BP Diaz Appoints Mario Benabe to CEC #9

A charter school educator, Mr. Benabe will bring a new perspective to the ongoing discussion on Bronx and Citywide education issues Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has appointed Mario Benabe, a special education and math teacher at the South Bronx Community Charter High School, to represent his office on the Community Education Council of…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $4.8 Million Over-Height Vehicle Detection System on New York City Parkways

System Installed at Low-Clearance Bridges on the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx and Grand Central Parkway in Queens Detectors Minimize Truck Collisions, Improve Road Safety and Protect Highway Infrastructure Photos of Detectors Available Here, Here and Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system on two New York City…

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Barnes & Noble Commits to Bronx Return

Bronx elected officials are reacting to news that national retail bookseller Barnes & Noble has committed to return to The Bronx, following the announcement of the impending closure of their existing store in Bay Plaza.  “We are a borough of book lovers, and Barnes & Noble has been an institution in The Bronx for nearly…

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NYCEDC Announces Plan to Transform Former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center Into Vibrant, Live-Work Campus

Project Will Include 740 Units of 100% Affordable Housing and 170K SF of Recreational, Commercial and Light Industrial Space in South Bronx Bronx, NY – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced plans to transform the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Hunts…

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