The Bronx Museum of the Arts Launches Major Architectural Upgrade of its Facility Adding New Spaces for Programs and Exhibitions Increasing Connections to Neighborhood, and Improving Service to Community and Public

Monica Ponce de Leon Selected as Architect for Project Project is Public-Private Partnership with the City of New York Bronx, New York—May 25, 2016—The Bronx Museum of the Arts announced plans for a major architectural enhancement and upgrade of its facility to better serve its community and visitors, add new spaces for public programs and…

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Bronx Unemployment Drops to 6.6%

The Bronx’s unemployment rate has fallen once again, according to newly released statistics from the New York State Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in The Bronx fell to 6.6 percent in April 2016, down from 7.9 percent in March 2016 and 7.8 percent in in April 2015. This is the lowest unemployment rate the…

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Congressman Serrano, Borough President Diaz Host Badillo Post Office Renaming Ceremony

Other Elected Officials Join Celebration The Bronx, NY – U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano; Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr.; Senator Rubén Díaz; Assemblyman José Rivera; Councilmember Rafael Salamanca; Lorraine Castellano, District Manager of the New York District, United States Postal Service; Bronx Postmaster Lilliam Rodriguez and other local elected officials held a ceremony today to…

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U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Urge City Hall to Increase Support for the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program

BROOKLYN, NY – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stood on the steps of City Hall to strongly urge a substantial increase in funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Summer Youth Employment Program is a crucial first step in the careers of thousands of young people across…

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Puerto Rico Economic Crisis

“Puerto Rico’s latest default on its debt today and the moratorium enacted on future payments by Governor Garcia Padilla were dire necessities caused by Congress’s epic failure to adequately address the multitude of issues at hand. “Congress has failed to provide Puerto Rico access to bankruptcy.  Moreover, the ‘Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability’…

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Borough President Diaz Kicks Off Bronx Week 2016

Vincent Pastore, Peter Sohn, Arlene Alda and Eduardo Vilaro to be Inducted Into Bronx Walk of Fame Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. officially launched Bronx Week 2016, hosting a celebration of the “Best of The Bronx” with over 150 people in attendance at Mike’s Deli in the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market. “This…

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Following Pressure, Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery to The Bronx

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz are praising an announcement by online retailer Amazon that it would expand same-day delivery service to The Bronx. The announcement comes following criticism from both officials regarding the borough’s previous exclusion from these services. Last week, it was revealed that Amazon was providing same-day…

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Mayor De Blasio, Borough President Diaz, HPD Commissioner Been and HDC President Rodney Announce Development Team That Will Build 241 New Affordable Apartments in a High-Efficiency “Passive House” Design in the Mott Haven Neighborhood Of The Bronx

425 Grand Concourse development, location of former P.S. 31 School building, to be 100% affordable, use 70% less energy than conventional buildings, and serve hundreds of low- and moderate-income households Adjacent to Hostos Community College, the development includes plans to re-open Garrison Playground; create variety of commercial and non-profit spaces, including a supermaket and a…

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