Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2024

UES Homeless Shelter In Yorkville Moves Forward As 'Welcome Center' - Patch

NYC’s public housing agency seeking ‘restitution’ in corruption scheme - Gothamist

How N.Y.’s ‘Good Cause Eviction’ Bill Breaks From Other States’ Laws - The City

Local Law 97’s ‘Mediated Resolution’ Clause Gives Too Much Leeway for Exemptions, Lawyers Say - City Limits

As CB4 Fears Loss Of Affordable Housing On West Side, Bill Would Tighten DOB Oversight Of Demolitions - Our Town

State lawmakers want to boost bus funding before congestion pricing - City and State

Key NYC Subway Repairs Put at Risk From Congestion Toll Lawsuits - Bloomberg

MTA announces two exemptions for congestion pricing - NY1

On Eve of Congestion Pricing, Plate Scams at Bridge Tolls are Way Up - Streetsblog

Congestion pricing might drive NYC commuters uptown. Residents want parking permits. - Gothamist

MTA installs futuristic cameras in Manhattan to charge, track cars for congestion pricing - Gothamist

Favor and fury: Congestion pricing public hearings see hundreds of New Yorkers give MTA an earful on tolling program - AM NY

Pols Pledged Safe E-Bike Charging Stations After Fatal Fire Last Summer. Keep Waiting. - The City

NYC Council increases penalties for selling fire-causing e-bikes, passes street vendor reforms - Gothamist

DOT Debuts Public E-bike Charging for Deliveristas - Streetsblog

Manhattan Pol Upset at Delayed Rollout of Electrified Citi Bike Docks - Streetsblog

Pols Want Covered Bike Parking at Parks, City Buildings - Streetsblog

#StuckAtDOT: City Delays Suggest Safe Cycling Rule Changes are Dead - Streetsblog

New modular outdoor dining sheds coming to NYC streets - Gothamist

NYC students, advocates call for school-based restorative justice, mental health funding - Chalkbeat

A $30,000 Question: Who Will Get a Free Preschool Seat in New York City? - NY Times

Most New Yorkers can’t afford child care, driving young families out of the city, report finds - Gothamist

NYC faces ‘difficult choices’ to meet new class size mandates, education officials warn - Gothamist

New congressional maps approved in New York - Politico

The NYC Council is trying to sue Eric Adams. Here’s what you need to know. - City and State

NYC Council estimates $3B more in revenue for upcoming fiscal year - Gothamist

Adams calls for change to New York City’s sanctuary city laws in harshest statement yet - Politico

N.Y.P.D. Misconduct Settlements Cost $500 Million Over 6 Years - NY Times

Police Search for Gunman Who Shot Man on UES - Our Town

The NYPD is now legally mandated to respond to protests differently - Gothamist

Another Town Hall Where Locals Mostly Rail Against Casinos in Manhattan - Our Town

New Yorkers of color far less likely to live near pedestrian plazas, report says - Gothamist

New York lawmakers push bill to crack down on plastic packaging - Gothamist

NYC expands meal delivery service for seniors as more fall into poverty - Gothamist

Hochul Pushes for Cannabis Crackdown to Get ‘Some Teeth’ - NY Times

New York officially creates state body to study reparations - City and State

NYC records its first measles cases of 2024. Child vaccinations are still down. - Gothamist

The Absurd Problem of New York City Trash - NY Times

Parents concerned about addictive social media have the ear of Tish James - City and State

Health care unions in New York are fighting back for better pay - City and State

Pigeons have turned NYC park into poop-covered horror scene, ruffling residents’ feathers: ‘Belongs to those f–king birds!’ - NY Post