Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our very first State of the Borough address. It was one for the books. We announced new initiatives in education, health, public safety, tourism, and other areas designed to move the borough forward in a new direction in 2023. For the full speech, click here. Thank you to our partners at Manhattan College for hosting us for this event and thank you to all of you for your support during this Bronx renaissance.

For the first time, we are introducing the People’s Choice Award for Bronx Week! We are asking residents to nominate a Bronx educator to be recognized among other Bronx Hall of Fame inductees. Our application is live on

Lastly, Tax Season is upon us. Single-filing New Yorkers who earned $56,000 or less in 2022, or families who earned $80,000 or less, are encouraged to file their taxes for free using NYC Free Tax Prep. NYC Free Tax Prep provides free, professional tax preparation that can help New Yorkers keep their full refund, including valuable tax credits, like the newly enhanced New York City Earned Income Tax Credit (NYC EITC). The new NYC Free Tax Prep for self-employed New Yorkers will also provide income tax services to freelance workers and small businesses.

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


✅First State of the Borough!

We did it! Our State of the Borough address was a huge success. Thank you all for joining us on this momentous occasion!

The Bronx is a Borough of Opportunities, and we are working tirelessly to bring our Bronxites the opportunities and resources they deserve.

Thank you to my staff for their hard work! I could not have done this without their love and support.

Thank you BronxNet for live-streaming.

It was great meeting with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her team to discuss the future of our beloved Borough.

We discussed everything from birthing justice, economic development, immigration and how we can work together to move the Bronx forward.


Check out our full State of the Borough speech here!