Weekly News Roundup – December 11, 2023

December 11th, 2023

Work On 3rd Avenue UES Redesign Complete: Officials - Patch

Fricked Off: Furious Frick Neighbors Sound Off On UES Party Plans - Patch

Frick’s Bid for Liquor License at New Home Pits One Time Allies Against One Another - Our Town

Tony NYC art gallery pressing city for liquor permits to add 17 bars — and worried neighbors are pushing back: ‘It’s crazy’ - New York Post

Guggenheim Lays Off 10 Employees as Museums Face Fiscal Challenges - NY Times

These Noise Cameras Put a Price on Peace: $2,500 for Loud Drivers - NY Times

Council staff union stages silent protest during stated meeting to push for fair contract - City & State

Poll: Eric Adams’ job approval rating tumbles to 28 percent - Politico

Mayor Adams: Requiring pre-approval of migrant contracts ‘defies logic’ - City & State

Which city leaders are calling for a federal takeover of Rikers Island? - City & State

Phil Banks quiet on rumored exit from Adams administration - City & State

New York City Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer and School Chancellor David Banks on strengthening workforce development post COVID-19 - City and State

Coalition fighting right to shelter changes to rally in Albany and NYC - City & State

What the New York City Council got done in the past two years - City & State

Budget headaches complicate City Council’s priorities for 2024 - City & State

Demolition Permits Filed For Yorkville Corner - Patch

NYC councilmember pushes bill requiring e-bikes and e-scooters have license plates and be registered - Gothamist

Mayor Adams seeks last-minute changes as congestion pricing faces MTA vote - Gothamist

MTA board approves congestion pricing tolls, initiating 60-day review - Gothamist 

Millions in federal dollars funneled into new Governors Island hybrid-electric ferry - Gothamist

All NYC public schools would stock anti-overdose drug naloxone under bill passed by City Council - Gothamist

COVID-era trend of wealthy leaving NYC might be over, report finds - Gothamist

NYC Health + Hospitals approved $325M in migrant security contracts. Taxpayers are footing the bill. - Gothamist

NYC deposits billions in big banks that lock out communities of color, report finds - Gothamist

City Hall denies existence of priority inspections list favoring big developers, despite evidence - Gothamist 

New UES Restaurants: Steakhouse, Southern Food, And More - Patch

Churches, synagogues, mosques could help NYC shelter migrants - Gothamist

Compost collection to disappear from NYC greenmarkets due to budget cuts, staffers say - Gothamist 

City Council members balk at $4.5 million in cuts to supportive housing rental subsidies - City & State

Public Housing Is in Shambles. These Tenants Get a Say in How to Fix It. - NY Times

As Winter Approaches, Fears Grow for Homeless Migrants - NY Times

30-Story Medical Office Tower Continues Ascent At 1522 First Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Weill Cornell Announces New Research Center At 1334 York Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

NYC councilmembers look to lift decades-old cap on street vendor permits - Gothamist

NYC municipal workers and others due for more anti-racism training - Gothamist

City Council budget report sees ways around Mayor Adams' spending cuts - Gothamist

NYPD is ticketing more 'ghost cars,' but congestion pricing could drive a surge in new toll dodgers - Gothamist

Future of noncompete agreements in NY in Gov. Hochul’s hands - Gothamist

Housing construction in New York lags behind other states - Crain’s

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Tally Drops Further, as Some Landlords Try to Rent at Market Rates - The City

How Converting N.Y.C. Office Buildings to Homes Can Help the Environment - NY Times

NYPD: Overall crime down in November, but hate crimes still up - NY1