January 18, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

January 18th, 2019

City Revokes Permits for Planned West Side Skyscraper - NY1
EXCLUSIVE: Lenox Hill maneuvers -  Our Town
Casualties of the shutdown - Our Town
Upper East Side townhouse sales dropped nearly 50% - Crain's
Roosevelt Island to get fully affordable 21-story rental - Curbed
NYC financed a record number of affordable homes in 2018 - Curbed
Specialized high schools lawsuit could delay admissions decisions, New York City says in court filings - Chalkbeat
How the Slice Joint Made Pizza the Perfect New York City Food - NY Times

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January 15, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

January 15th, 2019

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal - Gothamist
Those 'Ugly, Obnoxious' Billboard Boats May Also Be Illegal, City Says - Gothamist
NYPD Tells Officers: Stop Fining E-Bike Delivery Cyclists - Gothamist
Permits Filed For 17-Story Building At 323 East 79th Street - NIMBY
The ghostly remnant - Our Town
Comptroller’s Report Shows Scope of City’s Affordable Housing Crisis - CityLand
Mysterious Spike in Complaints About Street Signs Moves Council to Halt Violations - The New York Times
City blows deadline to regulate buildings on stilts - Crain's NY Business
Better Than the Powerball - The New York Times
Fading beauty? In a sea of new dev, UES co-ops have fewer takers - The Real Deal
Judge halts de Blasio’s plan to move horse carriages inside Central Park - New York Post
Bill would require NYC developers to disclose relationships with politicians - New York Post
Met Museum attendance, revenue up a year after imposing fee - Crain's
EXCLUSIVE: Two fabled UES churches sold - Our Town
EXCLUSIVE: Landlord group launches campaign to police its own; critics skeptical -  Daily News

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Foam Ban — Effective January 1, 2019

January 11th, 2019

In accordance with Local Law 142 of 2013, the NYC Department of Sanitation determined that dirty, post-consumer, single-service foam food and beverage containers cannot be recycled in a manner that is economically feasible, environmentally effective, and safe for employees as part of the City’s curbside recycling program.

December 14, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

December 17th, 2018

E Harlem Is No. 2 In Manhattan For Marijuana Arrests: Comptroller - Patch
The status of NYC’s most elite buildings is sinking - New York Post
Facing judge's rejection of reform plan, NYCHA weighs breakup to fix itself - Daily News
Robert A. M. Stern’s 520 Park Avenue Nearly Complete On The Upper East Side - YIMBY
Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom? - The New York Times
Territorial dispute over cleanup program - Our Town
East Harlem Braces as Next Phase of 2nd Avenue Subway Nears - City Limits
With NYCHA in dire straits, de Blasio rolls out new plan with more market-rate development - Politico
National Academy sells another Upper East Side building for $25M - Curbed
Cuomo Signs Bill Requiring Community Board Notification of All-Night Liquor Licenses - Flushing Post
Rendering Revealed For Riverwalk 8 At 460 Main Street, On Roosevelt Island - YIMBY
New York Lawmakers Say State Must Stop Enabling Predatory Loans - Bloomberg
Pol: Make landlords lock in preferential rents, but subsidize them - Crain's
Inside Maison, a New Club for Women Coming to the Upper East Side - Town & Country

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December 7, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

December 7th, 2018

Holmes Towers project faces questions - Our Town
In This Corner of New York City, It’s Gray-Haired Pedestrians vs. Bikes - The New York Times
Reaching for the roof - Our Town
City Council Bills Would Legalize E-Bikes And Electric Scooters - Gothamist
Mayor hints at plans for more market-rate development on unused NYCHA land - Politico
UES Community Board To Fight Private Development On NYCHA Lot - Patch
NYPD is using social media to fight crime - amNew York
Street Cleaning Pilot Program Sparks UES Turf War - Patch
Vacant Site Of Former UES Diner To Be Demolished - Patch
The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC - The Real Deal

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November 30, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

December 7th, 2018

Westside Market Opens 5,500-Square-Foot UES Supermarket - Patch
Comptroller Study Finds Majority of Lobbies in NYCHA Buildings Have Unsecured Doors - CityLand
Serial Burglar Targeting UES Fire Escape Windows: Police - NBC News4NY
EDITORIAL: An Amazonian Coup for Cornell Tech - Cornell Sun
Nycha Has a New Plan to Clean Up Rats, Mold and Lead Paint: Bring in Private Landlords - The New York Times
The subway and the soul of Yorkville - Our Town
An adolescent clinic turned a Latina's life around.

October 26, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

October 27th, 2018

City Begins Work On New Roosevelt Island Library - Patch
A community group claimed victory over Gamma’s Sutton Place tower. It might be short-lived - The Real Deal
New NYPD surveillance cameras to cover stretch of Upper East Side not easily reached by patrol cars - Daily News
UES Wahlburgers Shuttered By Health Department - Eater NY
Interiors Of Glaser's Bake Shop Put Up For Sale - Patch
Bill backs bike safety amid building boom - Our Town
Citizens Union opposes plan to create mayor's 'civic engagement commission,' backs Community Board term limits - Daily News
Council speaker: Decades-old small business protection bill has to be rewritten - New York Post
NYCHA board secretly voted again and again to spend $27 million on outside law firms - Daily News
BIDs say commercial rent regulation bill is bad for business - City & State

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October 19, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

October 24th, 2018

To the Editor: No secrets at charter review - Riverdale Press
Term limits are great, but not for community boards - Riverdale Press
Charter Revision: More on Council Member Term Limits - CityLand
Thousands of bus shelters get emergency inspections after roof collapse - New York Post
To diversify community boards, enact term limits -  City & State
NYC Councilman Aims to Regulate Use of Face-Screening Technology - The Wall Street Journal
Court Upholds Strict Open-Space Rules at Upper West Side Development - The Wall Street Journal
Council Reps Fund UES Community Board Meeting Live Streams - Patch
SL Green Realty (SLG) Announces Sale of Upper East Side Properties - streetInsider.

October 12, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

October 24th, 2018

State designates Columbus Circle monument as landmark -  New York Post
Police: Rash Of E-Bike Thefts On UWS And UES Have Deliverymen Unnerved - CBS2 New York
Feds freeze Russian oligarch’s assets, Upper East Side mansion - New York Post
NYPD to launch UES neighborhood policing: 19th Precinct to begin NYPD community relations initiative this month - Our Town
New tool shows how much sunlight NYC buildings receive - Curbed
City unveils new plan to close gaps in Manhattan Greenway - Curbed
Hot Dog Icon Papaya King Inks Deal to Open as Many as 20 New Locations - Eater NY
Old-School UES Barber Shop Shuts Down - Patch
Why Your Tap Water May Taste Moldy Lately.

October 5, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

October 24th, 2018

Walk-In Clinic Opens Inside UES Pharmacy - Patch
Term limits for community boards? - Riverdale Press
The school that time forgot - Our Town
Opinion: A bad bailout bet: Against the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights' drastic move - Daily News
NYCHA tenants testify in federal court - Amsterdam News
Municipal Art Society celebrates 125 years in new exhibit - Curbed

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