Posts Tagged ‘Ydanis Rodriguez’

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 [...]


Uptown Tonight: Gaga P’al Pueblo Photography Exhibit

Uptown Tonight: Gaga P'al Pueblo Photography Exhibit

Gaga P’al Pueblo’s Photographic Songs District Office of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, 618 w. 177th St. Thursday, February 20th, 2014 6:00 PM Council Member Rodriguez’s office will play host to a spectacular photography show featuring local artists from the Dominican musical and cultural group, “Gaga P’al Pueblo”. The stunning photographs bring to life the joy and [...]


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 [...]


Uptown Video: It’s about time – Yokarina Duarte

By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Let’s face it. We’re all pressed for time these days.Putting on makeup in the privacy of one’s home used to be a thing of the past. Now you’re likely to encounter at least one person displaying their grooming habits during a subway ride. But for the very busy Yokarina Duarte, community [...]


Politicking With The People: Mark Levine – NYC Council 7th District

Politicking With The People: Mark Levine – NYC Council 7th District

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Please give us a brief bio A. I began my career teaching bilingual math and science at junior high school 149 in the Bronx. I went on to found a community development credit union here uptown, Neighborhood Trust, which has given over $15 million in small loans to help low-income [...]


Politicking With The People: Ydanis Rodriguez – NYC Council 10th District

Politicking With The People: Ydanis Rodriguez – NYC Council 10th District

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. You have a long history of activism and service. Please give us a brief bio. A. I was born in the DR to a family of 13 children and from a young age, my older sisters instilled in me the value of education. At that time, the only schools were [...]


Groundbreaking for Washington Heights’ First Hotel | DNAinfo

Groundbreaking for Washington Heights' First Hotel | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Officials broke ground Tuesday on Washington Heights’ first hotel, the latest example of the fast-moving development of West 168th Street. Several elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday morning to start construction on the $22 million hotel, which will be located at 514 West 168th street between Audubon [...]


First New Yorker back on Broadway | Manhattan Times

First New Yorker back on Broadway | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Four score and three hundred and twenty years ago, a man came to this country and settled on the northern tip of Manhattan. Only it wasn’t a country yet, or even a city. What is notable, however, is the fact that his 1613 arrival makes Juan Rodríguez the [...]


In Washington Heights, 4 Mayoral Candidates Woo Hispanics | NY Times

In Washington Heights, 4 Mayoral Candidates Woo Hispanics | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, ventured a few sentences of Spanish. Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, called on Congress to pass immigration legislation. William C. Thompson Jr., a former comptroller, reminded the audience that his grandparents immigrated from the Caribbean. Adolfo Carrión Jr., a former Bronx borough president, simply [...]


UPinion: No Taxation Without Representation for NYC’s Immigrants

New York City has always been, and always will be, a city of immigrants. As our city brims with anticipation for the passing of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill currently before the U.S. Senate, millions are mobilizing to voice their thoughts on this crucial piece of legislation. This spurring of civic-engagement models what we expect [...]


Honors set for Juan Rodriguez, who became the first non-native immigrant to New York City when he arrived from what is now the Dominican Republic in 1613 | NY Daily News

Honors set for Juan Rodriguez, who became the first non-native immigrant to New York City when he arrived from what is now the Dominican Republic in 1613 | NY Daily News

Upper Manhattan sets series of events to turn May 15 into ‘a carnival, a festival, and a celebration of a man who came here many, many years ago, and gave the Dominicans a claim on this great city at the very beginning of its history’. By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Juan Rodriguez [...]


Ydanis Speaks – The 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address: The Future of Northern Manhattan

Ydanis Speaks - The 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address: The Future of Northern Manhattan

What follows is the full 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. Good Afternoon, how are we doing today? A big thank you to our Borough President Scott Stringer Rt that great introduction! Before we begin, I would like to ask everyone to please stand for a moment of silence for the [...]


The man with the 30-year plan | Manhattan Times

The man with the 30-year plan | Manhattan Times

But first, re-election for Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez Story and videos by Sherry Mazzocchi This coming Sun., Apr. 21st, Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez will give a State of Northern Manhattan address at 2:30 pm at Yeshiva University. The Manhattan Times spoke to Rodríguez ahead of the event. Councilmember Rodríguez said education, economic development and housing are the [...]


