Posts Tagged ‘City Council’

05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

The goal of Inwood NYC is to ensure that the area remains an affordable and attractive neighborhood for working families through efforts that include building affordable housing, preserving the neighborhood’s character, connecting residents to their waterfront, supporting small businesses, and improving infrastructure. On Monday, May 22, please join NYCEDC and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez for a […]


Redevelopment receives support – and dissent | Manhattan Times

Redevelopment receives support – and dissent | Manhattan Times

They’re all in at the Inwood Branch – well, at least the elected officials are. City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Marisol Alcántara and State Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa have officially voiced their support for the city’s controversial proposal to redevelop the Inwood library with affordable […]


Details Emerge—and Doubts Remain—About Potential Inwood Rezoning | City Limits

Details Emerge—and Doubts Remain—About Potential Inwood Rezoning | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew The Economic Development Corporation’s rezoning plans for Inwood remain controversial, but last week EDC announced it would answer a demand shared by a variety of stakeholders—a contextual rezoning for several residential parts of the neighborhood. The Inwood NYC Planning Initiative is one of about a dozen rezonings currently under consideration as part […]


City backs contextual rezoning for Inwood | Manhattan Times

City backs contextual rezoning for Inwood | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Go bigger. The city is backing a request by some elected officials to expand the scope of a proposed Inwood rezoning, The Manhattan Times has learned. In an April 27 letter to City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), which […]


Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

By Madina Toure State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a host of other left-leaning pols debuted a new handbook outlining protections for undocumented renters facing landlord harassment—a legal manual they called crucial given the “very hostile, very toxic” current climate for foreign nationals under President Donald Trump. The prosecutor’s office released new “Know Your Rights” guidance—available online—for […]


04/04/17: Tenant Resource Fair

04/04/17: Tenant Resource Fair

The office of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez in collaboration with the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation Development (HPD) are hosting a Tenant Resource Fair Tomorrow, April 4th 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Isabella Geriatric Center (515 Audubon Avenue). At the fair, there will be several legal organizations to answer and assist with any housing related […]


With Inwood Rezoning Slowed, Attention Turns to Inwood Library Project | City Limits

With Inwood Rezoning Slowed, Attention Turns to Inwood Library Project | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew Almost a year after the city said it was moving quickly to propose a rezoning plan for Inwood, the city has yet to produce a draft scope of work describing the details of the proposal. Some believe the city put the rezoning on the backburner after community residents pushed local Councilmember Ydanis […]


Dueling Protests at Meeting on East Harlem Rezoning | City Limits

Dueling Protests at Meeting on East Harlem Rezoning | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew At a packed meeting on the mayor’s rezoning plan for East Harlem last night, members of Community Voices Heard marched out to the street and held a rally, while members of El Barrio Unite refused to allow the city’s presentation to continue, with both groups expressing concern that the mayor’s housing plan […]


Photo Essay: Inwood Hard at Work, Set to Change | City Limits

Photo Essay: Inwood Hard at Work, Set to Change | City Limits

By Adi Talwar


Aging Infrastructure an Issue in Bid to Reshape Inwood | City Limits

Aging Infrastructure an Issue in Bid to Reshape Inwood | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew In recent years, while glass towers mushroomed along the Manhattan shoreline, the tip of the borough’s peninsula eluded the forces of development. Famously home to the last natural forest in the borough, Inwood also ranked ninth-to-last in the city—and in Manhattan, last of all—in the number of permits issued for new residential […]


Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain’s NYC

Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain's NYC

BY Andrew J. Hawkins A little more than a month after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious (and surely expensive) plan to build 70,000 apartments on top of the Sunnyside Yard in Queens, a Manhattan councilman is eyeing another active rail yard for housing construction. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez proposed Sunday to rezone a 100-acre […]


Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub | DNAinfo

Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown politician wants to plug Northern Manhattan into the city’s growing tech sector. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez plans to announce a proposal to redevelop a large swath of land in the easternmost part of Inwood into a hub for the technology and health care sectors. The project, which he plans […]


The Truth About Ebola

The Truth About Ebola

BY Mark Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) As you have likely heard, Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of our community who lives on West 147th Street, has been diagnosed with Ebola.  He is currently being treated in the isolation ward at Bellevue.  Three of his close relations have been quarantined but are currently healthy.  The Department of Health […]


Help Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Spend A Million Dollars

Help Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Spend A Million Dollars

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has $1 Million in discretionary funds to spend on capital improvement projects within the district and he is going directly to the people to find out how to spend it. The participatory budgeting process kicks off tonight at the Inwood Library (4790 Broadway) at 6 pm […]


Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez & City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earn top scores on human rights | NY Daily News

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez & City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earn top scores on human rights | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS They’re at the top of their class. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez earned high marks among Upper Manhattan elected officials thanks to their records on human rights. The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center, which released the report Tuesday, said […]


UPinion: A New Day At The City Council

UPinion: A New Day At The City Council

By Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (@ydanis) With the expected election of Melissa Mark-Viverito to the Speaker of the NYC Council, we are electing not only the first speaker of Latino descent, but a true leader–wholly committed to building a progressive New York City for all residents. Over her time at the city council, I have […]

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