Mayor de Blasio, Rep Rodriquez And Others Rejoice Inwood Neighborhood Rezoning

The de Blasio Administration and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today celebrated the City Council’s approval of the Inwood neighborhood rezoning, the City’s plan to ensure Inwood remains an affordable, attractive neighborhood for working and immigrant families. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rep Rodriguez Calls For Responsible Rezoning In Northern Manhattan (Spanish)

Important investments for parks and open space, transportation, infrastructure, a new library building, a cultural center, workforce training and education will represent a comprehensive approach to ensure that Inwood remains an affordable and livable neighborhood for working families. Continue Reading →

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Join The Dominican Day Parade 2018 Uptown

Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Deputy Borough President Aldrin R. Bonilla, and the Dominican Day Parade Committee will host a Dominican Heritage Celebration reception at Washington Heights’ iconic United Palace Theater. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rep Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Host Event To Certify M/WBE’s

Today, SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez hosted a certification event for minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs).

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Join Harlem Congress Member Adriano Espaillat At Rezoning Community Forum

Representative Adriano Espaillat joined by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will hold an Inwood Rezoning Community Forum.

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Join Open Studios, Exhibits And Weekend Highlights Uptown

The 16th Uptown Arts Stroll continues with Inwood open studios this Saturday, June 9th from 1-6pmArtists open their home studios to show you an intimate glimpse into their creative process.

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Inwood Art Works Sets Up Culture Hub Uptown For The Month Of June 2018

Inwood Art Works, a nonprofit organization that creates and curates professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community, is announcing the repurposing of a dormant space in Northern Manhattan into Culture Hub, a pop-up community arts center that will be open from June 1st – 30th, 2018 at 440 W. 202nd Street, New York, NY 10034. Continue Reading →

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Manhattan Borough President Brewer Issues Inwood Rezoning Recommendation

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued her formal recommendation on the Inwood rezoning proposal working its way through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), rejecting the plan in its current form and outlining the protections for local businesses and area tenants that would be needed for the plan to win her support. 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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Borough President Gale Brewer To Hold Public Hearing On Inwood Rezoning Proposal

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will hold a public hearing on the Inwood rezoning proposal put forward by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. 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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Princess Noamie Inwood Caves 1936

Princess Naomie and her grandchildren in 1930’s photo taken by Reginald Bolton.

Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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A New Study On The UN-Affordable Housing In Washington Heights / Inwood!

This brief represents part one of a two-part study the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is undertaking on the state of affordable housing in the Washington Heights/Inwood sector of New York City, historically a predominantly Dominican neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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 →

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Uptown Arts Stroll Accepting Poster Contest Submissions

Artists living in West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood can now submit poster designers for one of Uptown Manhattan’s premier annual art events. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Senator Marisol Alcántara Announces $25,000 In Funding For Literacy, Inc

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) announced $25,000 in state funding for Literacy, Inc. today at the Inwood Library. Continue Reading →

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Breaking The Bank: The High Cost Of Low-Income Living Hosted By NY Times Columnist In Harlem

The Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious & Social Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the Interfaith Center of New York, and JCC Harlem will host a panel discussion in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

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Fort George Hill Development Revealed In Inwood

New York Yimby reports that permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use affordable housing facility at 1769 Fort George Hill, in Inwood. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s Annual State Of The District

Here is Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s remarks at the 7th annual State of the District Address for District 10 at the Salome Ureña Educational Campus: Continue Reading →

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