Weekly News Roundup – January 16, 2024

Another Manhattan Community Board Discards Adams Casino Fast Track Attempt - The City

Adams administration ‘inflated’ costs of expanding NYC rental assistance program, Council says - Gothamist

NYC Council speaker and Legal Aid Society threaten to sue Mayor Adams to expand housing aid - Gothamist

Fate of lucrative housing tax break up to empowered state Legislature - Politico

NYC evictions surged in 2023, with legal lockouts nearing pre-COVID levels - Gothamist

NYC housing costs grew 68% in last decade, highest jump in U.S., report says - Gothamist

300 East 83rd Street’s Exterior Progresses On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Gov. Hochul wants to extend 2nd Ave. subway to West Harlem - Gothamist

MTA Boss: We’ll Win All Those Congestion Pricing Lawsuits - Streetsblog

Despite Three Derailments in 22 Days, Transit President Says Subway Riders Should Feel Safe - The City

MTA’s new $700K subway gates designed to keep out fare-beaters can be defeated by simple hack - NY Post

Subway Delayed Again? Might Be Caused by a Brake Prank.- NY Times

New York Senate Dems roll out voting reform package - City and State

NYC mayor, hobbled by a tough 2023, prepares to head to Albany - Politico

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2024 State of the State agenda, explained- Gothamist

Mayor Adams finds his ‘scalpel,’ nixes cuts to police and fire - Gothamist

Mayor Adams restores funding for trash cans, NYC parks jobs - Gothamist

Upcoming city, state budgets turn eyes to asylum-seeker dollars - City and State

Eric Adams reverses cuts to community schools program, finds city funds for Summer Rising - Chalkbeat

'Bracing ourselves': Major NYC cultural institutions say cuts will hurt economic recovery - Gothamist

Mayor Adams nixes further cuts to NYC libraries, calling them a ‘great equalizer’ - Gothamist

Nearly 80% of New Yorkers back right to shelter, poll finds - Gothamist

City Hall Scrambles to Send Migrant Families From Tent Shelter to Sleep in a School During Severe Storm - The City

Migrant evictions begin with pregnant women, children forced out of hotel as Lander announces investigation into 60-day shelter cap - AM NY

State makes some progress with migrant resettlement program - City and State

Some migrants uprooted from NYC shelter had long waits for new beds - Gothamist

State Initiative Identifies Nearly 40K Jobs Open to Immigrants With Work Permits - City Limits

Two state regulators miss key New York climate law deadline - City and State

Environmentalists’ 2024 Albany Agenda? Making Polluters Pay - City Limits

Adams Renews Push for Forced Psych Hospitalizations as Albany Gets Back to Work - The City

Many Psych Hospital Beds Are Back in Action a Year After Hochul Vow - The City

Rebecca Seawright Pushes Bill To Expand Breast Cancer Screening Coverage by Insurers - Our Town

Hochul to Propose A.I. Research Center Using $275 Million in State Funds - NY Times

Hochul to Push For More Local Enforcement of NY’s Unlicensed Smoke Shops - Our Town

City investigation finds faked stats and bad communication at homeless agency - Politico 

Hochul calls for tools to crack down on hate crimes - Politico 

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Hochul Again Seeks to Let New York City Lower its Speed Limits - Streetsblog

Upper West Side Meeting on Curb Space Management Turns Into Heated Dispute - Streetsblog

Lifting Street Vendor Permit Cap Could Raise $17 Million, Watchdog Says - Streetsblog

Victims of sexual violence in NYC can now find support on their smartphone - Gothamist

The iconic Central Park Bow Bridge has officially reopened and it looks beautiful - Time Out

NY hospitals are paying big penalties for understaffing. Nurses hope that leads to change.- Gothamist

Mental health, literacy, college access: Hochul’s 2024 education agenda - Chalkbeat

No License Plates? No Problem! Scofflaw Drivers Remove Tags Yet Rarely Get Caught - Streetsblog

Finally, some good news on the war on rats? - Gothamist

NYC school buses to be equipped with speed-limiting technology to improve safety - Gothamist

How the $20K search for a missing dog on the Upper East Side sparked an internet firestorm - Gothamist

He Ran A FiDi Pizza Spot For 30 Yrs. Now He Sells Weed On The UES. - Patch

Hochul to Propose $25 Million in State Funding for A.L.S. Research - NY Times