NYC spends millions on cheap, single-ply toilet paper - The Daily News
Councilman floats balloon bill - Crain's
About that petition to give Trump Tower an Obama address - City & State
"In June, after hearing a days worth of testimony, Judge Arthur Engoron had tipped his hand, saying that he simply could not accept that a project so large could be built without a more extensive public review. [...] 'You can’t just do this because the zoning allows it,' [Judge] Engoran told the court. 'I just can’t believe this is the case.'The ruling also represents a setback for the de Blasio administration, which had argued that the mega development would create much-needed affordable housing."
New bill targets domestic violence - Our Town
“'I don’t think there has been particular attention paid to outcomes for survivors of domestic violence,' Kallos said. 'I believe that if the NYPD and District Attorneys know that they’re going to have to report on how they are dealing with domestic violence on a case-by-case basis that they will hopefully pay more attention to these cases which I think are fairly important.'”
At last, a city storefront database - Our Town
"[The legislation] will require building owners to register storefronts with the City to be a part of the first-in-the-nation public database of retail spaces and their vacancy status. The bill will require building owners to submit information on their commercial properties to the City each year, including square footage, current or last asking rental price, use, whether or not the property is vacant, and whether a lease is up for renewal within the next two years. "
“'We seem to have everything here on the waterfront. We’re just 1,000 feet from Manhattan. We don’t need a bridge. What we need is a ferry system. We have the Hallets Point dock and we have the dock at 90th Street. We just need the city to provide us with the service,' said [Rep. Carolyn] Maloney. "
DCP Releases Storefront Vacancy Report - CityLand
"It’s the eighth building by Related and Hudson and the first newly built and permanently affordable one on the island. Riverwalk Park will have a mix of studios and units of one to three bedrooms available to families with household incomes ranging from 40% to 165% of median area income."
Three cyclists struck in one afternoon - Metro US
"One cyclist became “logged under a fire truck in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn,” ABC reported. Another cyclist was hit on the Upper East Side at 96th Street when a car turned a corner. Finally, around 4:30 p.m., a cyclist was hit by an MTA bus at 6th Avenue and Central Park South. All the crashes reportedly happened in areas without protected bike lanes."