Empire State Development Announces Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association Will Conduct a Feasibility Study on Facility Upgrades

First Step toward Modernizing the Wholesale Produce Market to Remain Regionally Competitive Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association will conduct a feasibility study to determine the best way to upgrade the facilities at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, in the Bronx, to remain competitive in the region…

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BP Diaz Honors Christine Quinn at Bronx LGBTQ Pride Awards

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the sixth annual Bronx Borough President & Allies LGBTQ Pride Awards Ceremony at Billy’s Sports Bar. The event was co-hosted by Council Members Ritchie Torres and James Vacca. At the event, Borough President Diaz presented Christine Quinn, the former City Council Speaker and…

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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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