Weekly News Roundup – January 29, 2024

Hochul pitches sales tax for short-term rentals - The Real Deal

Affordable Housing Gets Boost in Congressional Tax Reform Proposal - Bloomberg

Manhattan real estate shows signs of life after pandemic-related drop in rents: report - AM NY

‘Placeholder’ Politics: Gov. Hochul’s 421-a Replacement Leaves Room for Negotiation - City Limits

‘Eviction is a Tragedy’: Tenant Advocates Press to Expand Right to Counsel Statewide - City Limits

Eric Adams’ State of the City: What’s in it for Housing? - City Limits

Demolition Permits Filed For Old 19th Century Yorkville Shop - Patch

NYC will accept Section 8 applications for first time in 15 years. Here’s what to know. - Gothamist

The Money For Congestion Pricing ‘Carrots’ Is Finally Here - Streetsblog

MTA head 'really burned' by New Jersey over congestion pricing lawsuit, calls NJ Transit 'crummy service' - City and State

MTA to tear up 5 blocks in East Harlem for Second Avenue subway - Gothamist

MTA builds more elevators, ramps at NYC subway stations; more money needed, says report - Daily News

MTA's fancy new 'open gangway' subway trains can't run on express tracks, per memo - Gothamist

Unhappy UES Residents Say That e-bikes Are Breaking Rules and Jeopardizing Safety - Our Town

Lithium Batteries Drive Fire Death Toll to 106 Across City in ‘23, Highest in 20 years - Our Town

NYC license plate cheats skirted $108M in speed camera tickets last year, audit finds - Gothamist

Getting the Green: Upstate Pol Wants to Unlock Highway Cash for Bike Paths - Streetsblog

This Year’s Mettle: The Push for Sammy’s Law Begins — With or Without Carl Heastie - Streetsblog

Better Red Than Dead: Albany Takes Up Camera Reauthorization, Expansion - Streetsblog

Zero Vision: Mayor Adams Again Shrinks from Bike and Bus Lanes in His State Of The City - Streetsblog

UES Pol Julie Menin Charged With Overseeing Former Agency She Led - Patch

Ex-Rep. Carolyn Maloney eyes comeback in possible newly drawn district after court tossed NY’s maps - NY Post

New York Democrats return to abortion in the hopes of galvanizing voters - City and State

Embattled Roosevelt Island leader put on leave from state post - Crain’s

Mayor Hammers Housing, Declares Social Media ‘Hazard’ in Yearly Address - The City

Hochul, Murphy among coalition of Democratic governors calling for federal action on immigration - Gothamist

NYC kicks off annual street homeless count, keeping an eye out for migrants - Gothamist

The New Migrant Shelter Hurdle: Waiting for the City to Call No. 14,861 - NY Times

Volunteer Shelters House More and More Migrants as City Cranks Up Evictions - The City

NYC rolls out long-awaited school bus tracking app - Chalkbeat

'Profoundly disappointed': Hundreds of NY schools could get less state money in new budget - Gothamist

NYC will soon let you grow marijuana at home. Here are the proposed rules. - Gothamist

Sudden Cannabis Board Meeting Cancellation Came at Hochul’s Request, Email Suggests - The City

New Climate Projections: NYC Will Keep Getting Hotter and Wetter - The City

Lawmakers Plan to Reintroduce Deforestation Bill Vetoed Last Year - City Limits

Hochul Is Ready to Start Weaning New York Off Gas - NY Focus

The Struggle to Find an Empty DSNY Compost Smart Bin Is Real - Hellgate

NYC seeks to eliminate medical debt for 500K low-income New Yorkers - Gothamist

Mayor Adams pitches new NYC agency to rein in deliveries - Gothamist

Exclusive: New York City to expand trash and rat mitigation pilot program - CBS NY

Here is how NYC will be dealing with the heavy rain problem - Time Out

Lawmakers debate bail reform and gun violence at public safety hearing - City and State

Email Misfire Adds Drama to the War for a New York Casino License - NY Times

NYC needs to address 'epidemic of scaffolding in Manhattan,' borough president says - Gothamist

Former NYPD deputy commissioner throws support behind Council’s police transparency bill - Gothamist