Weekly News Roundup – May 13, 2024

State Cannabis Director to Step Down as Governor Orders Overhaul - NY Times

'Feces-Littered:' UES Lawmaker Continues Fight Against Dog Poop - Patch

City of ‘No’: Community Board Members Don’t Want Newcomers Stealing ‘Their’ Parking - Streetsblog

Weill Cornell Medical College Expansion Progresses At 1393 York Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

1522 First Avenue Stands Topped Out On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Façade Installation Progresses On The Hospital For Special Surgery’s Expansion On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

NYC rents are rising 7 times faster than wages, report finds - Gothamist

Waste Reforms Could Require Data on Crashes, Dangerous Driving - Streetsblog

Adams Backs Lower Speed Limits, Calls Crashes ‘Accidents’ - Streetsblog

Federal judge blasts city for attempt to wriggle out of accessible taxi settlement - AM NY

New York City to Install 500 Secure Bike Parking Hubs In The Next Five Years: Sources - Streetsblog

Why Teslas are suddenly dominating NYC Ubers and Lyfts - Gothamist

Gov. Hochul Backs Red Light Camera Renewal - Streetsblog

NYC Council eyes amnesty for late payments on unpaid traffic tickets - NY Post

MTA looks to food and beverage tenants to crawl out of post-pandemic retail slump - NY1

Going Deep on the Modern Art of the New York City Subway - Bloomberg

Citing Safety, New York Moves Mentally Ill People Out of the Subway - NY Times

MTA boss Lieber: ‘No Plan B’ for transit construction priorities if congestion pricing loses in court - AM NY

Homeless and social services funding cuts reexamined by City Council - City and State

Equal Rights Amendment tossed off NY ballot, but an appeal is expected - Gothamist

Appellate court agrees that state ethics commission is unconstitutional - City and State

While State Budget Boosts Child Tax Credit, Advocates See Missed Opportunity to Combat Poverty - City Limits

New York’s early vote-by-mail law withstands 2nd legal challenge - Gothamist

NYC isn't fulfilling promises to migrant families facing shelter eviction, report says - Gothamist

In Rome, Adams Sees a Model for Helping Migrants Assimilate - NY Times

Schools Chancellor Banks says ‘no’ to reviewing DOE policy on gender guidelines during heated Manhattan education council meeting- AM NY

Pressure mounts on Mayor Adams to comply with NYC class size limits - Gothamist

Banks Defends NYC Schools’ Response to Antisemitism - The City

Monitors are concerned NYPD hasn’t made required changes to protest response - Gothamist

Eric Adams defends timing of police response on NYC college campuses - Politico

Adams Says There Are Now 2,900 Illegal Weed Stores in NYC, Unveils Start of Crackdown Under Tougher Laws - Our Town

A push to legalize life-ending medication for terminally ill New Yorkers - Gothamist

NYC boosts number of appointment slots for residential ID card after surge in demand - Gothamist

One Out of Every 24 New York City Residents Is Now a Millionaire - Bloomberg

N.Y. Prisons Holding Mentally Ill People in Solitary, Lawsuit Says - NY Times

More baby changing stations have been installed at New York City parks - City and State

Why it takes NYC nearly 10 years to install 500 feet of pipes - Gothamist

Eric Adams makes ‘symbolic gesture’ at housing complex amid water quality scare - Politico

New voter-approved NYC racial equity watchdog wants your input - Gothamist