Weekly News Roundup – October 16, 2023

October 16th, 2023

Long road ahead for legal cannabis market in New York - City and State

Deluge of Pot Shop Proposals Leaves Community Boards Dazed and Confused - The City

Second Avenue subway extension plan hits a snag - Crain’s

OMNY vending machines finally being rolled out at NYC subway stations - AM NY

MTA wants to join U.S. against N.J. congestion pricing lawsuit - Crain’s

It’s Starting: City Unveils Trash Containerization for Smaller Buildings - Streetsblog

Upper East Side Gets $20K To Fight Rats With Gas - Patch

Adams: Eliminating ‘Parking’ for Trash is ‘Small Price to Pay’ - Streetsblog

As NYC Rolls Out Mandatory Composting, Will New Yorkers Comply? - City Limits

Eric Adams defends trip south of the border - City and State

Gov. Hochul Backs Admas’ Call To Suspend ‘Right to Shelter’ During Asylum Crisis - The City

NYC to order migrant families with children to leave shelters after 60 days, source confirms - Gothamist

Flooding fallout shows climate change could endanger Adams politically - Crain’s

Adams admin talks longer-term climate resiliency measures - City and State

Green Energy Builders Sought Billions More in Subsidies. New York Said No. - NY Times

Neighbors Fight 'Horrible' Midnight UES School Construction Work - Patch

New York City struggling to contain rising tuberculosis cases - Politico

In an Expensive City, Who Should Get Free Preschool? - NY Times

NYC, NJ flooding could unleash hazardous chemicals at these sites - Gothamist

City on pace to produce just 10K new housing units this year, REBNY report says - Crain’s 

Hochul, AG back bills regulating minors’ social media use - City and State

City Moving Slow on Requirement for Sidewalk Ramps at Every Corner - The City

Mayor Pledges 40 Miles of New Greenways, But Offers No Timetable, Pricetag - Streetsblog

Schools and sewers: what to know about New York’s 2023 ballot proposals - Gothamist

Food pantry visits surge in NYC as 'perfect storm' over benefit delays and inflation aligns - Gothamist

Carriage horse accident in Midtown sparks another animal rights skirmish - Gothamist

New York Has Issued 14 New Food Cart Permits. 10,000 Vendors Want Them - NY Times

Hospitals That Fail to Reopen Psychiatric Wards Risk Fines, Hochul Says - NY Times

NYC Senior Centers See Rebounding Demand - City Limits

Ruppert Park Beautification Day Returns To Upper East Side - Patch

What NYC voters need to know about November's election (Yes, there is one) - Gothamist