Ydanis Rodriguez

A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill To Ban NYC Horse-Drawn Carriages Heading To City Council

Long-delayed legislation to ban horse carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.

12/01/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

State Lawmakers Give OK To 25 MPH Speed Limit For New York City

The state Assembly approved the city’s request late Thursday and the Senate followed suit early Friday morning as the Legislature worked to adjourn their six-month session.

06/20/2014

A pedestrian crosses a street on Broadway at one of the deadliest intersections in Manhattan on February 18, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council To Vote On Traffic Safety Legislation

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council will vote on 17 bills and resolutions that complement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan.

05/29/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council Set To Approve Traffic Safety Measures Under Vision Zero Initiative

The council is ready to pass 17 bills and resolutions related to the mayor’s Vision Zero plan.

05/28/2014

NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg announces the Grand Concourse in the Bronx as the next slow zone as part of the city's "Vision Zero" plan on April 17, 2014. (credit: NYC DOT/Twitter)

Slow Zone Coming To Grand Concourse In The Bronx As Part Of ‘Vision Zero’ Traffic Safety Plan

The Grand Concourse is the second of 25 planned arterial slow zones being put in place throughout the city in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities.

04/17/2014

An alternate side of the street parking sign is seen in New York City on March 31, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

City Councilman Proposes New Rules To Alternate Side Parking

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has introduced a bill that would allow drivers to park on a street again right after a street sweeper moves through.

03/31/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

City Council Committees Hear De Blasio’s Traffic Safety Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his “Vision Zero” plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.

02/24/2014

George Washington Bridge (file/credit: CBS 2)

Washington Heights Officials Want Probe Into Effect Of GWB Lane Closures

New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat called on his colleagues to look into the lane closures back in Nov. when details of the scandal first began to emerge. The lawmaker said failing to look into the impact of the lane closures would be an opportunity missed.

01/09/2014

Domino's Pizza

25 Domino’s Pizza Employees Reinstated Amid Wage Dispute

Twenty-five Domino’s Pizza employees who were fired after complaining about the wages have been reinstated, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.

12/12/2013

Congressman Rangel Holds Primary Night Watch Party (credit: Getty Images)

Not So Fast: City Councilman Believes Espaillat May Beat Rangel When All Votes Are Counted

While Ydanis Rodriguez isn’t jumping to any definitive conclusion yet, he isn’t yet conceding that Rangel is the winner of the tightly-contested race

06/28/2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters march on to the Brooklyn Bridge - New York, NY - Oct 1, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Council Members Sue City Over Treatment Of Occupy Wall Street Protesters

The city and police violated demonstrators’ free speech rights, used excessive force, arrested protesters on dubious charges and interfered with journalists’ and council members’ efforts to observe what was going on, the four City Council members and others say in the federal civil rights suit.

04/30/2012

Ydanis Rodriguez (Photo Credit: DNAinfo/Shayna Jacobs)

Charges Dropped Against Councilman Arrested At Occupy Wall Street

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against a city councilman accused of resisting arrest while trying to get to the former Occupy Wall Street encampment as police raided it last fall.

04/05/2012

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (credit: NYC.gov)

Charges Against NYC Councilman Dropped In Occupy-Related Arrest

Manhattan prosecutors said they couldn’t prove the case against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez because they didn’t have an account from a key figure — a female officer whom Rodriguez is accused of trying to push.

04/04/2012

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Hundreds With Occupy Wall Street Rally Against Police Brutality

About 500 Occupy members marched from Zuccotti Park to Union Square with the family of John Collado, who was shot by a plain clothes police officer last fall.

03/24/2012

Octavio Estevez (R) on the steps of City Hall - New York, NY - Dec 19, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Father Of Two Needs A Home To Get Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Without a permanent home, New York Presbyterian rules state they can’t perform the kidney transplant surgery Octavio Estevez desperately needs to stay alive.

12/20/2011

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