Weekly News Roundup – December 20, 2019

December 24th, 2019

City Commits 184 Additional K-8 Seats To Upper East Side - Patch

New York’s MTA Board Approves Agency’s $17 Billion Budget for 2020 - WSJ

NYCHA Development Dreams at a Crossroads - City Limits

NYCHA Remains The City's Worst Landlord, Public Advocate Says - Patch

Opinion: NYCHA Open Space: The Next City Park Frontier - Gotham Gazette

Analysis suggests misdemeanors, like felonies, declining on subways ahead of police expansion - Politico

City Council Wants NYPD to ease up on e-bike food deliverers - NY Post

Is It Safe to Swim in New York City's East River? - City & State

The Met Museum unveils new exhibition in Great Hall - Capital Tonight

A Church's Milestone Anniversary - Our Town

Woman Sues After Tumble in Stumble Inn - Gothamist

UES NYCHA Tenants Sue City To Demand Repairs - Patch

Tenants Sue For Repairs At Embattled East Side Public Housing Complexes - The City

"In its last iteration, the proposal for a half-luxury, half-affordable 50-story tower from Fetner Properties promised to raise $25 million for repairs.

Weekly News Roundup – December 13, 2019

December 13th, 2019



NYC Has a Family Homelessness Crisis. Who are the Families? - City Limits


City Council Holds Another Hearing on the Parks Capital Process - City Land

Central Park Conservancy And Parks Department Propose Renovation Of Community Facilities At Harlem Meer In Central Park - NY YIMBY

Plans For Central Park’s Women’s Rights Monument Returns To The Landmarks Preservation Commission - NY YIMBY

More New York Businesses Using State Law to Avoid SALT Tax Cap - WSJ

The Rent Isn't Too Damn High Anymore - Our Town

Fairness for Female Consumers: A Manhattan community board is determined to stop unfair pricing practices known as "the pink tax" - Our Town

MTA warns upstate county clerk against using “See something, say something” slogan - Daily News


NYPD announces new unit to track hate groups in wake of Jersey City rampage - Politico

New Cancer Center Opens Next Month on the UES - AM New York

What to Know About Amazon's New Manhattan Office - City and State

Emmy Squared’s Popular Detroit-Style Pies Land on the UES Tuesday - NY Eater

Tap-and-go Subway Payments Expand to Penn Station - Crain's

New York City creating helpline for controversial homeless program - Politico

Homeless Outreach Workers: Nothing We Do Matters Without New Housing - Gothamist

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Weekly News Roundup – December 6, 2019

December 6th, 2019

New York Evictions Are Plunging Under New Rent Control Law - The Wall Street Journal

"The decline was steepest for the most common type of cases, those brought by landlords against tenants who fell behind on rent payments, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of court data.

Weekly News Roundup – November 29, 2019

November 29th, 2019

NYPD can claim subway crime is down because it only focuses on felony stats - New York Post

"Minor crimes on the rise this year over last include:  Misdemeanor assault, up 15.9 percent to 1,132 incidents;  Harassment, up 17.9 percent to 928;  Groping, up 10.6 percent to 450"

Developers Show Renderings for New 23-Story Apartment Building with Micro-Units; Wins Support of Community Board Committee - West Side Rag

"Developer Fetner Properties previously described plans to make 80 of the 171 apartments into micro-units, which range from 290 to 340 square feet, and market them to seniors.

November 22, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

November 22nd, 2019

Thousands Sign Petition Against Lenox Hill Hospital Expansion - Patch

UES Library To Reopen After 9-Month Renovation - Patch

Ghost Block on First Avenue - Our Town

Alida Camp, who sits on the zoning and development committee of CB8, said it’s common for business owners to warehouse their spaces and move their restaurant or store to a new location if they believe their landlords are going to sell the property, which prolongs the time the storefronts will be vacant.

