Weekly News Roundup – February 20, 2024

February 20th, 2024

14 Birds Saved: UES Building Relents And Helps After Outrage In Press - Patch

Exclusive: EPA Endorsed Congestion Pricing After MTA Resolved Initial Concerns - Streetsblog

CPC Votes to Approve 46-Story Mid-Block Yorkville Building - CityLand

LPC To Review Renovation Proposal For 19 East 74th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Students are supposed to serve on NYC’s Community Education Councils. Few are. - Chalkbeat

London’s toll: Congestion fee slashed traffic but pinched shops and restaurants - NY Post

Smoking may soon be banned from outdoor dining in NYC - Gothamist

They’re Starting a New York ‘Housing League.’ NIMBYs Not Allowed. - NY Times

Mayor Adams overhauls literacy for young kids while seeking early education cuts - Gothamist

Mayor Adams won’t stop blaming Biden for the migrant influx. Both Dems could get stung. - Gothamist

State-funded report says NY’s $700 million film tax credit is a bust - Gothamist

V-DAY SPECIAL: Bigger Cargo Bikes and Last-Mile Warehouse Regulation is a Match Made In Heaven - Streetsblog

CBS New York Investigates: Illegal license plate covers, congestion pricing and the art of dodging tolls - CBS NY

State lawmakers pitch 'no limits' on shelter stays for New York migrants - Gothamist

Mapping the ‘Super Speeders’ of New York City - Bloomberg

City looks to create subsidized housing through vouchers - Politico

Adams’ pledge of government efficiency remains out of reach - Politico

Shakespeare to Hit the Road While Central Park Theater Is Closed - NY Times

Kathy Hochul is not done talking about crime - City and State

New York local news outlets create lobbying coalition to save the industry - City and State

Tech Meltdown Shuts NYC Students Out of Virtual Classes - The City

City ‘Channeling Leslie Knope’ to Clear Migrant Waiting Rooms - The City

Top NYCHA Chiefs Repeatedly Rejected New Rules to Curb Corrupt Contracts - The City

NY’s MTA Halts New Contracts With Congestion Pricing in Limbo - Bloomberg

NYC Council may force cruise ships to cut diesel engines when docking in city waters - Gothamist

Tens of Thousands of Rent-Stabilized Apartments Remain Off the Market During Record Housing Shortage - The City

Mayor Adams sued over refusal to expand housing subsidies for poor New Yorkers - Gothamist

NYC sues owners of TikTok, Instagram and other social media sites over youth mental health - Gothamist

State lawmakers pitch 'no limits' on shelter stays for New York migrants - Gothamist

NYC’s Second Snow Day of 2024 Brings Clearer Bike Lanes - Streetsblog

‘Migrant Crime Wave’ Not Supported by Data, Despite High-Profile Cases - NY Times

A Redistricting Surprise in New York: A Map That Plays Few Favorites - NY Times

NY’s to-go cocktail law is set to expire. Gov. Hochul wants to make it permanent. - Gothamist

As Overdoses Soar, Addiction Treatment Funding Stagnates - NY Focus

Adams Administration Shelter Policy Disproportionately Evicts African Migrants - NY Focus

New York to See Hotter Temps, More Rain, Flooding & Worse Storms, New Climate Report Says - City Limits

Simmering State Rent Increase Proposals Have Tenant Groups On Guard - City Limits

State Bill Looks to Repeal NYC’s 30- and 60-Day Shelter Limits - City Limits

Safety First: Mayor Adams Requires In-Vehicle Tech for City Contractors - Streetsblog

CUNY Names National Higher Education Leader Nancy Cantor as 14th President of Hunter College - CUNY Newswire