September 20, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

September 20th, 2019

DCP Upgrades Important Community Board Budget Request Tool for District Needs - CityLand

"The new, user-friendly digital platform will allow Community Boards to formally submit their annual needs and budget requests to the City with easier access to relevant City data to assist with their requests."

Free Tour of a Fascinating Architect’s Work on Roosevelt Island - Untapped Cities

UES Restaurant Cafe D'Alsace Could Be Replaced By High-Rise - Patch

"The new development will rise 270-feet-tall on the corner of Second Avenue and East 88th Street, according to the building plans.[...] Aimco filed demolition plans for 1961, 1963 and 1965 Second Ave. in July."

Foundations Begin Taking Shape At 148 East 78th Street On The Upper East Side - YIMBY

"The foundations are ... at 148 East 78th Street ... where a 205-foot-tall residential building is set to rise. Located at the corner of East 78th Street and Lexington Avenue...."

Confused About Proposed Charter Changes? Mark Your Calendar. - City Limits

"To explain the options, the Charter Revision Commission is holding a series of information sessions at which there will be a short presentation about the five questions followed by a resource fair where attendees can learn more about the ballot questions and chat with Commission staff."

Scrutiny into Extell's Upper West Side tower's mechanical space will continue - Crain's New York Business
"But with that vote [by the Board of Standards and Appeals], the board opened a separate review of the building’s controversial use of mechanical floor spaces that could keep Extell’s project in administrative limbo through the end of the year."

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes - Crain's New York Business

City Council Puts Brakes On Community Board Spending -The City

"The new rules, retroactive to the July 1 start of the fiscal year, require a full board vote on proposed purchases of $10,000 or more. The rules also forbid spending the Council funds on food — an expense growth area for some boards."

Weill Cornell medical school to cover tuition, living expenses of students in need - Crain's

Cuomo To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Through Executive Action - State of Politics

The MTA's resurrection plan: $51B and a subway up to 125th Street - Politico



Local Housing Regulations Driving New York's Homeless Population - NY Post

All Charged Up for a Greener City - Our Town

What Cuomo's Executive Order on Vaping Will and Won't Do - City and State

Queens Businesses Sue City Over Fresh Pond Bus Lane - NY Daily News

Council speaker hosts town hall as Mayor de Blasio avoids them for national spotlight - Daily News

NY Senator Proposes Bill pay College Athletes- ESPN

As Traffic Violence Increases, NYPD Issues Fewer Moving Violations To Drivers - Gothamist

Foundations Begin Taking Shape At 148 East 78th Street On The Upper East Side - YIMBY

F-Train Express Service Begins - Capital Tonight

Students Excused to Attend Climate 'Strike' - Capital Tonight

$110 Million to Fix Central Park Section Far From ‘Billionaire’s Row’- NY Times

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