Weekly News Roundup – November 20, 2023

East Midtown Greenway Set To Open In '2-3 Months,' Officials Say - Patch

Upstate counties are blocking NYC’s rental voucher expansion, and no one’s stopping them - Gothamist

Legislation Will Set Affordable Housing Targets for NYC Neighborhoods - City Limits

Redeemer East Side Tops Out At 150 East 91st Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

New Renderings Revealed For THE 74 At 201 East 74th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Foundation Work Progresses At 1491-1493 First Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

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

City Traffic Helps Make Bus Service Unbearable, Expensive And Difficult To Improve - Streetsblog

NYC comptroller: Citi Bike service has worsened since Lyft's 2018 takeover - Gothamist

4/5/6 Beats A/C/E: Lettered Subway Lines Hit Reliability Dip - The City

NYC Subway passes 1 billion riders for 2023 in latest sign of ridership rebound - AM NY

SPECIAL REPORT | The NYPD is on a mission to stop fare evasion. Here’s why it matters. - AM NY

Can’t get a ‘brake’: NYC taxi drivers fume over plan to lift ride-share cap adding more Uber and Lyft vehicles to city streets - AM NY

Bus Ridership is Near 2019 Levels (If You Count the People Who Don’t Pay) - Streetsblog

Capital Idea: MTA Spending Pours Cash into Every District in the State: Report - Streetsblog

New Yorkers bicycling at record numbers for second year in a row, says Transportation Dept. - Daily News

Subway saunas: NYC’s underground unbearably hot as outside temps fall - NY Post

NYC expands 30-day stay limits to single adult migrants in DHS shelters - Gothamist

Hochul won’t issue state work permits for migrants - NY Post

NYC issues 1,500 migrant families 60-day notices to leave shelter or reapply - Gothamist

Here’s how NY Regents exams, high school grad requirements could change - Chalkbeat

Diwali, the South Asian festival of lights, set to become a NYC public school holiday - Gothamist

NYC schools have few plans to help older students with dyslexia, despite Mayor Adams' pledge - Gothamist

Intersex Education Bill Sponsored by Seawright & Hoylman-Sigal Is Now Law - Our Town

Investigations swirl around Eric Adams. Here’s all of them. - Politico

Why New York could be the next abortion battleground - Politico

How is Mayor Adams paying for his legal fees for the federal probe into his campaign finances? - Gothamist

To redistrict or not to redistrict – that is the question (again) - City and State

'Death By A Thousand Cuts': Libraries, NYPD Face New Budget Slashes - Patch

Thousands more vacant positions eliminated in latest New York City budget cuts - City and State

New York’s Plastic Bag Ban Yields Warnings, Minor Fines for Those Flouting Law - The City

‘This is Going to be a Back Breaker’: Landmark Climate Law Poses Test for NYC’s Co-ops - City Limits

City truck routes will get their first overhaul since the 1970s - Crain’s

Overdose prevention centers did not increase crime in NYC neighborhoods, study finds - Gothamist

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns with Cher, Pentatonix and more - Gothamist

Mayor Adams’ funding plan for mental health clubhouses might force some to close - Gothamist

NY Promised Pot Store Loans Would Build Wealth and Create Equity. Instead, They’re Loading Businesses With Steep Costs. - The City

After years of pushing, the Clean Slate Act becomes law - City and State

Full Package of Rental Voucher Laws Not on Mayor’s Agenda, Despite Veto Override - City Limits

FDNY Commish: With 17 Deaths So Far This Year, Unregulated Battery Fires at “Crisis Point” - Our Town