Weekly News Roundup – March 20, 2023

Why can’t the City Council get the NYPD to show up at a hearing? - C&S

N.Y.P.D. Rejected Over Half of Review Board’s Discipline Recommendations - NY Times

New plans aim to take down a large portion of NYC scaffolding - Time Out

City Council seeking to overhaul scaffolding abuse in NYC - NY Post

NYCHA Rent Bailout Proposed for State Budget, With $466 Million Owed - The City

Port Authority opts for bus improvements to LaGuardia as panel officially kills Cuomo’s AirTrain idea - Gothamist

Here’s What the Collapse of Signature Bank Means for NY - The City

Signature’s fingerprints turn up across the real estate industry - Crain's

Woman Struck By Motorcycle Near UES Trader Joes: Police - Patch

NYC school safety staff plummets 25% even as violence, shootings skyrocket - NY Post

Congestion Pricing Protests Collide On The Upper East Side - Patch

Upper West Side votes against proposed rest stop for delivery workers at 72nd Street - Gothamist

Upper West Side Panel Backs Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - Streetsblog

NY Dem lawmakers want incentives, tenant protections added to Hochul housing plan - Daily News

City Libraries Launch Push to Beat Back Mayor Adams' Budget Cuts - Gotham Gazette

FBI investigating fire at Upper East Side hotel where Chinese billionaire arrested - ABC NY

NYC will give high schoolers municipal IDs and discounted ferry rides - Gothamist

Bank failures spell more grim news for New York office landlords - Crain's

New Broadway pedestrian plazas kick off construction this week in Flatiron, NoMad - AM NY

Why New York’s cannabis equity program is stranding women entrepreneurs - Politico

City to Tom Ford: Don’t Move That Door - Curbed

Clash Looms Between Council and Mayor Adams as Speaker Sets Her Agenda - NY Times

Street vending in NYC will soon be handled by the sanitation department - Gothamist

Manhattan DA Bragg privately warns of intimidation after Trump calls for protest - Politico

NYC bracing for unrest after Trump calls for protests over possible arrest, indictment - NY Post

Homecoming: Dep Inspector Gallagher Returns to UES as New C.O. of 19th Pct. - Our Town

Lenox Hill Pledges At Least 11 Years Of Work For 400-Plus Foot Tower - Patch

Upper East Side Subway Station To Get Accessibility Upgrades: MTA - Patch

EXCLU: Council Will Move Ahead with Seasonal Outdoor Dining Plan - Streetsblog

Restaurateurs, Advocates Beg Council To Keep All-Year Outdoor Dining - Streetsblog

Office Buildings Could Evade Energy Upgrades Via ‘Giant Loophole’ in NYC’s Climate Law, Environmentalists Warn - City Limits

Overhaul of private trash pickup in NYC delayed until 2024 - Gothamist

New York City Coffers are Flush With Cash as It Taps Bond Market - Bloomberg

Consultants Gone Wild. The real reason it costs so damn much to build new subways in America. - Slate

NYC launches new office to help everyday New Yorkers shape their own neighborhoods - Gothamist

Midtown Owners Hedge on Costly Office-to-Home Conversions - The City

Manhattan office conversions need more affordable housing, Council says - Gothamist

New York watchdog groups call for 'sunshine' bills - Spectrum

About 90% of drivers searched or arrested by the NYPD in 2022 were Black or Latino - Gothamist

MTA gives suburban riders $200 million boost as full Grand Central Madison service opens - Gothamist

N.Y.P.D. Fails to Appear at Hearing on Contentious Policing Unit - NY Times

NYC Mayor Adams dismisses need to separate church and state, declares himself ‘a servant of God’ - Daily News

It takes NYCHA 290 days on average to address tenant mold complaints, authority says - Crain's

NYC is more ethnically diverse, less racially segregated, report finds - Gothamist

City Council Passes Raft of Bills to Prevent Rampant Battery Fires - The City

The Frick Collection’s Expansion Progresses At 1 East 70th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Demolition Finishes At 1357 Second Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

1305-1307 Third Avenue Readies For Excavation On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

1022-1026 Third Avenue Finishes Up Demolition On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

249 East 62nd Street’s Terracotta Façade Underway On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

The Matteo Nears Completion At 323 East 79th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

1491-1493 First Avenue Readies For Excavation On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Rendering Revealed, Demolition Ends For Long Vacant UES Corner: Report - Patch

UES, Sutton Place Pubs Named 'Best' For St. Patty's Day Fun - Patch

Woman injures 6 after crashing vehicle into building: police - NY1

Mayor Adams gives glimpse at future of office-to-housing conversion - NY1

Performers adjust to auditioning from home - NY1

Will the Fed Keep Tightening as Banks Fail? - NYTimes

The Legislature doesn’t want to force suburbs to build more housing. Advocates are calling them on it. - City & State

Banking Crisis Hangs Over Economy, Rekindling Recession Fear - NYTimes

Gov. Hochul kicks off youth mental health listening tour to hear directly from NY teens - Gothamist

As COVID rates dip, NYC looks to move older homeless New Yorkers out of hotels and back to shelters - Gothamist

How America Manufactures Poverty - The New Yorker

New 'Iron Horse' Life Sciences Building To Honor Lou Gehrig - Patch

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