MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES JULIE MENIN AS DIRECTOR OF THE CENSUS FOR NYC AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL FOR STRATEGIC ADVOCACY

NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Julie Menin as Director of the Census for New York City. She also will serve as Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel for Strategic Advocacy. In her new roles, Menin will organize extensive outreach efforts to encourage every New York City resident to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census. An…

BP DIAZ, WESTCHESTER CE LATIMER, OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS CALL ON AMTRAK TO GET TO WORK ON PENN STATION ACCESS PROJECT

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Westchester County Executive George Latimer, other elected officials and key stakeholders spoke out in support of the expansion of Metro North service to the East Bronx and the need for Amtrak to get out of the way of this much needed, universally popular project. These four new lines will…

BP DIAZ ISSUES NEW REPORT: ‘THE PREFERENTIAL RENT CRISIS IN NEW YORK CITY’

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a report, titled “The Preferential Rent Crisis in New York City.” The new report examines the scope of the preferential rent issue in the five boroughs and features profilesof four neighborhoods with high numbers of preferential rent tenants: Jamaica,Bay Ridge, Fordham and Washington Heights. Borough President Diaz…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ & COUNCIL MEMBER TORRES ANNOUNCE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW FIRE SAFETY LAWS 

In the wake of last December’s deadly Bronx fire, new laws will require safety devices on stoves in apartments with small children under six years old Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council Member Ritchie Torres today announced the implementation of new fire safety and prevention laws designed to prevent catastrophic fires like the…