The Bronx Museum of the Arts Launches Major Architectural Upgrade of its Facility Adding New Spaces for Programs and Exhibitions Increasing Connections to Neighborhood, and Improving Service to Community and Public

Monica Ponce de Leon Selected as Architect for Project Project is Public-Private Partnership with the City of New York Bronx, New York—May 25, 2016—The Bronx Museum of the Arts announced plans for a major architectural enhancement and upgrade of its facility to better serve its community and visitors, add new spaces for public programs and…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Review Board Approval of MTA Capital Plan

“I am delighted with today’s announcement, which represents a great day for public transportation in The Bronx, across the city and throughout the region. The Capital Plan Review Board’s approval of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital budget is a tremendous step forward. A fully-funded MTA capital plan is critical to not only the continued maintenance…

Bronx Unemployment Drops to 6.6%

The Bronx’s unemployment rate has fallen once again, according to newly released statistics from the New York State Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in The Bronx fell to 6.6 percent in April 2016, down from 7.9 percent in March 2016 and 7.8 percent in in April 2015. This is the lowest unemployment rate the…

Congressman Serrano, Borough President Diaz Host Badillo Post Office Renaming Ceremony

Other Elected Officials Join Celebration The Bronx, NY – U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano; Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr.; Senator Rubén Díaz; Assemblyman José Rivera; Councilmember Rafael Salamanca; Lorraine Castellano, District Manager of the New York District, United States Postal Service; Bronx Postmaster Lilliam Rodriguez and other local elected officials held a ceremony today to…

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Urge City Hall to Increase Support for the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program

BROOKLYN, NY – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stood on the steps of City Hall to strongly urge a substantial increase in funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Summer Youth Employment Program is a crucial first step in the careers of thousands of young people across…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Puerto Rico Economic Crisis

“Puerto Rico’s latest default on its debt today and the moratorium enacted on future payments by Governor Garcia Padilla were dire necessities caused by Congress’s epic failure to adequately address the multitude of issues at hand. “Congress has failed to provide Puerto Rico access to bankruptcy.  Moreover, the ‘Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability’…