BP Diaz Hosts Bronx LGBTQ Pride Celebration

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., hosted the borough’s seventh annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony. “It was a true honor to kickoff LGBTQ Pride Month, right here in The Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “This wonderful event offered my borough an opportunity to recognize several…

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City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Silver, Speaker Heastie, Borough President Diaz and Local Officials Open Orchard Beach for Summer, Highlighting $50m Investment in Restoring its Historic Pavillion

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and local officials officially opened Orchard Beach to the public for its summer season. Orchard Beach’s historic Pavilion is set to be restored through a $50 million investment that includes $20 million in capital funding committed…

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City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces New 1.4 Acre Waterfront Site for Parkland in Co-Op City

New park will serve 45,000 residents in and around Co-op City BRONX, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., U.S. Representative Eliot Engel, Senator Jamaal Bailey, Assembly Member Michael Benedetto, Council Member Andy King, and Riverbay Corporation President Linda Berk to announce the City’s will develop…

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City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces Nearly 3.4 Million Square Feet of Graffiti Removed in The Bronx Since 2014

Mayor joins Graffiti-Free NYC crew cleaning graffiti in the Soundview Section BRONX, NY—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that Graffiti-Free NYC, a program managed by New York City Economic Development Corporation, has removed almost 3.4 million square feet of graffiti from sites in the Bronx and 21 million square feet citywide since the start of…

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de Blasio Administration Reaches 5,000 City-Certified M/WBEs

5,000 City-certified minority and women-owned businesses puts the Administration ahead of schedule to certifying 9,000 M/WBEs by 2019 NEW YORK––Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and Citywide M/WBE Director Richard Buery today announced that the City has reached 5,000 City-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), meaning the Administration is ahead of schedule of reaching…

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City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces Small Businesses Seeing Fewer Fines, Opening Faster

BRONX, NY–Meeting business owners on The Bronx’s Arthur Avenue, Mayor de Blasio released a “Small Business Progress Report” outlining a 40% reduction in fines, a three-month reduction in the time it takes to open a restaurant, and a surge in certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Read the report: http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/sbs/downloads/pdf/about/reports/smallbizreport-2017.pdf “We’ve slashed unnecessary fines and…

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BP Diaz Hosts Grand Finale of Bronx Week 2017

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated the grand finale of Bronx Week 2017 with the annual induction ceremony and Bronx Week Parade. During the 46th annual Bronx Week Parade, hundreds of students from Bronx schools and youth organizations marched down Mosholu Parkway with the four new members of the Bronx Walk…

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