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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Borough Leaders Call on Apple to Open in The Bronx

Nearly every Bronx elected official has signed a letter to Tim Cook, Apple CEO, urging the company to consider the borough as a location for a new Apple Store. In the letter, the elected officials note that Apple Stores are currently opened in four of the five New York City boroughs, and that opening in…

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Borough President Diaz Hosts Tour de Bronx 2016

Borough President Diaz along with over 7,000 cyclists from across the region and around the world, participated in the 22nd annual event, the largest free cycling event in New York State Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with The Bronx Tourism Council, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, Montefiore…

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Edwin Mejia Jr. to Join BronxNet Board of Directors

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has endorsed Edwin Mejia Jr. for appointment as a member of the Board of Directors of BronxNet, the borough’s public television station. “Edwin Mejia Jr. has a wealth of knowledge about in-house television productions, co-productions and managing worldwide theatrical distribution. Mr. Mejia produces content that uplifts, and showcases meaningful…

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Investigation into the death of Deborah Danner

“Following Tuesday’s NYPD shooting and the tragic death of Deborah Danner, I called on New York State Attorney General to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident, in the interests of fairness and impartiality. “Attorney General Schneiderman’s review of the statute finds that his office does not have jurisdiction over the incident. Attorney General Schneiderman’s commitment…

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