Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the New York City Council Committees on Housing and Buildings & General Welfare RE: Intros. 1524 and 1529

Good afternoon, I testify today in favor of Intro 1524, introduced by Council Member Rafael Salamanca and Intro 1529, introduced by Council Member James Vacca. Both of these bills were introduced at my request. It is a known fact that New York City is in the midst of a homelessness crisis, and that innovative and…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: President Trump’s Move to End Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Refugees

“President Trump’s order to end temporary protected status for Haitians is a needlessly appalling concession to his anti-immigrant base at the expense of families who need our humanitarian assistance. The federal government should not be uprooting lives or breaking families apart, nor should we be forcing those who came to this nation looking for help…

Bronx NYCHA Task Force Issues Report

“Safe at Home?” Examines Public Safety Issues Facing NYCHA Residents Today, the Bronx Public Housing Task Force—made up of  Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and City Council Members Ritchie Torres and Vanessa Gibson—issued its report, titled “Safe at Home?” outlining solutions to the numerous safety and quality of…

BP Diaz Reads at P.S. 106

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. took part in the National Young Readers’ Day at P.S. 106 in Parkchester. The borough president read “Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t),” written by Barbara Bottner and illustrated by Michael Emberley, to the school’s fifth grade class. Since 1989, National Young Readers…

BP Diaz Unveils Revamped Website

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today unveiled his office’s newly revamped website, bronxboropres.nyc.gov. The new website features enhanced graphics, an easy-to-use responsive interface, more social media connectivity and other expanded content. The new design replaces the previous design the borough president’s office rolled out in February 2010. “My office’s website is one of the…