Citywide Ferry Model Sets Sail for New York Public Library – Soundview Branch and The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Scale model gives New Yorkers preview of ferry features, including spacious seating, bike racks, innovative design First ferries expected to arrive in NYC early 2017 New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today announced that a scale model of the new Citywide Ferry vessels will be on display…

To Combat the Dramatic Rise in Hate Crimes, City Council Members to Call for $25 Million Security Grant Program to Protect Jewish, Muslim, and Other Community Institutions

City Hall, NY — In response to the alarming rise in hate crimes in New York City, today members of the City Council’s Jewish Caucus and a diverse coalition of Council Members, city leaders, and nonprofit institutions called on the City to fund a $25 million security grant program to increase safety at community centers and…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the City Council Oversight Committee RE: School Planning and Siting for New Capacity

February 28, 2017 Good morning. With the formation of a mayoral commission on school overcrowding, we can do a better job at school planning and siting. The February 2017 proposed capital plan does not fund a sufficient number of seats, and this is a problem for both The Bronx and for New York City. There…

Borough Presidents Adams & Diaz to Host ‘Gifted & Talented Task Force’ Hearings

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. have announced the dates of the upcoming public hearings of their recently announced “Gifted & Talented Task Force,” which will study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city’s specialized…