Weekly News Roundup – March 20, 2020

UES Community Board Cancels Meetings Through March - Patch

How remote learning will work in New York City - City and State

M.T.A., Citing Huge Drop in Riders, Seeks $4 Billion Virus Bailout - NY Times

‘Possibility of a Prolonged Recession’: Coronavirus Could Wreak Havoc on City, State Budgets - Gotham Gazette

City Closes Hundreds of Senior Centers, But Will Provide Meals to Aging Population Especially Vulnerable to Coronavirus - Gotham Gazette

Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres tests positive for coronavirus - Daily News

N.Y. May Need 18,000 Ventilators Very Soon.

Weekly News Roundup – March 6, 2020

New York State Coronavirus Cases Rise to 22 -WSJ

NYC orders mandatory coronavirus testing for public workers - Politico

Yeshiva University shut down as family of Westchester man confirmed for coronavirus - Politico

New Law Expands Cuomo’s Power During Coronavirus Outbreak - WSJ

Could coronavirus push gig workers’ labor fight to the fore? - City & State

Congress Approves $8.3B Coronavirus Bill - Capital Tonight

Addressing coronavirus fears, chancellor says every NYC school will soon have a nurse - Chalkbeat

NYC schools scramble to track student and teacher travel amid coronavirus threat - Chalkbeat

Amid Coronavirus Fears, Officials Say New York City Subway Is Safe - WSJ

Worried About Coronavirus on the MTA Subway? Here's What We Know - NYTimes

Why congestion pricing might be delayed - Politico

De Blasio’s latest MTA pick gets around with a city-funded chauffeur - NY Post

MTA’S ANDY BYFORD LEAVING ROLE THAT MAY BE DERAILED - The City

Who’s Your ‘Train Daddy’? On Byford’s Last Day, N.Y. Leaves No Doubt - NY Times

MTA Board Member Named Interim Head of New York City Transit Authority - WSJ

MTA to buy nearly 1,000 'open gangway' subway cars to give riders more space - Daily News

Need a New Driver’s License to Fly? Prepare for a Real Wait.

Weekly News Roundup – February 14, 2020

February 14th, 2020

Lenox Hill may ditch apartment tower meant to pay for hospital overhaul - NY Post

Lenox Hill Hospital may scrap plans for 41-story residential tower - Curbed

MANHATTAN COMMUNITY BOARDS ARE MISSING HISPANICS, YOUNG PEOPLE — AND RENTERS - The City

Report: Half Of NYers Experienced Poverty In Recent Years - Gothamist

New York City Congestion Pricing Waits for Federal Approval - WSJ

Sorry, Renters: You Still Have to Pay Brokers' Fees for now - NY Times

RENTERS DON’T HAVE TO PAY BROKERS’ FEES ANYMORE. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - The City

Tenants Would Get Priority To Buy Their Landlord's Building Under New Bill - Gothamist

How ranked-choice voting will work in New York City - City and State

DE BLASIO TAKES MOM-AND-POP COMMERCIAL RENT CONTROL LONGSHOT - The City

Pay gap for women working for NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer is 12% less than men on average, payroll records reveal - Daily News

New York City Could Seize Cars of Drivers Racking Up Tickets - WSJ

Fewer than 8,000 NYC kids in foster care, an all-time low: officials - NY Daily News

Coronavirus Updates: The Illness Now Has a Name: COVID-19 - NYTimes

The One Rent Reform That Could Change The Lives Of Millions Of NYC Tenants Gets A Second Chance - Gothamist

Here Comes The Strand - Our Town

Everyone’s got a problem with the plastic bag ban - City & State

Who Runs the Transit System? - Our Town

Child Victims Act leads to insurance woes - City & State

After Pressure Campaign From Law Enforcement, NY State Politicians Say They Will Change Bail Reforms - Gothamist

Please note: We regularly highlight articles on news sites that have limited access for nonsubscribers.

Weekly News Roundup – February 7, 2020

February 7th, 2020

Byford, Cuomo's Popular Subways Chief, resigns (for good this time) - Politico

New York Will Finally Legalize E-Bikes and E-Scooters - Gothamist

Preservationists Want Frick Museum to Buy Epstein Home - Patch

Satirical 'Historic Landmark' Plaque For Alan Dershowitz Added to Jeffrey Epstein's Former UES Mansion - Gothamist

Miracle On The Hudson Survivors Reunite Yearly to Recount that Near Death Experience - NY1

55 Schedule Changes Coming to 41 Bus Routes in April - NY1

Is Fairway Really Closing? - NYTimes

Fairway Market Denies Plans to File chapter 7, Close Stores - NY1

New Subway Cars Let Riders - and creeps and smells - move freely - NY Post

Why Shiny New Tech Companies Love Old Industrial Buildings - NYTimes

Bill Would Grant NYC Voting Rights to Certain Non-citizens - NY1

THEP on the Upper East Side Serves Extraordinary Thai Food - Broadway World

M1 Busway Cameras Now Issuing Fines to Drivers - NY1

Video Shows MTA Subway Train Fully Covered in Graffiti - NY Post

How to Fix a $6.1 Billion Budget Hole? Attack Healthcare Spending - NYTimes

Poll: Most NYers Think Bail Reform Was a Bad Move - NY1

Is Restaurant Noise a Crime - NY Times

In a Crowded New York City, Should Newcomers 'Go back to Iowa' - NYTimes

What The Hudson Yards Kerfuffle Says About The Problem With Private Developers Building Public Spaces - Gothamist

