Weekly News Roundup – January 2, 2024

Housing to take center stage in Albany in 2024 — again - Gothamist

New York City Aims to Build Affordable Housing in Wealthier Neighborhoods - NY Times

Will rent stop being too damn high in 2024? - Time Out

Two Bills Targeting Illegal Rent Increases Await Their Fate - City Limits

Naftali Group Secures $236 Million Loan For 255 East 77th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

THE 74 Closes In On Final Stories At 201 East 74th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Vanderbilt Mansion In Carnegie Hill Seeks Return To Gilded Age Status - Patch

The Building Spree That Reshaped Manhattan’s Skyline? It’s Over. - NY Times

NY to issue nearly 1,500 new weed business licenses in coming weeks - Gothamist

Upper East Side’s First Legal Weed Dispensary to Open in New Year - Our Town

NY’s legal cannabis market tops $150 million in sales its 1st year - Gothamist

Sophomore Slump? Problems Piled On in Eric Adams’ Second Year - The City

Year’s worth of schedules show a busy New York mayor — with key details missing - Politico

MTA seeks ideas for replacing NYC subway turnstiles, ending fare evasion - Gothamist

Confusion Reigns as DOT Goes Slow in Enforcing Dining Shed Rules - Our Town

Mayor’s Year-End Self-Praise Neglects the Bus — Because There’s So Little To Praise - Streetsblog

Adams Misses Mandated Bike and Bus Lane Mileage, Boasts Hollow Street Safety Achievements - Streetsblog

NYC residents fighting planned ‘deliverista hub’ for e-bike charging - NY Post

Adams At Year End Defends Work on Migrants, Says NYC Being Forced to Do Feds Job - Our Town

Chaos, Fury, Mistakes: 600 Days Inside New York’s Migrant Crisis - NY Times

As shelter limit for migrant families nears, NYC schools try to prepare - Chalkbeat

Mayor’s Budget Cuts to Impact Legal Services, English Classes for City’s Immigrants - City Limits

As Shelter Deadlines for Families With Children Near, Lawmakers Press Eric Adams to End ‘Cruel’ Policy - City Limits

Adams’s Effort to Control Migrant Buses Faces Instant Obstacles - NY Times

Tracking NYC’s Record-High Homeless Shelter Population - City Limits

NYC Will Soon Have to Report Details of Street Homeless Sweeps - City Limits

School funding, mayoral control, class sizes: Education issues to watch in Albany’s new session - Chalkbeat

NYC’s class size working group delivers recommendations — but some members dissent - Chalkbeat

Mayoral control of NYC schools up for debate again as Albany returns to session - Gothamist

NYC Government Will Fail to Meet 2025 Climate Law Deadline, Officials Admit - The City

Efforts to Block Gas Bans Across the Nation Are Growing. Will it Work in New York? - City Limits

Hochul vetoes Wrongful Convictions Act, tropical deforestation bill - City and State

Hochul Vetoes Ban on Noncompete Agreements in New York - NY Times

Hochul vetoes Grieving Families Act for second time this year - City and State

It’s 2024. Here Are the New Laws That New Yorkers Should Know About. - NY Times

1 in 6 New Yorkers report drinking alcohol excessively, NY health officials say - Gothamist

A little-known MTA program pays artists to add beauty to the subway - Gothamist