Weekly News Roundup – November 21, 2022

November 21st, 2022

'Should Be A Role Model': Upper East Side Hero - Patch

Lawyers for Rikers Detainees Will Ask Judge to Impose Federal Control - NY Times

Judge nixes Legal Aid Society’s bid to have feds take over Rikers Island - NY Post

New York City is down about 21,000 government workers - City & State

NYC Council weighs crackdown on lithium ion batteries used in e-bikes, amid scourge of fires - Gothamist

Speed Camera Update: More People Being Caught (But Fewer During the Day) - Streetsblog

Glass Half Empty in Still Depopulated NYC Office Towers - The City

Pols Want City to Cap Energy Credits NYC Landlords Can Buy in Local Law 97 - Commercial Observer

Adams announces reforms to NYC housing vouchers, launches pilot program to get more homeless into permanent housing - AM NY

New York City, Once a Minimum Wage Leader, Now Lags Behind - NY Times

New York City Reaches Deal to Build Soccer Stadium in Queens - NY Times

Federal appeals court reinstates key provisions of New York concealed carry law - Spectrum

NYC Budget Gap Shrinks by $1.3 Billion as Adams Cuts Spending - Bloomberg

City approves increase in cab fares, first raise for taxi drivers in a decade - AM NY

One borough's trash is another's goal: Manhattan leaders want composting program like one in Queens - Gothamist

Councilmembers push for 3-K expansion in NYC, despite mayor’s plan to halt growth - Gothamist

Tenants Urge State to Close the ‘Frankenstein Loophole’ That Landlords Use to Supersize Rents - The City

Councilmembers push for 3-K expansion in NYC, despite mayor’s plan to halt growth - Gothamist

Top aide to Eric Adams (Lorraine Grillo) set to resign - Politico

Voter turnout in NYC plummeted from 2018 — even with early voting - Gothamist

New York Democrats look for someone to blame after election catastrophe - Politico

Hakeem Jeffries, poised to succeed Nancy Pelosi, would make history. - NY Times

New York's largest offshore wind farm takes key step - Spectrum

Two Men Arrested in Threat to New York’s Jewish Community Are Charged - NY Times

Manhattan gay bar owner laments NYPD's 'nonchalant' response to vandalism attacks - Gothamist

These 36 Finalists Are Likely to Be New York’s First Marijuana Retailers - NY Times

Whole Upper East Side Corner To Be Demolished, Across From Extell Site - Patch

Decaying Upper East Side Medical Clinic To Be Torn Down, Plans Show - Patch

Excavation Begins At 300 East 83rd Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Excavation Underway At 760 Madison Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

African art collection in jeopardy, as city orders demo of Bed-Stuy building - Gothamist

Barnes & Noble Coming Back To Upper East Side, 2 Years After Closing - Patch

UES Storefronts Brightened By Art, Photos In New Exhibition - Patch

Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week - BBC

Organization brings toys to homeless children - NY1

‘Bathroom bill’ passes in City Council - NY1

Security firms are turning NYC's street trees into surveillance posts for guards - Gothamist

Celebrating a Neighborhood Staple - Our Town

Bragg to toss 188 convictions due to NYPD misconduct - NY1

Julius' Bar landmarking push get unanimous support at hearing - NY1

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