Weekly News Roundup – October 23, 2023

October 23rd, 2023

Spend $1 Million In UES Funds: Participatory Budgeting Returns - Patch

UES 94th Street Rezoning Moves Forward In Rezoning Process - Patch

1 in 3 NYC tenants spend half their income on rent as affordability crisis deepens - Gothamist

New UES Medical School Residential Tower Details Announced - Patch

Zoning wars: City’s developers, future at mercy of politics -  The Real Deal

Landlords file first suits against Airbnb based on NYC’s new short-term rental law - The Real Deal

At long last, city rents fall across the board—but not by much - Crain’s

How 100,000 Apartments in New York City Disappeared - NY Times

Crunching the Data on the Record-Setting Year For Cyclist Deaths - Streetsblog

City Hall Uses Flimsy Data to Blame E-bikes for Rise in Cycling Deaths - Streetsblog

Report: Congestion Pricing Will Be a Huge Boost for Transit Workers - Streetsblog

MTA struggling to deliver promised service boost for NYC subway lines: data - NY Post

NYC lifts cap on electric for-hire vehicles, but experts fear it could undermine congestion pricing - Gothamist

State Lawmaker Seeks to Close Moped-Registration Loophole - Streetsblog

New York City unveils AI action plan - City and State 

The NYPD is using AI to analyze body camera footage. Civil rights activists have privacy concerns. - Gothamist

Experts to lawmakers: AI threatens low wage work in New York - City and State

New York to rethink how teacher prep programs approach literacy instruction - Chalkbeat

NYC vowed more school contracts for businesses owned by women, people of color. It hasn’t been easy. - Chalkbeat

Smaller Classes? At Elite Schools, Some Parents Say ‘No Thanks.’ - NY Times

Filling in the gaps left by federal child care funding running out - City and State

Amid low attendance rates, some NYC educators call for remote learning during COVID quarantines - Gothamist

New York rejects offshore wind, onshore renewables request for larger subsidies - Politico

All rideshare vehicles in NYC must be carbon-neutral or wheelchair accessible by 2030 - AM NY

Gov. Kathy Hochul plans trip to Israel for 'solidarity mission' - Gothamist

Bipartisan group of governors push Congress to help Israel - Politico

New York launches hate incident hotline in wake of Israel-Hamas war - Gothamist

NYC ramped up legal assistance for asylum-seekers, and it's starting to pay off - Gothamist

State Rules Spare Most Migrant Families from City’s 60-Day Eviction Notices - The City

NYC Mayor’s Latest Bid to Suspend Adult Shelter Rights Cools in Court - City Limits

New Yorkers can now buy booze on Sunday mornings - Gothamist

NYC Taps Bank Forfeiture Funds for Criminal Justice Program - Bloomberg

New York Pot Sales Hit $83 Million With More Dispensaries Opening - Bloomberg

City's public hospital system unveils plan to reduce contract nurses - Crain’s

Hochul says state ‘way ahead of schedule’ in adding psych beds after $1B mental health investment - Crain’s

NYC landlords are discriminating against tenants with housing vouchers, new report says - Gothamist

‘Sitting Ducks’: More Subway Workers Being Spit on as MTA Tests Solutions - The City

Court Clears Minimum Hourly Pay for NYC Food Delivery Workers - The City

Central Park's ice skating mecca Wollman Rink is re-opening this month! - Time Out

One of the World’s Biggest Museums Is Making Big Changes - NY Times

Proposed Outdoor Dining Rules Leave Diners Out in the Rain - Streetsblog

New report explains why gas stoves and pipelines are so toxic for New Yorkers - Gothamist

NYC street sweepers should have alternate-side ticket cameras, sanitation commissioner says - Gothamist 

Eric Adams has a plan for sidewalk sheds. Some call it wishful thinking - The Real Deal

What day of the week are New Yorkers in the office the most? - Crain’s

A Manhattan dilemma: Is decent rent worth living in a construction zone? - Gothamist

New Yorkers react to Mayor Adams' latest move to enforce the flavored vape ban - Gothamist