Remarks of Borough President Diaz RE: Bronx Borough Board Vote to Oppose Mayor de Blasio’s Zoning Proposals

It is clear today that The Bronx stands united in one voice in opposition to these two proposals—“Zoning for Quality & Affordability” and “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing”—that Mayor de Blasio has put forward for our consideration. I add my voice to that opposition today, and I cast my vote against these items. So many different groups,…

Mayor de Blasio, NYCEDC, Congress Member Serrano, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Member Arroyo and Borough President Diaz Jr. Announce Opening of Randall’s Island Connector

Connector Will Provide Critical Transportation Link for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Between the South Bronx and Randall’s Island, Providing Access to 330 Acres of Open Space NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Congress Member José E. Serrano, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo and Borough President…

New York City Employees’ Retirement System Urges Hedge Fund and Opportunistic Fixed Income Managers to Help Ease Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

(Brooklyn, NY)  In a letter sent to hedge fund and opportunistic fixed income managers, Trustees of the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) called on its hedge fund managers and opportunistic fixed income managers who invest in distressed debt and might therefore, at present or in the future, hold Puerto Rican municipal obligations, to…

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…