GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEARLY $100 MILLION TRANSFORMATION OF ROBERTO CLEMENTE STATE PARK AND WATERFRONT

Also Announces $44 Million to Support Summer Youth Employment Program Completion of Redesigned Waterfront, Upper Plaza Renovation and New Athletic Fields Cap Comprehensive Renewal of New York City’s First State Park Work Builds Resiliency and Enhances Flood Protection along Harlem River View photos of the transformation here   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the unveiling…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY DAY OLYMPIAD

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Bronx Borough President Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Fathers Taking Action and New York City Parks & Recreation co-hosted the second annual Family Day Olympiad. The day’s events, which took place at Williamsbridge Oval Park, pitted teams of parents and children in a variety of athletic and sporting…

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BP DIAZ MARCHES IN YEMENI AMERICAN DAY PARADE

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. marched in the inaugural Yemeni American Day Parade, which took place on Rhinelander Avenue. “The Yemeni diaspora is so strong in The Bronx and it was an absolute pleasure to join in celebrating their rich heritage and stand with them in solidarity against Islamphobia.…

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BP DIAZ, AM JOYNER & HUD’S PATTON TOUR 900 GRAND CONCOURSE

On Friday, June 7, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited a senior citizen housing development with United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Manager Lynne Patton and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner. The development is located at 900 Grand Concourse and has 298 units. It is managed by the Mid-Bronx Senior…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL BRONX LGBTQ PRIDE CELEBRATION

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony. Janet Weinberg was posthumously be awarded the 2019 John Wade Award, which honors LGBTQ individuals for excellence in government service. This year’s honorees also included Fabio Cortez, Maria Rodriguez, Jahaira Gonzalez, and Hands in…

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Governor Cuomo Announces $160 Million Refinancing And Rehabilitation Of Michelangelo Apartments Complete

494-Unit Bronx Mitchell-Lama Development to Remain Affordable for an Additional 40 Years Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the rehabilitation of Michelangelo Apartments, a 494-apartment Mitchell-Lama affordable housing development in the Melrose section of the Bronx built in 1975. The 44-year-old development underwent a $160 million refinancing and rehabilitation, preserving the affordability of…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL RAMADAN IFTAR CELEBRATION

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner, in partnership with the borough’s Muslim community. The event took place in the Veterans’ Memorial Hall of The Bronx County Building. This year’s honorees were Alhassan Susso, 2019 New York State Teacher of the Year; Saadatu Mamah-Trawill,…

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