February 22, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

February 22nd, 2019
  1. Push for prevailing wage gathers steam in Albany - Crain's NY Business
  2. How Cuomo, de Blasio, and Bezos Blew the Amazon Deal - New York Magazine
  3. Faced with high land prices, developers are turning to oddly-shaped lots across the city - The Real Deal
  4. Cornell Tech Loses Neighbor as Amazon Scraps N.Y.C. Headquarter Plans - Cornell Daily Sun
  5. City Council Tries To Crack Down On Parking Placard Abuse - Gothamist
  6. State legislators want to supersede city's rules to chop luxe towers - Crain's NY Business
  7. The eternal orphanage - Our Town
  8. The MTA Is Allegedly Seizing Tax Refunds From Poor NYers Over Decades-Old Infractions - Gothamist
  9. Developer Plans 13-Story Madison Avenue Building On UES - Patch
  10. The 11 best things to do on Roosevelt Island - 6SqFt
  11. Brewer threatens legal action over development on NYCHA landPolitico Pro
  12. Manhattan BP threatens ‘legal remedies’ against Upper East Side NYCHA project - Curbed
  13. EXPLAINER: Why Mayor de Blasio’s Placard Abuse Announcement Today Will Fall Short - Streetsblog
  14. From horses to cars to doctors - Our Town
  15. HUD official Lynne Patton gets stuck in NYCHA elevator - NY Post
  16. Kitten commuter takes a free ride on NYC’s subways - NY Post
  17. This bar-hopping cat is NYC’s hot new tourist attraction - NY Post
  18. How to get riders back on the bus: Buses could solve NYC’s congestion problem, if only New Yorkers would use them. - City and State
  19. HUD Secretary Selects Former Prosecutor Bart Schwartz As NYCHA’s New Federal Monitor - CBS Local
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