Elected Officials Issue Report on Kingsbridge/Broadway Business Corridor

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announces the release of a new report outlining proposed improvements to the Kingsbridge/Broadway business corridor during a press conference on West 231st Street and Godwin Terrace on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Pictured are (l to r): Farrah Rubin, Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation; Sergio Villaverde, chairperson of the economic development…

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Governor Cuomo Leads Delegation to Puerto Rico

New Yorkers to Meet with Puerto Rican Government Representatives amid Crisis Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he will lead a delegation to Puerto Rico to meet with local officials and discuss the Puerto Rican governments’ ongoing healthcare crisis and economic challenges as well as the need for Washington to act. The Governor is…

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NYC Parks Cuts the Ribbon on New Soundview Amphitheater

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with the New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, hosted a ribbon cutting and free movie night at the newly constructed Amphitheater in Soundview Park. Here, Borough President Diaz addresses youngsters following their free yoga lesson, which was sponsored by Sweetwater…

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BP Diaz Blasts NYCHA Housing Proposal

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is raising serious concerns over a proposal by the New York City Housing Authority to develop open green spaces between existing buildings at city housing projects. “The tenants of NYCHA should not be treated like second-class citizens,” said Borough President Diaz. “Despite the assertions of NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye,…

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BP Diaz & Over 100 Elected Officials from Across the Nation Urge Congress to Allow Bankruptcy for Puerto Rico

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a letter, in conjunction with over 100 elected officials from across the nation, demanding immediate action from Congress to enact legislation that will allow the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to enter bankruptcy. The letter can be read here: http://on.nyc.gov/1Wh8Vdz. “The interests of the Puerto Rican community, whether…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Free Legionella Testing for Eligible Buildings Across New York State

Governor Deploys State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to the Bronx to Examine Sites with High Levels of Legionella Bacteria Wadsworth Center Laboratory to Provide Legionella Testing at No Cost to Building Owners, Operators and Managers Free Hotlines Established to Facilitate Sample Collection and Testing: 888-769-7243 or 518-485-1159 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the…

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