Washington Heights Artist Weaves a Welcome to Mexico With New Exhibit | DNAinfo

Washington Heights Artist Weaves a Welcome to Mexico With New Exhibit | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new exhibit at the office of City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez showcases two decades of artwork from a Washington Heights professor and activist. Hecho En Mexico, which opened on Thursday, showcases 16 woven works by Elizabeth Starcevic, a former professor at City College of New York. The [...]


Taxi and Limousine Commission should not implement e-hail program without City Council approval | NY Daily News

Taxi and Limousine Commission should not implement e-hail program without City Council approval | NY Daily News

By Ydanis Rodriguez / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS For a year and a half, I drove Livery cab #112 for Bailey Car Service in my home neighborhood of Washington Heights. I did so at a time when I was new to this country, its culture and its people. But through this work, I managed to [...]


Junot Diaz Spreads A Little Literary Love Uptown

Junot Diaz Spreads A Little Literary Love Uptown

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Junot Diaz, was in the neighborhood yesterday to spread a little literary love. Junot Diaz teamed up with the office of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Dr. Eduardo Pignanelli of the Amsterdam Medical Practice for the book signing and giveaway of 200 copies of his work. The [...]


City Breaks Ground on $61 Million High Bridge Renovation | DNAinfo

City Breaks Ground on $61 Million High Bridge Renovation | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HIGHBRIDGE — Manhattan and The Bronx will soon be closer than ever. Renovations started Friday to repair the High Bridge, which connects Washington Heights to The Bronx but has been shuttered for decades. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined other city officials in front of a packed crowd of students at Highbridge [...]


Gabriela Rosa Sworn in as Uptown Assemblywoman | DNAinfo

Gabriela Rosa Sworn in as Uptown Assemblywoman | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Gabriela Rosa was sworn into the state legislature Sunday, becoming the first Dominican-American member of the Assembly — and uptown’s first female Assembly rep. Flanked by her mother Leonor Garcia, her husband Victor Estrella and her son Victor Gabriel, the Democrat took the oath of office to [...]


Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School now has room for students to excel | NY Daily News

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School now has room for students to excel | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS College planning has always been the main focus at this Washington Heights high school, but for years the students had no place to do it. In the past, students at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School were forced to meet their college counselors in the corridors. Other [...]


Ydanis Speaks: Parents Are the Cornerstones of a Child’s Education

Ydanis Speaks: Parents Are the Cornerstones of a Child's Education

If you are a parent with a child in a district 6 elementary or middle school, you are likely already aware of the recent conversation around eliminating zones for schools so that children are no longer guaranteed slots in their local school. Needless to say, this proposal created an uproar from parents, some for and [...]


Ydanis Speaks: To help our city after Hurricane Sandy, support small and local businesses

Ydanis Speaks: To help our city after Hurricane Sandy, support small and local businesses

Hello everyone, I apologize for the long time it has been since I last posted; we at city government have had a great deal on our plates with the Hurricane Sandy and all that has followed in the way of recovery. I know that this devastating storm only brought minimal damage to northern Manhattan but [...]


Dyckman Street Feels Pinch From Growth | WSJ

Dyckman Street Feels Pinch From Growth | WSJ

By KAYA LATERMAN With few dining and night-life options, residents of Inwood have long wished for new eating and drinking establishments to open up in their neighborhood. Their wish is starting to come true, bringing some headaches in the process. Although headlines about the northern tip of Manhattan used to be most often about motorcycle [...]


Ydanis Speaks: Why Your Vote Matters

Ydanis Speaks: Why Your Vote Matters

Many of you may have seen a similar post on my Facebook page last Friday, this is an updated and revised post with several additions, please enjoy and engage in conversation… Recently, I had the honor of speaking at the College of Staten Island to students and faculty that take part in the Black Male [...]


CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

This past Saturday, NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, NYS Assembly Woman Elect Gabriela Rosa and CUNY celebrated the opening of the brand new, state of the art building, set to house the CUNY in the Heights program. This program is a resource for students looking to continue their education, acquire professional [...]

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