Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and First Deputy Police Commissioner Benjamin Tucker joined the New York City Police Foundation and Bronx Borough President Reuben Diaz Monday evening to announce the official launch of the My Bronx Story. The event is a continuation of My NYC Story, a competition between New Yorkers sharing stories about how to improve their neighborhoods through community engagement.
“I appreciate efforts like My Bronx Story because it helps us to realize that all of us – young and old, immigrant and native-born, cop and civilian – have similar stories to tell,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill.
“We have to break down the barriers that separate us and work together for our common mission of building a better, safer New York City.”
Young people from neighborhoods throughout the Bronx were in attendance, all participants in My Bronx Story, which has involved them in telling the stories of their respective neighborhoods through video, photos, and essays.
The My Bronx Story contest invites members of the public to join the students in submitting their Bronx stories. Community members, young and old, can send the essays, photos, and videos telling their personal recollections about the borough to http://www.mynycstory.org/bronx/.