Tag: Ruben Diaz Jr

‘Taste of The Bronx’ Leaves Residents Out In The Cold And Annoyed With The BP

Last night The Bronx held its first ‘Taste of The Bronx’ in several years but rather than choosing a Bronx location, Borough Hall decided to take it to Manhattan — and make it “by invitation only”.


That’s pretty much the sentiment of many Bronx residents when they learned that they were being excluded from one of our very own events that celebrate our culinary offerings.

Hold on to Your Money! Move NY’s Congestion Pricing Proposal Is Deeply Flawed

In his New York Daily News op-ed, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. discussed the newest proposal by Move NY to impose tolls on the currently free East River bridges and for driving in Manhattan below 60th Street. The novelty in this proposal is that prices on bridges close to mass transit would be raised while those in “transit deserts” would be lowered. In spite of herculean efforts by proponents to avoid the term, Diaz correctly identified this proposal as “congestion pricing.”

Bronx Borough Prez Ruben Diaz Jr Holds Out On Soccer Stadium Deal | Crain’s New York

Back in January, Welcome2TheBronx wrote about how our Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. sat on the fence on the soccer stadium deal after much wooing them to the Bronx. Now Crain’s New York reports an interview with Diaz Jr, where he says, “On the soccer stadium as a whole, I’ll say this: I’m not there yet. That said, I am open-minded. As I said in my State of the Borough address, with a good community-benefits agreement, with proper community engagement, I think we can get to a place where folks understand the economic benefits of the stadium. But those benefits have to be real and be felt. It can’t just benefit the royal family of Abu Dhabi [who co-owns the franchise] or the Yankees.”

BREAKING NEWS: Bronx Borough President Calls On The City To Issue A New RFP For PS 31; Also Calls For New Waterfront District In The Lower Concourse

During Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr’s State of the Borough address today, he publicly called upon the city to issue a new Request for Proposal for PS 31 and to truly explore whether or not it needs to be demolished.

It seems the Borough President has listened to our cries for the building to be salvaged since our petition to save the building was addressed to him among others.

City Finally Decides To Save Historical Murals At Bronx County Courthouse After Borough President & Residents Complain

Back in 2010 during renovations at the Bronx County Courthouse, several historical murals depicting Jonas Bronck and local Lenape Native Americans were severely water damaged.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr complained to the city on numerous occasions but the years went by and the decay worsened.

Now the city finally has done right by the Bronx and the murals and work will begin to restore the historical works of art.

After Bronx BP Ruben Diaz, Jr Woos Major League Soccer To The Bronx, Now Sits On the Fence About Stadium Being Built

In a meeting held last week at Bronx Legal Services by concerned community members about the proposed Major League Soccer stadium sweetheart deal, it was revealed by several individuals that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr was proceeding cautiously with this deal as to not make the same mistake he made with the FreshDirect deal.