Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the New York City Council’s Committee on Transportation RE: The Future of Citi Bike in the Five Boroughs

November 28, 2016 Good morning. I am here today to discuss the potential expansion of Citi Bike to all five boroughs, and the need to create new revenue streams to drive that expansion forward. Over the past eight years, my borough has seen tremendous new investment. Not only have we attracted new businesses and built…

Renovations Completed at Fordham Metro-North Station

Upgrades Include a More Spacious Platform, New Entrance, Artwork, Wider Stairway, Modernization of Station Elements The MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it has completed restoration and upgrades of the Fordham Station, including a rebuilt northbound platform with double the capacity, a new entrance leading directly to Webster Avenue at 193rd Street and new permanent artwork. These upgrades…

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Speaks at Duval & Stachenfeld’s Bronx Real Estate Networking Event

NEW YORK – November 21, 2016 – Duval & Stachenfeld LLP hosted its first annual Bronx Real Estate Networking Event at the Bronx Brewery last Thursday evening, November 17th. The event connected real estate investors, public officials, members of not-for-profit organizations, and other real estate professionals to discuss the current state of real estate development…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

“If President-Elect Donald Trump truly wants to reunite a fractured nation, his selection of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General is a huge step in the wrong direction. “Throughout his career, Senator Sessions has exhibited insensitivity, if not outright hostility, to many of the vast array of ethnic groups that make up…

City and State Housing Agencies Join Project Partners to Celebrate the Completion of the First Two Buildings in a Multi-Phase Residential Development in The Bronx

The first two buildings of the Compass Residences development brings 237 new affordable apartments to the Crotona Park East and West Farms neighborhoods of the Bronx Over 1,300 units of affordable housing and new retail space will be introduced to the area once the entire Compass Residences development is completed Bronx, New York – New York…