Women Who Are Breastfeeding Will Now Be Exempt From Jury Duty In New York - NY State of Politics
Manhattan Genius - Our Town
Opinion The Candidate That Wins Should Get At Least Half The Votes - Gotham Gazette
Naftali accused of violating zoning laws at UES development - The Real Deal
"Between the co-op [at 39 East 79th Street] and the proposed tower, there is just 10 feet of space — an amount that falls short of state law and local zoning requirements that call for space between multiple residential buildings located on the same tax lot to provide enough light and air, the filing states. [...] The lawsuit was not the only challenge filed against the project. In May, urban planner George Janes filed an appeal of the project’s zoning diagram..."
"...many New Yorkers are unaware that Northwell also needs approval from the State Department of Health before it can proceed with any expansion of Lenox Hill Hospital. [...] The bottom line here is that if the State Department of Health follows its mandate to serve the healthcare needs of all New Yorkers and takes a thoughtful approach to evaluating these types of proposals, it has no choice but to reject Northwell’s plan and compel the institution to rethink its approach.
Sweeping LLC law surprised even legislators - The Real Deal
"State Senator Liz] Krueger admitted that when she read a memo saying the bill would require LLC owners to identify themselves in transactions involving one- to four-unit buildings, she thought it would simply codify measures already in place in New York City and apply them statewide. [...] 'We can’t continue to develop half-a-billion-dollar projects if we’re going to be required to disclose the identity of anybody who has touched it,' [Stuart Saft, a partner at Holland & Knight] said."
Target Opens on UES - Our Town
" Located at 1201 Third Ave., at 70th Street, the superstore is 23,000 square feet, two floors and in the mid-1900s was formerly an FBI headquarters."
"On September 18, 2019, the de Blasio administration released guidance regarding renter rights under the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act. [...] Prior to the Housing Act, a landlord could choose to raise a preferential rent to the legal rent at the end of the lease, even if the lease was being renewed. Eligible New Yorkers under Rent Freeze Programs could freeze their rent at the legal rent, but not the preferential rent. Due to the passage of the Housing Act, rents can be frozen at the preferential rates."
[...] The butcher shop and a Schaller’s Stube are among the vendors in the new Lower East Side food hall Market Line, opening in the Essex Crossing development this fall. Another Stube is slated to open in Downtown Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market Hall next month. Last year, Austin also got an outpost of the sausage bar."
Betances Residence will have 152 apartments for formerly homeless and low-income senior households across two eight-story residential towers. There will be 22 one-bedroom apartments and 130 studios. Twenty-six units will have a preference for current "NYCHA residents, which will allow senior citizens to continue to age-in-place in the affordable senior housing, freeing up their current NYCHA units to other families. [...] will allow senior citizens to continue to age-in-place in the affordable senior housing, freeing up their current NYCHA units to other families."
"And as the city gets ready to expand the program’s eligibility requirements this fall and winter, advocates and residents continue to push for it to cover more people, saying access to affordable transit provides myriad benefits and would help reduce fare evasion in the transit system, something MTA leaders have been cracking down on in recent months."
New York's Medicaid on Track for $2.9 Billion Shortfall - Capital Tonight
NYPIRG : Tuition Hikes Should Lead to More Funding - Capital Tonight
Congestion Pricing Will Look a Lot Like E-Z Pass - City & State
Three Questions That Define School 'Foundation Aid' - City and State
The Fine Print on Your Ballot - Gotham Gazette
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