Weekly News Roundup – December 20, 2019

December 24th, 2019

City Commits 184 Additional K-8 Seats To Upper East Side - Patch

New York’s MTA Board Approves Agency’s $17 Billion Budget for 2020 - WSJ

NYCHA Development Dreams at a Crossroads - City Limits

NYCHA Remains The City's Worst Landlord, Public Advocate Says - Patch

Opinion: NYCHA Open Space: The Next City Park Frontier - Gotham Gazette

Analysis suggests misdemeanors, like felonies, declining on subways ahead of police expansion - Politico

City Council Wants NYPD to ease up on e-bike food deliverers - NY Post

Is It Safe to Swim in New York City's East River? - City & State

The Met Museum unveils new exhibition in Great Hall - Capital Tonight

A Church's Milestone Anniversary - Our Town

Woman Sues After Tumble in Stumble Inn - Gothamist

UES NYCHA Tenants Sue City To Demand Repairs - Patch

Tenants Sue For Repairs At Embattled East Side Public Housing Complexes - The City

"In its last iteration, the proposal for a half-luxury, half-affordable 50-story tower from Fetner Properties promised to raise $25 million for repairs. The authority shelved those plans in the face of stiff opposition, THE CITY reported in June, and officially scrapped them in October. Last week, a judge declared moot a related lawsuit from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer."

Memorial Sloan Kettering's New UES Cancer Center Opens In January - Patch

"The $1.5 billion David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care — located on East 74th Street Avenue and the FDR Drive — will be the renowned hospital's largest free-standing facility at 750,000 square feet, hospital officials said."

Naftali buys two vacated Vornado properties for $71M - The Real Deal

"The retail building at 1167 Madison Avenue had been home to chef Michael White’s trendy Ristorante Morini since 2013, but the restaurant closed in August. At the time, the restaurateur told Eater that the building owner planned to redevelop the property. A similar story appears to have unfolded over the summer at 50 East 86th Street, the eight-unit apartment building next door."

Burglar climbs down Manhattan fire escape, smashes window with brick -WABC-TV

"Police are searching for a man who climbed down an Upper East Side fire escape and used a brick to smash his way into an apartment, and authorities are investigating if the incident is part of a larger burglary pattern. [...] Police are warning residents of a burglary pattern in the area that includes at least seven other incidents in the past month, and they are looking into whether Monday's incident is part of that pattern."

Mount Sinai Hospital emergency department is a ‘war zone,’ workers say - New York Post

"A report obtained by The Post shows Mount Sinai Hospital knew its emergency department had issues at least three and a half years ago, when it assembled three out-of-state medical experts to review it. [They] spent a day in the department on April 15, 2016, and were horrified by what they saw, writing in an internal report to the hospital that the conditions were 'among the worst we have ever seen.' The report warned that staffing ratios, infection control, safety, patient boarding and conditions in the emergency department were 'unacceptable in a first-class medical center'"

Knifeman Wearing Camouflage Terrorizes UES, Police SayPatch

Landmarks Releases Guidebook for Permit Applications - City Land

"The new guidebook can be downloaded as a whole or by chapter.  [...] In addition to the new guidebook, there are now four application forms available"

430 East 58th Street’s Façade Begins Installation In Midtown EastYimby

"The first curtain wall sections have begun installation at 430 East 58th Street, aka 3 Sutton Place, the 20th building on our countdown of the tallest projects in the city. The 800-foot-tall Midtown East residential skyscraper is designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen {...]"


New York City’s decade of skyrocketing rents - Curbed

2019 Was An Extremely Deadly Year For NYC Cyclists. Here Are Their Stories - Gothamist

A tale of two metros: how the London tube beat the New York subway - The Guardian


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