NY Elected Officials And CUNY Institutes 2nd Annual SOL Summit (English and Spanish)

New York elected officials and three of CUNYs Latin@s Studies institutes announce the second annual Summit on Latinos to be held on June 1st, 2018.
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De Blasio And Council Member Rodriguez Announce Uptown As Next Location For NYCx

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (pictured) today announced the next site for NYCx Co-Labs programming will be located in the neighborhood of Inwood, located in Northern Manhattan. Continue Reading →

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The Participatory Budget Results Are In!

From Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

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Our fourth participatory budget cycle in District 10 has come to a close and the results are in.Over 2,000 District 10 residents voted for their top projects during Participatory Budgeting Vote Week from April 7th to April 15th, 2018, to help us determine how we would invest $1 million in capital funds. Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep. Rodriguez On Overdose Prevention Center Announcement (Spanish)

On Friday, May 4th, 2018, uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on the announcement of opening an Overdose Prevention Center in Washington Heights: Continue Reading →

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Chancellor Carranza Announces Bilingual Education Programs Expansion For Global NYC (Spanish)

Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the opening of 48 new Dual Language (DL) and Transition Bilingual Education (TBE) programs this fall.

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Uptowns Rep. Rodriguez Is Leveling The Playing Field In The Taxi Industry (Spanish)

Here are remarks, as prepared for delivery, by uptown Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez at the Committee on For-Hire Vehicles hearing on Monday, April 30th: Continue Reading →

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Uptown Council Member Rodriguez Establishing Residential Parking Permits In NYC

At today’s City Council stated meeting, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will introduce a bill that would create a citywide residential parking permit in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Statements From Eecteds Officials On FEMA’s Temporary Assistance Extension For Puerto Ricans In NYC

“For far too many of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the Temporary Shelter Assistance Program means the difference between a roof over their heads or homelessness,” said Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Continue Reading →

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Uptowns Assemblywoman De La Rosa And Others Present A Small Business Power Breakfast

Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and NYC Department of Small Business Services, present a Small Business Power Breakfast to connect Small Business owners with resources to help grow and expand their business. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Signs Honoring Dodgers Legend Jackie Robinson

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that New York City had installed signs along the Jackie Robinson Parkway that for the first time include an image of the Dodger legend himself. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Council Member Rodriguez And Commissioner Trottenberg Announce Car Free Day Programming

Standing in Times Square, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and New York City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez today announced programming for this year’s upcoming Car Free Earth Day — on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. 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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Mayor de Blasio Announces New Legal Framework Of Pedal Assist Bicycles From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that DOT will begin the rule-making process to clarify that pedal-assist bicycles are legal to operate in New York City. Continue Reading →

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PostPoned: NY Elected Officials, CUNY Institutes Release SOL Report And Announce 2nd Annual SOL Summit

On Tuesday April 3rd, 2018, at 10AM, New York City elected officials and three of CUNYs Latino Studies institutes, along with other partners, will release the “Latinos United in Action- New York Latin@s” Report and announce the second annual Summit on Latinos to be held on June 1st, 2018. Continue Reading →

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NYC Ferry Ramping Up Hiring Ahead of New Route Launches From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower, today announced that hiring for the summer 2018 season is full steam ahead. Continue Reading →

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Mayors Office Releases First Report To Make NYC The Most Immigration Inclusive City In The USA

Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s Office of Immigrant Affairs today launched its first-ever annual report. MOIA’s 2017 Annual Report, “State of Our Immigrant City,” provides a demographic snapshot of the city’s immigrant communities, the barriers they face. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Chair Ydanis Rodriguez “MTA Should Focus On Maintenance And Repairs,” From Harlem To Hollis

Today Thursday, March 8, 2018, the MTA testifies before the Council Committee on Transportation at its annual preliminary budget hearing for FY19. Below are opening remarks a prepared for delivery by Chair Ydanis Rodriguez. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Council Member Rodriguez Appears In Court To Reaffirm His Commitment To Immigrants

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez appeared before a judge for his scheduled court date. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for his arrest on January 11, 2018 at a protest against Ravi Ragbir’s deportation. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Jobs And Construction Of Lower East Side NYC Ferry Dock

Mayor Bill de Blasio and community leaders today celebrated the start of construction on the Lower East Side’s new NYC Ferry landing. Continue Reading →

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Join Rodriguez For Constituents Service Night At Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center In Harlem

Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez is having a Constituents Service Night tomorrow Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center, located at 530 West 166th Street 2nd Floor New York, NY 10032. Continue Reading →

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Senator Marisol Alcántara And Others To Protest Closure Of High School For Health Careers And Sciences Uptown

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (pictured) joined the office of Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, parents and school leaders to protest the closure of the High School for Health Careers and Sciences and urge the Education Department to reconsider their decision. Continue Reading →

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Electeds Call For Robust Mental Health Services And Sensible Gun Regulations At Our Schools

Today, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, NYS Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, NYC Council Members Jumaane Williams, Kalman Yeger, Bill Perkins, and community advocates and called for robust mental health services and counseling in New York schools, and greater gun regulation. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Rodriguez, Transportation Chair And Speaker Johnson Announce Car Free Day 2018

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation officially announced that New York City will organize its 3rd Car Free Day. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Rodriguez Statement On Court Decision Granting Stay Of Deportation To Ravi Ragbir

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Uptown’s NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on today’s court decision granting a stay of deportation to Ravi Ragbir.

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