Weekly News Roundup – October 23, 2023

October 23rd, 2023

Spend $1 Million In UES Funds: Participatory Budgeting Returns - Patch

UES 94th Street Rezoning Moves Forward In Rezoning Process - Patch

1 in 3 NYC tenants spend half their income on rent as affordability crisis deepens - Gothamist

New UES Medical School Residential Tower Details Announced - Patch

Zoning wars: City’s developers, future at mercy of politics -  The Real Deal

Landlords file first suits against Airbnb based on NYC’s new short-term rental law - The Real Deal

At long last, city rents fall across the board—but not by much - Crain’s

How 100,000 Apartments in New York City Disappeared - NY Times

Crunching the Data on the Record-Setting Year For Cyclist Deaths - Streetsblog

City Hall Uses Flimsy Data to Blame E-bikes for Rise in Cycling Deaths - Streetsblog

Report: Congestion Pricing Will Be a Huge Boost for Transit Workers - Streetsblog

MTA struggling to deliver promised service boost for NYC subway lines: data - NY Post

NYC lifts cap on electric for-hire vehicles, but experts fear it could undermine congestion pricing - Gothamist

State Lawmaker Seeks to Close Moped-Registration Loophole - Streetsblog

New York City unveils AI action plan - City and State 

The NYPD is using AI to analyze body camera footage.

Weekly News Roundup – October 16, 2023

October 16th, 2023

Long road ahead for legal cannabis market in New York - City and State

Deluge of Pot Shop Proposals Leaves Community Boards Dazed and Confused - The City

Second Avenue subway extension plan hits a snag - Crain’s

OMNY vending machines finally being rolled out at NYC subway stations - AM NY

MTA wants to join U.S. against N.J. congestion pricing lawsuit - Crain’s

It’s Starting: City Unveils Trash Containerization for Smaller Buildings - Streetsblog

Upper East Side Gets $20K To Fight Rats With Gas - Patch

Adams: Eliminating ‘Parking’ for Trash is ‘Small Price to Pay’ - Streetsblog

As NYC Rolls Out Mandatory Composting, Will New Yorkers Comply? - City Limits

Eric Adams defends trip south of the border - City and State


Weekly News Roundup – October 10, 2023

October 10th, 2023

A walk with Community Board 8's chair - NY1

Avalanche of New Applications for Legal Weed Shops Hit Local CBs, After Hochul Gives OK - Our Town

US Supreme Court rejects challenge to NY’s rent stabilization laws, but two cases linger - Gothamist

Can NYC Ease Housing Costs With ‘City of Yes’ Proposal? - Bloomberg

“Airbnbust” rocks New York’s short-term rental landscape - The Real Deal

Op-ed: Northwell’s expansion is a bitter pill for the community - Crain’s

Adams and Hochul Hack Tax Break Impasse to Spur New Housing - The City

Evolving Requirements For Tenant Lawyer Funding Met With Protest - City Limits

Panel weighs MTA's congestion pricing tolls and carve-outs - Gothamist

Drivers using NYC tunnels will get congestion-toll discount - NY Post

Congestion pricing toll will be paid by riders, not drivers, of taxis and for-hire vehicles - AM NY

State Comptroller Report Faults MTA for Lack of Climate Change Plans - The City

No vaping or fare evasion: MTA asks riders to be 'courteous' as more return to subway, buses - Gothamist

MTA’s 20 Yr Wish List Includes Some Mega Projects for Manhattan - Our Town

Crew Shortages Slowing Subway Service – With Workers Pinning Blame on Assaults - The City

MTA unveils plan to expand 2nd Avenue subway - NBC4 New York

The MTA Has A Long Way To Go To Make OMNY Great: Report - Streetsblog

The N.Y.C. Subway Is No Longer Broke.