November 15, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

November 15th, 2019

Condo Buyers Can Keep Purchases Secret, N.Y. Tax Officials Say in Reversal - The Wall Street Journal

"New York state tax officials are restoring a measure of secrecy for condo owners who buy units without disclosing their names publicly through limited-liability companies, in a reversal of a policy that drew fire from the real-estate industry.

November 8, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

November 8th, 2019

N.Y.P.D’s Next Police Commissioner: What to Know About Dermot Shea - NY Times

Williams Remains Public Advocate; Katz Next Queens DA; Ranked-Choice Voting on Its Way; & More: Election Results 2019 - Gotham Gazette

Securing Two More Years as Public Advocate, Williams to Keep Pushing De Blasio on Housing, Policing - Gotham Gazette

Duane Reades Are Disappearing In NYC, Leaving Unexpected Nostalgia In Their Wake - Gothamist

Kenyan Runners Dominate in N.Y.C. Marathon - NYTimes

Thep Brings High Style Thai Food to New York's UES - Forbes

Black Latino and Asian Caucus of the New York City Council Comes Out Against Ranked Choice Voting - City and State

The Subway Is in Financial Crisis.

November 1, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

November 1st, 2019

Madison Avenue business owners rip bid for 9 bus shelters - NY Post

Assemblymember Seawright calls for Extell developer to clean up Upper East Side construction site - The Villager

De Blasio Supports 'Transformative' Safe Streets Plan, Just Not On His Watch - Gothamist

Lenox Hill Expansion Opponents Want Pols To Fight Project - Patch

'Breaking the Bronze Ceiling' - Our Town

Closing Rikers May Pave New Path For Mentally Ill Inmates - Law 360

Extell's UES Development Site Is Unsafe: Lawmaker, Seniors Say - Patch

Posh Madison Ave Stores Challenge City Plan to Add Bus Shelters - The Jewish Voice

Council approves landmark private waste overhaul, capping yearslong policy battle - Politico

Goodbye Barneys, Hello Cheap Luxury Handbags for Christmas - NY Times


Lenox Hill Neighborhood advocates push pols to oppose hospital project - The Villager

Can You Stop Fare Evasion Without Criminalizing Poverty? - City and State

MOMA Reimagined - City and State

NYCLU Report Finds Increases in Solitary Confinement in State Prisons - Politico

Housing Works is Cast in Unusual Role: Corporate Overlord - NYTimes

DAs Trained How to Keep People in jail Despite the New Bail - City and State

The Wednesday That Could Change NYC - City and State

NY Councilman Ben Kallos Launches Manhattan Borough President Run - NY Daily News

Le Jardinier Embraces Light Fun Approach to Seasonal Cooking - Crain's

NY Elections Move into the 21st Century - City and State

Old Navy to Open UES Store on 86th Street - Patch

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October 25, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

October 25th, 2019

Manhattan Community Board 8, in symbolic vote, strikes down proposed expansion of Lenox Hill Hospital - PIX 11

Lenox Hill Hospital expansion blasted by Upper East Siders - Curbed NY

Central Park to get first statue honoring women - ABC News

Women Who Are Breastfeeding Will Now Be Exempt From Jury Duty In New York - NY State of Politics

NYC’s congestion pricing program moves forward as MTA picks company to install tolling tech - Daily News

City worker fatally run over by co-worker near Gracie Mansion - NY Post

State Census Funds Held Up by Cuomo Administration -NY1

Police Officers Union Launches Campaign to Defeat NYPD Oversight Ballot Measure - Gotham Gazette

Their Land Became Part of Central Park.

October 18, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

October 18th, 2019

Living in Yorkville, Manhattan: Still Relatively Quiet, But Easier to Get Around - NY Times

Upper East Side building made famous by TV’s ‘The Jeffersons’ leaves residents wheezy over shoddy renovations - Daily News

Plan to close Rikers Island, a symbol of criminal justice reform, approved by City Council - Politico

Sources: Last week, Byford resigned from MTA. He’s now reconsidered.