“To achieve tech equity, we must eliminate the current digital divide that keeps our students from getting the best out of their education. Our budget addresses this head-on with the allocation of $14.5 million for Chrome Books, iPads, Laptops, Laptop Carts, Wi-Fi, Smart boards, Printers, and more for over 90 schools across the Bronx. Whether it’s completing a homework assignment, attending a Zoom class, or filling out an online college application, our Bronx students need to have access to technology to be fully prepared to thrive in our new digital economy,” said Bronx Borough President Gibson.

Formerly serving as New York City Council Member of the 16th District that covers Highbridge, Morrisania, Claremont, Concourse, Concourse Village, Mount Eden, and Morris Heights, Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson in her new role will also continue to make investments in cultural institutions both within her former Council District and throughout the Bronx.

“From Wave Hill, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Pregones Theater, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, the Bronx Children’s Museum, the Universal Hip Hop Museum, and so many others, our cultural institutions are the lifeblood of our borough, connecting us to the rich history and diversity of the Bronx, and it is important we give them the necessary funding to support their work in providing services to our children and families to enjoy,” said Bronx Borough President Gibson. “I have allocated over $3.3 million to our Bronx Cultural Organizations and I am excited to see their continued growth. Our cultural institutions will re-establish the Borough as a destination for tourists, as well as for long-time residents who desire to learn, enjoy and appreciate what makes The Bronx so unique.”

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson has allocated more than $3.4 million in capital funding to seven residential projects, creating more than 600 new units of affordable, supportive housing and homeownership; and rehabilitation of 126 units of housing in neighborhoods throughout the borough. This includes $500,000 towards the modernization of the balconies and installation of a new roof at Woodstock Terrace, one of the long-standing Mitchell-lama Cooperatives in the Bronx.

For a full copy of the Borough President`s budget allocations, please email us at amukoko@bronxbp.nyc.gov.