Posts Tagged ‘Ydanis Rodriguez’

City Council approves East Harlem rezoning | The Real Deal

City Council approves East Harlem rezoning | The Real Deal

By Kathryn Brenzel The City Council on Thursday approved the rezoning of East Harlem, the third neighborhood to be rezoned under the mandatory inclusionary housing program. The 96-block rezoning is expected to create 1,288 affordable housing units on private sites. Under MIH, the city estimates that at least 20 to 25 percent of all new […]


City Presents Comprehensive Rezoning Framework for Inwood | City Limits

City Presents Comprehensive Rezoning Framework for Inwood | City Limits

By Jarrett Murphy It will be at least another year before the discussion about whether and how to rezone Inwood reaches a conclusion. A meeting on Thursday evening, where residents roundly denounced the latest de Blasio administration proposal, suggested it will be a very long year. Representatives of the city’s Economic Development Corporation presented the […]


Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure | Curbed

Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure | Curbed

The city’s new action plan for the neighborhood takes a holistic approach to big changes by Zoe Rosenberg | @zoe_rosenberg The city has released its plan to rezone Inwood, the third New York City neighborhood targeted under Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to build and preserve 210,000 units of affordable housing by 2020. The rezoning is […]


Redevelopment proposed for Seaman Avenue site | Manhattan Times

Redevelopment proposed for Seaman Avenue site | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen As the community focuses attention on the proposed redevelopment of the Inwood Library, another housing project could be on the horizon for the neighborhood. The owner of 112 and 114 Seaman Avenue has filed an application with the city to redevelop the site into an 11-story residential building that includes affordable […]


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 […]


4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo In Pictures

4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo In Pictures

Photography by Marcus Johnson


04/20/17: 4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo

04/20/17: 4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo

The 4th Annual Health & Beauty Expo goes down on April 20 at 6:30 pm at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church (729 W 181st Street).


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 […]


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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 […]


“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

“It’s not safe here” | Manhattan Times

Tenants fight back against dangerous living conditions Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Noel Romero feels uneasy in his own home. The Inwood resident, who lives at 3852 Tenth Avenue, is one of numerous tenants at the building who were sickened by gas fumes from a faulty boiler on January 7. Romero, his wife Alicia, […]


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 […]

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