Weekly News Roundup – February 7, 2020

February 7th, 2020

Byford, Cuomo's Popular Subways Chief, resigns (for good this time) - Politico

New York Will Finally Legalize E-Bikes and E-Scooters - Gothamist

Preservationists Want Frick Museum to Buy Epstein Home - Patch

Satirical 'Historic Landmark' Plaque For Alan Dershowitz Added to Jeffrey Epstein's Former UES Mansion - Gothamist

Miracle On The Hudson Survivors Reunite Yearly to Recount that Near Death Experience - NY1

55 Schedule Changes Coming to 41 Bus Routes in April - NY1

Is Fairway Really Closing? - NYTimes

Fairway Market Denies Plans to File chapter 7, Close Stores - NY1

New Subway Cars Let Riders - and creeps and smells - move freely - NY Post

Why Shiny New Tech Companies Love Old Industrial Buildings - NYTimes

Bill Would Grant NYC Voting Rights to Certain Non-citizens - NY1

THEP on the Upper East Side Serves Extraordinary Thai Food - Broadway World

M1 Busway Cameras Now Issuing Fines to Drivers - NY1

Video Shows MTA Subway Train Fully Covered in Graffiti - NY Post

How to Fix a $6.1 Billion Budget Hole? Attack Healthcare Spending - NYTimes

Poll: Most NYers Think Bail Reform Was a Bad Move - NY1

Is Restaurant Noise a Crime - NY Times

In a Crowded New York City, Should Newcomers 'Go back to Iowa' - NYTimes

What The Hudson Yards Kerfuffle Says About The Problem With Private Developers Building Public Spaces - Gothamist

Iconic Union Square 'Coffee Shop' Sign Replaced With Perfectly Dispiriting Chase Bank Sign - Gothamist

The Barricading of Madison Avenue - Our Town


NYC bus ridership falls for sixth year, lowest level in decades - Daily News

New York Police Department Officers Leave for Better Pay at MTA - WSJ

The men in charge of running the new MTA - Politico

In Wake Of New Rent Laws, Housing Maintenance Violations Decrease - Gothamist

Fairway's Future Looks a Little Brighter - Our Town

Man's Death on Upper East Side Home a Homicide - NY1

Andy Byford Couldn't Have Stopped Political Interference in the MTA - City & State

City to propose universal taxi app amid medallion crisis - City & State

NYPD Issued More Moving Violations To Cyclists Than Truck Drivers Last Year - Gothamist

Cuomo gives a shot to an alcohol friendly agenda - City & State

MTA Launches Anti-Bias Campaign in Response to Growing Hate Problem - NY1

There Is No Exit From This Future Airline Seating Hell - Gothamist

Harlem Youth Basketball League Mourns Founder, Kobe Bryant - NY1

7 Reasons Recycling Isn't Working in New York City - NYTimes

Mexican Tacqueria to Open on Upper East Side - Patch

City Hall Cuomo's Medicaid Plan Could Cost The City - Politico

City's housing agency changes 'devastating' voucher policy after domestic violence suit - Politico

Suspected Coronovirus case in New York Is Ruled Out - NYTimes

Spike in Crime Inflames Debate Over bail law in New York - NYTimes

Restaurant Workers Left Out of $15/Hour Minimum Wage Plan - Gothamist

Shredded Escalator 'Wreck' Blamed on Lapsed MTA Maintenance - Gothamist

NJ Transit Passengers Say They Were Left Abandoned On Train Outside Penn Station - Gothamist

'I May Have Killed Someone': Drifter Charged in Upper East Side Murder - NYTimes

City Planning Commission Approves Contested Lenox Terrace Development Plan - Gothamist

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