TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY PLANNING COMMISSION RE: Borough Based Jail System

Chair Lago, Vice Chair Knuckles, and esteemed Commissioners, I am here today to implore you to vote no on today’s ULURP or to remove the Bronx site for further consideration. To be clear, Rikers Island is an abomination that must be shutdown. It is an archaic, outdated, harsh environment that puts both officers and detainees…

TESTIMONY OF BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Proposed Amendments to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status

I am writing to state my strong opposition to this proposed rule. Evicting families living in public housing solely because some members of the household are undocumented is unnecessarily cruel, would cost the federal government millions of dollars and would not make a dent in the affordable housing crisis. More than 400,000 residents live in…

Engel, Dems Push for Release of Funds to Improve Power Grids in Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

$2 billion in funding currently being held up by HUD inaction   Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined a bicameral group of lawmakers in writing to Trump Administration officials calling for immediate action to release $2 billion in federal funds allocated to build new, resilient…

Comptroller Stringer Announces Reforms to Equip City with 21st Century Technology

Revises Comptroller’s Directive 10 to update minimum useful life for information technology Sets standards to enable City to acquire tablets and state-of-the-art cloud computing using capital funds (New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today released a revision to Comptroller’s Directive 10 to ensure that New York City government is equipped with…

CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS JOIN THE ROCKOWER CORPORATION, M. MELNICK & CO. AND PARTNERS CUT RIBBON FOR 810 RIVER AVENUE IN THE BRONX

The mixed-income, mixed-use 810 River Avenue development is the first project to take advantage of the 2009 New York City Department of City Planning 161st Street/River Avenue Rezoning Bronx, New York – The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York State Homes and Community Renewal…