Historic Food & Hunger Program Coming to New York

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, advocates and more Discuss new USDA program allowing SNAP users to purchase groceries online Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney stood with hunger advocates and others at Part of the Solution (POTS) on Webster Avenue to discuss New York…

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BP’s Adams & Diaz Launch Gifted & Talented Education Task Force

Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted & Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools. The newly created…

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Harvard’s Ash Center Announces Bright Ideas Cohort and Semifinalists for 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today more than 60 innovative government programs as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas initiative. This year’s cohort includes programs from all levels of government — school districts, county, city, state, federal agencies,…

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Mayor de Blasio, City and State Officials Announce WHEDco And BFC Partners to Break Ground on Affordable Housing Development and Bronx Music Hall

The Bronx Commons Development will introduce 305 affordable apartments and a new 300-seat arts and cultural center and performance space. High resolution renderings of the Bronx Commons and Bronx Music Hall development courtesy of Danois Architects, WXY Architecture + Urban Design can be found in this link. THE BRONX, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio, the…

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The Bronx Partners with Zipcar to Generate More Traffic to Restaurants

Aims to increase business during post-holiday slowdown January 10, 2017 – Bronx, NY – The Bronx Tourism Council announced an initiative with Zipcar to help promote restaurants and other businesses in the borough. The emphasis is on giving Zipcar members added value while introducing them to eating establishments not easily-accessible by subway. Restaurants, as well as…

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