Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Talk Pedestrian Safety After Deadly Times Square Attack

The deadly attack in Times Square yesterday, which took the life of an 18-year old young woman and injured over 20 more, exposed a glaring safety gap in the heart of New York City. Continue Reading →

Uptown Electeds Celebrate Opening Of GWB Bus Station

After years of delays and cost over runs during renovations, the GWB Bus Station finally opened its doors to the public this morning for travelers. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez, Espaillat And Others Announce Support for Inwood Library

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Senator Marisol Alcantara, and Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa issue their support for the proposal to construct a new Inwood library with 100% affordable housing included in the project. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Others Legislation To Improve Quality Of Life

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriguez and others today held public hearings for, and signed, fourteen pieces of legislation into law. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds Espaillat, Rodriguez And Others Vow To #ShutItDown On Monday

Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan), joined by Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-New York), Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, the New York Immigration Coalition, the Bodega Association and immigrant-run small business owners will announce a May Day action to protest the Trump administration’s draconian immigration policies and racially-charged rhetoric. Continue Reading →

Harlem Elected Ydanis Rodriguez On Vision Zero And Streets Safety

During his time as Chair of the NYC Council Committee on Transportation, Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has focused on a wide range of issues to help improve, expand and fortify New York City’s various transportation networks, with the specific aim of making them safer and more efficient. Continue Reading →

NYC Council Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez To Pass Transit Desert Study Legislation

On Monday, April 24, 2017, The New York City Council Transportation Committee is expected to pass Intro 965-A, introduced by Council Transportation Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, requiring the NYC Department of Transportation to study areas of the city cut off from subway service, otherwise known as transit deserts.
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Harlem Electeds And Others Praise Mayor de Blasio Plan To Launch ’3-K for All’

Senator Chuck Schumer said, “All children deserve the opportunity to succeed and Mayor de Blasio’s universal, high-quality early childhood education program will help our littlest New Yorkers get a strong start on the path to success. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez, Fair Fares Coalition Discusses Anti-Poverty Initiative

Members of the Fair Fares Coalition, including Riders Alliance, Community Service Society, Council Transportation Chair and Harlem elected Ydanis Rodriguez and a handful of his colleagues, today unveiled a new, lower-cost proposal that would ensure New Yorkers living deep in poverty are supported by the City with half-priced MetroCards.

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Mayor de Blasio, Phil Weinberg, Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Announce Re-entry Services

Mayor de Blasio today announced that by the end of this year, every person in the Department of Correction’s custody will receive re-entry services to help connect them with jobs and opportunities outside of jail, as well as five hours of programming per day during their stay to address vocational, educational, and therapeutic needs. Continue Reading →