Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review. 

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a plan to advance transportation projects in the Bronx, in an effort to reduce congestion and improve public health in the Bronx. For decades, Bronxites have suffered the effects of congestion and poor air quality. We are grateful to have partners in Albany who prioritize the health and wellness of our borough.

Last week, we joined with Congressman Ritchie Torres, the Bronx Economic Development Corporation and Business Initiative Corporation of New York to announce 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. $5,000 to $350,000 could be the difference between a business staying open or permanently shutting its doors. Our Bronx is a borough of promise and opportunities but none of that is possible without our small businesses. For more information, click here.

Lastly, while Queens made history with the unveiling of Trinidad and Tobago Street in recognition of our Trinbagonian community, we also made history in the Bronx with the appointment of Adela Livingston as the thirteenth United States Postal Service (USPS) postmaster of the Bronx and the first Trinidadian woman to hold the position. Congratulations to Adela! We cannot wait to see all that she accomplishes. 

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



We joined with Congressman Ritchie Torres, BxEDC, BICNY and Empire State Development at Bronx Kreate Hub to announce a $10 Million loan program for our Bronx businesses!

Historically, the Bronx has been overlooked and suffered the consequences of decades of disinvestment; but fulfilling a promise from our State of the Borough, together we will ensure that the funds are distributed equitably amongst our Bronx small business owners. Our small businesses have shown up for us and now it’s time to show up for them.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

We celebrated 50 years of Roberto Clemente State Park!

Named after famed baseball player and the first Latino-American Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, the park has served the Bronx with a recreation building, swimming pool, a playground, ball fields, basketball courts, biking areas and a beautiful waterfront!

Thank you to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and parks advocates for all that you do to maintain and advocate for our state parks.

We would not be the borough that we are today without our amazing nonprofits. They work tirelessly each day to provide vital services for our communities and we are forever grateful for their partnership in supporting the residents and families of the Bronx.

Thank you, Councilmember Althea Stevens, The Bronx Community Foundation, New Settlement and SUYO Gastrofusion for your partnership in hosting this year's National Nonprofit Day event. I look forward to our continued work together supporting and advocating for our nonprofit workers.