Weekly News Roundup – May 20, 2024

UES’s CB8 Hears ‘City of Yes’ Explainer, Asks A Few Probing Questions - Our Town

Design Plan For St. Catherine's Park Presented To UES Community - Patch

DOT Proposes Bus Lanes To Speed Up Crosstown Transit In Upper Manhattan - Streetsblog

UES Weed Shop Raided, Closed In Unlicensed Cannabis Crackdown - Patch

Manhattan Co-op in Crisis Spearheads Push to Cap Land Rent Hikes - The City

New York City Budget Would Produce Fewer Affordable Homes, Critics Say - NY Times

Fast food bags, foliage and more: MTA officers arrest 19 in latest ‘ghost car’ crackdown - Gothamist

New York Pols Back Gounardes’s Bill to Cut Driving by 20% - Streetsblog

The Two Ways ‘Sammy’s Law’ Could Change Your Local Speed Limits - The City

Adams wants to shrink NYC’s massive fleet of vehicles - NY Post

House passes bill cracking down on lithium-ion battery safety standards. Here's how it works. - CBS NY

Megastores and Small E-Bike Shops Blow Off City Ban on Unsafe Batteries - The City

NYC Transit President Richard Davey, who runs subways and buses, leaving MTA - Gothamist

The Next Fight: Which Gov’t Vehicles will Get Congestion Pricing Exemptions? - Streetsblog

Why Some New York City Residents Are Suing Over Congestion Pricing - NY Times

Manhattan judge is skeptical of argument that congestion pricing is an MTA 'cash grab' - Gothamist

NYC schools could lose 400 nurses as federal relief funds expire - Chalkbeat

Schools Look to Virtual Learning to Reduce Class Sizes - The City

A.I. Program Aims to Break Barriers for Female Students - NY Times

Hundreds of NYC schools have space to reduce class sizes, teachers union contends - Chalkbeat

Adams administration abandoned school desegregation measures, NYU report finds -  City and State

NYC slashes donation for school backpack drive as children shelter population spikes - Gothamist

City Council, Adams admin spar over early childhood education cuts - City and State

After NYC parents are denied 3K seats, City Hall says there is plenty of room - Gothamist

Mayor Adams’ budget cuts raise concerns about NYC school food - Gothamist

NYC community compost sites say they must shut down this weekend due to Mayor Adams' cuts - Gothamist

Yalta for rats: Mayor Adams convenes first NYC 'Rat Summit' this fall - Gothamist

New pizza box bin debuts at Central Park latest attempt in NYC’s fight against rats - NY Post

Migrants and advocates brace for stricter rules in NYC shelters as evictions loom - Gothamist

Gov. Hochul's homeless outreach program has housed 450 New Yorkers in 2 years - Gothamist

Exit Unknown: Where Do People Go After Leaving NYC Homeless Shelters? - City Limits

Legislators and formerly incarcerated mothers rally for sentencing reform bills - City and State

Can't stop sneezing? NYC is in peak pollen season. - Gothamist

A Case Against a Top New York Restaurant Could Lower Barriers to Unions - NY Times

NYC program to keep patients' HIV levels 'undetectable' faces Mayor Adams' budget cuts - Gothamist

‘Day Without Child Care’ march in Manhattan sees advocates urge Hochul for greater program funding - AM NY

Chief Investigator Touts ‘Independence’ in Probes of Adams’ City Hall - The City

Chaos at CB5: Boro Pres Levine Refuses to Reverse Decision Ousting 2 Longtime Board Members - Our Town

Child poverty worsens in NY while nation improves, state comptroller reports - Gothamist

Elderly New Yorkers Throng City Hall to Protest Proposed Cuts to Senior Centers - The City

Why the Equal Rights Amendment Is Again a Hot Topic in New York - NY Times