Weekly News Roundup – April 22, 2024

Letter: Community boards must be open to change to truly serve their purpose - Crain’s

Tense Meeting: CB5 Tables Resolution That Could Curtail Voting Rights of New Board Chair - Our Town

UES Park Check in: New Pool Deck at John Jay, New Lights on Esplanade, Slow Going for Ruppert Park - Our Town

Pickleball is coming to Central Park’s iconic Wollman Rink - NY Post

UES Lawmakers Ask To Move Voting From These Local Schools - Patch

Papaya King's UES Site To Get Luxury 17-Story Tower - Patch

MSK Set To Demolish 300-Plus Unit Building For New Tower - Patch

1491-1493 Reaches Halfway Mark On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Northwell Lays Foundation on $450M Cancer Complex on UES Expected to Be Completed Sometime in ‘26 - Our Town

Report: Rent increases up to 4% and 7% would maintain rent stabilized landlords' profits - City and State

Public Review to Begin for Mayor’s ‘City of Yes’ Housing Plan, as Affordability Details Emerge - City Limits

‘Good Cause’ Negotiations Raise Tricky Question: What’s in a Portfolio? - City Limits

Announcements, maps and signs: Manhattan BP presses MTA to improve restroom accessibility - Gothamist

MTA’s free bus experiment will end after not being reauthorized in state budget - AM NY

Which drivers get tolled under congestion pricing on the Brooklyn and Queensboro bridges? It’s complicated. - Gothamist

MTA struggled to answer questions about congestion pricing tolls 5 years in the making - Gothamist

NYC moves ahead with e-bike battery charging hub for delivery workers near City Hall - Gothamist

Most N.Y.C. Drivers Who Honk Are Breaking the Law. Can They Be Stopped? - NY Times

City Urges Judge to Toss Anti-Open Streets Lawsuit - Streetsblog

Car Crashes by City Workers Cost Taxpayers $180M in Payouts Last Year: Report - Streetsblog

NYC Transit’s New Operations Chief Wants To Fight ‘Ghost Buses’ - Streetsblog

Lawmakers to allow NYC to lower speed limit to 20 mph - Gothamist

Justice Dept., Citing Streetsblog Reporting, Threatens to Sue NYPD Over Cops’ Sidewalk Parking - Streetsblog

Hochul, Legislators Reach Toll Evasion Crackdown Deal - Streetsblog

State Budget Deal Buoys Adams — But It Comes With High Price Tag - The City

Hochul Housing Deal Prompts Pushback and a Big Question: Will It Be Enough? - The City

Albany passes final budget Saturday that includes mayoral control, housing deal - Gothamist

Mayor Adams Pushes to Hire Ex-Giuliani Deputy as New York’s Top Lawyer - NY Times

Migrants still await NYC shelter beds a week after a backlog should have been cleared - Gothamist

More than 1,000 NYC kids leave school after hitting shelter stay limit, data shows - Gothamist

The Battle Over Zaza Waza: A Lifelong Liberal Joins New York’s Weed War - NY Times

Sorry to harsh the vibe, but all is not well in New York cannabis - City and State

NY state education officials unveil 300-page report on mayoral control. Here’s what they found. - Chalkbeat

Will New York start requiring students to fill out the FAFSA form? - City and State

Four NYC Council committees to meet in joint hearing on mental health in city schools - Gothamist

Mayor Adams restores early childhood education funding after parent backlash - Gothamist

Why child care is so expensive in NYC that it's become a crisis - Gothamist

New York’s solar energy incentives exclude low-income residents, report says - Gothamist

On Patrol With the Rat Czar - New York Magazine

No ‘Forever Chemicals’ Worries for NYC’s Drinking Water — But Environmental Agency Is Making Extra Sure to Be Safe - The City

Flaco’s Law: With Bird Bill, City Council Pushes Plan B for Rat Control to Protect Feathered Friends - The City

30K children lived in NYC homeless shelters every month last year, data shows - Gothamist

Bill Would Codify City Government Ban on Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles - City Limits

Back of the Ballot: New York Voters to Weigh In On Equal Protection Amendment This Fall - City Limits

Solar canopies in NYC? Council could approve a new program Thursday - Gothamist

NYC asks researchers: What should we do with all this poop? - Gothamist

City Ignores UES 'Slumlord' Hell, Tenants Say - Patch