Mayor de Blasio, Uptowns Rodriquez And Others Sign For-Hire Vehicles Legislation

Mayor de Blasio held public hearings for and signed five pieces of legislation: Intro. 144-B, requiring the TLC to stop issuing for-hire vehicle licenses for 12 months, to study congestion and various aspects of the industry, Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Uptown’s Rodriguez, Others Celebrate Passage Of For Hire Vehicles Legislation

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson, Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (above), the City Council and advocates today joined a rally at Union Square Park celebrating the passage of for-hire vehicle legislation. Continue Reading →

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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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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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Harlem Rep Rodriguez And Others Announced Investment In State-of-the-Art STEM

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today announced that the City is investing $2.65 million in structural and program investments.

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Uptown Rep. Ydanis Rodriguez Responds To New Bike Safety Education Program

Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced that the Bike Safety Education Program will expand to every borough for the 2018-19 school year, reaching 6,000 middle school students. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Electeds And Others Announce Largest Year For Affordable Housing

Mayor de Blasio today announced that his administration financed 32,116 affordable homes last year, breaking the all-time record previously set by former Mayor Ed Koch in 1989 of 25,243 units. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Others Announce Low Cost CITI Bike Membership For SNAP Recipients

Mayor Bill de Blasio, DOT and HRA today announced that Citi Bike would become more accessible to New Yorkers, by expanding Citi Bike’s $5 per month membership. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rep Ydanis Rodriguez Speaks On Fair Fares Victory For Everyone From Harlem To Hollis

New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rep Rodriguez Honors Local Students Who’s First In Their Families To Attend College

On Wednesday, June 6th, at 3:30pm, Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will join Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) for a special ceremony to recognize four high school seniors in his district who will be the first in their families to attend college this fall. Continue Reading →

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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,

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 →

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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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