Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review.

Today, marks the start of Black Maternal Health Week where we bring special attention to the health disparities that disproportionately affect Black women and birthing individuals across our city, state and nation. This week is a call to action to address the systemic barriers that have, for far too long, contributed to poor health outcomes for birthing individuals in our borough. Throughout this week, we hope you will join us as we share information on how to combat high rates of Black maternal mortality and morbidity and the work being done to end this epidemic.

Last week, I was proud to join Council Member Althea Stevens to allocate $1M to go towards the completion of Fischer Senior Apartments in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.

The building will feature 45 studios and 59 one-bedroom apartments for low-income senior citizens 62 years and older. 32 units will be set aside for formerly homeless seniors and 100% of the rental units will have Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers. This was a huge win for our seniors and for our Highbridge community. Thank you to Council Member Stevens for her continued partnership and prioritizing our older adults.

Lastly, we are calling all schools, community groups, steppers, cheerleaders, bands and more to march in the Bronx Week parade! To register, click here

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-590-3500 or email us at


In partnership,

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson


It was great to join with my colleagues in government and community leaders for Iftar Celebrations in Parkchester with our Muslim community during the holy month of Ramadan. Thank you for having us!

We were also proud to recognize the Muslim Ummah of North America for its important contributions to our Borough and the Muslim community.

Ramadan Mubarak!

Make sure you join us this Thursday, April 13th for our Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner at 6PM at Bronx Borough Hall, 851 Grand Concourse!

This weekend, I attended a street co-naming ceremony in memory of Angellyh Yambo, a bright and beautiful 16-year-old girl who was taken from us too soon.

Angellyh was killed by a ghost gun on her way home from school last April. The horrific event shattered a family, a neighborhood, a school community, and our Borough.

We will never forget Angellyh, and in her memory, we will continue to fight against senseless gun violence in our nation. Our children and families deserve to feel safe on our streets and our neighborhoods.

We held our Early Childhood Community Forum in partnership with the Daycare Council of New York and the Department of Education to discuss ways to keep and increase the allotted Early Learn seats in the Bronx, find ways to expedite payments, and retain and reassign slots to qualified Bronx providers.

This forum was in response to a letter we sent Chancellor Banks in February detailing our concerns for childcare providers and requesting his collaboration to find solutions to their difficulties.

We value all our Bronx providers. They provide a vital service to our community and we will continue to fight for them to receive adequate support on all levels.

Lastly, a special thank you to Deputy Chancellor of Early Childhood Education Dr. Kara Ahmed and her team for their partnership and commitment to our Bronx providers students and families.