Weekly News Roundup – February 12, 2024

As Temp. Home at Madison Nears Closing Time, The Frick Battles Liquor License Rumors - Our Town

As Parking Permits for the UES Are Mulled Over, CB8 Hears From San Fran. Expert - Our Town

Nearly All UES 5G Towers Cancelled After Historic Preservation Review - Patch

Two Illegal Weed Shops on UES Raided, Two Arrests Made - Our Town

Federal judge thwarts effort to stop New York weed licensing - Politico

Two new weed shops get initial OK to launch on the Upper East Side - Crain’s 

A rent-stabilized 1 bedroom apartment for $1,100? In NYC? The broker's fee is $15K. - Gothamist

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul touts her latest plan: ‘carrots’ for housing - Gothamist

NYC Comptroller: Staffing shortage led to fewer affordable homes, longer delays - Gothamist

NYC Council set to authorize legal action against Mayor Adams over rental subsidies - Gothamist

Mayor’s Proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Would Target ‘Range of Incomes,’ Officials Say - City Limits

‘Profound Scarcity’: Apartments Available to NYC Renters Hit Historic Low Last Year - City Limits

Proposed State ‘Social Housing’ Authority Would Build Affordable Homes Outside the Private Market - City Limits

Scores of N.Y. Public Housing Workers Charged in Record Corruption Case - NY Times

Five Years Later, Still ‘A Long Way to Go’ on NYCHA Agreement With Feds - The City

New Renderings Revealed For 200 East 75th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Permits Filed For 502 East 81st Street On The Upper East Side Of Manhattan - YIMBY

Data Shows UES Buildings Growing Taller, Report Says - Patch

18 NY lawmakers join suit to block $15 congestion toll - NY Post

New York’s $15 Congestion Pricing Aims for Mid-June Start Date - Bloomberg

NYC Mayor Eric Adams, Council Speaker Adrienne Adams distance themselves from MTA’s $15 congestion toll - NY Post

MTA says crush of congestion pricing lawsuits preventing critical improvement projects - CBS NY

Lawsuit Against The Congestion Pricing Plan Calls It “MTA’s Latest Fundraising Gambit.” - Our Town

Boosts to Bus Service Must Come With Congestion Pricing, State Pols Say - The City

State Must Cut Car Trips by 20%: Advocates - Streetsblog

Vision Zero made NYC's white neighborhoods safer from cars, but not Black or Latino areas: Report - Gothamist

Prophet Motive: Restler Bill Would Restore 25% Bounty for Blocked Bike and Bus Lane Tickets - Streetsblog

‘A Joke’: New City Rules Would Give More Idlers A Free Pass - Streetsblog

Flush With Biden’s Infrastructure Cash, New York Is Choosing Highways Over Public Transit - NY Focus

NYC transit could be free for low-income seniors, disabled people for $67M: report - Gothamist

Council Speaker Adams Says She’ll Consider Suing Mayor Adams over Streets Master Plan Failures - Streetsblog

Why New York’s ambitious climate goals are drifting away - Politico 

New York Signs Multi-State Pledge to Boost Use of Climate-Friendly Heat Pumps in Homes - City Limits

How NYC Mayor Eric Adams lost a major bill battle and alienated key allies - Gothamist

Mayor Adams presses state to cover half of migrant expenses on annual budget trip to Albany - Gothamist

Hochul Sparks Outcry With Proposed Cash Transfer From Legal Aid Fund - NY Focus

Chancellor Outlines New Plans to Combat Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Public Schools - Our Town

Plan Reining In Police Response to Protests Can Go Ahead, Judge Rules - NY Times

NYPD Dragging Many More Vendors to Criminal Court, Data Shows - The City

NYC Dem’s bill would make blocking traffic ‘domestic terrorism’ after anti-Israel protests - NY Post

New York Spends Millions on Mental Health Street Teams. Do They Work? - NY Times

NYC quietly shuttered enrollment centers for residential ID cards, a lifeline for some - Gothamist

Mayor Adams says social media is a ‘public health crisis hazard’ — what does that mean for NYC? - Gothamist

New N.Y. Law Mandates More Transparency in Credit Card Surcharges - NY Times

New legislation could save some New Yorkers $75 a month on utility bills - Gothamist

Graffiti as a hate crime divides NY Gov. Hochul and progressive Democrats - Gothamist

As Supreme Court eyes abortion pill case, NYC wants you to know it's legal here - Gothamist