Citizens’ Toolbox

The goal of Citizens’ Toolbox is to provide information leading Bronxites up a few stairs onto the borough’s civic stage. The more of us that participate in whatever we can, the healthier the body politic and the better the Bronx.

First things first: To learn who represents you at every level of city government (local, state and federal), just click here, enter your address and you’ll see the contact info and website links for each elected official, in addition to a bunch of other info relevant to your community.

Now that you’ve identified your elected officials, become one of their bosses if you aren’t already. Get information to register to vote here. If you’re not sure if you’re currently registered, you can check here. A few more voting and registration-related links here.

And following is the list of all Bronx elected officials with links to their websites and district maps:

Bronx Borough President

Ruben Diaz, Jr.

City Council Members

Fernando Cabrera
District 14 Map

Andrew Cohen
District 11 Map

Rafael Salamanca Jr.
District 17 Map

Vanessa L. Gibson
District 16 Map

Andy King
District 12 Map

Diana Ayala
District 8 Map

Annabel Palma
District 18 Map

James Vacca
District 13 Map

NY State Assembly Members

Carmen E. Arroyo
District 84 Map

Michael Benedetto
District 82 Map

Assemblyman Michael Blake
District 79 Map

Marcos Crespo
District 85 Map

Jeffrey Dinowitz
District 81 Map

Mark Gjonaj
District 80 Map

Carl Heastie
District 83 Map

Victor Pichardo
District 86 Map

Jose Rivera
District 78 Map

Luis Sepulveda
District 87 Map

Bronx State Senators

Adriano Espaillat (D, WF)
District 31 Map

Ruben Diaz, Sr. (D)
District 32 Map

Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D, WF)
District 36 Map

Jeffrey Klein (D)
District 34 Map

Gustavo Rivera (D, WF)
District 33 Map

Jose M. Serrano (D, WF)
District 29 Map

U.S. Congress Members Representing the Bronx

Jose Serrano
District 15 Map

Eliot Engel
District 16 Map

Joseph Crowley
District 14 Map

Charles Rangel
District 13 Map


2 Responses to “Citizens’ Toolbox”

  1. Elizabeth M. Garcia, Esq. June 5, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Contact Information
    Pedro E. Rosario
    New Beginning Animal Rescue, Inc.
    2515 Newbold Avenue
    Bronx, New York 10462
    Office: 347.691.3282
    Fax: 347.691.3283

    Only Animal Shelter in the Bronx is Closing

    Bronx, New York (June 5, 2014)

    New Beginning Animal Rescue, Inc. [501(c)(3)], the only non-kill animal shelter in the Bronx may be forced to close its doors.

    Pedro E. Rosario, a former NYC animal control officer, established New Beginning Animal Shelter, using his personal savings, in order to provide a haven for abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats found roaming the streets of the Bronx, he has been operating at full capacity since opening.

    The overwhelming needs of so many animals that find their way to the shelter has depleted the available financial resources and the shelter is on the verge of closing. The Bronx has many dogs and cats dumped on the streets by owners who can no longer afford to maintain them.

    The plight of New Beginning Animal Shelter is in a perilous situation, if a life line is not found to assist the shelter with its day to day operation the shelter will have no other alternate but to close its doors.

  2. JenniferS. February 7, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    Jordan Moss, thanks for Bronx Matters, it’s terrific. To its followers, if you’re looking for an organization doing wide-ranging climate justice work (including food justice, energy solutions, and green spaces) in the N. Bronx, in coalition with many EJ groups across the borough, please contact Bronx Climate Justice North at:, and explore our website:

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