Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Tonight’s Hearing on Mayor de Blasio’s Proposed Zoning Changes

“Tonight, my office will host its hearing on Mayor de Blasio’s proposed zoning changes, known respectively as ‘Zoning for Quality & Affordability’ and ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing.’ My office is not required to host this hearing, but we concluded it was necessary to allow for greater public participation on this topic due to the accelerated timeline…

FreshDirect Wins 2015 EPA Northeast Diesel Collaborative Breathe Easy Leadership Award

FreshDirect recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for investments in technologies to significantly reduce its carbon footprint throughout the Northeast. New York, N.Y. (November 5, 2015) – FreshDirect has been named winner of the 2015 Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC) Breathe Easy Leadership Award by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts to significantly reduce diesel…

Borough President Diaz Kicks Off 5th Annual ‘Savor The Bronx’ Restaurant Week

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. officially kicked off the 5th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week today at Patricia’s Restaurant on Morris Park Avenue. “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week, produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), showcases the borough’s best eateries by offering special values…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: President Obama’s Proposal on Puerto Rico’s Debt

“I commend President Obama for taking action and putting forward a proposal that supports the future economic growth of Puerto Rico and prevents a financial catastrophe for our fellow Americans who call Puerto Rico their home. For several months, I have been pushing for common sense solutions to Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis, which undoubtedly would…