BP Diaz Praises Rent Freeze

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising this evening’s vote of the Rent Guidelines Board, which voted to freeze rents for rent stabilized tenants with one-year leases and to approve a two percent increase for tenants with two-year leases. “Tonight’s vote of the Rent Guidelines Board is historic, and will provide meaningful relief for…

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Pilot Access Coming to Jerome Park Reservoir

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising a decision by the City’s Department of Environmental Protection to expand public access to the Jerome Park Reservoir. “This is incredibly welcome news, and something my office has advocated for over the past few years. Jerome Park Reservoir is a historic gem of the Northwest Bronx, yet…

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NYCEDC Releases Request for Expressions of Interest for Spofford Live/Work Campus in Hunts Point

Responses Solicited for Mixed-Use, Live/Work Development to Include Substantial Affordable Housing and High-Quality Employment Opportunities New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the release of aRequest for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for a mixed-income, live/work development on a City-owned site on Spofford Avenue in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx. The RFEI represents…

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Borough President Diaz Cuts Ribbon at New Bakery

On Tuesday, June 23, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined owner Paul Palombo (L) and Marlene Cintron (R), President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, to cut the ribbon at Palombo Bakery’s latest Bronx outpost on East 161st Street and Walton Avenue.

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: LG Tower Compromise

“The proposed LG Tower had the potential to stain a national treasure—the Palisades—which look virtually the same as they did when man first laid eyes on them. This compromise is a tremendous victory not only for The Bronx, but for New York, New Jersey and nature lovers everywhere. A smaller LG Tower, one shorter than…

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