Weekly News Roundup – December 19, 2022

December 19th, 2022

Towering Upper East Side 5G Poles Shot Down By Community Board - Patch

Roosevelt Island Bridge bike lane now covered for a safer, smoother ride - AM NY

N.Y.C. Community Boards Usually Oppose New Housing. Not This One. - NY Times

DOT Expects to Miss Targets for New Bus Lanes, Sources Say - Streetsblog

As family homelessness climbs, calls grow louder for solving school attendance woes - Chalkbeat

As COVID, flu, and RSV cases spike, NYC school officials recommend masking indoors - Chalkbeat

Wastewater can predict COVID-19 surges, but NYC’s data remains hard to find - Gothamist

NYC Mayor Adams expands special education in preschools - Gothamist

Police Have Removed Over 1,300 'Emotionally Disturbed People’ from Transit in 2022; Where Did They Go? - Gotham Gazette

Yellow Signals: MTA Looking Into Pee-Smelling Tech for Elevators - The City

Fire destroys NYPD storage facility housing decades of DNA evidence - Gothamist

Hochul and Adams Envision ‘New New York.’ Getting There Is the Trick. - NY Times

NYC Council proposes housing construction targets for every neighborhood - Daily News

City’s Street Vendors Saw Twice as Many Tickets This Year Compared to Pre-Pandemic, With NYPD Leading Enforcement - City Limits

Less than one-third of NYC subway homeless sweeps resulted in long-term shelter stays - Daily News

New York hospitals on brink with staffing shortages, financial woes: report - NY Post

This virtual learning program has ‘changed the game’ for NYC’s small high schools - Chalkbeat

State Pols Reveal ‘Urgent And Necessary’ Plan To Fund Free MTA Buses - Streetsblog

NY rent assistance program could close Jan. 15 - Gothamist

The black market strangled California's legal weed industry. Now it's coming for New York. - Politico

Mayor Eric Adams announces crackdown on unlicensed marijuana sales - NY1

Here’s how you can find out if a New York cannabis dispensary is legit - SILive

Lawmakers, advocates press Gov. Hochul for fossil fuel ban in new construction - Gothamist

What’s at stake with untold loss of DNA evidence in NYPD warehouse fire - Gothamist

No tax hikes or drastic budget cuts expected, Hochul says - Times Union

NEW NEW YORK: Mayor Adams Will Create a ‘Public Realm Czar’ - Streetsblog

Police Officers May No Longer Hold People to Check for Warrants - NY Times

Comptroller finds more money in municipal couch cushions - Politico Pro

City Council caucus wants Hochul to re-open state psych centers - NY Post

They Dispense Street Justice, One Defaced License Plate at a Time - NY Times

New York Bans Pet Stores From Selling Dogs, Cats and Rabbits - NYTimes

NY law set to keep thousands of ballots from being tossed out - NYTimes

Fume doom: Manhattan lawmaker targets idling vehicles with higher penalties - Gothamist

Website, ticketing restored at NYC's Metropolitan Opera, but questions loom on cyberattack - Gothamist

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