Weekly News Roundup – April 15, 2024

April 15th, 2024

'Terrifying' UES Bridge To Get Pedestrian And Bike Upgrades - Patch

Divided Manhattan Community Board to Vote on Activist Ban - The City

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

City Unveils Design for Long-Decrepit East Harlem Greenway - Streetsblog

Upper East Side Papaya King could become housing - Crain’s

Seawright Has Her Constituents Covered - Our Town

Hochul and lawmakers on verge of $235B budget deal - Politico

City Council members cite concerns over Mayor Adams’ ‘City of Yes’ zoning changes for small businesses - AM NY

Mayor Adams Announces Proposal To Lift Floor-To-Area Ratio For New Developments - YIMBY

Demolition Work Underway At 1448 Third Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Housing activists balk at watered down ‘good cause’ eviction proposal - City and State

NYC has 2K empty apartments for at-risk people. A new bill would use data to fill those slots. - Gothamist

Office Vacancy Crisis Deepens as Albany Mulls Easing Conversions to Apartments - The City

Gen Zers: turns out, you ARE paying more on rent than previous generations - Time Out

NYC Congestion Pricing Fight Threatens MTA’s Progress on Debt Costs - Bloomberg 

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

E-Bike Swap Project Putting City to Shame on Safe Delivery Equipment - Streetsblog

NYC is trying to stop deadly e-bike fires with these 3 approaches - Gothamist

Is the ‘Barnacle’ the NYPD’s answer to stopping parking scofflaws in their tracks - AM NY

NY could crack down on license plate covers, toll dodgers - Gothamist

NYC hires high-profile lawyer to defend Mayor Adams against sexual assault lawsuit - Gothamist

Mayor Adams asks elected officials to fill out form to 'engage with' agency leaders - Gothamist

NYC misses key deadline in right-to-shelter migrants court case, lawyer says - Gothamist

New York City drops troubled migrant services provider - Politico

Here’s why Manhattan has seen a major drop in crime over the past two years - AM NY

New Yorkers Are Recycling Less, Sanitation Survey Finds - Our Town 

The Next Frontier in New York’s War on Rats: Birth Control - NY Times

Own a Home? You’ll Have to Buy Trash Bins From This One Company, Says Sanitation - The City

Budget Cuts Could Make it Harder for NYC Govt to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint - City Limits

As eclipse arrives, NYC students and families share in once-in-a-generation learning experience - Chalkbeat

NYC 5th graders receive middle school offers, as city considers changes to admissions process - Chalkbeat

NYC students start taking state tests only on computers. But can they type? - Gothamist

State report points to reforming mayoral control of NYC schools - Gothamist

NYC delivery workers say apps are making it harder to tip. A new bill could change that. - Gothamist

The MTA denied Muslim bus drivers a day off for Eid. They might walk off the job. - Gothamist

NYC opens public lockers to stop daily theft of 90,000 packages - Gothamist

NYC's debt collection program is being replaced. Advocates hope its flaws can be fixed. - Gothamist

Bill package aims to improve delivery of services to New Yorkers displaced from homes after natural disasters, fires and other emergencies - City and State

As Families in Crisis Struggle to Reach Services, Medicaid Cuts Threaten to Make It Worse - NY Focus

Washington Failed to Expand the Child Tax Credit. Can Albany Get Kids Out of Poverty Instead? - NY Focus

Artificial intelligence in NY’s courts? Panel will study benefits – and potential risks. - Gothamist

Hochul calls for tools to crack down on hate crimes - Politico