BP Diaz Blasts NYCHA Housing Proposal

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is raising serious concerns over a proposal by the New York City Housing Authority to develop open green spaces between existing buildings at city housing projects. “The tenants of NYCHA should not be treated like second-class citizens,” said Borough President Diaz. “Despite the assertions of NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye,…

BP Diaz & Over 100 Elected Officials from Across the Nation Urge Congress to Allow Bankruptcy for Puerto Rico

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a letter, in conjunction with over 100 elected officials from across the nation, demanding immediate action from Congress to enact legislation that will allow the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to enter bankruptcy. The letter can be read here: http://on.nyc.gov/1Wh8Vdz. “The interests of the Puerto Rican community, whether…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Legislation on Legionnaires Inspections

“When it became clear that such outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease could be prevented through regular inspections, I proposed that the City Council move to create such legislation as quickly as possible. Today’s announcement is a great first step towards developing a system of regular inspections for cooling towers and other infrastructure that could breed the…

Governor Cuomo Announces Free Legionella Testing for Eligible Buildings Across New York State

Governor Deploys State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to the Bronx to Examine Sites with High Levels of Legionella Bacteria Wadsworth Center Laboratory to Provide Legionella Testing at No Cost to Building Owners, Operators and Managers Free Hotlines Established to Facilitate Sample Collection and Testing: 888-769-7243 or 518-485-1159 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the…