Weekly News Roundup – May 8, 2023

City education council elections bring polarizing national issues to local school districts - Chalkbeat

NYC’s education budget could drop by $960M next year under mayor’s proposa- Chalkbeat

Amid mental health concerns, new bill would allow NY students to opt out of lockdown drills - Chalkbeat

Safety-net hospitals lose fight for equal footing in NY health budget compromise - Gothamist

Lawmakers start passing NY’s $229B budget. Nobody’s happy about it. - Gothamist

Landmark settlement expands dental coverage for New Yorkers with Medicaid - Gothamist

Buying cigarettes in New York is about to get more expensive - State of Politics

305 East 61st Street’s Residential Conversion Progresses On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - Yimby

Demolition Finishes For 36-Story Tower At 255 East 77th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

As New York Boosts Tax Breaks for Movies, Some Critics Pan the Program - NY Times

New York is closer than ever to beating the Bay Area on tech - Crain’s

What the MTA budget bailout means for New Yorkers - Crain’s

FDNY hikes cost of ambulance ride to nearly $1,400 - AM NY

Pickleball Wars at Carl Schurz Park: Enthusiasts Battle Other Residents Over Rec Space - Our Town

New Summer Music Fest Takes Stage At 92nd Street Y - Patch

New York lawmakers try again with expanding wrongful death law - State of Politics

Kathy Hochul inks laws expanding abortion access for CUNY, SUNY students - NY Post

NYC summer camps brace for another year without pool access - Gothamist

History, civics scores of US students dipped amid pandemic - AP News

Loneliness poses risks as deadly as smoking: surgeon general - AP News

'Pencils Down!': Writers strike in Midtown as NY's late night shows go dark - Gothamist

Eric Adams calls White House irresponsible for handling of migrant crisis - Politico

Rents May Go Up for 1 Million NYC Apartments — Here's By How Much - NBC NY

5 questions answered about changes to New York's bail laws - Gothamist

NYC seeks to cap fees for yet-to-be announced outdoor dining program - Gothamist

Free buses coming to NYC, but pilot will run shorter than Hochul promised - Gothamist

In Housing Court, a Scramble for Eviction-Fighting Lawyers - Bloomberg

Esplanade Extension Might Look Ready, But Don't Expect A Walk Soon - Patch

Why New York’s Giant Trash Bag Piles May Be an Endangered Species - NY Times

Panel: Change liquor laws, but no wine in supermarkets - Times Union

Hate double-parking in NYC? You can now snitch on offenders. - Gothamist

NYC receives 1st migrant buses from Texas in months, braces for more - Gothamist

How New York plans to address illegal cannabis sales - State of Politics

Remote work is straining public transit — and many agencies are stuck - Politico

New York set to ban gas furnaces, stoves in new buildings - Politico

Anger Mounts Over Lack of Charges in the Killing of Jordan Neely - The City

How the Sale of Signature Bank’s Huge Mortgage Portfolio Could Change the Lives of NYC’s Tenants - The City

Staffing Shortages Undermine Anti-Corruption Efforts at City Agencies, New Report Finds - Gotham Gazette

‘An Unprecedented Commitment’: New State Budget Advances Several Major Climate Policies - Gotham Gazette

Budget Includes $39.5 Million for New State Public Campaign Finance System - Gotham Gazette

Tenants rights protesters storm stage during NYC rent board meeting - City and State

How’d Eric Adams do in the state budget? So-so. - City and State

MTA approves East Harlem land deal for Second Avenue Subway, most expensive real estate deal in second phase - AM NY

The Unemployment Gap Between Black and White New Yorkers Is Widening - NY Times

New York City Will Finally Turn a Hotel Into Housing - NY Times

How New Yorkers’ Lives Will Be Altered by the $229 Billion State Budget - NY Times

She Built NYC, first delayed by COVID-19, now by the Adams administration - City and State

Business EXCLUSIVE: Butterfield Market Planning Big 'Lex'pansion - Patch

New York City elections in presidential years? Consultants don’t like it. - City and State

MTA says Twitter service back on track after promise of reliability - Gothamist

Rooftop gardens pitched for bus stops as cheap remedy to NYC’s flood problems - Gothamist

City Education Council Elections Bring Polarizing National Issues to Local School Districts - The City

Say Cheese! State Budget Lets MTA Bus Cameras Zap Bus, Loading Zone and Bike Lane Blockers - Streetsblog

New Yorkers give low marks to city’s bike infrastructure in new ‘Cycling Census’ - AM NY

New Law Requires ‘Daylighting’ At 100 Intersections Each Year — After ‘Study’ - Streetsblog

With ‘Sammy’s Law’ Not in the State Budget, It’s Up to the City Council to Push It - Streetsblog

Advocates Urge Feds Not To Weaken Already-Weak Crash Reporting Guidelines - Streetsblog

Color Correction: TLC to Let New ‘Boro Taxis’ Ditch Green Look, Offer Flat Rates - The City

Music Will Swell On The Upper East Side For The Next Week - Patch

A Gilded Age Setting for a Huge Art Show - NY Times

900,000 New Yorkers Lost at Least 3 Loved Ones to Covid - NYTimes

A Subway Killing Stuns, and Divides, New Yorkers - NYTimes

What Record Office Vacancies Mean for New York City’s Economy - NYTimes

MTA to boost night, weekend subway service this summer - Gothamist

New York’s congestion pricing plan inches closer to final approval - Gothamist

State budget takes aim at unlicensed marijuana sales - NY1

Biden administration green lights nation’s first congestion pricing plan for New York - Politico

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