November 22, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

November 22nd, 2019

Thousands Sign Petition Against Lenox Hill Hospital Expansion - Patch

UES Library To Reopen After 9-Month Renovation - Patch

Ghost Block on First Avenue - Our Town

Alida Camp, who sits on the zoning and development committee of CB8, said it’s common for business owners to warehouse their spaces and move their restaurant or store to a new location if they believe their landlords are going to sell the property, which prolongs the time the storefronts will be vacant.

“Everyone gets thrown out because they're selling it or there's going to be a development — even before things happen,” said Camp. “So that also creates an environment where businesses are moving out.”

Opinion: It’s time to end NYC’s free parking giveaway - NY Curbed

Construction of East Midtown Greenway begins on Manhattan waterfront - Daily News

Cuomo Announces Census Outreach and Funding Plans - Gotham Gazette

With Support from Electeds, East Harlem Community Board Approves Resolution Condemning Subway Policing Plan - Gotham Gazette

City Council Considers New Office to Aid Non-Profits - Gotham Gazette

Council Subcommittees Hear Four Proposed Bills on Increasing Transparency in Land Use - CityLand

114,000 Students in NYC are Homeless - NYTimes

"By day, New York’s 114,085 homeless students live in plain sight: They study on the subway and sprint through playgrounds. At night, these children sometimes sleep in squalid, unsafe rooms, often for just a few months until they move again. School is the only stable place they know."

New York Born Ride Hail Company Juno Bites the Dust - City & State

Michael Bloomberg's Mayoral Actions May Make Him a Liability - City & State

Cyclist nabs smartphones from Upper East Side pedestrians, hacks into phone to steal $2,500 - NY Post

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