Weekly News Roundup – July 1, 2024

New York leaders agree on $112B city budget after bruising debate - Politico

Redesign For St. Catherine's Park Approved By UES Community Board - Patch

Red Signals Ahead for First MTA Board Meeting Since Hochul Derailed Toll Plan - The City

NYC Congestion Pricing Pause Puts Over $15 Billion in MTA Projects at Risk - Bloomberg

State Comptroller: Loss of Congestion Pricing Revenue Leaves MTA With ‘No Good Options’ - Streetsblog

Canceling Congestion Pricing Could Kill 100,000 New York Jobs - NY Times

All the NYC transit upgrades that won't happen under congestion pricing freeze - Gothamist

MTA Board Votes to Confirm Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Pause, Scales Back Future Plans - The City

Hochul Is Pressed to Resurrect Congestion Pricing With Lower Toll - NY Times

NYC Has the World’s Worst Traffic Congestion, Costing $9 Billion - Bloomberg

Mayor Adams' plan to reduce traffic congestion? Crack down on double parking. - Gothamist

Citywide Bus Speeds Crash-Land To Pre-Pandemic Lows - Streetsblog

Summer Streets Event Extended by Two More Hours In Manhattan This Summer - Our Town

‘No-Brainer’: State Pol Seeks Citywide Parking Ban Near Intersections - Streetsblog

NYC will reduce speed limits near certain schools and in ‘slow zones’ in every borough - Gothamist

Don’t qualify for an NYC apartment? There’s a new way to get a guarantor, but it costs. - Gothamist

New York warns insurers to stop discriminating against renters with housing aid - Gothamist

The Growing Federal Push for Zoning Reform - Bloomberg

NYC’s housing shortage costing billions in lost taxes, report finds - Gothamist

NYC budget expected to include $2 billion for affordable housing. Here are the details. - City and State

City Moves to Resurrect Tax Breaks for Renovations, But Housing Stakeholders Are Split - City Limits

NYC affordable housing built disproportionately in communities of color, report finds - Gothamist

Math instruction overhaul: NYC unveils new curriculum mandate for middle and high schools - Chalkbeat

NYC schools restructuring: A new deputy chancellor for students with disabilities, English learners - Chalkbeat

Ban on Cellphones in NYC Public Schools Could Come Within Weeks - Our Town

Legal work authorization still eludes most migrants to New York - City and State

How often does NYC sweep homeless encampments? Mayor's answer is past due. - Gothamist

Why More Older New Yorkers Are Ending Up in Homeless Shelters - NY Times

Mayor Adams’ Charter Revision Commission dropped its first plan. But what does it do? - Gothamist

Is New York Prepared for a Bird Flu Pandemic? - NY Times

Youth Learn to Swim Program Still in Shambles as City Pools Open for the Summer Season - Our Town

City Wants To Keep ‘Jaywalking’ Illegal For Pedestrians’ Own Good - Streetsblog

New York City Has 186,000 Fewer Children and Teens Than It Did in 2020 - NY Times

NYC libraries are reopening on Sundays! - Time Out

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights groups push for mask ban - City and State

Amid Challenges, Small New York City Museums Are Closing Their Doors - NY Times

Wait time for ambulances in NYC is the longest since the start of COVID-19 - Gothamist

Mayor Adams cuts funding for crime victim services group - Gothamist

1 million New Yorkers will soon be eligible for discounted MTA MetroCards. Here's how to apply - Gothamist

NYC voters OK’d racial equity reforms in 2022. Required 'fix it' plans are overdue. - Gothamist