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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

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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Oversight Hearing On NYPD Crowd Control And Protest Procedures

Uptowns Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams issued the following statement on the Committee on Public Safety oversight hearing chaired by Council Member Donovan Richards: Continue Reading →

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 →

Uptown’s Rodriguez Elected Co-Chair Of NYC Council Black, Latino, & Asian Caucus

The Office of NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on the Council Member Election as Co-Chair of the NYC Council Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC). Continue Reading →

Statement From Uptown Council Member Rodriguez And Others On Ravi Ragbir Detention

Council Member Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) and Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement as immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir was granted habeas corpus by Judge Katherine B. Forrest and will be released from ICE custody until a future hearing.  Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Issues A Statement On Bollards Bill

Uptowns Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued a statement on the eve of Introduction 1658 becoming law. Continue Reading →

Coogans to Stay in Northern Manhattan! Congratulations!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I want to congratulate you on a job well done! We received word last night that Coogan’s Restaurant has recently signed a new lease to remain open! Continue Reading →

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 →

City Of NY And Uptown Council Member Rodríguez Release Updated Inwood NYC Action Plan

NYCEDC President James Patchett and uptowns Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez released an updated Inwood NYC Action Plan, a comprehensive strategy for protecting affordability, investing in infrastructure, and connecting residents to good jobs. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Recent Promotions At The NYPD

Today Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued a statement on the NYPD’s announcement on recent promotions within its leadership:

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Harlem Council Member Rodriguez Statement On Record Low Pedestrian Fatalities

Today, Monday, January 8, 2018, Harlem’s Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued a statement on the lowest levels of pedestrian fatalities in New York City announced today by the Administration: Continue Reading →