Weekly News Roundup – October 2, 2023

October 2nd, 2023

Mayor Adams pitches dorm-style apartments, hallway bathrooms in NYC housing plan - Gothamist

City’s rent-stabilized tenants owe more than $1B, landlord group estimates - Crain’s

City Hall backs bill to require five-year affordable housing plans - City and State

NYC only has 405 legal Airbnb and other short-term rentals available after crackdown - Gothamist

The 7 Ideas in Mayor Adams’ Housing Plan, and How It Gets Built - The City

Squeezed by rising insurance costs, a group of NYC landlords have a plan to take control - Gothamist

It’s back to the office as key NYC subway stations reveal big ridership gains - NY Post

MTA puts limits on ‘life-changing’ taxi service for disabled riders - Gothamist

MTA risks repeat of 'summer of hell' without comprehensive investment plan - Crain’s

NYC is considering installing air conditioning on subway platforms - Time Out

Subway system still recovering from flooding, but MTA says it 'could have been worse' - Gothamist

Major companies lobby on congestion pricing ahead of meeting on toll costs - Gothamist

Analysis: Everyone Agrees — Less Parking Means More Housing - Streetsblog

Police Brass Gets Booed During E-Vehicle Safety Alliance Meeting for Applauding Deliveristas - Streetsblog

NYC shelters set to dump thousands of migrants to discourage new arrivals - Politico

Amid Chaos of Migrant Surge, NYC Lagged in Providing Essential Legal Help - Bloomberg

Asylum seekers may struggle to join city’s workforce, report finds - Crain’s

Where the Migrants Who Came to New York Are Living Now - NY Times

NYC to migrants: ‘You are better off going to a more affordable city’ - City and State

Migrant crisis: Hochul deploys 150 more National Guard troops to help NYC asylum seekers apply for work permits - AM NY

City Hall offers conflicting counts on Venezuelan migrants eligible for work - Gothamist

NYC Has Quietly Placed Immigrant Families with Children in Hotels Under 28-Day Stays - City Limits

Adams Admin Not Backing Down From Fight to Limit Shelter Rights - City Limits

More NYC teachers are frequently out sick following COVID-19 pandemic - Chalkbeat

New York Schools Weathered a Crisis.

Weekly News Roundup – September 25, 2023

September 25th, 2023

Mayor Adams Pitches Zoning For Less Parking, More Housing - City Limits

Mayor Adams rolls out bevy of zoning changes to promote housing development - AM NY

Could Unions Break New York’s Housing Impasse? - NY Focus

‘A Lot of False Hope’: City Data Show Ongoing Barriers To Supportive Housing - City Limits

It’s taking NYC over a year to fix up vacant public housing units, report shows - Gothamist

Give NYCHA a Fair Share of Pandemic Rent Aid, City Congressional Reps Plead - The City

The bills still awaiting Kathy Hochul’s signature before the end of the year - City and State

Republicans win a temporary freeze in New York’s redistricting fight - Politico

Equal Rights Amendment ratification push continues at Hunter College forum in Manhattan - AMNY

New York Republicans file lawsuit challenging newly signed mail voting law - City and State

Say Good-Bye to the ‘Free’ Citi Bike E-Bike Loophole - Streetsblog

NYC parking meter rates will increase starting next month - Pix11

Manhattan BP Wants To Raze FDR Drive South of Brooklyn Bridge - Streetsblog

Program meant to crack down on NYC's dangerous drivers should end, says transportation department - Gothamist

More OMNY delays as new MTA vending machines are months late - NY Post

OMNY use highest in gentrified NYC neighborhoods as uptake lags in lower-income areas: MTA - AM NY

After the Subway Shooting, NYC Transit Workers Say They’re Still Not Trained to Deal With Gunfire - The Trace

String of violent attacks on MTA drivers prompts rollout of safety partition pilot - NBC NY

Free buses start on Sunday - City and State

MTA considering ways to sustainability cool down scorching subway stations - AM NY

Is Congestion Pricing All Pain, No Gain for Motorists - The City

MTA will not boost service when congestion pricing goes into effect - Gothamist

Transit union rips congestion pricing as ‘thinly veiled’ MTA cash grab - NY Post

Mayor Adams and Gov.

Weekly News Roundup – September 18, 2023

September 18th, 2023

New York Employers Are Eager to Hire Migrants. They Can’t. - NY Times

NYC’s Rising Migrant Costs Won’t Destroy Its Finances, Bondholders Say - Bloomberg

New York looks at options for state work authorization for asylum-seekers - City and State

White House will help some NYC migrants get work permits, but offers no sweeping action - Gothamist

NYC faith leaders urge care for asylum-seekers, press officials to offer same - Gothamist

Republicans seize on Mayor Adams’ dramatic remarks that migrant crisis will ‘destroy’ NYC - AMNY

Seeking new playbook, Democrats sour on Mayor Adams' migrant approach - Gothamist

Illegal Mopeds and Fake Names: Migrants Scrape By in Underground Economy - NY Times

