BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ OUTLINES HOUSING UNITS FOR PRESERVATION IN REPORT ON JEROME AVENUE CORRIDOR REZONING

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a report identifying more than 2,000 units of affordable housing that must be preserved as part of the proposed rezoning of the Jerome Avenue corridor. The report, titled “Zoned-In: A Housing Preservation Blueprint for the Jerome Avenue Corridor,” identifies 2,075 units across 45 buildings within a ¼…

TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NYC COUNCIL COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC HOUSING AND OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATION RE: NYCHA HEAT AND HOT WATER FAILURES

The recent “bomb cyclone” that struck the northeast region caused dangerous drops in temperatures across the five boroughs. Nowhere was this extreme weather event felt more dramatically than within NYCHA developments, where nearly half of all boilers are beyond their useful life and many developments are forced to rely on ineffective temporary boilers to provide…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Replace NYCHA Boilers

“Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today is cold comfort for the tenants of NYCHA, as it does nothing to accelerate the timeline of the procurement process. Even on the most optimistic schedule the city will have a different mayor when these new boiler installations are completed. “We cannot afford to wait any longer to make critical, long overdue…

Ofo and JJ Barea Foundation Partner to Support Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Donate 600 ofo bikes to address transportation and mobility challenges for those in need San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2018 — ofo, the world’s leading station-free bike-sharing company, and the JJ Barea Foundation, Dallas Mavericks player JJ Barea’s organization that offers economic assistance to non-profit entities in Puerto Rico, today announced a partnership in…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HONORS THE LEGACY OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

On Monday, January 15, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s Annual Interfaith Service honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Residents and elected officials from throughout the borough gathered at Trinity Baptist Church, which served as the event’s co-sponsor, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death…

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Challenges New Yorkers to Get Civically Engaged

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is kicking off the New Year by tackling an issue of tremendous importance in New York City—the need for greater civic engagement among New Yorkers. In partnership with the new civic engagement platform OrangeUGoing.com, Borough President Diaz announced the “Hour New York Challenge” in The Bronx to encourage New…