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Ydanis Rodriguez

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Your Vote Can Allot $1 Million to Community Improvements

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's participatory budget season and New Yorkers can vote on community spending. 

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Transportation Nation

NYC Council Members to Albany: We Need a 20 MPH Speed Limit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Continuing the city's push for more autonomy over local speed limits, two City Council members have introduced a resolution calling on Albany to change the law—and allow the city to set its default speed to 20mph.

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WNYC News

DA Tosses Charges Against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez in OWS-Related Arrest

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Manhattan District Attorney dropped charges Wednesday against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez who was arrested during the clearing of Zuccotti Park last year.

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WNYC News

Manhattan Councilman Wants to Give Stipend to Occupy Wall Street

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez asked to donate his most recent $5,000 leadership stipend to the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to his letter to the Council Speaker.

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The Takeaway

NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Arrested at Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Among the 70 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested early Tuesday at Zuccotti Park was New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. According to his spokesman David Segal, Rodriguez, who represents northern Manhattan, is a major supporter of the Occupy movement. Segal joins The Takeaway to discuss Rodriguez's arrest.

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WNYC News

Unprepared Students Languish in Community College, Councilman Says

Sunday, October 23, 2011

About half of the students entering the CUNY system from a city public high school must be placed in remedial classes before taking college-level courses — and only 26 percent graduate with a two-year associates degree after six years, claimed City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez.

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WNYC News

MLK 2011: Sharpton Updates the Struggle, Bloomberg Gets Jeered

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WNYC

In his annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, the Rev. Al Sharpton and his parade of guests urged the crowd to fight the modern battle against inequality. And in at least once instance, that meant, for some, booing the person at the podium.

"We must deal with the issues of today," said Sharpton, who flew into the event after spending the morning in Washington DC. He equated the need to update the civil rights struggle today with the 1965 television sitcom F-Troop, which, according to Sharpton drew its humor from the fact that the post-Civil War soldiers "were fighting a war that had already been fought."

"The problem with many of us today is we want to fight the civil rights battle of 50 years ago," said Sharpton. "And not deal with the civil rights battle of today."

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Transportation Nation

Sweeping Changes to Alternate Side Parking in NYC?

Thursday, November 04, 2010

(Flickr; Jon Sobel)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) A New York City council member wants to legitimize a de-facto parking practice that has been going on for decades: ending alternate side parking restrictions as soon as a street is cleaned not when the time period on the sign (see example above) ends. This would let city parkers leave their cars unguarded hours earlier without fear of being ticketed.

I see it on my block every day (well, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday): drivers double park, leaving the side of the street scheduled to be cleaned empty. Some wait in their cars, some leave notes on their windshields with their cell numbers and go about their business. But one thing is certain: when the sweeper truck passes by, drivers immediately jump in their cars and then park back on the other side of the street. (And many of them sit in their cars to run out the clock while keeping their engines idling, presumably to run heat or a/c.)

City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (10th District; Democrat) refers to this in a press release as an "ALTERNATE SIDE DISASTER."

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It's A Free Country ®

Fear Over Secure Communities: More Immigrants Will Be Lost in Detention System

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has announced that he will introduce a Council resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.

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WNYC News

More Protests Planned Against 'Secure Communities'

Saturday, October 23, 2010

WNYC

Immigration advocates and local elected officials are keeping the pressure on Governor Paterson to withdraw New York from participating in 'Secure Communities,' a national program that would allow police to share fingerprint information with federal authorities.

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Azi Paybarah

In the Crowd

Thursday, August 05, 2010

WNYC

Among the people who attended a rally to oppose non-partisan elections: City Council members Larry Seabrook and Ydanis Rodriguez, who are each facing legal issues and may not be the best spokesmen to have at hand.

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