Zaro’s Will Return to Parkchester

World-renowned bakery will also expand Port Morris location to include retail component Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Zaro’s Family Bakery and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation announced today that the company would open a new retail location in Parkchester on Metropolitan Oval this coming fall. Zaro’s closed their original Parkchester location on Hugh…

NYC Parks Begins Second Round of Renovations at Playground 52 in The bronx as Part of Community Parks Initiative

Playground to receive more upgrades in second phase of renovations, an $8.6 million transformation in total NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, yesterday joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Community Board 2 District Manager Bobby Crespo, and kids from the West Bronx Recreation Center to break ground on phase II of reconstruction at…

#CitiBike4All Campaign Meets Goal of 7,000 Signatures, Delivers to Citywide and Local Electeds

Citi Bike Enjoys Broad Support in All Five Boroughs Coalition Includes Organizations like Bronx Health REACH, WHEDco, The Point CDC, New York League of Conservation Voters, and Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness New York, NY —#CitiBike4All, a coalition launched by Transportation Alternatives in May in support of a five borough Citi Bike program, has hit…

Mayor Signs Right to Counsel Legislation Sponsored by City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa L. Gibson

Landmark Legislation Guarantees Free Legal Representation for Low-Income New Yorkers in Housing Court New York, NY – Today Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign Intro 214-B, a landmark bill passed on July 20th by the New York City Council and sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa L. Gibson, that requires the Office of Civil Justice to establish…

Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation to Provide Low-Income New Yorkers with Access to Counsel for Wrongful Evictions

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 214-B into law, and solidified the City’s commitment to providing all low-income tenants facing eviction with legal representation in Housing Court. The program, which is overseen by the Civil Justice Coordinator at the Human Resources Administration, will serve 400,000 tenants when it is fully implemented in five years. “New…