May 11, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

May 11th, 2018

De Blasio administration endorses 4 supervised injection facilities, provides no timeline - Politico
City green-lights UES tower's height-boosting gambit - Crain's New York Business
Speaker on school and housing segregation - Spectrum NY1
New York-Presbyterian Opens David H. Koch Center On The Upper East Side - NY YIMBY
De Blasio’s ‘affordable housing’ has made NYC more expensive - New York Post
Company managing NYC bus stops says it’s losing millions - New York Post
NYC’s free public Wi-Fi kiosks aren’t making much money - New York Post
VIDEO: This is how New York City handles your calls about the homeless - Nonprofit News Media
Can New York City achieve its Vision Zero goals? - Curbed NY
Proposed pedestrian bridge creates divide in Sutton Place - NYY1 (video)
Entire Upper East Side Block To Be Demolished - UES Patch

May 4, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

May 4th, 2018

Appeals court hands landlords major victory in rent-stabilization case - The Real Deal
The FAA's the limit for Manhattan residential buildings - Crain's New York Business
Tech panel talks about the brave new frontier of NYC transportation - Cornell Chronicle
Could You Be Sued as a Co-op Board Member? - The New York Times
Redeeming an Upper East Side eyesore - Our Town
Safe spaces: Legislation would reserve street parking for residents - Our Town
New Local Law Provides Alternative to Criminal Court - CityLand
Plans move ahead for Second Avenue Subway Phase Two in Harlem - WPIX News 11
From Former de Blasio Official, an Admission on Segregation - The New York Times
As Ridership Surges, Ferries to Get $300 Million to Expand Service - The New York Times

April 20, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

April 23rd, 2018

Mayor de Blasio claims he can’t remember secret 2015 meeting with major lobbyist that led to $100G in donations - Daily News
OpEd: The right way to rewrite the City Charter - Daily News
Trees Planted Along Second Avenue Bike Lane - Upper East Side Patch
No Friends of the Court: City Council Sues City’s Top Lawyer - The New York Times
Preservationists unite in effort to stall LPC’s proposed rule changes - Curbed NY
Landmarks Chairwoman Is Latest to Exit the de Blasio Administration - The New York Times

April 13, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

April 13th, 2018

Editorial: No Albany pay raises without ethics reforms - Newsday
Group alleges Gamma wrongfully rushed foundation work at Sutton Place tower - The Real Deal
Officials: Clason Point ferry service construction on schedule - News 12 The Bronx
Many Turn Out to Both Support and Register Concerns about Landmarks Rules Revisions - CityLand
With Tweaks, City Council Charter Revision Commission Bill Expected to Pass - Gotham Gazette
With Ambitious Asks, Bus Advocates Await MTA Plan - Manhattan Express
The Met Goes Beyond Its Doors to Pick a Leader Who Bridges Art and Technology - The New York Times
Digital donnybrook on 66th Street - Our Town
The Frick's new vision for its past - Our Town
Council Member to Propose Campaign Finance Changes - GothamGazette
Why middle-income New Yorkers are turning down affordable housing - 6sqft
My Upper East Side Story: Pizza, Schnitzel, a Piano Bar - The New York Times

April 6, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

April 6th, 2018

Site of Gary Barnett’s next big development - The Real Deal
Morton Williams set to open on Third Ave. - New York Post
Washington Cracks Down on New York Housing Authority - The Wall Street Journal
Cuomo Creates Monitor to Oversee Repairs to City’s Public Housing - The New York Times
 City’s ‘Nightlife Mayor’ Faces a Tough Crowd on Her Home Turf - Village Voice
 More than 80% of NYCHA apartments pose a health risk: report - New York Post
 De Blasio Moves to Permit Pedal-Assist Electric Bikes on NYC Streets - StreetsBlog NYC
 Mission: Spend a million dollars - Our Town
State Senate To Provide Exception to Floor Area Ratio Cap for City Residential Buildings - CityLand
Frick Collection, With Fourth Expansion Plan, Crosses Its Fingers Again - The New York Times
Seeing Old Masters in a Different Light - The New York Times
LinkNYC kiosks to double as bus countdown clocks - Crain's NY Business
Law firm that represented de Blasio now helping developer with city deal - New York Post

April 2, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

April 2nd, 2018

The community board problem found in today's New York City - The Riverdale Press

New Data Makes Clear That NYC Needs Even More Affordable Housing - City Limits

Council speaker, activists push for fix to rent loopholes - Daily News

Naftali is angling to buy big UES assemblage for condo tower - The Real Deal

PQR’s Airy Roman Slices Could Turn the UES Into a Pizza Destination - New York Eater

De Blasio slams Cuomo’s MTA plan as threat to ‘fiscal health’ - New York Post

Here’s what NYC architects need to know about changes to Landmarks rules - The Architects Newspaper

Thousands of de Blasio-proposed homeless-housing units remain unbuilt - Daily News

Queensboro Oval Will Not Become A Park, City Says - Patch

Esplanade repairs face delays - Our Town

In Yorkville, the Last Days of a German Bakery - The New York Times

March 23, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

March 23rd, 2018

Winners Chosen For Fisher Brothers’ Park Avenue Design Competition Depict Major Median Potential - YIMBY NY
https://newyorkyimby.com/2018/03/winners-chosen-for-fisher-brothers-park-avenue-design-competition-depict-major-median-potential.html

UES Participatory Budgeting 2018: What's On The Ballot - Patch
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March 16th, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

March 16th, 2018

Council Speaker Corey Johnson pushes $2B affordable housing plan for seniors - Daily News

On Land Use, Johnson Promises 'Deference' to Members But 'No Veto' - Gotham Gazette

Community Board Recommends Zoning Protections For 14th Street Tech Hub Plan - CityLand

Construction begins on Snøhetta-designed hotel on Roosevelt Island - Curbed NY

Thousands of Serial Traffic Violators in New York City Go Unpunished - Wall Street Journal

M.T.A. Violated Law Omitting Elevators in Station Upgrade, Prosecutors Say - The New York Times

Permits Filed For Massive Condominiums At 1299 3rd Avenue - NY YIMBY

Breaking Down the City’s Rezoning Process - The New York Times

City Downsizes Plan For UES Marine Transfer Station - Patch

The Great Roman Pizza Master You’ve Never Heard Of Opens Yorkville Shop - Grub Street

March 9th, 2018 – Weekly News Roundup

March 9th, 2018

A kinder, gentler, cleaner dump - Our Town

Glaser's Bake Shop To Close After 116 Years On Upper East Side - Upper Eastside Patch

Historic NYC Bakery Announces It Is Closing Its Doors After 116 Years - NBC-New York

New York Collectors Came Out in Force for the ADAA’s 30th-Annual Art Show—But Out-of-Towners Were Scarce - ArtNet News

City Strikes Pricey Deal for Pre-K at Extell’s UES Condo Tower - Commercial Observer

Second Avenue Subway Killed My Business, UES Store Owner Says - New York Patch

Thieves Are Swiping NYC's Trash Cans, And It's Not Clear Why - NBC-NY

The revised Section 421-a offers new opportunities for affordable housing - CityLand (NY Law School)

The municipal problem solver: — James Clynes’ legacy at CB8 - Our Town

Mayor de Blasio realizes he can speed up repairs on NYCHA heaters and boilers after Gov.