Weekly News Roundup – June 3, 2022

Inside the frenzied negotiations to salvage a controversial real estate tax break - Politico

NYC Rents Skyrocket Nearly 40 Percent, Study Finds - Patch

Two Years of Mayoral School Control for Eric Adams — With New Strings Attached - The City

MTA renames East Side Access project 'Grand Central Madison,' as completion date nears - Gothamist

Majority of City Council Declares Opposition to Reauthorizing NYC Tax Lien Sale - Gotham Gazette

Developer kills plan for Harlem's 'One45' complex after local opposition - Gothamist

Building Boomlet Added Nearly 200K Apartments — and Intensified Income Segregation - The City

Albany to Adams: You can’t always get what you want - Politico

What's In, What's Out: 2022 State Legislative Session Ends with Major Policy Decisions - Gotham Gazette

NYCHA Rescue Trust Approved by State Lawmakers - The City

If New York City Gets Las Vegas-Style Casinos, What Else Will It Get? - NY Times

NY legislative session ends without passage of Clean Slate Act - ABC NY

New York lawmakers pass first-in-nation cryptocurrency moratorium - Politico

New Yorkers share their tips for finding baby formula as shortage moves toward its fourth month - Gothamist

Bill seeks to pause commercial rent tax for three years - Crain's

323 East 79th Street Reaches Its Pinnacle On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - NY YIMBY

‘We’re playing with fire’: US Covid cases may be 30 times higher than reported - Guardian

Midtown Manhattan Has a Pulse Again - NY Times

New York jumps to pass major gun restrictions after mass shootings - Politico

Universal Child Care Is On New York’s Horizon - Our Town

Consumers may soon be able to repair their own devices - Spectrum

New York lawmaker calls for federal gas tax action - Spectrum

Legal protections for abortion providers in New York approved -  Spectrum

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Weekly News Roundup – May 27, 2022

Final congressional and state Senate maps still bring political upheaval - City & State

What was he thinking? Mapmaker provides rationale for NY's congressional lines - Gothamist

'Why are we willing to live with this carnage?': Biden demands action on guns after Texas school shooting - Politico

Hochul pushes NY to ban residents under 21 from buying certain firearms - Lohud

The Suspect in a Fatal Subway Shooting Is in Police Custody - NY Times

Mayor Adams issues state of emergency to prevent baby formula price gouging - NY Post

National Dems are calling in a new communications expert: Eric Adams - Politico

Storming The Armory - Out Town

Eric Adams Faces Pressure on New York’s Housing Crisis as Rents Rise - NY Times

Kathy Hochul: Key affordable housing program set to lapse as rents soar - NY Post

Mayor Adams and NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams support hotel conversion, Assembly bill stalled in Albany - Daily News

More New Yorkers Ignoring Subway and Bus Mask Mandate as Riders, Experts Debate Value - The City


Weekly News Roundup – May 20, 2022

New York governor tests positive for Covid - Politico

NYPD violates stop-and-frisk order by underreporting, fed monitor says - NY Post

NYC subway turnstiles hit 3.5M daily entries, most since COVID-19 pandemic shut down city - Daily News

MTA orders bus drivers not to open back doors to combat fare evasion - NY Post

Oh, rats! As New Yorkers emerge from pandemic, so do rodents - AP

How Trash Became a Top-of-the-Heap City Budget Issue - Gotham Gazette

London calling: Mayor Adams and London Mayor Khan discuss tourism and address climate crisis - AM NY

At City Council Budget Hearing, Commissioner Previews Adams Housing Plan - Gotham Gazette

Grocery app Gopuff snubs traffic laws delivering snacks in NYC - NY Post

First-ever parade celebrating Japanese heritage coming to NYC, with George Takei as Grand Marshal - AM NY

Splashy initiative to provide $100 million boost for NYC child care - Chalkbeat

Mayor Adams Unveils Program to Address Dyslexia in N.Y.C. Schools - NY Times

In a seismic shift, NYC to mandate elementary schools use phonics-based curriculum - Chalkbeat

How Wall Street’s Slump Will Hit All New Yorkers Hard - The City

Surprise Delete of ‘SpeakerCoJo’ Twitter Triggers Look at City Archive Policy - The City

New York judge upholds state Assembly maps in redistricting challenge - Spectrum

Overdose Deaths in New York City Increased by 17% Last Year, CDC Estimates - City Limits

Finger pointing ensues with push for local control of city streets ‘dead in the water’ - Politico Pro

NY electric bills expected to jump 12% this summer - NY Post

Manhattan Apartment Rents Hit Record With Intense Summer Ahead - Bloomberg

Street Vendor Enforcement Continued at Pre-Pandemic Levels During First Quarter Under Mayor Adams - City Limits

Excavation Underway At 250-252 East 83rd Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Bristal At York Avenue Debuts At 1622 York Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Robin Birley to open dining club on Upper East Side - Real Deal

Chetrit, Stellar land $714M refi for UES luxury buildings - Real Deal

Eric Adams: NYC to nix dozens of fines on businesses in effort to cut red tape - NY Post

New York experiment with government-approved drug use could become a national model - Politico

Surge in Virus Cases Puts Most of New York State on High Alert - NY TimesHow New York Is Preparing for an Influx of Out-of-State Abortion Patients - NY Times

Hunter College Names Its Crossroads After Audre Lorde - Patch

Draft of new New York congressional lines released by special master - Poltico

Nadler, Maloney could face off in primary with redrawn district - Politico

Adams’ top aide navigates uncharted path on New York ethics issues - Politico

Streets Get More Dangerous When Speed Cameras Are Off, Stats Show - The City

Albany reaches deal to keep NYC speed cameras running 24/7 - NY Post

NYC reaches ‘high alert’ level for COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations continue rising - Gothamist

N.Y.C. urges people to wear masks indoors, but stops short of requiring it.

