Weekly News Roundup – April 15, 2024

April 15th, 2024

'Terrifying' UES Bridge To Get Pedestrian And Bike Upgrades - Patch

Divided Manhattan Community Board to Vote on Activist Ban - The City

MSK Set To Demolish 300-Plus Unit Building For New Tower - Patch

City Unveils Design for Long-Decrepit East Harlem Greenway - Streetsblog

Upper East Side Papaya King could become housing - Crain’s

Seawright Has Her Constituents Covered - Our Town

Hochul and lawmakers on verge of $235B budget deal - Politico

City Council members cite concerns over Mayor Adams’ ‘City of Yes’ zoning changes for small businesses - AM NY

Mayor Adams Announces Proposal To Lift Floor-To-Area Ratio For New Developments - YIMBY

Demolition Work Underway At 1448 Third Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Housing activists balk at watered down ‘good cause’ eviction proposal - City and State

NYC has 2K empty apartments for at-risk people.

Weekly News Roundup – February 20, 2024

February 20th, 2024

14 Birds Saved: UES Building Relents And Helps After Outrage In Press - Patch

Exclusive: EPA Endorsed Congestion Pricing After MTA Resolved Initial Concerns - Streetsblog

CPC Votes to Approve 46-Story Mid-Block Yorkville Building - CityLand

LPC To Review Renovation Proposal For 19 East 74th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Students are supposed to serve on NYC’s Community Education Councils.

Weekly News Roundup – December 18, 2023

December 18th, 2023

Developer Scores Major Construction Loan For Big UES Project: Report - Patch

NYC parks set for dramatic reductions in staffing, cleaning under Mayor Adams' budget cuts - Gothamist

Her Son Was Promised a Special Education Class. He’s Still Waiting - New York Times

New York Plans to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Chip Research - New York Times

NYC Council mulls removing limits to street vendor licenses - City & State

NY Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus unveils budget priorities - City and State

Public advocate unveils NYC’s landlord shame list, warns budget cuts could make it worse - Gothamist

Anonymous donor saves compost collection at NYC greenmarkets, staving off mayor's cuts - Gothamist

Finally: East Midtown Greenway Set To Open Dec.

Weekly News Roundup – December 11, 2023

December 11th, 2023

Work On 3rd Avenue UES Redesign Complete: Officials - Patch

Fricked Off: Furious Frick Neighbors Sound Off On UES Party Plans - Patch

Frick’s Bid for Liquor License at New Home Pits One Time Allies Against One Another - Our Town

Tony NYC art gallery pressing city for liquor permits to add 17 bars — and worried neighbors are pushing back: ‘It’s crazy’ - New York Post

Guggenheim Lays Off 10 Employees as Museums Face Fiscal Challenges - NY Times

These Noise Cameras Put a Price on Peace: $2,500 for Loud Drivers - NY Times

Council staff union stages silent protest during stated meeting to push for fair contract - City & State

Poll: Eric Adams’ job approval rating tumbles to 28 percent - Politico

Mayor Adams: Requiring pre-approval of migrant contracts ‘defies logic’ - City & State

Which city leaders are calling for a federal takeover of Rikers Island? - City & State

Phil Banks quiet on rumored exit from Adams administration - City & State

New York City Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer and School Chancellor David Banks on strengthening workforce development post COVID-19 - City and State

Coalition fighting right to shelter changes to rally in Albany and NYC - City & State

What the New York City Council got done in the past two years - City & State

Budget headaches complicate City Council’s priorities for 2024 - City & State

Demolition Permits Filed For Yorkville Corner - Patch

NYC councilmember pushes bill requiring e-bikes and e-scooters have license plates and be registered - Gothamist

Mayor Adams seeks last-minute changes as congestion pricing faces MTA vote - Gothamist

MTA board approves congestion pricing tolls, initiating 60-day review - Gothamist 

Millions in federal dollars funneled into new Governors Island hybrid-electric ferry - Gothamist

All NYC public schools would stock anti-overdose drug naloxone under bill passed by City Council - Gothamist

COVID-era trend of wealthy leaving NYC might be over, report finds - Gothamist

NYC Health + Hospitals approved $325M in migrant security contracts.

Weekly News Roundup – December 4, 2023

December 4th, 2023

NYC Councilmembers Push For A Bill To Padlock Unlicensed Weed Shops - Our Town

Adams Announces New Crackdown on Illegal Pot Shops’ Landlords - The City

More New York marijuana dispensaries should be able to open after settlement with veterans - Gothamist

NYC congestion pricing draft shows costly commute, especially for New Jersey drivers - Politico

Civil servants – including NYPD and MTA employees – not exempt from $15 congestion pricing toll - Gothamist

NYC buses running at slowest speeds since 2019 - AM NY

NYC withholding $11 million from schools serving homeless students, comptroller says - Chalkbeat

Sotheby’s Will Lease Headquarters Space to Weill Cornell - Bloomberg

Weill Cornell To Take Over 5 Floors Of Sotheby's UES Building - Patch

New York’s top court upholds state gun laws – for now - City & State

Brianna Suggs no longer fundraising for Eric Adams campaign - City & State 

On commissions and task forces, Hochul again issues dozens of vetoes - City & State

Election integrity advocates sue to stop use of touch screen voting machines in New York - City & State

Hochul to abandon required construction mandates in ambitious housing plan - City & State

Mayor Adams vows to remove parking spots from 1,000 NYC intersections every year - Gothamist

Climate advocates to rally for NY HEAT Act - City & State

Lack of Public Restrooms in City is a Crisis that Nobody Wants to Talk About, Says Borough Pres.