Weekly News Roundup – December 4, 2023

December 4th, 2023

NYC Councilmembers Push For A Bill To Padlock Unlicensed Weed Shops - Our Town

Adams Announces New Crackdown on Illegal Pot Shops’ Landlords - The City

More New York marijuana dispensaries should be able to open after settlement with veterans - Gothamist

NYC congestion pricing draft shows costly commute, especially for New Jersey drivers - Politico

Civil servants – including NYPD and MTA employees – not exempt from $15 congestion pricing toll - Gothamist

NYC buses running at slowest speeds since 2019 - AM NY

NYC withholding $11 million from schools serving homeless students, comptroller says - Chalkbeat

Sotheby’s Will Lease Headquarters Space to Weill Cornell - Bloomberg

Weill Cornell To Take Over 5 Floors Of Sotheby's UES Building - Patch

New York’s top court upholds state gun laws – for now - City & State

Brianna Suggs no longer fundraising for Eric Adams campaign - City & State 

On commissions and task forces, Hochul again issues dozens of vetoes - City & State

Election integrity advocates sue to stop use of touch screen voting machines in New York - City & State

Hochul to abandon required construction mandates in ambitious housing plan - City & State

Mayor Adams vows to remove parking spots from 1,000 NYC intersections every year - Gothamist

Climate advocates to rally for NY HEAT Act - City & State

Lack of Public Restrooms in City is a Crisis that Nobody Wants to Talk About, Says Borough Pres. - Our Town

DC 37 to Hochul: Sign the Grieving Families Act - City & State 

City Council examines how to help migrant students in hearing - City & State

Judge orders pro-car protester to stay away from NYC transportation commissioner - Gothamist

Holiday Carols And Gift Donations Returns To UES For 32nd Year - Patch

Facing Budget Cuts, Community Composting Is a Victim of Its Own Success - NY Times

Goodwill's New Upper East Side Location Holding Grand Opening Thursday - Patch

Liquor license delays aggravating, expensive for applicants - Times Union

Fare evasion has ballooned to more than 40% on city buses - Crain’s