Weekly News Roundup – November 6, 2023

Hochul Administration Changes Frankenstein Apartment Rules - The Real Deal

Updated Plans Revealed For 231 East 94th Street Skyscraper On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Construction of 200,000 Sq. Ft. Lou Gehrig Labs Now Underway - Our Town

WeWork Bankruptcy Would Deal Another Blow to Ailing N.Y. Office Market - NY Times

OMNY vending machines now available at select MTA subway stations - Gothamist

Flying Cars, E-Bikes, Congestion Pricing and How to Avoid a Repeat of the ‘Summer of Hell’ - Our Town

Adams Dismisses Bus, Bike Lane Mile Requirements At DOT Meeting - Streetsblog

NYC far behind other US, global cities in transit accessibility: report - AM NY

To Cut Truck Traffic, NYC Looks to its Waterways - City Limits

Limitless E-Ubers and E-Lyfts Will Hurt Traffic, Air, People: Suit - Streetsblog

What We Get — And Don’t Get — In The New Citi Bike Deal - Streetsblog

Buttigieg approves $3.4B grant for 2nd Avenue subway, less than half the project’s cost - Gothamist

NYC Mayor Warns of ‘Draconian’ Steps If Migrant Flow Continues - Bloomberg

One-way plane tickets: NYC offers migrants free travel anywhere to move - Politico

Migrant students face schooling uncertainty as NYC gives families 60 days to exit shelter - Gothamist

Uncertain Waits or Tickets Away: Immigrants Face New Reality as Shelter Stays Expire - City Limits

Immigrant workers in New York City are getting their own bill of rights - Gothamist

Lawmakers turn up heat on cannabis regulators at hearing - City and State

‘Social Equity’ Legal Weed Dealers Prepare to Bail on Stagnant Funding Program - The City

As NYC teens rethink college and career options, counselors are trying to adapt - NY Chalkbeat

NYPD plans to launch a school hotline for safety and mental health issues. Advocates are wary. - NY Chalkbeat

1 in 9 NYC students were homeless last year - City and State

NYC schools are getting $282K grant to help stop kids from vaping - Gothamist

Comptroller Calls for School Funding Changes to Accommodate Asylum Seeker Enrollments - City Limits

For Third Time, NYPD Bows Out of Council Hearing on High-Tech Surveillance - The City

Last operating US prison ship, a grim vestige of mass incarceration, set to close in NYC - AP

The bills still awaiting Kathy Hochul’s signature before the end of the year - City and State 

Hochul announces opioid settlement fund allocation, still no money for supervised injection sites - City and State

In New York, report finds homeowners of color pay $200M more in interest and fees - Gothamist

NYC Council mulls expanding smoking ban in parks to nearby sidewalks - NY Post

Gov. Hochul Announces $75 Million to Combat Hate Crimes in New York - NY Times

Pay Gap for Women in New York City Is Unchanged Since 2007, Study Says - NY Times

City hit with class-action lawsuit seeking to overturn permanent outdoor dining program - AM NY

Tech firm pitches replacing ‘ugly’ 32-foot NYC 5G cell phone towers with nicer poles that blend in - NY Post

Voter outreach, not the migrant crisis or Israel-Hamas war, could drive City Council turnout - City and State

Uber, Lyft to pay $328 million to settle New York wage theft claims - Reuters

Department of Ignored: Agencies Refuse to Heed Hundreds of DOI Recommendations - The City

At least 26K NYC residents still waiting for ‘life and death’ public benefits, despite improvements - Gothamist

NYC Council bill will require chain restaurants to label sugar-laden menu items - Gothamist

Elected Officials and Advocates Push For Minimum Wage Hike For Restaurant Workers - Our Town 

Unsexy but important: What are New York’s two 2023 ballot proposals? - City and State