Statement by Borough President Diaz RE: Council Member Cabrera’s Remarks on LGBT Rights

“I am appalled and concerned by video that has surfaced of Councilmember Fernando Cabrera, recorded in Uganda, in which he celebrates that country’s government and its laws both prohibiting marriage equality and opposing equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. “I am proud to represent 1.4 million Bronxites, many of whom are members of…

NYC Elected Officials to NRA: Support Our Fight Against Illegal Guns

A coalition of elected officials from across New York City—including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council Members Costa Constantinides, Ritchie Torres, Paul A. Vallone, Andrew Cohen, Helen Rosenthal, and Vanessa Gibson—have issued a letter to Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Rifle Association, urging the organization to support…

NYC DOT and DDC Announce Fordham Plaza Phase 2 Groundbreaking in The Bronx

On Wednesday, August 27, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora and NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to break ground for phase two of the ongoing renovation of Fordham Plaza. Here, Borough President Diaz and the commissioners review renderings depicting the plaza’s future. Premier…

Borough President Diaz, New York Yankees & AT&T Host Fourth Annual ‘Borough President’s Cup’ Little League Championship

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T, join the Bronx Bombers on the field following the 2014 Borough President’s Cup Championship at Yankee Stadium on August 26, 2014. On Tuesday, August 26, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., the New York Yankees and AT&T co-hosted the fourth annual…

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of the New NY Works Office in The Bronx

(l to r) Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Assembly Member Marcos Crespo, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) President Marlene Cintron, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senator Gustavo Rivera and State Department of Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting for NY Works on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. State Department of…