Weekly News Roundup – April 24, 2023

‘Hypocrisy': New York Democrats deride Judiciary Committee’s Manhattan hearing - Politico

Police Contract Adds to City’s Labor Costs, Raising Stakes in Mayor’s Budget Showdown with City Council - Our Town

City finalizes deal to reopen Central Park's Loeb Boathouse - Gothamist

With trip to D.C., NYC public advocate calls on feds to help with asylum seeker crisis - Gothamist

760 Madison Avenue Reaches Street Level On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - Yimby

250 East 83rd Street Rises Toward Halfway Mark On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - Yimby

On Real Estate: More Right to Counsel money would help prevent long-feared homelessness surge - Crain’s

New York City Council eyeing new legislation to combat e-bike fires - Pix11

Elon Musk’s Twitter Payment Plan Puts NYC Subway Alerts at Risk - Bloomberg

With Cheers and Tears, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Ends Record Broadway Run - NY Times

The Biden admin just gave EVs a big boost. New York is going to need a lot more chargers - Crain’s

Housing Nixed in Latest Budget Talks - NY Focus

How often do buildings collapse in NYC? Here are some of the most recent ones. - Gothamist

Long-Awaited NYC Gateway Tunnel Project Split Into Four Parts to Speed Work - Bloomberg

Tracking the New York City Police Who Park on the Sidewalk - Bloomberg

Manhattan’s Honey Locust Park park reopens after $1.67M renovation - AM NY

To-Be Demolished Yorkville Corner Is For Sale - Patch

White House ‘has failed’ New York City over migrant crisis, mayor says - Politico

New York's Budget Is Really Late. What's Taking So Long? - NY Times

Progressives to Challenge Adams Over Cuts to Schools and Libraries - NY Times

NYC bill would ban discrimination based on weight - The Hill

Should New York City Have Free Buses? - NY Times

Why New York’s (Mostly) Vegan Mayor Wants to Cut the City’s Meat Budget - NY Times

NYC agrees to $53 million settlement in lawsuit over solitary confinement at Rikers Island and other jails - NY Daily News

How New Yorkers’ Food Scraps Get ‘Digested’ to Provide Gas for Homes - NY Times

Hochul, Legislature Look to Allocate $337 Million to Fight Gun Violence; Where's It Going? - Gotham Gazette

CUNY Funding a Key Issue in State and City Budget Negotiations - Gotham Gazette

‘A Crisis That Threatens the Very Future of Our Borough’: Manhattan BP Levine’s Housing Vision and Other Top Priorities - Gotham Gazette

Power up: NYC wants to subsidize solar panels for low-income homeowners - Gothamist

Mayor Adams offers landlords incentives to upgrade rent-stabilized apartments - Gothamist

Rep. Nadler calls for federal review of Manhattan’s 5G poles - AM NY

Lawmakers to Hochul: No housing without ‘good cause’ - City & State

Adams shouldn’t cut housing agency budgets, advocates say - City & State

A (not so) brief guide to New York’s bail reform evolution - City & State

Albany’s budget delay is messing with NYC’s finances, Eric Adams warns - NY Post

Allergies, pollen could send you to ER this year, Health Dept. warns - NY Post

Redistricting commission submits new Assembly maps, with few changes - C&S

OPINION: N.Y.ers wants congestion pricing to fix transit: Members of Congress and ordinary folks agree that assessing a small fee from cars entering Midtown and Downtown makes sense - Nadler and Goldman - NY Daily News

Mayor Adams Wants to Hit the Brakes on New York’s Car Boom - Streetsblog

Delivery Apps Should ‘Step Up’ to Help Workers Avoid Deadly Lithium-Ion Fires, City Says - Streetsblog

HUD Directs $60 Million to Shelter Street Homeless New Yorkers - City Limits

City to Rehab ‘Chronically Vacant’ Rent-Stabilized Apartments for Tenants With Vouchers - City Limits

Why You’re Still Paying for Someone Else’s Gas Line - NY Focus

Two New Judges Could Mark a Liberal Shift for New York’s Highest Court - NY Focus

Legislation looks to buoy low-income communities with new swimming pools, lessons - Gothamist

NYC already has a law requiring parking garage inspections. It will take years to enforce. - Gothamist

Electric vehicles make up 1% of NYC cars. Will an EPA emissions crackdown spark a boom? - Gothamist

New York took in nearly $3B more in taxes than expected - State of Politics

Nearly 1 in 10 NYers Were Food Insufficient in 2022: Study - NBC NY

Open Streets program officially returns to NYC for summer 2023 - Gothamist

MTA starts eminent domain process for next phase of Second Avenue Subway - Gothamist

NYC libraries could cut weekend service if Mayor Adams’ budget cuts go through - Gothamist

Lawmakers Decry Long Delays at State Liquor Authority in granting new liquor licenses - Our Town

Julie Menin Brings $25K Earth Day Haul For UES Parks - Patch

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