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Subway Performance Continues To Show Dramatic Improvements

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye, Managing Director Veronique Hakim and NYC Transit President Andy Byford today announced new statistics showing the continued dramatic subway performance improvements that have been achieved since the launch of the Subway Action Plan and the Save Safe Seconds campaign.

 

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NYCHA Mobilizes Staff For Weekend Maintenance Work

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced today it will continue its weekend maintenance work order blitz initiative, with maintenance and property management staff available at seven developments across the City to assist public housing residents....
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BP Diaz & Community Leaders Rally To Stop Bronx Jail Proposal

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses and community leaders from across the city today for a rally on the steps of City Hall to oppose the siting of a new jail in the Mott Haven section of Bronx....
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Community Leaders Rally To Stop Bronx Jail Proposal

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses and dozens of Bronx elected officials, advocates and community leaders will host a press conference and rally on the steps of City Hall to oppose the siting of a new jail in the Mott Haven section of Bronx....
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BP Diaz Releases His “Bronx Annual Development Report”

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released his “Bronx Annual Development Report” today, highlighting the most successful year in total development funding Bronx has seen since the borough president took office in 2009....
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More New Yorkers Opting For A Personal Car

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has one of the most expensive monthly passes in the nation....
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East Bronx Metro-North/Amtrak Agreement

The following is a statement from BP Diaz on the East Bronx Metro-North/Amtrak Agreement....
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The Key To Road Safety In New York City

NYC Residents - The Key To Road Safety In The City...
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MTA Service Details For MLK Jr.’s Birthday

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21. Details are below....
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BP Diaz Calls For NYC Control Of Public Transit

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. held a press conference this morning to oppose the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) proposed public transit fare hikes and to call for a reorganization of the agency that gives control of local public transit back to New York City....
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BP Diaz To Host Rally Opposing MTA Fare Hikes

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 08:00 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will join elected officials, advocates and commuters for a rally and press conference opposing the proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) fare hikes that are slated to be voted on later this month....
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NYC Ferry System Expands To Connect All 5 Boroughs

Following his State of the City address last week, Mayor de Blasio today released additional details about the expansion of the NYC Ferry system, which will begin serving all five boroughs in 2020....
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Popular Roberto Clemente State Park South Playground To Reopen

The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson and Omni New York LLC, owner of the adjacent Riverpark Towers, together announced a $1.35 million transformation of the Roberto Clemente State Park South Playground....
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Call On Amtrak To Get To Work On Penn Station Access Project

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Westchester County Executive George Latimer, other elected officials and key stakeholders spoke out in support of the expansion of Metro North service to East Bronx and the need for Amtrak to get out of the way of this much needed, universally popular project....
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Ready New York Senior Center Of the Year Award

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Department for the Aging will present the sixth annual Ready New York Senior Center of the Year Award to Julie Dalton, executive director for the RSS - Riverdale Senior Services senior center, for her ongoing commitment to preparing seniors for emergencies....
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MTA Announces Service Plans For Four-Day Thanksgiving Weekend

Trains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 21, through Sunday, November 25, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time period, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend maintenance at its nine crossings to facilitate increased travel....
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MTA To Purchase Grand Central Terminal, Harlem Line & Hudson Line For $35 Million

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board’s Finance Committee today granted approval to purchase Grand Central Terminal, and Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line and Hudson Line from a private holding company....
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BP Diaz & HUD Administrator Patton Visit NYCHA’s Patterson Houses

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Lynne Patton visited the Patterson Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development in South Bronx....
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Bronx Elected Officials To Amtrak: Get On Board With Metro-North Expansion

In a letter to Anthony R. Coscia, Chairman of the Board of Amtrak, the borough’s elected officials are demanding that the rail company cease its actions that are currently holding up progress on the proposed East Bronx Metro-North expansion, which will bring commuter rail service to Co-op City, Morris Park/Van Nest, Parkchester and Hunts Point....
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NYC Parks Breaks Ground On $3.4 Million Makeover Of Parque De Los Niños Ballfields And Running Track

Today, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and students and staff from I.S. 123 to break ground on the renovation of the ballfields and track at Parque de los Niños....
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Disability Advocates, Transportation Organizations, Elected Officials Kick-Off “24 Hour Riders Respond Transit Tour”

