Mayor de Blasio Expands Open Streets, Restaurants, Announces More Locations For Outdoor Dining And Recreation

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced four more locations for car-free outdoor dining on weekends, expanding the popular Open Streets: Restaurants program to 89 streets citywide. Continue Reading →

“Disbanding” NYPD From Harlem To Hollis Gets City Speaker Corey Johnson’s Backing

New York City should “follow the lead” of Minneapolis, which recently disbanded its police force, mayoral candidate and Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Johnson Announce “Project Cupid” To Process Online Marriage Licensing

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson today announced “Project Cupid,” a joint effort between the Office of the City Clerk and the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) to transition the marriage licensing process fully online. Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Johnson Announce Plans To Implement Miles Of Safe Streets

As the weather gets warmer and New York City’s fight against COVID-19 stretches into the summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson today announced plans to implement at least 40 miles of street closures. Continue Reading →

Calling On DOE To Shut Down Schools For Two Weeks, States Uptown Council Member Rodriguez (Spanish)

I thank Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson and all City Agencies for the work they are doing as we try to control and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Rodriguez On Taxi Medallion Task Force Report And Link

Statement from uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez:Tomorrow the Medallion Task Force, mandated with analyzing the crisis faced by this sector of the taxi industry and issuing recommendations, will release a report based on their findings. Continue Reading →