Weekly News Roundup – June 2, 2023

MTA Seeks Fifteen Cent Fare Hike By Labor Day - Our Town

Finishing Touches Underway On 109 East 79th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Excavation Underway At 1491-1493 First Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

300 East 83rd Street’s Superstructure Rises On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Mayor Adams, Gov. Hochul want Biden to expedite work permits for migrants - Gothamist

Can Mayor Adams manage a crisis? Migrant arrivals pose a major test. - Gothamist

NYC Transit summonses up 80% over last year amid fare evasion crackdown - AM NY

Council Transportation Committee Chair Says City Needs More Parking - Streetsblog

Why Black Workers in NYC Are Unemployed at Critical Levels — and What Can Be Done - The City

Slow cannabis market ‘the product of a choice’ says state weed czar - City and State

Do New York’s Affordable Housing Lotteries Fuel Segregation? - NY Times

NYC is sinking under the weight of its buildings, geologists warn - NY Post

A Movement to Make Workplaces 'Menopause Friendly' - NY Times

Despite Migrant Arrivals, There's No Shortage of Hotel Rooms in New York - NY Times

Housing migrants in school gyms: What we know (and don’t) about NYC’s shelter plans - Chalkbeat

Remote Work Will Destroy 44% of NYC Office Values: Study - The Real Deal

Staffing struggles fuel clash over parks budget - Crain’s

600 children would lose child care with end of free NYC program for undocumented families - Chalkbeat

NYC school suspensions spike 27% during the first half of the school year - Chalkbeat

Manhattan rents top all-time high at more than $4,200 per month - NY Post

State comptroller says MTA should be able to manage debt with state funding - City and State

Restaurants push back as city announces plan to require trash containers - Crain’s

Millions Spent on Hotels for Asylum Seekers in NYC, But Few Lasting Solutions - Documented

Public hospitals continue to rely on travel nurses as low pay pushes employees into private sector - Crain’s

NYC’s New Health-Cost Watchdog Seen Saving City Up to $2 Billion - Bloomberg

NYC Guaranteed Income Program Goes From Pilot to Permanent - Bloomberg

Adams defends decision to weaken right to shelter law - Politico

City Lifeguards and Tree Trimmers in Short Supply Heading Into Summer - The City

City Hall budget officials clash with City Council members at final hearing - City and State

'Absurd' rules torpedo effort to make NYC's basement apartments safe and legal - Gothamist

Library presidents highlight services for migrants in appeal to avoid budget cuts - City and State

NYC chief housing officer set to resign amid dual crises of homelessness, migrant arrivals - Gothamist

NYC Schools won’t see cuts in September, Banks pledges - City and State

NY grocery stores want to sell wine. Liquor stores are standing their ground.  - Gothamist

Nicholas Gray, 86, Dies; Paired Hot Dogs With Papaya to Make a Landmark - NY Times

New Yorkers can register to vote and cast their ballot on the same 'golden' day - Gothamist

Police Commissioner Recommends Discipline for Top N.Y.P.D. Chief - NY Times

Dining Sheds May Become A Summer Staple. Is This Right...Or A Blight? - Our Town

The Surprising Obstacle to Overhauling How Children Learn to Read - NY Times

NYC’s Summer Rising program rejected 45,000 applicants, launching scramble for child care - Chalkbeat

'A Day Without Human Services': Nonprofits to Protest Lack of City Funding - Gotham Gazette

Digital Literacy Programming for Older New Yorkers to be Required Under Bill Set to Pass City Council - Gotham Gazette

Council to Pass Bill Pushing Summer Youth Employment Program Across City Agencies - Gotham Gazette

Why does Eric Adams oppose legislation that could free up shelter space? - City and State

What Advocates and Electeds Say Mayor Adams Should Be Doing Differently About the Asylum-Seeker Crisis - Politico

NYC expands rental assistance to more people - Gothamist

Residents Seek To Restart Yorkville Rezoning Project - Patch

NYC Is Just 25K Jobs Away From Full COVID Recovery, Study Finds  - Patch

Nearly 500 Crossing Guard Positions, Rather than Being Filled, Are Cut By Mayor Adams and NYPD - Streetsblog

Advocates say migrants from southern border only a piece of NYC’s rise in homelessness - Gothamist

As Mayor Adams moves to curb right-to-shelter, more than 1,000 shelter beds, hundreds of rooms empty - Gothamist

Sanitation Restaurant Trash Plan Threatens to Gobble Up More Sidewalk: Advocates - Streetsblog

