Fair Fares mosaic to convince mayor to fund half-priced MetroCards for low-income New York City residents Brooklyn, NY –  Today, as the MetroCard fare hike takes effect, members of the Fair Fares coalition rallied outside of the Barclays Center, calling on Mayor de Blasio to ease the burden on low-income New Yorkers by amending…

BP Diaz Speaks at ‘Just Food’ Conference

On Monday, March 13, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and City Harvest’s Director of Policy and Community Engagement David DeVaughn, at the Just Food Conference, held at the Tisch Food Center at Columbia University, to discuss various issues regarding food, hunger, equity, and politics. Borough President Diaz…