Bronx Borough President visits South Bronx shredding company SHREDability

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited a secure document destruction facility in the South Bronx that focuses on hiring Bronx community members with disabilities. SHREDability, a service provided through AHRC New York City, employs 18 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with 17 of them living and working in the Bronx. Bronx Borough President…

Borough President Diaz Issues Negative ULURP Recommendation on City Island Bridge

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a negative recommendation on the proposed construction of a new City Island Bridge. The recommendations come as part of the borough president’s charter mandated responsibilities in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). “The entire process surrounding the planning and construction of this bridge has been flawed…

NYC DOT, NYPD, Elected Officials and Safety Advocates Announce an Arterial Slow Zone on the Grand Concourse, Continuing the Rollout of this Important Vision Zero Initiative

The Grand Concourse will be the second of 25 planned arterial slow zones, joining Atlantic Avenue; traffic signals to be retimed for 25 m.p.h. along the 5.2 mile corridor that has seen 12 fatalities between 2008 and 2012 The program expansion builds on the Vision Zero outreach process, where speeding on major streets has been…

Testimony of Borough President Diaz Before the City Council’s Transportation Committee

Since the award of a federal grant from the United States Department of Transportation in 2010, the South Bronx community has worked intensively with city agencies, including our office, to develop a vision for the Sheridan Expressway and surrounding neighborhoods.  The Sheridan Hunts Point Land Use and Transportation Study was pursued in response to community…