Weekly News Roundup – May 1, 2023

NYC Unveils New Zoning Aimed at Making Energy Efficient Retrofits Easier - Commercial Observer

How Hochul’s Housing Dream Died: Backlash Surged Beyond the ’Burbs - The City

Gun Violence Is Actually Worse in Red States. It’s Not Even Close. - Politico

NYC Subway Ridership Hits 4 Million For the First Time Since March 2020 - Bloomberg

Will a Top N.Y.P.D Chief Who Let an Arrested Officer Walk Be Punished? - NY Times

Could N.Y.C. Rents Go Up by 16 Percent? Here’s What to Know. - NY Times

OMNY vending machines coming to NYC subway this summer - Gothamist

NYC teachers say policies put student evaluations over education - Gothamist

As NYC teacher contract negotiations heat up, educators worry raises won’t match inflation - Chalkbeat

Timeline fast tracked for rethinking Regents exams and other grad requirements - Chalkbeat

Dozens of homeless New Yorkers are moving into vacant apartments thanks to a new program - Gothamist

City to fund repairs to vacant rent-stabilized apartments - The Real Deal

Jimmy Oddo to head NYC Department of Buildings - City & State

MTA announces plan to reduce its carbon emissions by 85% by 2040 - AM NY

Adams launches sprawling climate blueprint on the eve of Earth Day - Crain’s

Electric buses, green job programs: How NYC’s sustainability plan affects schools - Chalkbeat

New York might need to rely on dirty ‘peaker’ plants for longer than expected - Crain’s

New York wants to bolster insurance for climate tech firms - Spectrum

State's weed tax revenue not as high as predicted - Crain’s

'Clean Slate' bill part of budget talks, but faces an uncertain future - Times Union

How many involuntary hospital trips are happening under Adams? City Council wants transparency - Gothamist

New York’s Only Rest Stop for Delivery Workers Just Closed. Now What? - NY Times

NYC Bike Lane Projects Will Pedal Up To Record High In 2023 - Patch

Cities reviving downtowns by converting offices to housing - AP News

NYC Subway Fare Hike Postponed Because of State Budget Delay - Bloomberg

NYC Leisure, Hotel Revenue on Pace to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels - Bloomberg

The Real Costs of Curbing Fare Evasion - Bloomberg

How to Fix Crumbling Child Care Infrastructure - Bloomberg

Eric Adams Calls Off Unpopular N.Y.C. Library Budget Cuts - NY Times

NYC Council takes up bills to expand pool access citywide - Gothamist

NYC officials say Mayor Adams’ approach to a ‘green economy’ will hurt factory workers - Gothamist

Report calls for crisis hotline to replace 911 for mental health emergencies in NYC - Gothamist

Here’s what NYC minimum wage would rise to under budget deal - NY Post

Mayor Adams revives campaign against lead exposure - AM NY

NYC’s air is ‘as clean as it’s ever been,’ but that’s still pretty gross - Gothamist

Is the Metropolitan Museum of Art Displaying Objects That Belong to Native American Tribes? - ProPublica

Half of N.Y.C. Households Can’t Afford to Live Here, Report Finds - NYTimes

Harry Belafonte, 96, Dies; Barrier-Breaking Singer, Actor and Activist - NYTimes

What the World Should Know About Sudan - The Nation

Adams focuses on fiscal prudence with $106.7B budget - Politico

Manhattan getting millions in federal grants to boost museum education and research programs - AM NY

New State District Lines Largely Unchanged; Upper East Side Kept Intact - Our Town

Roller Hockey Rink, Holmes Towers and Public Schools Win Big in Menin’s UES district - Our Town

Maloney launches ‘Sign for the ERA’ petition drive - Our Town

UES Finally Gets Migrant Family Shelter At Lenox Hill Bentley Hotel - Patch

NY crackdown on illegal weed shops doomed to fail as owners hide in the shadows, lawyers say - NY Post

Leading Immigrant Advocacy Group Releases NYC Agenda, Countering Mayor's Budget - Gotham Gazette

A state law could help prevent disenfranchising young voters. Why is NY ignoring it? - Gothamist

NYC still struggling with lifeguard shortage as beach season approaches - Gothamist

Dogs land FDA ruling on joining owners outdoors at restaurants - NY Post

State pols agree to give $1B to NYC for $4B-plus migrant crisis - NY Post

New York Officials Failed to Address the Housing Crisis. Now What? - NY Times

No kites, no squirrels: City's new rules for Open Streets spark backlash - Crain’s

Link5G Towers Must Pass Historic Preservation and Environmental Reviews, Says FCC - The City

Hochul announces ‘conceptual’ budget deal - Politico

MTA will no longer use Twitter for service alerts as feature comes with $50K-a-month price tag - NY Post

‘Shark-like’ investors emerge as NY officials court out-of-state money for cannabis startups - Gothamist

1 in 3 market-rate rentals are affordable for New Yorkers earning median incomes - Gothamist

NYC Council passes bills on traffic crashes, senior pedestrian zones - Gothamist

Council Transportation Chair Says She Does Want Bike Lanes — But Also Community Board Input - Streetsblog

Payroll Tax Hike to Save MTA May Completely Exclude New York’s Transit-Rich Suburbs - Streetsblog

NYC Council eyes tying parking ticket fines to people’s income - NY Post

Sunday morning liquor store sales proposed by New York commission - State of Politics

Tentative deal reached for phasing out gas hookups in new construction in New York - State of Politics

Frick Announces Move From Madison Back To Reno'd Mansion - Patch

New York Assembly Housing Committee chair: Hochul's proposal 'can't just be done by edict' - State of Politics

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul cuts ties with advisor after troubling behavior reported - Gothamist

Lithium-ion batteries a growing fire hazard in NYC garbage trucks, DSNY says - Gothamist

House Party: Mayor Turns Gracie Mansion Into Grand Prospect Hall for Weddings - The City

The Ice Cream Truck Across the Street Is Making Way Too Much Noise - NY Times

Little-known emergency regulations authorize state to bust illegal pot shops - Times Union

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