Weekly News Roundup – December 18, 2023

December 18th, 2023

Developer Scores Major Construction Loan For Big UES Project: Report - Patch

NYC parks set for dramatic reductions in staffing, cleaning under Mayor Adams' budget cuts - Gothamist

Her Son Was Promised a Special Education Class. He’s Still Waiting - New York Times

New York Plans to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Chip Research - New York Times

NYC Council mulls removing limits to street vendor licenses - City & State

NY Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus unveils budget priorities - City and State

Public advocate unveils NYC’s landlord shame list, warns budget cuts could make it worse - Gothamist

Anonymous donor saves compost collection at NYC greenmarkets, staving off mayor's cuts - Gothamist

Finally: East Midtown Greenway Set To Open Dec. 19 - Patch

Bloodless Supertall May Flow From Blood Center With New Zoning: Expert - Patch

New York’s top court orders new House district lines - Politico 

City Council to grill NYPD on surveillance technology and transparency - City & State

Exclusive: New Rikers commission unveils list of members - City & State

New subway cars still need repairs months after MTA pulled them off rails - Gothamist

2 UES Buildings Still Owned By City's 'Worst Landlord,' Says List - Patch

City’s largest public union sues Adams admin over budget cuts - Politico 

Power Goes Out, Very Briefly, in New York City - NY Times

Excavation Underway For 36-Story Skyscraper At 255 East 77th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

New York City Moves to Ban Solitary Confinement, Defying Mayor Adams - NY Times

The issues most likely to dominate the 2024 New York legislative session - City & State