Weekly News Roundup – August 28, 2023

August 28th, 2023

UES Added Net 148 Housing Units In 2022: Data - Patch

NYC Lost 100K Homes in Apartment-to-House Conversions - The City

More than 13K rent-stabilized units in NYC are sitting empty for multiple years, report finds - Gothamist

250 East 83rd Street Stands Topped Out Over Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

300 East 83rd Street Nears Topping Out On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

A Private Equity Firm Might Be Your Next Landlord - NY Times

Rising housing costs fueled a local inflation bump in July - Crain’s

Climate-tech leaders urge mayor to hold firm on Local Law 97 - Crain’s

State’s LLC transparency bill could have a major impact on the real estate industry - Crain’s

“We have to fix this”: Manhattan prez bemoans dead month for new housing - The Real Deal

Mayors Adams Proposes New Plans to Turn Vacant Midtown Offices Into Apartments - Our Town

The Man Who’s Earning $250,000 to Sing the Praises of Mayor Adams - NY Times

Mayor Adams’ new efficiency czar is a city government veteran - Crain’s

Migrant Crisis, a ‘Time Bomb’ for Democrats, Poses Test for Hochul - NY Times

Inside Mayor Eric Adams’ atypical trip to Israel - Politico

Obscure city business office staffed by mayor's friend, NYPD lieutenant - Crain’s

NYC school bus strike could disrupt start of year, Chancellor Banks warns - Chalkbeat

NYC must slash class sizes under a new law. The neediest schools stand to benefit least. - Chalkbeat

Report: Just a third of NYC schools are ADA compliant - City and State

Thousands of special education students still missing out on mandated services: Comptroller report - Gothamist

Hundreds of NYC shelter beds sat vacant while migrants slept outside Roosevelt Hotel: data - Daily News

New York’s flood of migrants puts new pressure on Adams, Hochul bond - Politico

Mayor Adams, other elected officials, again denounce White House for migrant crisis response - Gothamist

‘Let Them Work’: N.Y. Governor Pushes Biden to Speed Up Migrant Permits - NY Times

The Candy Sellers: The lives and livelihoods of some of the city’s newest migrant children. - Curbed

Could New York City’s right to shelter apply statewide? - City and State

Adams, Hochul both want sites for housing NYC's migrants. Just not the same ones. - Gothamist

City Seeks State Approval to Issue 60-Day Shelter Limit to More Asylum Seekers - City Limits

Tired of paying for NYC shelters to house migrants? Advocates say their plan would save $3 billion. - Gothamist

NYC councilmembers tout new law against unlicensed cannabis as ‘game changer’ - Gothamist

Cannabis Vendors in Limbo as Judge Halts N.Y. License Program - NY Times

Bill forcing landlords to police smoke shops becomes law - The Real Deal

What’s Holding Up the Rollout of Legal Marijuana in New York? - NY Times

Court filings provide glimpse into state regulators' cannabis plans - Crain’s

NYPD Offers Few Details About Supposed Crackdown on Illegal Mopeds - Streetsblog

Safe Streets Advocates: Incoming NYPD Transportation Chief Must Do Better - Streetsblog

NYPD brass warns cops to think twice about car chases after recent wrecks that injured civilians - NY Post

‘Digidogs’ are the latest in crime-fighting technology. Privacy advocates are terrified. - Politico

Advocates rally for ‘How Many Stops’ act - City and State

The NYPD has stopped tens of thousands of people under Mayor Adams. Just 5% were white. - Gothamist

City hosts first ever Anti-Rat Day of Action - NY1

NYC's brand new rat map helps track the rodents on your street - Time Out

The city wants you to narc on businesses not following new rat rules - Time Out

Two dozen pols sign letter calling for taxi, for-hire vehicle exemption from congestion pricing - AM NY

3 global cities have had congestion pricing for decades. How's it going? - Gothamist

Still no cost decided for upcoming Manhattan traffic toll after second congestion pricing meeting - NY 1

After Fare Hike, MTA Says It is Boosting Non-Peak Subway Service on 1, 6, N, R and Other Lines - Our Town

Eric Adams Promised to Be the Bus Mayor. Riders Are Still Waiting - New York Times 

What to Know About E-Bikes in New York City - NY Times

The Moped Crisis — An Analysis: The City Needs a Systemic Fix, Justice for Workers and Accountability by Tech Giants - Streetsblog

Bon appétit: Adams declares ‘Outdoor dining will be here forever’ with new law extending the program throughout NYC - AM NY

NYC outdoor dining permits won’t generate much revenue, deputy mayor says - City and State

Mayor Adams says all Ubers, Lyfts must be emissions-free or wheelchair-accessible by 2030 - Gothamist

Beyond ‘KSI’: How DOT Can Identify Unsafe Streets Before Tragedy Strikes - Streetsblog

The Met’s next fashion exhibit will celebrate women designers - Time Out

‘Woefully Insufficient’: Future Right-to-Counsel Terms Met With Protest - City Limits

NYCHA’s RAD/PACT and Preservation Trust Plans, Explained - City Limits

Industry Leaders Slam DOT’s Proposed Cargo Bike Rules - Streetsblog

New Yorkers, how much shade does your street really have? This map will tell you. - Gothamist

Comptroller audit probes moves out of NYC shelters - Gothamist

What to Know About the Latest Covid Wave in New York City - NY Times

States have big hopes for renewable energy. Get ready to pay for it. - Politico

Why your Con Ed bill rose this month — and how it’s only the beginning - Gothamist

Airbnb Hosts and Guests Scramble as New York Begins Crackdown - WSJ

Doctors prefer offices on the Upper East and Upper West sides - Crain’s

New Yorkers are moving out of the city at nearly the same rate as before the pandemic - Crain’s

Mandatory Composting Is Coming to New York City: What You Need to Know - NY Times

No, apparently New York isn't the coolest city in America - Time Out

How's New York City Doing? - The City

Bill Would Make More New Yorkers Eligible for Air Conditioner Subsidy - City Limits

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