Community Gather To Mark One Month Amanda Morales Guerra Took Refuge Uptown

TOMORROW Sunday, September 18 at 12:00 PM in front of Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa and NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Members Rodriquez, Mark-Viverito And Others Pass Immigration Law

The City Council Committee on Immigration, chaired by Carlos Menchaca, and Harlem Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriquez and others reps responded quickly to the recent Trump Administration’s announcement signaling the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Trump Administration Decision To End DACA

Following the decision by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez released the following statement: Continue Reading →

Harlem Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez To Call For NYC To Install More Safety Bollards

Today, Saturday, Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and other elected officials and transportation advocates will call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards along sidewalks in key areas with high pedestrian volume to prevent potential attacks in NYC. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Ydanis Rodriguez, Rep Adriano Espaillat, And Others Stand Behind Mother Facing Deportation

Amanda, a working mom of three U.S. citizen children, entered sanctuary on Thursday night to avoid deportation to her native Guatemala, a country her children have never known, and where she faced death threats before fleeing. Continue Reading →

Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez Comments On de Blasio Fair Fix Plan For MTA

Standing alongside Mayor de Blasio as he announced his support for a Fair Fix Plan to fix the subways and fund reduced fares for lower income New Yorkers living in poverty, Harlem Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement: Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Opening Statement At Transportation Hearing On MTA Subway Issues

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez delivered the following opening statement at the NYC Council Transportation Committee hearing on the MTA and its subways. Continue Reading →

Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Fair Fix Plan For MTA

Following the news of Mayor de Blasio’s plan to raise revenue needed to fix our struggling subway system and support lower-income New Yorkers with subsidized fares, Harlem Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez released the following statement. 

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Pols. Take Marathon Subway Ride To Hear Harlem Commuter Complaints

The Patch reports that Dirty platforms. Crowded trains. And, above all, chronic delays. Those are some of the complaints dozens of New Yorkers related to politicians as they toured subway stops on Thursday. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito, Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, And City Council To Hold MTA Oversight Hearing

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and the City Council today announced the Council’s Committee on Transportation will convene an oversight hearing to examine the state of the subway system. Continue Reading →

Hey Harlem, You’re Invited To The Dominican Film Festival Opening Night From Council Member Rodriguez

The Dominican Film Festival in New York @DFFNY is offering FREE tickets for all community members for its 6th annual opening night this Tuesday, July 25th at 8PM. Continue Reading →

Rep. Adriano Espaillat Led Uptown Electeds And Others On Subway Crisis Answers

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat led a group of New York State and New York City elected officials for a community discussion for constituents to address New York’s subway crisis following a series of derailments, commuter delays, cancellations, fires and a host of other transit issues. Continue Reading →

Council Transportation Chair Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Q train Derailment

Following the derailment of a Coney Island-bound Q train today, Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement:

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Mayor de Blasio, Economic Development Corporation President Patchett, And Harlem Rep Rodriguez Unveil Inwood Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and New York City Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James Patchett today unveiled the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Rodriguez’s Legislation To Prevent Vehical-Based Attacks

Less than one month after a driver killed a young tourist and injured 20 pedestrians in Times Square, Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez announced legislation to take action and prevent similar tragedies. Continue Reading →