Weekly News Roundup – February 17, 2023

February 17th, 2023

UES co-op claims adjacent church creating an unholy living situation - NY Post

Arts And Crafts Fair Shows Off UES Talents - Patch

Chick-fil-A to open a rest stop exclusively for food delivery workers on the UES - Gothamist

Chick-Fil-A opens delivery workers’ rest stop as NYC street hubs stall - Daily News

NYPD Tactics Raise Concern of Return to ‘Stop and Frisk’ - Bloomberg

Adams tells school principals to meet weekly with NYPD to boost safety - Gothamist

As Demand for Open Space Soars, New York Gets a Public Realm Czar - NY Times

New Data Shows Where Rent-Stabilized Apartments Might Be Disappearing - The City

Short-lived aid rescued thousands of New Yorkers from poverty during pandemic, study finds - Crain's

Aggressive New York Housing Plan Borrows Ideas From Other States - NY Times

In Joint Effort, City’s Borough Presidents Push the Mayor to Plant a Million More Trees - City Limits

Mayor Adams says NYC is exploring remote option for city workers - Gothamist

DOT honchos grilled on street safety progress as Adams admin announces opposition to Council bills - AM NY

MTA scales back Second Avenue subway add-on, but price tag still hefty $6.3B - NY Post

Community Boards Struggling With Attendance Look to Stronger Enforcement - The City

Hector LaSalle’s Chief Judge Shot Ends With Historic Rejection by State Senate - NY Focus

Take off your shoes! Poop bacteria are rampant on Upper East Side streets, study finds.

Weekly News Roundup – February 13, 2023

February 13th, 2023

Eli Zabar loses battle against Upper East Side homeless shelter next door - Crain's

UES Education Complex Prepares For Renovations, After $3 Million Funding Boost - Our Town

How an Upper East Side construction site became an outdoor art exhibit - AM NY

Student art improves eyesore construction site on Upper East Side - Pix11

Inside New York’s struggling weed real estate experiment - Politico

The Mayor Says He’s Cracking Down on Unlicensed Weed Sales.

Weekly News Roundup – February 3, 2023

February 3rd, 2023

A Housing Plan for Manhattan’s Empty Spaces - NY Times

Northwell Makes Moves On Lenox Hill Hospital Expansion - Patch

Kids Walk Hate Speech Gauntlet Into UES Drag Story Hour, Pol Asks Why - Patch

Biden says Hudson River Tunnel project is finally full steam ahead - Politico

In wake of Tyre Nichols’ death, NYC Mayor Adams defends NYPD’s own anti-gun unit - Daily News

Hochul’s $227 Billion Budget Plan Targets New York City’s Urgent Needs - NY Times

New York's massive budget surplus gives Hochul money to spend - Politico

City Six Months Behind Schedule for New Street Vendor Permits - Streetsblog

Bronx Residents Got Rid of Their Gas Stoves.

Weekly News Roundup – January 30, 2023

January 30th, 2023

Church Plan Draws Heat - Our Town

On the Upper East Side, it’s church versus co-op - Crain's

An ‘Uphill Fight’ For Co-Op vs. Presbyterian Church on UES - Our Town

Redeemer Presbyterian’s UES development plans vex co-op residents - Real Deal

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Weekly News Roundup – January 20, 2023

January 20th, 2023

NYC doctors and elite Allen-Stevenson School battle over ‘Open Streets’ program - NY Post

Neighbors Plead For Mercy From Incoming UES Redeemer Church - Patch

Adams Visits the Border to Step Up Pressure on Biden for Migrant Funds - NY Times

Hochul's chief judge pick rejected by her own party in stunning defeat - Politico

Hochul considers lawsuit after chief judge pick rejected by state Senate panel - Spectrum

An outmigration crisis? Hochul's plan to keep people in New York.

Weekly News Roundup – January 9, 2023

January 9th, 2023

Nurses’ Strike Ends in New York City After Hospitals Agree to Add Nurses - NY Times

Adams proposes sweeping zoning changes to convert underused office space to housing - AM NY

Hochul describes her vision of the 'New York Dream.' Now she'll have to convince lawmakers.

Weekly News Roundup – December 19, 2022

December 19th, 2022

Towering Upper East Side 5G Poles Shot Down By Community Board - Patch

Roosevelt Island Bridge bike lane now covered for a safer, smoother ride - AM NY

N.Y.C. Community Boards Usually Oppose New Housing. Not This One. - NY Times

DOT Expects to Miss Targets for New Bus Lanes, Sources Say - Streetsblog

As family homelessness climbs, calls grow louder for solving school attendance woes - Chalkbeat

As COVID, flu, and RSV cases spike, NYC school officials recommend masking indoors - Chalkbeat

Wastewater can predict COVID-19 surges, but NYC’s data remains hard to find - Gothamist

NYC Mayor Adams expands special education in preschools - Gothamist

Police Have Removed Over 1,300 'Emotionally Disturbed People’ from Transit in 2022; Where Did They Go? - Gotham Gazette

Yellow Signals: MTA Looking Into Pee-Smelling Tech for Elevators - The City

Fire destroys NYPD storage facility housing decades of DNA evidence - Gothamist

Hochul and Adams Envision ‘New New York.

