Dear Neighbor,

 

Thank you for joining us for another week in review. 


One of the corner stones of our administration is digital equity and access to technology. Technological access is of growing importance during these times and the Bronx is home to some of the largest digital deserts in our city. Too many of our residents are "disconnected" as a result of connectivity disparities. Our partners at the Bronx Community Foundation found striking data: the Bronx has the lowest broadband adoption rates of any borough, and the disparities are even more pronounced at the neighborhood level with 38% of the Bronx not having access to broadband. As an administration, we are committed to working with partners like Link NYC to bridge the digital divide in our Borough.


Earlier this month, The Bronx Economic Development Corporation and Business Initiative Corporation of New York announced a $10 million loan fund for our Bronx small businesses. The loans will range from $5,000 to $350,000 for payroll, inventory purchases, new equipment and other things that could be vital to our Bronx businesses. We encourage our Bronx small owners to apply. For more information, 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 webmail@bronxbp.nyc.gov.

 

In partnership,

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson


To read the full CDC report, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

IN THE COMMUNITY

The Bronx made history with the appointment of Adela Livingston as the thirteenth United States Postal Service postmaster of the Bronx and the first Trinidadian woman to hold the position. 


Responsibilities of a postmaster typically include:


📨Management of a centralized mail distribution facility

📨Establishment of letter carrier routes

📨Supervision of letter carriers and clerks

📨Enforcement of the organization's rules and procedures


Congratulations to Adela! We cannot wait to see all that she accomplishes. 


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You never thought that Hip Hop could take it this far! 🎤


What an honor to join with legends and luminaries at the 50 years of Hip Hop Inaugural Benefit Gala by the Universal Hip Hop Museum! Thank you for having me.


This is just the beginning!

UPCOMING EVENTS