Weekly News Roundup – July 8, 2024

City Council Allots Over $25M to Improve 29 UES Projects from Parks to Museums - Our Town

UES Parks Get $7.4M Following Annual Budget Deal: Reps - Patch

City Parks to Get Even Smaller Share of Budget Under Mayor Adams New Budget - Our Town

New Renderings Released For Riverwalk Heights At 430 Main Street On Roosevelt Island, Manhattan - YIMBY

1491-1493 First Avenue Tops Out Over Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

17 Years, $700 Million Wasted: The Stunning Collapse of New York’s Traffic Moonshot - WSJ

NY lawmakers weigh lower congestion pricing fee – but Trump could kill tolls if elected - Gothamist

Patchwork of legislation would do little to curb NYC helicopter traffic, analysis shows - Gothamist

New York’s subways are loud, and they’re not getting any quieter: amNY checks the noise levels - AM NY

NYC has just been ranked the most congested city in the world—here’s why - Time Out

Explainer: Why a Full Citi Bike Dock Doesn’t Mean No One’s Using It - Streetsblog

Lyft Hikes Citi Bike E-Bike Fees for Second Time This Year - Streetsblog

Due in October, MTA’s Next Big-Build Roadmap on Shaky Ground - The City

MTA Adds Platform Barriers to New Stations Promoting Subway Safety, Experts Weigh In - Our Town

NYC budget deal invests more money in 3-K, but falls short of full early childhood restoration - Chalkbeat

Cell phone ban for NYC schools could come ‘within 2 weeks,’ Chancellor David Banks says - Chalkbeat

NYC is short billions to comply with class size law, chief fiscal watchdog warns - Chalkbeat

New York City’s Fiscal Crisis That Never Was - Bloomberg

Hochul says she will run for reelection in 2026 - City and State

New York likely to miss 70 percent renewable target - Politico

New York City’s Worst Water Bill Delinquent? New York State. - NY Times

NY doctors are prescribing far fewer opioids. Not everyone agrees that's a good thing. - Gothamist

No Funding for Second Grade Swim Program for Second Year in Row - Our Town

Moped-Riding Thieves Frighten Diners at Upscale N.Y.C. Restaurants - NY Times

NYC COVID cases up 250% in 2 months — and this variant's harder to duck - Gothamist

New program gives NYC's youth cash to prevent homelessness - Gothamist

What are NYC's youngest, oldest, richest and poorest neighborhoods? ‘Factfinder’ knows. - Gothamist

The Sad State of Underground Retail in New York City - NY Times

For Older People Who Are Lonely, Is the Solution a Robot Friend? - NY Times

Landlords of NYC affordable housing launch new venture to combat spiking insurance costs - Gothamist

Beloved hot dog hotspot Papaya King reopens on Upper East Side - Gothamist

NYC just made it easier for people to change their name in court - Gothamist

NYC animal shelters are overcrowded with dogs, and few people are adopting them - Gothamist