Elected Officials Issue Report on Kingsbridge/Broadway Business Corridor

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announces the release of a new report outlining proposed improvements to the Kingsbridge/Broadway business corridor during a press conference on West 231st Street and Godwin Terrace on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Pictured are (l to r): Farrah Rubin, Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation; Sergio Villaverde, chairperson of the economic development…

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…