City and State Officials Join The Rockower Corporation, M. Melnick & Co. and Partners to Break Ground on 810 River Avenue in The Bronx

The mixed-income, mixed-use 810 River Avenue development will be the first project to take advantage of the 2009 New York City Department of City Planning 161st Street/River Avenue Rezoning Bronx, New York – The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York State Homes and Community…

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De Blasio Administration Announces Multifaceted Effort to Address Labor Abuses and Health Risks at City’s Nail Salons

Comprehensive advocacy and outreach efforts to businesses, workers and consumers is part of City’s dedicated efforts to protect vulnerable New Yorkers Immediate steps include investigations of the industry’s products;  May 21 ‘Day of Action’ to educate New Yorkers about their rights and responsibilities; letter to FDA and petition to salon industry to ban use of…

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Senator Peralta, Bronx Borough President Díaz Jr. and Assemblyman Sepúlveda call for hotel occupancy tax portion to promote local tourism

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), joined by Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx), Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., and Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President John Calvelli today unveiled at the Bronx Zoo a bill that would provide each New York City borough with a portion of city hotel occupancy tax it collects to promote…

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BP Diaz Speaks on Nail Salon Legislation

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. speaks about his legislation creating a system of grading nail salons and other cosmetology businesses before the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 13. The event, which took place at Hostos Community College, was attended by over 60 Latino and Latina small business owners in the…

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William C. Dudley Speaks at Bronx Bankers Breakfast

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents William C. Dudley, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, with an official “Bronx Afghan” following his remarks at the 17th Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast at the Villa Barone Manor on Friday, May 8, 2015. Mr. Dudley’s complete remarks can be read at nyfed.org/1JwwyqH. The…

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