Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review.


We hope all of you had a wonderful week and a great start to the new year with friends and family. So much has already happened and we are excited to be back at work serving all of you for our second year in office. We truly could not do this work without your support and we are so proud of all we have been able to accomplish together so far.


In the coming weeks, we will announce the date of our State of the Borough, which will outline our vision for 2023 and beyond, the re-launch of our Community Board application, upcoming community events, Bronx Week, and so much more.


Our office is also working in partnership with the American Red Cross to “sound the alarm” on fire safety in our borough. For a free smoke detector installation, you can call our office at (718) 590-3500 or visit .


Also, January is Stalking Awareness Month, and if you or someone you know might be feeling unsafe, we encourage you to call 911 or NYC`s 24-hour Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673). 

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

Our first Three Kings Day event was a success! Thank you again to all of our partners for their support of this event and commitment to giving back to our residents and families.

A special thank you to Essen Health Care. With their support, we were able to award scholarships to three of our incredible Bronx scholars who will go on to do amazing things in our borough and beyond.

We joined with our Fordham Heights community for a private prayer service and street co-naming ceremony in remembrance of the one-year anniversary of the Twin Parks North West Fire that claimed the lives of 17 of our neighbors.

Abdoulie Touray is believed to have been the first Gambian to move into 333 East 181 street and today the street was named after him in his honor.

While we cannot bring back those we have lost, we will also make sure that they are never forgotten.

Our nurses were on the frontlines during the pandemic risking their lives to keep New Yorkers safe and continue to provide around-the-clock patient-centered care to our residents and families. New York nurses deserve a fair contract and I proudly stand in solidarity with them.



Governor Hochul hosted her State of the State yesterday outlining her vision for 2023. Click here for our statement on her State of the State address.

The Open Streets Program is back!

Program Background:

New York City's Open Streets program transforms streets into public spaces open to all. These transformations allow for a range of activities that promote economic development, support schools, and provide new ways for New Yorkers to enjoy cultural programming and build community.


Application Deadlines:

The 2023 application features important deadlines partners should consider before applying:


•         If your Open Street will launch on or before June 30th, 2023, you must apply by January 31st, 2023.

•         If your Open Street will launch on or after July 1st, 2023, you must apply by April 14th, 2023. This deadline is also for any school applying for the 2023-2024 academic year.


NYC DOT works with community-based organizations, educational institutions, and groups of businesses to execute Open Streets citywide. In coordination with community partners, NYC DOT can also help to develop operational plans to manage the street for multiple uses, including outdoor dining, programming, and outdoor learning/recreation for schools. NYC DOT works with partners and local stakeholders to ensure loading, deliveries, and emergency access is coordinated as part of the Open Streets' operations.

Click here for the application.