Weekly News Roundup – May 22, 2023

Hundreds of migrants are arriving daily at NYC airports. Their main source of help is running dry. - Gothamist

Learn to Swim returns to NYC at limited capacity - NY1

Eric Adams’ Transition Fined Nearly $20K by Campaign Finance Board - The City

CDC Finds Skin Infection Never Before Seen in US in NYC - NBC NY

NY state asks Biden to open up military facilities for migrant housing - Gothamist

Pickleball Wars: Players Score Major Victory With New Courts, But Non-Players Remain Irked By Carl Schurz Park Takeover - Our Town

DOE Pushes Return To Phonics, Citing A Crisis That Shows Half Of Kids Not Proficient In Reading - Our Town

Daniel Penny Charged With Second-Degree Manslaughter For May 1st Homicide Of Jordan Neely Aboard F Train - Our Town

Seven school gyms are housing migrants or could soon. Parents and pols are pushing back. - Chalkbeat

At least $391 per child in pandemic food benefits is coming to each NYC public school family - Chalkbeat

Better pay and more hours: NYC Council leaders push for changes to 3-K, pre-K programs - Chalkbeat

Hochul wants to pass a housing package on her own terms - City and State

White House still mum on Hochul’s most recent plea for migrant assistance - City and State

Lawmakers enter late-session rush to pass housing reforms - State of Politics

Hochul wants expedited work approval for migrants - State of Politics

Jordan Neely Was Already Dead - NY Magazine

Tony Awards Broadcast Can Proceed After Striking Writers’ Union Agrees - NY Times

New Jersey's Senators Push Back on Congestion Pricing - NY Times

Coastal Cities Priced Out Low-Wage Workers. Now College Graduates Are Leaving, Too. - NY Times

Foundations Underway For Extell’s 403 East 79th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Cannabis stakeholders skeptical of new illicit enforcement push - Crain’s

NY Senate leader vague about plans for end of session, but ‘good cause’ eviction as written is out - City and State

MTA pledges $207M in mitigations to get congestion pricing over the finish line - Crain’s

Council passes crackdown on landlords who lie about violations - The Real Deal

Lights-Out Bill Aims to Make NYC Buildings Bird-Friendly - The Real Deal

The Covid Emergency Is Over. Covid's Still Here. - NY Times

Judge orders NYC to stop sending migrants to Orange County - State of Politics

NYC Subway and Bus Employees Work Without a Contract After MTA Accord Expires - Bloomberg

Councilmembers press for more support as NYC small businesses struggle to recover - Gothamist

No 24/7 mental health service: Staffing challenges limit NYC’s crisis response program - Gothamist

How should the city spend $5 million? New Yorkers can help decide. - Gothamist

New York City is desperate to find more space to house asylum seekers - City and State

New York’s obsolete COVID vaccine passport app still costing taxpayers $200K per month: report - NY Post

NYC is trying to reduce its supply of deadly e-bike batteries: 'We have to keep doing everything we can.' - Gothamist

Congestion Pricing Inches Closer to Finish Line With New Details From Transit Agencies - The City

To Fight Rats, N.Y.C. Restaurants Will Have to Put Trash in Containers - NY Times

MTA unveils new designs for subway turnstiles, reports $690M in fare and toll evasion - Gothamist

Mayor Adams gives few specifics on NYC shelter plan as migrant arrivals climb to 700 per day - Gothamist

Red flag laws: Cases soared in New York, but constitutionality questioned - Politico

NY taps medical marijuana shops to sell pot to public as farmers fume at slow rollout - NY Post

Civic Tech Experts Question Mayor Adams' Decision to Contract Out Signature 'MyCity' Portal - Gotham Gazette

War on shoplifting: New York City seeks to combat retail thefts with crackdown on repeat offenders, and ‘Second Chance’ program - AM NY

‘We want to hire our own nurses’: NYC hospitals chief seeks funding boost after city spends $500M on temp nurses to fill vacancies - AM NY

New York eyes April 2 for presidential primary date - Politico

New York becomes key political battleground for immigration debate - Politico

GOP casts accused Jordan Neely killer as ‘Good Samaritan’ to hammer Dems on crime - Politico

NYC comptroller says old criminal convictions cost city residents nearly $2.4 billion in annual wages - City and State

With new bill, NYC Council “weeks away” from passing permanent outdoor dining - City and State

The Off-Peak Rider Is the Future of the Subway - New York Magazine

Beloved UES Espresso Bar Juliano’s Hit With Eviction, With Appeal Facing Difficult Odds - Our Town

NYCHA Expected to Get ‘Significant Majority’ of State Budget Rent Relief Funds - City Limits

City Libraries, Key Resource for Unhoused New Yorkers, Still Face Budget Cuts - City Limits

Groups Tell Speaker Adams: Time is Now for ‘Social Housing’ Bills - City Limits

Citi Bike Ridership Numbers Hit New Weekly Record - Streetsblog

Council Transportation Chair Signs Onto ‘Sammy’s Law’ Resolution - Streetsblog

Advocates: City Must Make E-Mobility Safer and More Widespread — And Here’s How To Do It - Streetsblog

Bill to make Big Oil pay $3 billion annually for NY’s climate costs gains support - Gothamist

NYPD, already over budget this fiscal year, doubles down on spending at Council hearing - Gothamist

NYC is shutting down volunteer-led Port Authority welcome center for migrants - Gothamist

New Mpox Cluster in Fully Vaccinated People Has NYC Ties, CDC Warns - NBC NY

Migrant Housing Plans in NYC Are Repeatedly Met With Outrage - NY Times

UES Strawberry Festival Set For Local Church Street: What To Know - Patch

High times for NYC cannabis street vendors who make big bucks out in the open — and few try to stop them - AM NY

The Island Destination Wedding a MetroCard Swipe Away - NY Times

Why It's So Hard to Crack Down on Stoned Drivers in New York - NY Times

Mayor Adams hits Biden on migrant crisis, says NYC is 'paying for a national problem' - Gothamist

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