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Borough President Diaz Hails New Funding by Governor Cuomo’s
Regional Economic Development Council

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. praised today’s announcement of new economic development funding for the Bronx, provided through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils.

Specifically, the council announced today $400,000 in new funding for the Oak Point Property to construct a warehouse, distribution and food processing facility. The project will feature locally grown and organic produce/farm products from New York State growers, a rooftop farm run by Gotham Greens, and a training facility.

“When it comes to feeding our region the Bronx is leading the way and today’s announcement shows just how important the food industry is to the economy of not just our borough, but the entire City and State. This project will not only create new jobs, it will help solidify the Bronx as the hub for this major industry, and I thank Governor Cuomo and the Regional Economic Development Councils for their continued faith in the future of the Bronx. I look forward to continuing to work with the City and the State to foster positive economic development in the Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

"This new facility will continue to expand our access to and delivery of fresh food and other items in a green and sustainable manner,” said Marlene Cintron, President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

Gotham Greens is a New York City based company dedicated to growing the highest quality vegetables and culinary herbs for local restaurants and retailers. Gotham Greens’ premium quality, pesticide-free vegetables and herbs are grown in sterile rooftop greenhouses using clean, renewable energy. For more information on the company, visit

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