CONCOURSE — The next stop on Mayor Bill de Blasio's "City Hall in Your Borough" tour will be The Bronx.
De Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced on their Twitter feeds Thursday that City Hall would set up shop in the borough during the last week of May.
City Hall will be based out of 851 Grand Concourse at the corner E. 161st Street for the week, but the exact dates that de Blasio will be there have not been established yet.
“Moving City Hall’s day-to-day operations to Bronx Borough Hall will allow for an intensive focus on the people and the priorities of The Bronx,” de Blasio said. “I look forward to being on the ground, meeting with and hearing from Bronxites.”
Events will include meetings with local groups and a town hall, and First Lady Chirlane McCray will host a series of events as well.
De Blasio pledged earlier this year to work remotely out of each borough by the end of the year and kicked off the initiative on Staten Island from April 9 to 13, where he touted the city's efforts to neuter deer, announced that the NYPD's neighborhood policing strategy would come to the 123rd Precinct, and enjoyed some cannoli.
Diaz has long been rumored as a potential challenger to de Blasio for the 2017 mayoral race, but he has not declared his intention to run with the primary election roughly six months away and said he looks forward "to a productive and substantive week as we welcome Mayor de Blasio to The Bronx in late May.”