CRUSHING BLOW: Sammy’s Law Lacks ‘Enough Support’ in State Assembly - Streetsblog

City’s Houses Of Worship Gear Up to Shelter Asylum Seekers - City Limits

Costly Utility Rates Could Jeopardize MTA’s Move to All-Electric Buses - City Limits

Will This Be the Year When DOT Finally Legalizes Key Pro-Cycling Rules? - Streetsblog

New York Begins Exploring Non-Renewable Energy to Meet Climate Target - New York Focus

Hochul Inches Toward Health Insurance for Undocumented Immigrants - New York Focus

Weight Discrimination Is Banned by New York City - NY Times

New York City has a right to shelter, but will it establish a right to sleep outside? - AP

Citi Bike, 10 Years Old and Part of New York’s Street Life - NY Times

More and More Teenagers Are Coming to School High, N.Y.C. Teachers Say - NY Times

Crash Data Shows Why NYC’s Truck Routes Need a Long Overdue Fix - Streetsblog

Straw Men: The Fight Over Congestion Pricing Comes Down to Just 5,200 NYC Drivers - Streetsblog

RED TAPE: Council’s Outdoor Dining Bill Could Undo Gains of Pandemic Program - Streetsblog

Hochul casts migrant crisis as labor market solution – Times Union

Lawmakers consider a bevy of appointments in waning days of session – including two former Assembly members - City and State

Deputy Mayor Torres-Springer takes over housing portfolio from outgoing chief Katz - Daily News

Legal Aid gears up for potential fight as Mayor Adams seeks to curb right-to-shelter rules - Gothamist

York Avenue Billboard Blight Not Noticed From People On The Ground - Patch

Landlords Will Soon Have to Inform Tenants About Flood Risks - The City

NYC Expands Housing Vouchers Over Mayor's Objections - Patch

All'Antico Vinaio To Open UES Location - Patch

SecureSpace Self Storag Facility Nears Completion At 424 East 90th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Finishing Touches Continue On RAMSA’s 200 East 83rd Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Pickleball Wars: Picklers Cheer 4th Court For The Popular Sport, Others Decry Loss Of Open Space - Our Town

Mayor Adams appoints ex-Cuomo official Ana Almanzar as strategic initiatives deputy mayor - NY Post

Thousands of NYC buildings still burn dirty fuels, as owners struggle with looming ban - Gothamist

New bipartisan bill criminalizing fentanyl-like substances draws backlash from human rights orgs - Gothamist

Diwali gains support to become a school holiday in New York and across the U.S. - Chalkbeat

What happened to the social-emotional screening tool that NYC schools began using last year? - Chalkbeat

Why weight-loss drug ads are suddenly everywhere in New York - Crain’s

Building owners race to meet Local Law 97 requirements - Crain’s

Outdoor performances get a permanent slot on city's culture calendar - Crain’s

Mpox May Flare Again. Is New York Ready? - NY Times

Why New York City's Lifeguard Shortage Is Worse Than Ever - NY Times

UES Residents Opposing Congestion Pricing Seethe At Plan Updates During CB8 Task Force Meeting - Our Town

Many NYers unaware they could soon lose Medicaid coverage, national survey finds - Gothamist

Mayor Adams pledges no cuts to NYC school budgets for now - Gothamist

Is COVID back in NYC? Wastewater surveillance shows virus is rising. - Gothamist

Housing Development in New York City Slows to a Crawl as Officials Debate Tax Incentives - Gotham Gazette

Mayor Adams Loses Series of Top Appointees in First Year-and-a-Half - Gotham Gazette

Why a ‘Startling Number’ of Low-Income Tenants Face Eviction Cases - NY Times

After years of delays, New Yorkers can finally register to vote online - Gothamist

City Hall continues to stonewall on migrant counts as calls for transparency grow - Gothamist

Late budget possible as rift grows between mayor, Council - Politico Pro

Push for Clean Slate intensifies during negotiations - Spectrum

Carl Schurz Park Catches Pickleball Fever - Patch

Whitney Museum Sells Breuer Building to Sotheby’s for About $100 Million - NY Times

New York lawmakers on verge of leaving Albany without addressing housing crisis - Gothamist

Mayor Adams agrees to 2 days of remote work as city worker shortage continues - Gothamist

MTA’s $645M OMNY fare system hit with software bugs, missed deadlines, and high turnover: docs - NY Post

The NYPD’s ‘Self-Enforcement’ Impunity Zones and the Evasion of Accountability - Streetsblog

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