Monday, April 25, 2022

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson - Resources and Updates

 Dear Neighbors,
It was a busy week as I joined with my colleagues for a conversation to reimagine and reenvision the Kingsbridge Armory, testified before the House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance to advocate for federal fire safety legislation, gathered with our cure violence organizations to denounce gun violence in our neighborhoods, visited a historic Bronx building that will be transformed into a school for our youth, and so much more on behalf of the residents and families of this great borough.

I also hope you will join us tomorrow at 6:30 pm for our Iftar Celebration at Family House Hall Community Center to recognize the incredible organizations in our borough that are empowering and uplifting our Muslim communities in the Bronx.

In addition, we are excited to announce the relaunch of Bronx Week from May 5th - May 15th! Our office, in partnership with the Bronx Tourism Council, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and event sponsors, will host a series of events throughout the borough highlighting our residents, cultural institutions, art, culture, food, and so much more. Click here to subscribe for updates, and if you have an event you’d like to submit for Calendar inclusion consideration, please submit it here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-590-3500 or email us at
In partnership,
Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson

In the Community
BP Gibson joined Congressman Espaillat, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, CM Pierina Sanchez and CM Oswald Feliz in conversation to reimagine the Kingsbridge Armory.
BP Gibson toured 20 Bruckner Blvd. and spoke to the developers about the future of the historic Bronx building: The Dream Charter School.
BP Gibson, alongside our cure violence organizations, gathered on the corner of McClellan and Sheridan to denounce violence in our community in response to the shooting of 23-year-old Sally Ntim.
BP Gibson joined the 43rd Precinct, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, faith leaders and community advocates for a Prayer March Against Violence.
BP Gibson visited Safe Horizon’s Bronx Child Advocacy Center and met the team working around the clock to keep our children and families safe. 
BP Gibson joined some of our Muslim residents in the Bronx for their Iftar Celebrations.
BP Gibson attended a Street Co-Naming for Conti's Pastry Shoppe and celebrated their 100th anniversary.
BP Gibson attended the inauguration of Brooklyn BP Antonio Reynoso.

Supporting our Neighbors
I joined with my colleagues to testify before the House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance to speak on the importance of passing two bills sponsored by Congressman Ritchie Torres in response to the tragic fire at Twin Parks North West: 
▪️The Housing Temperature Safety Act of 2022. 
▪️The Twin Parks North West Fire Safety Act.
I also advocated for greater interagency communication to prevent another tragedy, similar to what occurred at Twin Parks, from happening again. Thank you to Chairman Cleaver, Congressman Torres, Congressman Espalliat and the other Members that joined us for this very important hearing.
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