UMEZ And Mertz Gilmore Foundation Create Seed Fund For Dance For Upper Manhattan Artists And Choreographers

Today, UMEZ and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation announced a new award for Upper Manhattan individual artists and groups with dance or choreographic talent. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Rodriguez And Others Hold Co-Naming Ceremony Honoring Carlos Cooks And More

Today, May 7th, 2021, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was joined by elected leaders, and community residents to host a co-naming ceremony to honor the life and legacy of Black Nationalist and political figure, Carlos Cooks. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Rodriguez, Advocates, Public Officials Rally Mayor Demanding Riders First

Bus riders, transit advocates, New York City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and elected colleagues rallied at City Hall to demand the mayor deliver on his promise to end ‘the tale of two cities.’ Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Rodriquez And Others Stand With TWU Workers Call For Full Train Services

Today, uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chairman of the Transportation Committee and Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams stood alongside the Transit Workers Union (TWU). Continue Reading →

City Council Passes Legislation Combating Racial & Gender Discrimination In NYC Healthcare

The City Council overwhelmingly passed Council Member Harlem’s Helen Rosenthal’s legislation today establishing an advisory board to address gender and racial discrimination and harassment. Continue Reading →


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