Borough President Gale Brewer To Hold Public Hearing On Inwood Rezoning Proposal

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will hold a public hearing on the Inwood rezoning proposal put forward by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. Continue Reading →

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Inwood Residents Decide How to Spend $1 Million in Their Community

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez joined by community leaders and District 10 residents kicked off the start of Participatory Budget Vote Week at the Inwood Greenmarket that will run through Sunday, April 15th. Continue Reading →

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Manhattan Borough President: Public Hearing On Inwood Rezoning Proposal

As part of my office’s statutory ULURP (“Uniform Land Use Review Procedure”) responsibilities, we will hold an official public hearing on the Mayor’s proposed rezoning of a large swath of Inwood in Upper Manhattan at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at IS 218, 4600 Broadway (enter on 196th St.). Continue Reading →

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The 125th Street Fault In Harlem, And Harlem’s Earthquake Risk

The NY Times commented that, “the earth never rests, not even in the city that never sleeps,” is on point because the rift in the crust that runs along underneath this street from the East River to New Jersey and is known as the 125th Street Fault or the Manhattanville Fault is live. Continue Reading →

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Princess Noamie Inwood Caves 1936

Princess Naomie and her grandchildren in 1930’s photo taken by Reginald Bolton.

Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

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Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

NYCity Officials And NYPL Announce New Inwood library And Affordable Apartments

Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin, and the New York Public Library (NYPL) announce development plans for 175 deeply affordable apartments and a new public library to be owned and operated by NYPL. Continue Reading →

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NY Assembly Passes DREAM Act Introduced By Uptowns Assembly Member De La Rosa

Today with a majority vote of 88 members in the affirmative, the New York Assembly chamber passed the NYS Dream Act for the eight time. Continue Reading →

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Inwood Tenants Living With No Heat Or Hot Water Say “Enough Is Enough”

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez joined NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara, Representatives from LIUNA Local 78, Tenant Advocates, and residents of 3852 10th Avenue in Inwood, to call on landlord Julian Rodriguez to restore services to the tenants. Continue Reading →

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Central Harlem Leads City In Rate Of Noise Complaints

Patch reports that Central Harlem had the highest rate of noise complaints in New York City between 2010 and 2015, according to a new report by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Continue Reading →

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Inwood Rezoning Will Begin Land Use Review Process January 16, 2018

In less than a week, the city’s proposed rezoning of Inwood will enter into the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), the months-long city review process that will determine if the rezoning can move forward. Continue Reading →

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Fort George Hill Development Revealed In Inwood

New York Yimby reports that permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use affordable housing facility at 1769 Fort George Hill, in Inwood. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Goes Medieval During The 33rd Annual Medieval Festival 2017

Join NYC Parks, the Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust for the 33rd annual Medieval Festival. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Council Member Rodriguez And Others Vote To Protect Residents From Hookah Danger

The New York City Council voted on a package of legislation regulating the use of hookah, including bills 1075-A and 1076-A introduced by Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and 139-C introduced by Council Member Vincent Gentile. Continue Reading →

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“The Salon Hang” 2017 Arts Fundraiser Uptown

Friday, October 13th through Sunday October 15th, 2017, Fort Washington Collegiate Church presents “The Salon Hang: Grace –Diversity-Community”, an Uptown arts show and fundraiser for their community based arts & youth programs. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s 7th Annual State Of The District

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A note to Harlem World Magazine from uptown council member Ydanis Rodriguez: Continue Reading →

Uptowns Senator Marisol Alcantara And Queens Jose Peralta Announce State Allocate Funding

To help community-based organizations which work to improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and their residents, State Senator Marisol Alcantara and State Senator Jose Peralta announced a state allocation of $150,000 for Citizens Committee for New York. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Jazz Singer Who Jumped Off GWB Had ‘Lifelong Struggle’

The mother of Lael Feldman — a 24-year-old singer who disappeared from Clinton Hill and was found dead Monday in waters near Inwood Hill Parktold Patch that her daughter was an “amazing person” who had a “lifelong struggle with life,” and a debilitating eating disorder. Continue Reading →

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City Unveils Updated Inwood Rezoning Plan

Almost one full year after being booed out of a meeting, the city Economic Development Corporation returned to Community Board 12 Thursday night to present an updated proposal to rezone Inwood both east and west of 10th Avenue. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rezoning Could Increase Affordable Housing

The city has released its plan to rezone Inwood, the third New York City neighborhood targeted under Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to build and preserve 210,000 units of affordable housing by 2020. Continue Reading →

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