Today, Elected officials, advocate groups, and volunteers are preparing to meet fellow straphangers and ride the rails. A year after Governor Cuomo declared the MTA under a state of emergency, city & state officials and public transportation advocates are returning to the subway platforms to hear from riders, commuters and visitors....
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The New York Public Library Breaks Ground On A Bigger, Better Van Cortlandt Branch In Bronx

The New York Public Library broke ground this morning on a new, larger Van Cortlandt Library in Bronx....
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Governor Cuomo Announces NY Has Received Federal Approval To Convert Sheridan Expressway In Bronx Into A Boulevard

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration to de-designate the Sheridan Expressway as an interstate, paving the way for the roadway to be transformed into a new boulevard that will give residents and visitors a direct connection to the Bronx River waterfront and Starlight Park....
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MTA Provides Service Details For Labor Day Weekend

To help New Yorkers kick off a long Labor Day weekend, MTA railroads will provide extra service tomorrow, Friday, August 31. All MTA services will operate on special schedules on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. Details follow below....
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City Launches Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study

A Bronx Metro-North Working Group, which convened for the first time today, will engage local residents and businesses to optimize new commuter rail service that is in the works for the East and South Bronx....
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Parks Dept. Makes Progress With Installation Of Syringe Disposal Kiosks

The Parks Department is making progress on the installation of kiosks to give users a safe place to discard their syringes....
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Mayor De Blasio Welcomes Dockless Bicycles To Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that starting today, dockless bike share pilot had arrived in Bronx, bringing bike share for the first time to all five boroughs....
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Access To Bronx-Bound Henry Hudson Bridge Closed Sunday Morning For NYC Triathlon

The northbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway leading to the Bronx-bound Henry Hudson Bridge will be closed Sunday, July 1 between 4 a.m. and noon for the biking portion of the NYC Triathlon. Motorists should use an alternate route during this period and expect delays....
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MTA Announces Extra Service For Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra rail service on Tuesday, July 3, to help customers to travel to Fourth of July holiday activities. On Wednesday, July 4, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses will operate on weekend schedules....
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Announcing The Week-Long Grassroots Effort "Call The Mayor"

With the passage of the city budget weeks away and Fair Fares at the center of negotiations, transit, anti-poverty and civil rights organizers fanned out from a Central Harlem subway station Monday and engaged riders to call the mayor to ask him to endorse the inclusion of half-price MetroCards in City Budget....
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Retaining Wall Collapses Behind Bronx Apartment Building

Authorities say a retaining wall collapsed Sunday behind an apartment building in Bronx....
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Bronx's Crumbling "Island of The Dead" Is Unearthing Its Nameless Skeletons

It is the largest mass burial site in the US, but for an estimated 1 million souls interred at New York City's "Island of the Dead", their eternal resting place is disintegrating....
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Gov. Cuomo Launches The NY Stands With Puerto Rico Recovery & Rebuilding Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative, deploying a Tactical Assessment Team of state experts and labor, non-profit, philanthropic, and academic partners to evaluate reconstruction needs and to develop a comprehensive rebuilding roadmap for communities in need. ...
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Mayor De Blasio Announces Progress Constructing NYC Ferry Landing For Soundview

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced progress constructing a new NYC Ferry landing in Soundview for a new route launching this summer. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, the City’s Economic Development Corporation, elected officials and community leaders toured the construction site....
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Bronx Apartment Of Woman With Cerebral Palsy Keeps Leaking

Nancy Ramgopaul lives in the Throgsneck Houses and says she never knows when it will rain inside her apartment. Ramgopaul says she has been battling a bad leak in her apartment since March....
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Borough President Diaz Celebrates Opening Of New City Island Bridge In Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the opening of the new City Island Bridge. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new bridge, an inaugural walk and ride was led by Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Assembly Member Michael Benedetto, and City Council Member James Vacca....
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Castle Hill Residents Ask For Speed Bump Installation On Roadway

Community members in Castle Hill say they want the city to install speed bumps along a stretch of Gleason Avenue to slow down vehicles they claim are racing down the street....
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Mayor de Blasio Announces Opening Of New City Island Bridge In Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the opening of the new City Island Bridge....
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Officials Call For Revitalization Of East Tremont Park

Officials are calling on the city Parks Department to revitalize part of an East Tremont park that has been vacant for nearly 50 years....
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NYC Will Add Select Bus Service To 21 Routes In Next Decade

