Weekly News Roundup – October 21, 2022

October 21st, 2022

‘A NIMBY City Hall’: Adams Appointees Thwart Key Bike and Bus Projects - Streetsblog

Proliferation of ‘Micromobility Vehicles’ Vie for Bus Drivers’ Attention as Collisions Up - The City

Advocates Like (But Don’t Love) the DOT’s Third Ave. Redesign - Streetsblog

Overdose deaths continue to rise in New York - Spectrum

City Watch: Manhattan DA to Crackdown on ‘Systemic’ Tenant Harassment, Deed Theft - City Limits

More than 60,000 Rent-Stabilized Apartments Are Now Vacant — and Tenant Advocates Say Landlords Are Holding Them for ‘Ransom.’ - The City

UPDATE: NYC Had 88,830 Vacant Rent-Stabilized Apartments Last Year, City Housing Agency Estimates - The City

Overcharged for your rent in a NY regulated building? There’s a backlog of 3,400 complaints. - Gothamist

Where Are the Free Housing Attorneys NYC Promised to Tenants Facing Eviction? - Hell Gate

More gig workers could soon qualify as employees - Crain's

Applying to NYC high school? Here’s what you need to know. - Chalkbeat

24 principals in Manhattan’s District 3 sign petition against middle school admissions screens - Chalkbeat

Diwali will be added to NYC schools holiday calendar, Adams says - Gothamist

Randall's Island camp for asylum seekers set to open Wednesday - Gothamist

New York City grapples with influx of new asylum-seeking students - Chalkbeat

New York mayor says Biden border policy eased flow of migrants - Politico

Just 5 migrants are living in Eric Adams’ NYC tent city that’s set to house 500 - NY Post

NYC’s Plan to Close Rikers Behind Schedule In Dispute Over Design Changes - Bloomberg

‘It’s just terrible’: NYC pols, civil rights leaders pan reported NYPD radio encryption plans - AM NY

Report: New York Remains a Tale of Two Cities for Public Space Equity - Streetsblog

Hochul signs measures to aid domestic violence survivors - Spectrum

NYC removed 1,500 homeless encampments under Mayor Adams, 104 people accepted help: latest city data - Daily News

MTA transit chief admits cops in subways haven’t derailed spiking transit crime - NY Post

Queens curbside organics pilot diverts 1 million pounds of waste in just two weeks - AM NY

NYC gave helipad operators $1.4 million in COVID rent breaks - NY Post

Good-government group questions emergency powers for New York governor - Spectrum

Mayor Adams: Keep DOT in Charge of Open Restaurants - Streetsblog

City Hall staffer fired after slamming city’s migrant response, cops - NY Post

Legislative aides push back on NYC Council’s plan to end hybrid work - Gothamist

Credit card surcharges are popping up at more merchants - Newsday

New York’s economy slowly creeps back as unemployment drops slightly - Gothamist

Ultra-luxury townhouses in this NYC neighborhood are a hot commodity - NY Post

Upper East Side Duane Reade Closing Permanently, Company Says - Patch

Storefronts empty on Upper East Side as major retailers move elsewhere - CBS NY

Chunk Of Upper East Side Block Faces Demolition, Plans Show - Patch

The legacy of 'Sandy cough' and why mold is still a major problem after storms - Gothamist

Abortion is more than a health issue, says New York Senate Majority Leader - Gothamist

What we know about New York City's first encampment for asylum seekers - Gothamist

Just 40% of New Yorkers have gotten a COVID-19 booster - City & State

City reaches 1,500 miles of bike lanes and paths - NY1

Traffic to be diverted at 3 crossings Sunday due to MS Bike Tour - NY1

Homeless New Yorkers struggle to leave shelter system, even with vouchers - NY1

Here Are The Best Places In Central Park To See Leaves This Fall - Patch

6 N.Y.C. Landlords Prosecuted for Overcharging Tenants - NYT

A Walking Tour of Historic East 69th Street - Our Town

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