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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BP Diaz Kicks Off Bronx Week 2015

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kicks off Bronx Week 2015 with a food, music and art festival at the Bronx General Post Office, co-hosted by developer Youngwoo & Associates, on Sunday, May 3, 2015. More information on Bronx Week 2015 can be found at ilovethebronx.com. Malik Yoba, Dolph Schayes, Stacey Dash & Alfredo Thiebaud…

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Freddie Gray

“Though the overwhelming majority of the men and women of our nation’s police departments are hardworking, law-abiding and serve our communities with pride and passion, we have seen too many cases in recent history where the community has not felt that justice was served when it comes to cases of police misbehavior and brutality. I…

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BP Diaz Reacts to Latest Job Numbers

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising new job numbers from the New York State Department of Labor, which show even more improvement in the borough’s unemployment rate. “As I have said in the past, what we are doing in The Bronx is working. Our efforts are bearing fruit. We are creating jobs, and…

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