New York City will add 21 new select bus service routes over the next decade, City Hall announced Friday....
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Bronx Deserves Better Than the Current Plan for the Sheridan Expressway

Earlier this year, the New York State Department of Transportation announced plans to “transform” the Sheridan Expressway in Bronx. At first, advocates cheered, and it seemed like two decades of work to reduce highway blight and increase waterfront access was paying off....
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High Power “Solar Wall” For Urban Health Plan In Bronx

Urban Health Plan’s Simpson Pavilion, a community health center in the Bronx, now boasts a high powered “solar wall” to energize its patients. Unlike most rooftop systems, the 37kW array has been installed on the side of the building – a solar wall that will optimize the facility’s clean energy production and save money for critical community healthcare services....
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Bronx Woman Calls On City To Close Neglected Bruckner Overpass

Some residents are renewing calls to close the Bruckner Boulevard footbridge after seeing little improvement in the maintenance of the overpass....
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Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan Enters Public Review Process

The proposal would create new affordable housing, public parks, and other community improvements....
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Construction Equipment Falls Off Truck Onto Bus On Bronx Highway, Injuring 20 People

A piece of industrial construction equipment tumbled off a tractor trailer and struck a passing charter bus on a Bronx highway Thursday. ...
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Service On No. 5 Subway Line Briefly Shut Down In Bronx Due To Switch Problems

Switch problems briefly shut down service on the No. 5 subway line in Bronx on Wednesday, according to the MTA....
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New Mom Needs Gas Restored In Bronx Building

Petal Griffith says her building on Southern Boulevard in Bronx has not had gas since May....
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Bronx Parks Get GPS Call Boxes After 3 Deaths

A new initiative is underway to make parks safer in Bronx, as dozens of blue light safety boxes similar to ones seen on college campuses are being installed in four parks across the borough....
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The Summer Of Hell

You should know that this week begins what Governor Andrew Cuomo has forecast as the Summer of Hell, which will mean 8 weeks of chaos for commuters who use Penn Station during all of the planned train track repairs....
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NYC Uses Ex Cons To Shovel Snow

New York City Department of Corrections officials were on hand as recently released inmates of Rikers Island joined officials from the Department of Sanitation in removing blocks of ice and snow from the streets on Saturday, March 18, 2017. ...
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Cuomo Announces $1.8B Reconstruction In South Bronx

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a $1.8 billion project to transform South Bronx by reconstructing the Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange....
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Citywide Ferry Stop In Bronx Will Be A Welcome Option, Commuters Say

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the upcoming citywide ferry service will be a big help for people in far-off parts of the city. ...
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D Train To Skip Bronx Stops On Weeknights

D train service in Bronx will be suspended at some stations for multiple weeknights while the MTA does maintenance and repair work over two weeks....
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Cross Bronx Expressway Named Most Congested City Roadway In U.S.

f you are feeling cross on this expressway, here is why: The Cross Bronx Expressway has been rated the most congested urban roadway in the country, according to a study....
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I Have A Dream

Delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Mario Relamuto, 81, Missing

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 49 Precinct in Bronx.
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Remembering The Legacy Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
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Over 11K Babies Will Be Born In The US On New Year’s Day

Almost 11,283 babies will be born in the United States on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today.
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Happy New Year 2019

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Secretary Perdue Details USDA Functions In The Event Of A Lapse In Federal Funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.
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Damage American Technology Program

The 90 day “truce” agreed to in the G20 dinner between Presidents Trump and Xi is certainly a plus. The world has been spared, at least for the moment, an acceleration of a destructive trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
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The Anniversary Of 9/11

Statement from Borough President Diaz regarding the anniversary of 9/11:
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U.S. Marks The 17th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Somber Tributes & A New Monument

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.
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Google Doodle Celebrates America's Workers On Labor Day 2018

Google Doodle did not take the day off Monday, when it hailed the American worker on Labor Day.
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Kiran Alvi

is working towards her M.S. degree at Columbia’s Journalism School with a specialization in digital media, covering the neighborhood of East Tremont. Kiran has previously worked for Nile TV in Cairo, Patch.com in West Hollywood and Redondo Beach, and Annenberg TV News and NeonTommy.org in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2011 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Middle East studies.