By Jonas Bronck Published on Jul 12, 2019
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NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Assembly Member Nathalia Fernandez, Council Member Mark Gjonaj, former Council Member James Vacca, representatives from the Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association, and members of the community to cut the ribbon on the new Bronx River Park Dog Run.

“We at NYC Parks love our furry friends, and think they are deserving of world-class recreation spaces,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Silver. “We are pleased to unveil this beautiful new Dog Run, and know it will be a valued space for both human and canine alike.”

The $590,000 project was funded by a $54,000 allocation from Mayor Bill de Blasio, $300,000 Council Member Ritchie J. Torres, and $238,000 from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

“Dog parks provide vital spaces for people to enjoy recreation with their beloved pets, and I was thrilled to have helped to make the Bronx River Park Dog Run possible through $238,000 from my own capital budget. As a dog owner myself, I know how wonderful a dog run can be as a neighborhood amenity. I thank the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and my colleagues in government for making this project a reality and for delivering for dog owners and their pets in this community,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

The new Dog Run features separate areas to accommodate large and small dogs; natural boulders used as dog play elements; new benches; and a four foot…

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Hip to Hip Theatre Company is pleased to announce their summer tour dates which will include performances in fifteen parks throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, New Jersey and Long Island. The company’s 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Parks tour runs July 24 – August 25.

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You should know that today, July 04, 2019, Americans throughout our nation celebrate America’s Day of Independence from British Rule 243 years ago.

Having won the Revolutionary War, America was on the genesis of becoming the greatest nation on earth. We are a free independent sovereign Nation thanks to all those great Americans that have shed their precious blood on a battlefield fighting for all the freedoms people in America enjoy today.

Thanks to their strength and sacrifice on July 04, 1776, America declared its independence and as a result, the most important document in American History was written. That document is the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence was an official act by all 13 American colonies in declaring America’s independence from British rule. The war between the American colonies and Great Britain lasted eight years from 1775-1783.

Today, July 04, 2019 as you take a day off from work, visit friends and family, enjoy a barbecue, or however it is that you are celebrating America’s independence, I encourage you to take a moment to remember those who made and paid the ultimate sacrifice. We should recognize that our freedom was not free, a price was paid for our freedoms. Also, thank a veteran for his and her service and remember those families who lost loved ones on the battlefield.

You should know that thanks to the Declaration of Independence many wrongs in American History have been righted, and Americans today can celebrate and say with pride.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”

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This morning, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will introduce two resolutions designed to increase diversity at the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), which administers the retirement benefits for over 350,000 members, by increasing the pension fund’s contracting with Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE).

“Our city is the most diverse in the world, and our investment decisions should reflect that diversity,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who serves as a trustee on the NYCERS board. “For too long, NYCERS has failed to provide enough opportunity to M/WBE fund managers, and these two resolutions are the first step towards providing true equity at the largest pension management system in the world.”

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