Weekly News Roundup – April 17th, 2023

Honey Locust Park Officially Unveiled After $1.67 Million Reno - Patch

Hochul Names a New Candidate to Become New York’s Top Judge - NY Times

Surprise, I bet you thought you’d seen the last of redistricting - City & State

New York City Offers Free Preschool. Why Are 30,000 Spots Empty? - NY Times

More Housing Density in New York City? Not So Fast, Say Some City Lawmakers on Key Hochul Proposal - The City

Larger raises for cops could add another $700M to city’s deficit - NY Post

The most powerful New Yorker you’ve never heard of - Politico

Most NYC stabilized tenants pay a third of income on housing, as panel mulls rent hike - Gothamist

The country’s biggest office-to-apartment conversion is underway inside the old Daily News office - Gothamist

Manhattanites invite new housing, hinting at a historic change in attitude - Crain's

A Tiny Number of Shoplifters Commit Thousands of New York City Thefts - NY Times

GOP has cast NYC as a crime-ridden hellscape. Data is countering the narrative. - Gothamist

Disability advocates set to secure historic MTA settlement - NY1

Plan for Dumping Nuclear Wastewater Into Hudson River Is Paused - NYTimes

Kids with autism to narrate NYC subway announcements - Gothamist

Community board rebuffs MSG bid to stay on top of Penn Station - NY1

DOT installs 12 street activity sensors to improve street safety - NY1

Strong reactions in NYC to rulings on abortion medication - NY1

Lawmakers push for first redesign of NYC truck routes since 1970s - Gothamist

NY favors felons, snubs disabled veterans in awarding of pot licenses: critics - New York Post

NYC Sanitation Tells Us Where to ‘Stick It' in Hilarious Anti-Litter Campaign - NBC NY

Free COVID testing will fade with US health emergency in May - AP

As NYC is expected to spend $38K per student, budget watchdog calls for prioritizing ‘critical services’ - Chalkbeat

Mayor’s tenant-protection office hollowed out - Real Deal

New developments market “co-ops with condo rules” - Real Deal

Complaints over NYC rental voucher renewals and payments rise as city struggles with homeless - NY Daily News

Several in NY's congressional delegation urge state leaders to add NYCHA rent-relief funding to budget - Crain’s

Dolphin seen swimming in Manhattan's East River - ABC NY

21 New Licensed Weed Shops Heading to Manhattan - Our Town

NYC is getting rid of surprise add-on fees in ticket prices - Gothamist

Nearly every NYC park bathroom is set to get a diaper-changing station by 2027 - Gothamist

Gen Z is the most pro union generation alive. Will they organize to reflect that? - NPR

Famous French Patisserie Opens In New Lexington Avenue Lux Building - Patch

Famous Barbers Find Refuge From Paul Molé Legal Drama - Patch

Juul to pay New York $112M as part of sweeping multistate settlement - Gothamist

Mayor Adams Names Corradi as City’s First Ever “Rat Czar” - Our Town

NYC DOT To Host Largest-Ever Open Streets Celebration In Honor Of Earth Day - Our Town

Hochul: NY building five-year stockpile of abortion drug after ruling - NY Post

Advocates, City Council Members Push Mayor to Invest More in Parks - Gotham Gazette

Despite DNC loss, Eric Adams maintains reputation as NYC’s cheerleader - City & State

Robot dogs, tiny rocket ships will soon work alongside NYPD officers - Gothamist

How to see The Lyrids meteor shower in NYC and NJ this month - Gothamist

Hochul and legislative leaders consider changes to discovery reform, worrying public defenders - City & State

New York City Welcomes Growing Number of Out-of-State Abortion Patients - NY Times

Combative President of New York Police Union to Bow Out After 6 Terms - NY Times

Why NYC won't let you buy a guinea pig anymore - Gothamist

Met Museum Is Set To Brings Disadvantaged Groups For VIP Tours - Patch

‘Passive House’ Buildings Boast Climate & Health Perks. Why Aren’t There More of Them? - City Limits

Gov. Hochul’s top court picks could help tip the balance of Congress - Gothamist

For Safer, Greener Streets, City Must Speed Up, Fund Infrastructure: Report -  Streetsblog

DOT Rolls Out New Tech To Better Analyze How People Move on City Streets - Streetsblog

More than 130 nursing homes sue to block NY law capping profits - Times Union

A Law Hasn’t Fixed Solitary Confinement in New York. Can a Lawsuit? - New York Focus

Missing funding, real estate competition are slowing NY’s weed rollout, insiders say - Gothamist

Speaker Adams Still Won’t Come Out in Support of Sammy’s Law - Streetsblog

Advocates continue tax hike push for wealthy New Yorkers - State of Politics

Bail law changes continue to take up lion's share of New York budget talks - State of Politics

Top New York Medicaid official: Prescription drug change won't hurt patients - State of Politics

SPRING TORRENTS: Subway and Rail Ridership is Up (But Everyone Still Hates Mondays) - Streetsblog

Overwhelmed With Cases, Free Housing Lawyers Ask for Four Times the Funding – The City

Manhattan Rents Reach Record High With Busy Season Yet to Come - Bloomberg

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