NYC DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan, City Officials Announce City’s First Neighborhood Slow Zone, Launch Of Program for Communities to Request Slow Zones to Reduce Unsafe Speeds

Speed limit in Claremont neighborhood of the Bronx reduced to 20 mph, traffic calming measures will help reduce unsafe speeds in residential area with many schools New program builds on safety initiatives that have helped make the city streets safer than ever New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today joined Bronx…

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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoos and Aquarium Help Those in Need This Holiday Season with Toy and Food Drives

On Wednesday, November 16, Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene joined John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo; Lenny Caro, President of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and children from P.S. 205 at the Bronx Zoo’s Elephant house to kick-off the zoo’s annual holiday toy drive, co-sponsored…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Clean Technology Vehicle Manufacturer to Open Facility in New York City, Create More Than 100 Jobs

On Tuesday, November 15th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined state and city officials, as well as representatives of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, to announce that electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles will soon open a new state of the art electric truck manufacturing facility at the former Port Morris lamp warehouse…

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Macy’s to Anchor Prestige Properties’ The Mall At Bay Plaza

Iconic Retailer Joins JC Penney to Headline New 780,000-SF Bronx Shopping Destination; NYC’s Largest New Enclosed Fashion Mall in Decades In one of New York City’s most significant and exciting retail projects in recent memory, Prestige Properties announced today that it will develop The Mall at Bay Plaza, a new $270 million, 780,000-square-foot enclosed fashion…

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Sanitation Commissioner, Bronx Borough President Launch Public Awareness/Enforcement Effort for Dog Walkers to heed ‘Pooper Scooper’ Law

On Thursday, October 27, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined NYC Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and Bronx Community Board #7 District Manager Fernando Tirado to announce a new information and enforcement campaign aimed at keeping Bronx streets free of canine waste. Here, Borough President Diaz holds a “pooper scooper,” which typically cost about…

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Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan Marks 15 Years in Office

Photo caption: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents Lloyd Ultan with a citation of merit honoring his service as the official historian of Bronx County. Lloyd Ultan, who was inaugurated Bronx Borough Historian on October 26, 1996, is marking the 15th anniversary of entering this government office in his typical manner—by working. Ultan is…

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American Express Sponsors Savor The Bronx!

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with the Bronx Tourism Council is pleased to announce that American Express has agreed to sponsor Savor The Bronx!, the boroughs first ever wide restaurant week, taking place from Tuesday, November 1st to Sunday November 13th. “We’re excited to celebrate all the cuisines and dining options the…

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