Weekly News Roundup – May 6, 2022

Beloved UES Youth Group Facing Eviction From Park Avenue Armory - Patch

UES Rallies Behind The Knickerbocker Greys - Our Town

NYC councilwoman demands MTA fix ‘critical’ escalator for Second Avenue subway - NY Post

New York City Enters Higher Coronavirus Risk Level as Case Numbers Rise - NY Times

5th Wave? New York COVID Hospitalizations Top 2,000, Nearly Tripling in a Month - NBC NY

Lawmakers begrudgingly OK Hochul's plan to remove former Lt. Gov.

Weekly News Roundup – April 29, 2022

Amid specter of inflation and global uncertainty, Adams unveils $99.7B budget - Politico

New York’s top court throws out district lines and delays primary - Politico

Task of drawing NY political maps falls to judge and scholar - AP

Some of Eric Adams’s Hires Have Troubling Pasts.

Weekly News Roundup – April 22, 2022

East River Esplanade Getting Long-Requested Fitness Equipment - Patch

Speakers at Vigil for Ukraine Urge Material Support - Tapinto

41 repeat offenders account for 147 thefts across Upper East Side: NYPD - NY Post

Carolyn Maloney, NYC Congresswoman, Tests Positive For COVID - Patch

Health commissioner: NYC may move to 'medium' COVID alert level in 'next few days' - NY1

New York at highest COVID-19 risk in U.S. - Times Union

1 in Every 200 NYC Children Have Lost a Parent or Caregiver to COVID. That’s Almost Twice the National Rate.

Weekly News Roundup – April 15, 2022

New York's lieutenant governor resigns after arrest in federal bribery case - Politico

New York City Mayor Eric Adams tests positive for Covid-19 on his 100th day in office - Politico

How's Mayor Eric Adams doing? New Yorkers critique hizzoner's first 100 days in office - Gothamist

Brooklyn Subway Shooting Suspect Frank James Arrested, in Custody - WSJ

New York's public safety mayor faces subway attack while in Covid quarantine - Politico

What does the subway tragedy mean for NYC’s recovery? - Gothamist

East Siders to Hold Vigil for Ukraine - Tapinto

Illicit Work At Landmarked UES Home 'Makes Life Hell' For Neighbors - Patch

Budget allows for remote participation in government meetings until 2024 - Politico Pro

NY $220B budget becomes law, boosted by federal aid, surplus - AP

New York’s Surging Covid Cases Driven by New Omicron Subvariants - Bloomberg

CDC extends travel mask requirement to May 3 as COVID rises - AP

Many Virus Cases Go Uncounted.

Weekly News Roundup – April 8, 2022

New York Toughens Bail Law in $220 Billion Budget Agreement - NY Times

What’s In Kathy Hochul’s $220 Billion Budget Deal? - The City

Adams demands 'discipline of message' to combat 'gotcha' press corps, audio reveals - Politico

Mayor Adams Announces New Efforts to Improve City Government Performance - Gotham Gazette

Talking Equal Pay — And Salary Transparency - Chelsea News

Salary Disclosure In NYC: Not So Fast, Say Some on City Council - The City

New York City Keeps Mask Mandate for Kids Under 5 as Cases Rise - NY Times

Health System Readies ‘Surge’ COVID Testing Operation While Shutting Down Outreach - The City

As Yet Another Wave of Covid Looms, New Yorkers Ask: Should I Worry? - NY Times

How to Get a Free Covid Test in New York City - NY Times

Amazon workers in NYC vote to unionize in historic labor win - AP

Council releases budget response with $1B in additional spending - Politico Pro

NYC Council pushes back on Mayor Adams’ proposed budget, claims it fails to do enough for the poor - Daily News

Dollars and street $ense: City Council wants $3 billion more in city budget for ‘Streets Plan’ - AM NY

Largest-known NYC survey finds affordable housing, reducing homelessness seen as keys to public safety - Gothamist

What Other Cities Can Teach New York About Homelessness on Transit - NY Times

'It's hard to argue with lives saved.

Weekly News Roundup – April 1, 2022

Manhattan's COVID risk levels move from low to medium: Here's what health experts recommend - Gothamist

Bail reform changes shaping up as most contentious issue in budget talks - NY1

New York’s Bail Laws, Reconsidered: 5 Things to Know - NY Times

The city is expanding a program that diverts some mental health emergency calls from police to social workers and medics - Gothamist

State weighs enhancing partial student loan forgiveness programs - Newsday

International Tourists Flock Back to New York, With One Big Exception - NY Times

Salvation in the Sky: As congregations dwindle, air rights become more valuable to churches—and to developers building into the heavens - Crain's

Adams' homeless sweeps have hit hundreds of encampments — only 5 people have accepted shelter - Gothamist

The City is Pushing Homeless New Yorkers Off the Streets and Subways.

Weekly News Roundup – March 28, 2022

In bloom: NYC 'waking up' to official start of cherry blossom season - Gothamist

New Coalition Launches to Support Ukraine - Tapinto

New city health commissioner has history of leadership issues in previous role - Politico

New Omicron subvariant BA.2 found in nearly half of New York cases - AM NY

Adams: Mask mandate for kids under 5 to end if COVID risk stays low - Gothamist

Adams defends lifting vaccine mandate for athletes as labor unions cry hypocrisy - Politico

COVID Case Counts More Than Doubled in Public Schools Since Last Month, DOE Data Shows - The City

Councilmembers direct sharp questions and criticism at NYPD during budget hearing - Gothamist

No New Taxes, but Plenty to Fight Over in New York’s Looming Budget - NY Times

New York might spend $3B or more for universal child care.