Governor Cuomo Announces Projects Funded Through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative Launching in the Bronx

More Than $1.3 Million Provided to Undertake Community-Based Projects Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $1.3 million in State funding for programs aimed at helping low-income families in the South Bronx break cycles of poverty. The programs funded through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative include a digital navigator system to connect low-income…

MTA Identifies Firms Qualified to Bid to Design and Build Metro-North Penn Station Access Project

Multi-Agency Team of Experts Evaluated Contenders Based on Strict Criteria Bidders Will be Invited to Demonstrate Ability to Deliver Project in Record Timeframe and Mitigate Construction Impacts on Commuters and Local Communities The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the list of construction firms deemed qualified to submit proposals to design and build the MTA’s…

BP DIAZ ANNOUNCES THE #BRONXCOUNTS CHALLENGE, A YOUTH COMPETITION TO PROMOTE THE 2020 CENSUS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced that his office will host the #BronxCounts Challenge, an on-line, borough-wide creative arts competition calling on Bronx middle or high school students to submit an original song, rap, spoken word, dance performance or artwork which educates and encourages their neighbors to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census count.…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ, CM GJONAJ & BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS TO MAYOR DE BLASIO: SUPPORT PUERTO RICANS FORCED TO RELOCATE TO NYC

In a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx elected officials joined Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council Member Mark Gjonaj to urge city agencies to provide more resources to ease the transition for Puerto Ricans relocating to New York City following the earthquakes that hit the island in early…

JOINT STATEMENT FROM ASSEMBLY MEMBER MARCOS CRESPO, ASSEMBLY MEMBER MARITZA DAVILA AND BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S RELEASE OF DISASTER AID FUNDING TO PUERTO RICO

“This morning we learned that the Trump Administration has belatedly agreed to provide some of the funding that Congress already authorized to help Puerto Rico repair the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. “This news comes as we and Governor Cuomo are wrapping up one of many trips we have taken together to the island to…

Borough President Diaz kicks off Savor The Bronx.

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ KICKS OFF 9th ANNUAL ‘SAVOR THE BRONX’ RESTAURANT WEEK

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 9th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Seis Vecinos, a family-operated restaurant in Longwood serving Central American Cuisine with an emphasis on Honduran gastronomy. “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week is produced by The Bronx Tourism Council and takes place from January 6th…