Weekly News Roundup – May 27, 2024

May 28th, 2024

UES Participatory Budget: Here Is Where Nearly $2M Is Going - Patch

Liquor Law Overhauls Too Lenient Say Community Activists - Our Town

State Suspends New Cannabis Biz Leases as Lawmakers Grill Hochul Nominee Following THE CITY’s Reporting - The City

City rents are so high that only %5 are affordable on the average salary - Crain’s

64 office buildings in NYC could become new housing - Gothamist

Adams ‘City of Yes’ Business Boost Comes Up for Council Votes - The City

Council Pushes for More Housing Funds As City Budget Negotiations Enter Final Weeks - City Limits

Citi Bike Docks Will Charge E-Bikes — But They’re Only on the Sidewalk (For Now) - Streetsblog

Students, seniors next in line for MTA’s OMNY payment system - Gothamist

Could MTA's fight against fare beating force passengers to prove they paid? - Gothamist

MTA will test middle-out turnstiles at 15 subway stops this year - AM NY

N.Y.C. Parents Rebuked for Questioning Transgender Student-Athlete Rules - NY Times

Concerned about mental health, NY lawmakers and advocates want fewer school lockdown drills - Chalkbeat

Restorative justice funding could be cut by more than half as fiscal cliff nears - Chalkbeat

Early childhood education at center of budget talks between Mayor Adams and City Council - Gothamist

ON THE BIAS: NYPD’s ‘Walking While Black’ Ticketing Continues - Streetsblog

Here's why you might soon be seeing drones flying over NYC - Time Out

Advocates rally for MENA bill as NY session winds down - City and State

Eric Adams’ latest plan to keep New York’s strong mayor system - Politico

Hochul makes end-of-session push for social media bills - City and State

Mayor Adams Fills a Key Commission With Allies and Donors - NY Times

NYC Council launches effort to expand approval power over Mayor Adams' commissioners - Gothamist

NYC’s tough new shelter rules for migrants kick in. The impacts remain to be seen. - Gothamist

City Starts Assessing ‘Extenuating Circumstances’ for Migrants Seeking More Shelter Time - City Limits

Finally, Pizza Boxes Fit in the Recycling Bin - Our Town

National Grid Wants to Heat More Homes With Converted Food Waste — and Make You Pay For It - The City

New York’s slow progress moving to EVs highlights obstacles cities face - City and State

NY Assembly Could Stall ‘Polluters Pay’ Bill For Second Year in a Row - City Limits

NYC officials call on Mayor Adams to ‘aggressively’ pursue funding to increase the city’s tree population - Gothamist

Lawmakers push to speed up NYC casino licenses timetable: ‘We’re leaving $2B on the table’ - NY Post

NYC-Dublin Portal Reopens with Limited Hours after Lewd Incidents Forced Shutdown - Our Town

‘It’s a Disgrace’ — Bores, Krueger Support Bill to Help Youth Cadet Group Regain Armory Home - Our Town

Library leaders warn of branch closures if mayor’s budget cuts aren’t reversed - City and State

Subway Killing Spurs Bill to Expand Medicaid Funds for Psychiatric Beds - NY Times

NYC parking garages could receive more safety checks under newly passed legislation - Gothamist

Cornell Tech, Dynamo on the East River, Has Incubated More Than 100 Startups But Can It Engineer Its Own Growth? - The City