Weekly News Roundup – November 13, 2023

Developers Seek Rezoning of Yorkville Block to Make Way for 46-Story Residential Tower - Our Town

UES Community Board Says Yes To 94th Street Midblock Tower Rezone - Patch

250 East 83rd Street’s Façade Nears Completion On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

1522 First Avenue Rises Above Street Level On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Foundations Underway At 1026 Third Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Arloparc Nears Completion At 126 East 86th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Judge Tosses Challenge to Local Law 97 - The Real Deal

A New White House Plan to Create Affordable Housing: Convert Empty Office Buildings - Bloomberg

Manhattan Panel Pans City Council E-Bike Registration Bill - Streetsblog

Manhattan CB6 Rejects E-Bike Registration Bill - Streetsblog

Key Upper West Side Pol Gale Brewer Comes Out Against E-Bike Registration Bill - Streetsblog

Amazon Stops Selling Illegal Batteries After City Cease-and-Desist Letter - Streetsblog

Maybe Don’t Drive Into Manhattan - The Atlantic

Mortimer Downey, Force for Mass Transit in U.S. and N.Y., Dies at 87 - NY Times

Judge blocks NYC's plan to lift cap on electric for-hire vehicles - Gothamist

Want More Rapid Bus Transit? Build Real Bus Rapid Transit - Streetsblog

High crimes: NY state seizes over $6M of marijuana from illegal shops in October - AM NY

NYC Council members to push law to padlock the hordes of illegal pot shops throughout the Big Apple - NY Post

State Bill That Would Expand What Offenses Are Deemed Hate Crimes Introduced - Our Town

In N.Y.P.D.’s Harsh Tactics Under Adams, Critics See a Broken Promise - NY Times

The NYPD is using drones 3 times more than it did last year - Gothamist

Advocates demanded $1.25 billion to make NYC schools more accessible. They got $800 million. - Chalkbeat

Mergers, migrants, curriculum mandates: NYC schools chief David Banks on his first 2 years - Chalkbeat

UES Electeds Say City Needs To Rethink 5G Towers - Patch

Does Anyone Know How to Behave on the Subway Anymore? - NY Times

With 86th Street Rat Population On Run, Menin Pushes to Expand to New Trouble Spots - Our Town 

DiNapoli keeps an eye on NYC agency performance with new data tracker - City and State

Hochul launches Commission on the Future of Health Care to advise NY on costs, delivery - Crain’s

Mayor Adams is moving migrants out of NYC shelters, but where are they landing? - Gothamist

The Met Gala theme has been announced for 2024 - Time Out

Lander Audit Finds ‘Fair Share’ Failures, Uneven Siting of Shelters and Services - The City

Roosevelt Island tram has wild swinging moments: ‘Very scary’ - NY Post

At Somos, New York City leaders brace for budget cuts - City and State

Want to get rid of your gas stove? Here’s how to do it in NYC. - Gothamist

Syphilis is rising among U.S. babies. Here's where NY and NJ rank. - Gothamist

Two More Community Boards Join Push For Universal Daylighting - Streetsblog

NYers face skyrocketing costs to switch to electric heat under new ‘green’ policies: study - NY Post

FBI seizes electronic devices from New York City mayor - Politico