June 21, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

June 21st, 2019

The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream - The New York Times

NYCHA scraps east side tower plan in face of boro prez lawsuit - The City

"Their [Housing officials] goal is to allow more market-rate apartments on the site in an effort to raise more money for the cash-strapped Housing Authority.

June 14, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

June 14th, 2019

De Blasio and City Council reach agreement on $92.8 billion budget - City & State

Mayor, City Council reach $92.8B budget deal - Crain's

Rezonings Carry Opportunities and Risks for Low-Income Seniors - City Limits

City Fills Second Ave Bike Lane Gap Near Queensboro Bridge - Patch

Architectural artifacts from two demolished 1909 Upper East Side mansions will be for sale - 6SqFt

"The French Renaissance-style mirror-image limestone mansions at 107 and 109 East 79th Street were originally built in 1909 for Edith T. Martin and Alice Martin McCoon.

May 31, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

June 7th, 2019

Commercial waste bill's debut next week has businesses worried - Crain's New York Business
https://www.crainsnewyork.com/politics/commercial-waste-bills-debut-next-week-has-businesses-worried"Legislation appears to be headed to the City Council that would introduce radical changes to the industry—and upend the carefully laid plans of the Department of Sanitation [...] sanitation committee Chairman Antonio Reynoso will introduce a bill next week to create an exclusive system, in which a single carter would be responsible for each zone.

May 24, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

May 24th, 2019

New York rent reforms could wind up in omnibus bill bundled with charter school cap and legal weed - Daily News

Advocates Push Charter Commission for Bolder Action on Land Use - City Limits

LPC Releases Guidelines for Storefront Design in Historic Districts - CityLand

NYCHA taps development team to perform $350M renovations, takeover managing properties - The Real Deal

"Deputy Mayor Vicki Been announced that NYCHA tapped Arker Companies, Omni Development, Dabar Development Partners and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.