Posts Tagged ‘Ydanis Rodriguez’

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 […]


Ticked off on Thayer | Manhattan Times

Ticked off on Thayer | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen He’s a “bad apple.” The landlord of 78-86 Thayer Street in Inwood is driving his rent regulated tenants out of the property and has kept over 30 apartments vacant, according to residents and elected officials. City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez and State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined Democratic nominee for State […]


Can Affordable Housing Activists Save New York? | The American Prospect

Can Affordable Housing Activists Save New York? | The American Prospect

BY Rebecca Nathanson In the working-class Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, community organizers who beat back plans for a high-rise luxury apartment building are taking their affordable housing campaign city-wide. Joe Vazquez was leaving mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs church one Sunday in June when a stranger handed him a flyer for a community […]


It’s Time for Us to Lead

It’s Time for Us to Lead

By Carmen De La Rosa (@CnDelarosa) I have long been inspired by the voices, ideas and energy of my peers in making change. Here Uptown, young people are driving conversations about gentrification, community preservation and pushing back against the powerful forces looking to move in. We are instead interested in grassroots energy, aimed at empowering […]


Cross Broadway and Think Big

Cross Broadway and Think Big

BY Robert W. Snyder (@robertwsnyder) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) “Broadway Blues” was indeed a “A Frank Discussion of Race, Class and Gentrification in Washington Heights and Inwood,” but as an honored panelist I came away from our deliberations dismayed by the rancor that has erupted uptown and convinced that current proposals to curb rising rents […]


08/29/16: Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood

08/29/16: Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood

The Uptown Collective Presents Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood Monday, August 29th @ 6:30 PM Washington Heights Academy – 202 Sherman Ave Ft. State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Historian Robert W. Snyder & Writer Raquel Cepeda Moderated by Led Black The event is free but […]


Inwood Residents Killed a ‘Trojan Horse for Gentrification’ — Now What? | Village Voice

Inwood Residents Killed a 'Trojan Horse for Gentrification' — Now What? | Village Voice

By Steven Wishnia Some three hundred people packed the corner of Broadway and Sherman Avenue on Monday night, a steaming evening on the blocks where Broadway curves around the primeval stone wall of Fort Tryon Park and Washington Heights turns into Inwood. It was the eve of the City Council’s vote on a proposal to rezone the site at […]


After Community Opposition, Councilman to Vote Against Inwood Rezoning | WNYC

After Community Opposition, Councilman to Vote Against Inwood Rezoning | WNYC

by Sarah Gonzalez A Northern Manhattan lawmaker says he’s heard the community opposition, and has changed his position on a rezoning plan for Inwood. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez says he now plans to vote no on a proposed 17-story, 350 unit development along Fort Tryon Park — the latest test in Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing agenda. […]


UPinion: What “Saving” Inwood Means To Me…

UPinion: What "Saving” Inwood Means To Me...

BY Jerry Christal Much has been written, discussed, and argued recently regarding the proposed rezoning of the Packard Building on Sherman Ave & Broadway. For those who don’t know, this proposal, the first rezoning in Inwood since 1961, is to allow a new, tall, expensive building to replace the existing, neglected structure. This will certainly […]


Vote on hold: Council vote on Inwood rezoning postponed | Manhattan Times

Vote on hold: Council vote on Inwood rezoning postponed | Manhattan Times

A photo posted by Raquel Cepeda (@raquelcepeda) on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:59pm PDT They hit “pause.” A scheduled City Council vote on a controversial rezoning plan in Inwood has been rescheduled. Originally scheduled for the morning of August 9, the meeting of the Zoning Subcommittee was expected to include the committee’s vote on whether […]


08/06/16: Save Our Neighborhood Rally & March

08/06/16: Save Our Neighborhood Rally & March

Is the proposed Sherman Plaza a good thing for Uptown? If you don’t believe it is then you need to be in attendance for a rally and march to ensure your voice is heard. See below for the details.


07/28/16: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative

07/28/16: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative


Drawing of Destiny | Manhattan Times

Drawing of Destiny | Manhattan Times

State to cover citizenship application fee for 2,000 immigrants Story by Gregg McQueen This is a lottery like no other. New York State has unveiled a program that will cover the application fee for U.S. citizenship for an estimated 2,000 low-income immigrants, with winners to be selected by a lottery. The initiative, dubbed NaturalizeNY, is […]


Panning the Plaza plan | Manhattan Times

Panning the Plaza plan | Manhattan Times

Residents voice worries over first MIH project Story by Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos. It may be the first, but it’s more heckle than hurrah so far. Concerned Northern Manhattan residents continue to express opposition to the controversial Sherman Plaza project, a plan for a mixed-use apartment building at 4650 Broadway, directly across from Fort […]


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 […]


Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week – Fall/Winter 2016 Edition

Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week - Fall/Winter 2016 Edition

That’s right people – Fashion Week also has a home Uptown. Uptown Fashion Week will take place at the magnificent Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) on Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th. Uptown Fashion Week intends to bring a dazzling showcase for its exclusive two-day Fall/Winter 2016 edition. Showcases […]


En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Uptown Fashion Week

En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Uptown Fashion Week

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) For the last installment of En Tu Esquina Con Ford, Elizabeth Ortiz hit up Uptown Fashion Week to take in all the awesomeness and speak with the event’s founder, Albania Rosario as well as Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. Uptown Fashion Week has grown from a one-day event with a handful of designers […]


Washington Heights ‘Town Square’ Opens to Public With Plans to Host Vendors | DNAinfo

Washington Heights 'Town Square' Opens to Public With Plans to Host Vendors | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A modern “town square” on West 175th Street that is set to house dozens of street vendors finally opened to the public Monday more than two decades after merchants first set up shop in the area. The Plaza de Las Americas, between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue, is now equipped with benches and bistro-style seating, […]


Uptown Fashion Week: How One Woman Created A Local Global Movement | Forbes

Uptown Fashion Week: How One Woman Created A Local Global Movement | Forbes

BY Brian Rashid When Albania Rosario arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic at age 18, she came alone. She did not speak a word of English. Not one word. But sometimes, vision speaks louder than words. Sometimes not even a basic lingusitic understanding is needed to achieve greatness. Albania is a perfect […]


Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week

Spread Love: Uptown Fashion Week

Photography by Marcus Johnson You better work… Uptown Fashion Week is back and bigger and better than before. Uptown Fashion Week has grown from a one day event with a handful of designers to a full week with 32 designers. The next-level function is held at the magnificent United Palace and is dedicated to giving […]


The Eco-Fashion Show @ High Bridge In Pictures…

The Eco-Fashion Show @ High Bridge In Pictures...

Photography by Marcus Johnson


8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

History will be made this Sunday. The newly re-opened High Bridge will be transformed into a next-generation runway showing off the designs of Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco. There will also be a clothing swap boutique for anyone looking to swap their gently used clothing. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature […]


West Side ferry? Council members proposes ferry from Washington Heights, Harlem to Wall Street | AM New York

West Side ferry? Council members proposes ferry from Washington Heights, Harlem to Wall Street | AM New York

By DAN RIVOLI A group of City Council members want to see commuters sailing the Hudson River after the West Side was left out of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s five-borough ferry plan. The lawmakers from the West Side and upper Manhattan want a ferry route from the tip of lower Manhattan up to the Dyckman […]


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 […]

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