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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City Announces Plans to Construct New Pedestrian Bridge Over Major Deegan to Improve Community Access to Van Cortlandt Park

$12 Million Pedestrian Bridge is Part of Master Plan to Knit the Park Back Together and Restore the Natural Beauty Identified by Olmsted Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner, Emily Lloyd today joined Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña- Mora, and several elected officials and…

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NYC Parks Cuts the Ribbon on Renovated Railroad-Themed Van Nest Park

On Friday, May 8, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Council Member James Vacca, NY State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Community Board 11 Chairman Tony Vitaliano, Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Counsel Bob Nolan and the Bronx Charter School for Excellence to cut the ribbon on the renovated Van…

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Borough President Diaz Hosted Centenarian Celebration

On Thursday, May 7, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Centenarian Celebration, honoring Bronxites that have lived 100 or more years. At the event Borough President Diaz, Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, Council Member Andy King and others honored 107-year-old Charlotte Lockett of Williamsbridge (seated), the oldest among the dozens of attendees.…

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