Weekly News Roundup – September 18, 2023

September 18th, 2023

New York Employers Are Eager to Hire Migrants. They Can’t. - NY Times

NYC’s Rising Migrant Costs Won’t Destroy Its Finances, Bondholders Say - Bloomberg

New York looks at options for state work authorization for asylum-seekers - City and State

White House will help some NYC migrants get work permits, but offers no sweeping action - Gothamist

NYC faith leaders urge care for asylum-seekers, press officials to offer same - Gothamist

Republicans seize on Mayor Adams’ dramatic remarks that migrant crisis will ‘destroy’ NYC - AMNY

Seeking new playbook, Democrats sour on Mayor Adams' migrant approach - Gothamist

Illegal Mopeds and Fake Names: Migrants Scrape By in Underground Economy - NY Times

Criticized over NYC’s delay in processing migrants, Mayor Adams delivers a mic drop - Gothamist

Mayor Adams’s Ability to Freely Spend Money on Migrants May Be Curtailed - NY Times

36% of NYC public school students were chronically absent last school year - Chalkbeat

Here’s what NYC’s teacher workforce looks like as a new school year begins - Chalkbeat

The Moped Crisis: Safe Streets Group Issues Policy Recommendations - Streetsblog

Council Passes Battery ‘Buy-Back’ Program and Other Bills to Curb Lithium-Ion Fires - Streetsblog

NYC Council to weigh making delivery apps pay for drivers’ e-bikes - Gothamist

Enforcement of Illegal Batteries — and, Apparently, Mopeds — Starts on Saturday - Streetsblog

NYC’s new black market for short-term rentals: A throwback to the time before Airbnb - Gothamist

The skinny on the “sliver law”: City may ax rule that blocks 95,000 homes - The Real Deal

Four neglected parts of Midtown could transform under Adams' rezoning plan - Crain’s

New York City Cracked Down on Airbnb. What Happens Next? - NY Times

LPC Approves Renovation And Expansion Project At 1209 Park Avenue In Carnegie Hill, Manhattan - YIMBY

The Municipal Art Society Of New York Receives $200K Grant For Historic Preservation - YIMBY

New York City’s 15,000 (and Counting) Private Pools Developers have been on a pool-construction spree while the city has built just a handful. - Curbed

Case that would change how NYPD responds to protests is reopened after police union objects - Gothamist

NYPD Quality-of-Life Crackdown Sends Thousands to Criminal Court, Undoing Landmark Reforms - The City

Brooks-Powers and DOT Exchange Testiness Over Agency’s Alleged ‘Master Plan’ Shortfalls - Streetsblog

‘Wild West,’ ‘Shackles’ or Both? DOT Assailed on All Sides Over Proposed Cargo Bike Rules - Streetsblog

Analysis: DOT’s Curb Management ‘Action’ Couldn’t Come Soon Enough - Streetsblog

Expecting Cannabis Boom, New York Lays Down the Rules - NY Times

Top NY cannabis official exits at pivotal moment for legal rollout - Gothamist

N.Y. Senate panel to hold first hearing on implementation of legal cannabis - Spectrum

Has New York's cannabis market reached a breaking point? - Crain’s

Mayor Adams wants to soften enforcement of climate law that aims to reduce building emissions - Gothamist

New York’s New Anti-Pollution Law Is Here. Even Supporters Don’t Like It. - NY Times

‘March to End Fossil Fuels’ brings tens of thousands to Manhattan - Gothamist

You have climate change to thank for this year’s scorching NYC summer - Gothamist

MTA’s backward design process puts consultants in charge, adds millions of dollars in costs, insiders say - NY Post

MTA clocks seasonal high in subway ridership, hoping trend continues - Gothamist

New York City's $1,000 trash can of tomorrow ready to debut - Gothamist

Long overdue reform of NYC private trash collection hits another speed bump - Gothamist

First Trash of History: City Starts Containerized Garbage Collection In West Harlem - Streetsblog

The 19th Century's Most Scandalous Painting Comes to New York - NY Times

20,000 city jobs would stay vacant under Adams’ hiring freeze - City and State

New Airbnb regs could make Big Apple hotel rooms pricier - The Real Deal

NYC set to offer free swimming lessons to 2nd graders - Gothamist

Hochul signs bill nearly doubling fine for telemarketers violating Do Not Call Registry - NY1

After initially shunning artificial intelligence, NYC schools partner with Microsoft on AI teaching assistant - City and State

Hot on the Job: How Should New York Protect Workers From Heat? - City Limits

NYC response times to fires, medical emergencies soaring — along with fire deaths - NY Post

'Scary' Childless Twins At UES Park Put Families On Edge: Report - Patch

Report: NYC unable to process most welfare applications on time - City and State

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