Weekly News Roundup – December 12, 2022

December 12th, 2022

More 5G Towers Are Coming to NYC — See Where They Are Being Built - NBC NY

Upper East Side fights 32-foot 5G cell towers making ritzy shopping district ‘uglier’ - NY Post

New UES Pre-K Center To Be Built, Meeting Neighborhood Need - Patch

Roosevelt Island Bridge Loses 'Cheese Grater' Bike Lane; Pols Cheer - Patch

Upper East Side sinkhole highlights need for waterfront agency: BP Levine - Gothamist

New Yorkers Are Urged to Wear Masks Indoors as Covid and Flu Cases Rise - NY Times

As Covid Cases Rise, New York City’s Mass Testing Lab Is Set to Close - NY Times

NYC’s Pandemic Response Lab to Close as Covid Testing Plummets - Bloomberg

Jeffries and Schumer begin their Dem buddy act - Politico

The Cap-and-Trade Fight Comes to New York - Metro Focus

NYC kills ‘Internet Master Plan’ for universal, public web access - Gothamist

Antisemitic hate crimes in NYC are on the rise, NYPD stats show - Daily News

NYC public agencies face ‘severe’ staffing shortage: comptroller - Pix11

With local good cause eviction laws overturned, pressure turns to state pols - Crain's

Mayor Adams Promotes Women to Fill 2 Key First-Term Departures - NY Times

Council bill would speed up parks projects, kick off push to reform bulky capital process - Crain's

Adams set to unveil sweeping plan to speed up development amid housing crunch - Politico

Manhattan and Brooklyn Rents Flatten After Record Surge — But Don’t Expect Bargains - The City

NY Times union warns of walkout on Thursday - The Hill

Manhattan Borough President Adds Affordable Housing Focus to Community Board Appointment Process - Gotham Gazette

NYC issues health advisory, mask recommendation over flu, RSV and COVID-19 'tripledemic' - Gothamist

NY cracks down on space heaters after deadly Bronx fire - Gothamist

New York Subway Fare Could Soon Top $3 to Offset Steep Drop in Riders - NY Times

NYC public libraries say proposed budget cuts may 'push us over the edge' - Gothamist

Cannabis Confusion Reigns at Community Boards - The City

New York Loosens Rules on Locations for Weed Dispensaries - NY Times

Permits Filed For 1477 Third Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - Yimby

NYC Council ‘still waiting’ to see a plan on mayor’s plan for severe mental illness - City & State

Hochul signs New York space heater safety bill into law - NY1

Adams' involuntary treatment policy faces first legal challenge - Gothamist

NYC subway station agents to work outside of booths, which used to house piles of cash - Gothamist

Long-delayed project to convert compost, waste into gas for NYC homes slated to launch in January - Gothamist

New York senators sign onto their staffers’ unionization effort - City & State

New York recommends masking again.

Weekly News Roundup – December 5, 2022

December 5th, 2022

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi - AP

Five big takeaways from the new Assembly draft map - City & State

UES Again Merged With Queens In New Assembly Maps, Sparking Pushback - Patch

MTA to spend more than $1B on accessibility upgrades - Gothamist

MTA may need massive 30% fare hikes to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’, Comptroller DiNapoli warns - AM NY

New York will involuntarily hospitalize more mentally ill people - Politico

On City Streets, Fear and Hope as Mayor Pushes to Remove Mentally Ill - NY Times

NYPD already gets hundreds of annual abuse complaints for forcing people to hospitals - Gothamist

How Hospitals Respond When Mentally Ill People Come in From the Streets - NY Times

Mayor Adams' homeless encampment sweeps result in just 115 people entering NYC shelters - Gothamist

NYC Mayor Adams has a mental health agenda.

Weekly News Roundup – November 28, 2022

November 28th, 2022

State Pot Board Deals Out NY’s First Weed-Selling Licenses - The City

To Meet Climate Mandate, New York Needs to Learn How to Build Clean Energy Again - NY Focus

What is 'green' development? - Streetsblog

New law will prevent homeowners associations from banning EV chargers - Spectrum

Citywide Composting Would Require $75M to Buy 170 Trucks: Commish - Streetsblog

New York’s L.G.B.T.Q. community is on edge after the attack.