Weekly News Roundup – January 22, 2024

Hochul takes another crack at 421a, but throws curveball after speech - The Real Deal

Lawsuit Deal Downsizes Local-Resident Preference in Affordable Housing Lottery - The City

Can Host-Home Programs Help Relieve NYC’s Housing Crisis? - City Limits

Gov. Hochul's budget bans insurance discrimination against low-income tenants - Gothamist

Hochul backs MTA bid to boost fines for repeat fare-beaters to up to $200 — while letting first-timers off with just a warning - NY Post

QR codes will make navigating the subway easier for the visually impaired and non-English speakers - TIme Out

Watchdog: Some MTA Workers Misuse Their Agency-Issued Cars - Streetsblog

MTA installs new platform barriers at 191st Street station - Gothamist

Electeds Roll Out ‘Bike Safe’ Campaign While Admitting Cars are the Real Source of Danger - Streetsblog

1 in 5 Manhattan parking garages inspected so far have unsafe conditions - Gothamist

Mayor Adams reduces cuts to schools, libraries and elderly services with $109B budget - Gothamist

Hochul’s $233 billion budget to maintain migrant aid, avoid tax hikes - Politico

Why Hochul’s budget won’t be an easy one - Politico

How Adams Played City Budget Numbers, Conjuring a Crisis - The City

Legislators object to including mayoral control in budget negotiations - City and State

New York, Chicago team up to press feds for migrant-funding flexibility - Politico

Migrants Sleep in the Snow in Desperate Wait for ID Cards - NY Times

Evictions Will Be Delayed for Migrant Women Who Are Pregnant or Have Newborns, City Says - The City

Mayor Touts Latest—Lower—Cost Estimate For Sheltering New Immigrant Arrivals - City Limits

New Yorkers back ‘right to shelter,’ but hold ambivalent views on housing migrants - Gothamist

3 Progressive N.Y. City Council Members Lose Roles as Committee Chairs - NY Times

How the Governor Upends Bills Before Signing Them - NY Focus

Quite a few lawmakers are on board to reduce NY plastic packaging by half - City and State

Smoke-Belching Cruise Ships Are Welcome in NYC For Another 11 Years! - Streetsblog

As New York makes an energy transition, fireplace users get a pass - Gothamist

NYC issues flurry of summonses for icy sidewalks after snowstorm - Gothamist

Cyclists, Delivery Workers Fume After City Fails to Clear Icy Bridge Paths - Streetsblog

E-bike battery fires keep climbing in NYC - Gothamist

UES shopping center formerly home to Dylan’s Candy Bar at risk of default - Crain’s

Everything you need to know about New York's once-in-a-lifetime 2024 solar eclipse - Time Out

All children under 18 can attend a Broadway show for free next month! - Time Out

'Buy Now, Pay Later' has exploded in popularity. NY wants to regulate it. - Gothamist 

Mayor Adams makes late push to stop overrides to vetoes on NYPD transparency, solitary confinement bills - Gothamist

When will New York’s pot industry be ready to take off? - City and State

Reading, Writing, Math … and Climate Change? - NY Times