FreshDirect Announces 2,000 Turkey Donations

On Tuesday, November 26, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined FreshDirect CEO & Founder Jason Ackerman to deliver more than 200 turkeys to the residents of the Betances Houses on St. Ann’s Avenue. The turkeys were delivered to the event in one of FreshDirect’s all-electric delivery vehicles, part of the company’s commitment to an…

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Borough Board Vote on Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is celebrating this morning’s unanimous vote at the Bronx Borough Board in support of the forthcoming redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory. “Today’s vote will facilitate the construction of a world class skating, community and educational facility that will be the catalyst for positive redevelopment not just in the surrounding…

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Lawsuit Against Proposed New City Island Bridge Announced

CITY ISLAND, NY – Standing at the foot of the historic, 112-year old City Island bridge, community leaders and local business owners announced the filing of a civil lawsuit against the Department of Transportation as part of their effort to halt construction on the bridge’s controversial new replacement. The new bridge’s proposed design includes a…

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Borough President Diaz Kicks Off 3rd Annual ‘Savor the Bronx’ Restaurant Week

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with American Express, officially kicked off the 3rd Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week today at Jake’s Steakhouse in Riverdale. “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week, produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), showcases the borough’s best eateries by…

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BP Diaz to Banksy: ‘Ghetto for Life?’ Enough Already!

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released the following statement regarding street artist Banksy’s latest Bronx piece, which includes the phrase “Ghetto 4 Life” painted on a wall: “Last week, world-renowned street artist Banksy brought his five borough exhibition to the Bronx for the first time, in the form of a traveling Ronald McDonald…

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The BronX Marks the Spot with Tour de Bronx

Thousands come from around the country and around the world to Xercise, Xplore and Xperience The Bronx October 8, 2013, Bronx, New York – Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., The Bronx Tourism Council and Transportation Alternatives announced the 19th Annual “Tour de Bronx,” the largest free bicycling event in New York State which…

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