Sunday, April 17, 2022

News from Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson


Dear Neighbors,
As we commemorate the first 100 days since we took office, I want to once again thank all of you for your support of our administration, our team and our mission of bringing the Bronx forward. As a borough, we have been presented with many challenges as we continue to combat COVID-19, housing insecurity, hunger, gun violence and a myriad of other issues impacting our residents and families. Even now, we are still mourning the loss of one of our youth that was senselessly gunned down this weekend during yet another instance of gun violence. It is heartbreaking and continues to be unacceptable but we cannot allow this to define our borough. During hard times our community comes together and we support each other.
The Bronx is more than the narrative others have created for us. Despite all of the challenges, there is much to celebrate and be thankful for. I have been so grateful for the opportunity to serve during this time as your Bronx Borough President and to see many of you at our testing kit distributions, cultural celebrations, rallies, neighborhood association meetings, and other events throughout the Bronx. We will be sharing information on the work our administration has accomplished during our first 100 days in the days to come.
Our team is also excited for the launch of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation`s website. The mission of BOEDC is to strengthen and expand current Bronx-based businesses, as well as to provide incentives to encourage businesses to establish or relocate to The Bronx and maximize employment opportunities for Bronx residents. This website is a resource that we hope you will take advantage of and share with other business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the borough. 
Tax season is also here. If you or someone you know needs assistance, New York City has a number of free resources available to you and your family. You can visit BronxWorks for more information.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-590-3500 or email us at I also want to continue to send my prayers of strength to the family and friends of Angellyh Yambo during this difficult time.
In partnership,
Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson

n the Community
BP Gibson spoke with PIX 11 about distributing hundreds of items to the families affected by the Twin Parks fire in January.
BP Gibson joined BRAG and faith leaders to denounce gun violence in our borough.
BP Gibson attended the Grand Council of Guardians 15th Annual Women's History Awards and Scholarships Ceremony alongside many other incredible women leaders.
BP Gibson attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the William Austen Marine Education and Seamanship Center, Student Learning Center, and Marine Engineering Systems Laboratory.

Supporting our Neighbors
On April 5th and 6th, we distributed hundreds of items to the 
impacted families from Twin Parks North West as part of a
concerted effort to ensure the residents continue to get the 
support that they need. Thank you to:

Everyone that stepped up during our borough’s time of need and 

Some of our community partners including (but not limited to) 
LYFT, Macy’s, the New York City Economic Development 
Corporation and National Supermarket Association.

The Kingsbridge Armory for allowing us to store these items at 
their location and hospitality.

The New York State Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge 
Association for their generous donation of food for the impacted 
families and volunteers.

Our staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly these past few 
weeks to organize this relief effort.

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