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 →

The Participatory Budget Results Are In!

From Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

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 →

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 →

Uptown Council Member Helen Rosenthal Invite To 2018 Town Hall

Dear Neighbors,

A friendly reminder to please join me tomorrow night from 6 to 9pm for my Fifth Annual Town Hall at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue in the auditorium on Level 2. Continue Reading →

NYC’s Largest Annual Computer Science College & Career Event Held At The Armory

On Wednesday, more than 2,000 New York City high school students gathered at the 2018 NYC Computer Science Opportunity Fair (CS Fair) at the Fort Washington Avenue Armory to get a firsthand look into cutting-edge CS careers and education programs, take part in hands-on activities, and, for students from six high schools, pitch their ideas to tech industry veterans. Continue Reading →

Witness Reveals Morgan Freeman Granddaughter’s Dying Words Uptown

NY Post reports that Morgan Freeman’s dying granddaughter gasped to her killer, “Why are you doing this?” as he knifed her in the middle of a Manhattan street, a witness revealed Tuesday— adding that she and her friends were too scared to intervene. Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

It’s A Zazie Road From Harlem To ATL To Deadpool

Vanity Magazine reports that uptowns The Atlanta actress, Zazie Beetz—and co-star of the upcoming foulmouthed Marvel sequel—below shares her acting roots, the unique place her parents met, and why she doesn’t like exercise.
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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 →

Uptown Council Member Rosenthal Says “Enough Games” On MTA Budget Proposal

Council Member Helen Rosenthal voiced her opposition today to the MTA funding proposal included in the Governor’s Executive Budget, calling it a distraction from the need for fundamental reform at the MTA. Continue Reading →

Uptown Flavor All Over Miranda, Nas, Dave East And Aloe Blacc’s ‘Wrote My Way Out’ Video

Rolling Stones reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda teams with New York rappers Nas and Dave East and singer Aloe Blacc for the new video “Wrote My Way Out,” the January offering from the Hamilton star’s “Hamildrops” series. Continue Reading →