Criticized over NYC’s delay in processing migrants, Mayor Adams delivers a mic drop - Gothamist

Mayor Adams’s Ability to Freely Spend Money on Migrants May Be Curtailed - NY Times

36% of NYC public school students were chronically absent last school year - Chalkbeat

Here’s what NYC’s teacher workforce looks like as a new school year begins - Chalkbeat

The Moped Crisis: Safe Streets Group Issues Policy Recommendations - Streetsblog

Council Passes Battery ‘Buy-Back’ Program and Other Bills to Curb Lithium-Ion Fires - Streetsblog

NYC Council to weigh making delivery apps pay for drivers’ e-bikes - Gothamist

Enforcement of Illegal Batteries — and, Apparently, Mopeds — Starts on Saturday - Streetsblog

NYC’s new black market for short-term rentals: A throwback to the time before Airbnb - Gothamist

The skinny on the “sliver law”: City may ax rule that blocks 95,000 homes - The Real Deal

Four neglected parts of Midtown could transform under Adams' rezoning plan - Crain’s

New York City Cracked Down on Airbnb.

Weekly News Roundup – September 11, 2023

September 11th, 2023

NYC loses 15K unlicensed short-term rentals as Airbnb rule kicks in - Gothamist

Temporary health care workers could be a lifeline for city's Airbnbs - Crain’s

SCOTUS Will Soon Toss or Take Rent Stabilization Cases. Here’s What to Know. - City Limits

CB8 Considers DOT’s Cargo Bike Rules, With Public Comment Period Coming to a Close - Our Town

DOT Commish: We Want to Get the Rules Right for Cargo Bikes - Streetsblog

Advocates to DOT: End All Parking at T-Shaped Intersections - Streetsblog

New York City’s Battle Against Congestion Begins at the Curb - Bloomberg

Outdoor Dining: What Will the April-to-December Program Look Like? - Streetsblog

DOT is Not Installing Safety Bollards at Intersections, Schools, Plazas as Council Sought - Streetsblog

N.J.’s Congestion Pricing Lawsuit: Here’s Why It Should Fail - Streetsblog

Congestion Pricing Is Coming.

Weekly News Roundup – September 5, 2023

September 5th, 2023

Airbnb alternatives try to work around new city rules - Crain’s

Small condo developers powering NYC’s housing production - The Real Deal

Pilot project to rehab rent-stabilized units is months behind schedule - The Real Deal

Hochul comes around to incentive approach on housing after lawmakers rejected her mandates - City and State

New York City’s Crackdown on Airbnb Is Starting.

Weekly News Roundup – August 28, 2023

August 28th, 2023

UES Added Net 148 Housing Units In 2022: Data - Patch

NYC Lost 100K Homes in Apartment-to-House Conversions - The City

More than 13K rent-stabilized units in NYC are sitting empty for multiple years, report finds - Gothamist

250 East 83rd Street Stands Topped Out Over Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

300 East 83rd Street Nears Topping Out On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

A Private Equity Firm Might Be Your Next Landlord - NY Times

Rising housing costs fueled a local inflation bump in July - Crain’s

Climate-tech leaders urge mayor to hold firm on Local Law 97 - Crain’s

State’s LLC transparency bill could have a major impact on the real estate industry - Crain’s

“We have to fix this”: Manhattan prez bemoans dead month for new housing - The Real Deal

Mayors Adams Proposes New Plans to Turn Vacant Midtown Offices Into Apartments - Our Town

The Man Who’s Earning $250,000 to Sing the Praises of Mayor Adams - NY Times

Mayor Adams’ new efficiency czar is a city government veteran - Crain’s

Migrant Crisis, a ‘Time Bomb’ for Democrats, Poses Test for Hochul - NY Times

Inside Mayor Eric Adams’ atypical trip to Israel - Politico

Obscure city business office staffed by mayor's friend, NYPD lieutenant - Crain’s

NYC school bus strike could disrupt start of year, Chancellor Banks warns - Chalkbeat

NYC must slash class sizes under a new law.

Weekly News Roundup – August 14, 2023

August 14th, 2023

Community Board 8 Wants To Know What Your UES Needs Are - Patch

A Major Renovation Project At The 92nd Street Y Now Complete On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Office-to-resi conversions are financially feasible, but just barely: report - The Real Deal

Eric Adams’ ‘record-breaking’ year for affordable housing has some caveats - City and State

AG Letitia James steps aside as Gov.