Weekly News Roundup – April 29, 2024

MTA plans to turn on congestion pricing tolls June 30 - Gothamist

CB5 Chairman Heads Toward Contested Election - Our Town

Façade Work Continues On Redeemer East Side At 150 East 91st Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Arloparc Completes Construction At 126 East 86th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Giorgio Armani Residences Continues Construction At 760 Madison Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

17-Story Luxury Condo Building To Replace Papaya King, Iconic Hot Dog Joint, On E. 86th - Our Town

Brooklyn developer in contract to buy historic Yorkville church site for $12M - Crain’s

'Good cause' eviction protections are now in place in NY. Here's what that means.- Gothamist

Facing record housing shortage, New York Democrats finally take action - Politico

New York bans insurance discrimination against low-income tenants - Gothamist

How Much Housing Will Hochul’s New Deal Build? - The City

NY’s Housing Deal Is Here. What Does It Mean for Tenant Stability? - City Limits

DOT Will Spend $11M to Boost Off-Hour Deliveries - Streetsblog

Street Sweepers Could Nab Illegal Parking Under State Bill - Streetsblog

Under Threat of Federal Suit (Again!), City Hall Promises Action on ‘Unacceptable’ Illegal Police Parking - Streetsblog

NYC records 60 traffic deaths in 1st quarter of 2024, the most since Vision Zero began - Gothamist

Underground toilets? NYC subways should promote the fact they have bathrooms, borough president says - NY Post

Staten Island councilmember calls on MTA to install more OMNY machines - Gothamist

MTA says it needs $6 billion to fight climate change over next decade - AM NY

MTA banned from using facial recognition to enforce fare evasion - Gothamist

NY, NJ Reps. Malliotakis, Gottheimer join forces to stop NYC’s $15 congestion toll ‘cash grab’ - NY Post

State to Pull Lotto, Liquor Licenses From Bogus Weed Shops as City Given Padlock Power - The City

How Private Equity Trumped Social Equity in State Cannabis Deal - The City

New York Vowed to Shut Down Illegal Weed Shops. It Just Licensed One. - NY Times

This was finally Eric Adams’ year in Albany - City and State

The biggest issues left out of the state budget - City and State

Eric Adams unveils improved budget picture - Politico

What if NYC’s mayoral election was this year? Experts say more people would vote in it. - Gothamist

Major offshore wind projects in New York canceled in latest blow to industry - Politico

What Do NYC Youth Want for Earth Day? An End to Fossil Fuels. - City Limits

Assembly Spikes Biggest Climate Proposal in New York Budget - NY Focus

Don’t scale back sports access, advocates and students tell NYC - Chalkbeat

How New York’s mayoral control deal got done - Politico

Open Streets Groups Warn of Extra Red Tape to Run Events - Streetsblog

How to Find New York City’s Cherry Blossoms - NY Times

NYC street vendors targeted for lack of licenses despite City Hall promising otherwise - Gothamist

New York City’s Everlasting Scaffolding - NY Times

Tax breaks to hire local journalists approved in New York, a national first - Politico

NYC Council weighs bill to tighten building safety measures following Bronx collapse - Gothamist

Homeless Advocates Lend Support in Suit Over City’s Refusal to Expand Housing Vouchers - City Limits

Last-Minute Budget Change Could Weaken Workers’ Claims to Weekly Pay - NY Focus

NYC environment commish delivers sobering message to City Council on flooding - City and State

A year after Jordan Neely's death, a push to make attacking NY's homeless a hate crime - Gothamist