Post Tagged with: "Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr."

Economy / Environment

FreshDirect announces new jobs

FreshDirect announces new jobs

Company enlists support of grassroots spokesmen Online grocer FreshDirect has enlisted two more leaders of grassroots organizations in the Bronx to support its move to the Harlem River Rail Yard. Steve Ritz of Green Bronx Machine and Chris Norwood of Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute have endorsed the company, […]

Economy / Transportation

A Metro-North stop in Hunts Point?

An artist's rendering of Metro-North's proposed new station stop on Hunts Point Avenue.

MTA’s proposal for new route excites local commuters For years, Hunts Point residents have heard the sound of Amtrak trains speeding past without stopping, en route to northern destinations. Now, Metro-North is considering adding a line with a stop in Hunts Point, using those same tracks.

Education / Environment

School fair colors Hunts Point green

Girls made their own jewelry at the fair in Hunts Point Riverside Park.

For its sixth annual School Fair, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children teamed up with Green Apple Day of Service to transform Hunts Point Riverside Park into an environmental festival.

Business / Food

Plan would make Hunts Point foodie heaven

By this fall, a festival could attract food-loving New Yorkers to the parking lot of the Fulton Fish Market, hopes the city agency that oversees the Food Distribution Center.


From the editor: Some Bronx hero

Next month, the Bronx Borough President will roll out the red carpet for a Bronx native who has grown successful as a rapper with songs that deman women. Is this really an achievement to celebrate as a symbol of our borough?

Business / Education / Environment / Health / Jobs / Politics

Green jobs group wins national award

A non-profit organization based in Manhattan has won an environmental award that will help it clean the Bronx while putting local residents to work. The Consortium for Worker Education the education arm of the AFL-CIO’s New York City Central Labor Council—was awarded the 2012 Environmental Quality Award for its part […]


Protesters rally to close Club Heat

Chanting “Turn off the heat,” some 50 protesters rallied in front of the Hunts Point strip bar Club Heat on March 2, to pressure the club to leave the neighborhood. Community Board 2 members organized the rally, angry that the club and other nudie bars on the peninsula are dragging […]

Business / Environment / Politics

City woos FreshDirect to the South Bronx

Over the objections of Bronx environmentalists and many local community advocates, the online grocer FreshDirect will move to Port Morris, thanks to a package of taxpayer subsidies worth nearly $130 million.
City officials said the deal preserves 2,000 jobs and will add more than 600 more. Critics cite its high cost and the speed with which it was rushed through without public input. They complain that the location of the new plant jeopardizes plans to build a pedestrian bridge to Randall’s Island and to create public access to the waterfront, and warn that the additional truck traffic to and from FreshDirect will further foul the air in a neighborhood where asthma is epidemic.

Business / Politics

From the editor: Living wage sold out

The battle to require businesses that receive city subsidies to pay their workers a living wage began with a bang when Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. led a fight to reject the creation of a shopping mall at the Kingsbridge Armory if retail workers weren’t paid enough to make […]