STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: East Bronx Metro-North/Amtrak Agreement

“This newly announced MOU between Amtrak, Empire State Development and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is incredibly welcome as it allows this universally supported, much-anticipated mass transit project to move forward without further delay. “Amtrak’s willingness to negotiate with the MTA will put the East Bronx Metro-North expansion back on schedule and bring us one step…

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Rep. Maloney, BP Diaz, NY Officials, Advocates Call on Congress to Remove Citizenship Census Question

Advocates also call on Trump Administration to drop appeal of court decision that ordered the citizen question to be removed   NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined the New York Immigration Coalition, 32BJ SEIU, elected officials and census advocates to call on Congress to pass legislation to remove the citizenship question from the…

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BP DIAZ CALLS FOR NYC CONTROL OF PUBLIC TRANSIT

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. held a press conference this morning to oppose the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) proposed public transit fare hikes and to call for a reorganization of the agency that gives control of local public transit back to New York City. Borough President Diaz Jr. was joined by Council Member Rev.…

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BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ Jr. KICKS OFF 8th ANNUAL ‘SAVOR THE BRONX’ RESTAURANT WEEK

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 8th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Beatstro, a Hip Hop themed restaurant located in the South Bronx. “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week is produced by The Bronx Tourism Council and takes place from January 7th through January 19th 2019. “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant…

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Popular Roberto Clemente State Park South Playground to Reopen

  State Parks, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, NYC Council Member Vanessa Gibson and Partners Team Together to Revitalize and Transform Playground Serving Nearly 1 Million Visitors View the South Playground Transformation Here   The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, New York City Council Member…

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BP DIAZ LAUNCHES ‘#CleanUpNYCHA’ SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today announced the launch of the #CleanUpNYCHA social media campaign. This initiative aims to use social media to encourage New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants, as well local residents, businesses and elected officials to call attention to any subpar living conditions encountered in public housing facilities, on the…

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MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES JULIE MENIN AS DIRECTOR OF THE CENSUS FOR NYC AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL FOR STRATEGIC ADVOCACY

NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Julie Menin as Director of the Census for New York City. She also will serve as Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel for Strategic Advocacy. In her new roles, Menin will organize extensive outreach efforts to encourage every New York City resident to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census. An…

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BP DIAZ, WESTCHESTER CE LATIMER, OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS CALL ON AMTRAK TO GET TO WORK ON PENN STATION ACCESS PROJECT

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Westchester County Executive George Latimer, other elected officials and key stakeholders spoke out in support of the expansion of Metro North service to the East Bronx and the need for Amtrak to get out of the way of this much needed, universally popular project. These four new lines will…

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