Iconic Union Square 'Coffee Shop' Sign Replaced With Perfectly Dispiriting Chase Bank Sign - Gothamist

The Barricading of Madison Avenue - Our Town

MAYORAL HOUSING PROGRAM STRUGGLES TO INTEGRATE NEW YORKERS BY INCOME - The City

NYC bus ridership falls for sixth year, lowest level in decades - Daily News

New York Police Department Officers Leave for Better Pay at MTA - WSJ

The men in charge of running the new MTA - Politico

In Wake Of New Rent Laws, Housing Maintenance Violations Decrease - Gothamist

Fairway's Future Looks a Little Brighter - Our Town

Man's Death on Upper East Side Home a Homicide - NY1

Andy Byford Couldn't Have Stopped Political Interference in the MTA - City & State

City to propose universal taxi app amid medallion crisis - City & State

NYPD Issued More Moving Violations To Cyclists Than Truck Drivers Last Year - Gothamist

Cuomo gives a shot to an alcohol friendly agenda - City & State

MTA Launches Anti-Bias Campaign in Response to Growing Hate Problem - NY1

There Is No Exit From This Future Airline Seating Hell - Gothamist

Harlem Youth Basketball League Mourns Founder, Kobe Bryant - NY1

7 Reasons Recycling Isn't Working in New York City - NYTimes

Mexican Tacqueria to Open on Upper East Side - Patch

City Hall Cuomo's Medicaid Plan Could Cost The City - Politico

City's housing agency changes 'devastating' voucher policy after domestic violence suit - Politico

Suspected Coronovirus case in New York Is Ruled Out - NYTimes

Spike in Crime Inflames Debate Over bail law in New York - NYTimes

Restaurant Workers Left Out of $15/Hour Minimum Wage Plan - Gothamist

Shredded Escalator 'Wreck' Blamed on Lapsed MTA Maintenance - Gothamist

NJ Transit Passengers Say They Were Left Abandoned On Train Outside Penn Station - Gothamist

'I May Have Killed Someone': Drifter Charged in Upper East Side Murder - NYTimes

City Planning Commission Approves Contested Lenox Terrace Development Plan - Gothamist

Please note: We regularly highlight articles on news sites that have limited access for nonsubscribers.

Weekly News Roundup – January 17, 2020

January 17th, 2020

New NYPD Counterterrorism Chief Is First Woman to Lead Bureau - WSJ

Changes to Bail Law Split Democrats in Albany -WSJ

City knew ferries have been for the rich since day one, documents reveal - NY Post

Demo Permits Filed For 251 East 77th Street In Lenox Hill, Manhattan - NY YIMBY

Upper West Side Panel Unanimously Backs Safe Routes for Cyclists Through Central Park - Streetsblog

As Cuomo Proposes Expansive Equal Rights Amendment Favored in Senate, Assembly Again Passes Narrow Version - Gotham Gazette

What to know about the state’s new bail reform law - City and State

Rent reforms lead small landlords to sell stabilized buildings - Curbed NY

Despite Tax Breaks, These City Institutions Shut Doors On Voters - Gothamist

The Decade Dominated by the Ultraluxury Condo - NY Times

MAYOR’S $95.3 BILLION PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS COSTS, NOT PROGRAMS - The City

Sources: Cuomo Reaches Agreement With Advocates to Legalize E-Bikes, E-Scooters - NY1

NYC’s 2019 graduation rate inches up to 77% - Chalkbeat

Report Sees de Blasio’s ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing’ Falling Short - City Limits

Good cause eviction among top priorities for housing advocates - Times Union

FDNY: Open Door Fueled Fire That Injured 18 in Manhattan High Rise - NY1

Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side - NY Times

State lawmakers: Don't Cut Mental health Services - Capital Tonight

MTA Scaling back EMTs at Subway Stations - Capital Tonight

Albany airport authority suffers ransomware attack - City & State

Feds: Correction Officers Smuggled Weed, Opioid medication to Rikers Detainees In Exchange for Bribes - Gothamist

Expand Penn Station? Fight With Trump Stalls Tunnels to Get There - NY Times

How Tiffany Moved 114,000 Gems Without getting Robbed - NY Times

Attorney general launches investigation into subway policing, which MTA is expanding - Politico

NYCHA's list of unresolved issues grows - City & State

Bill to End Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations Collapses in N.J. - NY Times

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Weekly News Roundup – January 10, 2020

January 10th, 2020

BP Brewer to host task force meetings on Lenox Hill hospital revitalization - Villager

NYC evictions down almost 20% six months after state tenant protections enacted - NY Daily News

NYC Ferry ridership up 32% in 2019, with service expansions coming: EDC - AM New York

Second Avenue is going through big change thanks to more mass transit - NY Post

After a wave of anti-Semitic violence, NYC schools plans curriculum to combat hate - Chalkbeat

Working group reveals new layer of anti-harassment reforms - Politico

How New York Is Zoning Out the Human-Scale City - NY Review of Books (thanks Anthony!)

MTA starts New Year off on wrong track as widespread delays plague commuters - Daily News

NYC workers flaunting placard abuse on first day of crackdown - NY Post

"Beneath the Queensboro Bridge, 16 personal cars were parked on the sidewalk.

Weekly News Roundup – January 3, 2020

January 3rd, 2020

Former homeless man opens soup kitchen on Upper East Side - Fox 5

New UES Soup Kitchen To Distribute 200 Meals Per Day - Patch

Bike Safety Improves On UES Amid Deadly Year For City, Pols Say - Patch

90,000 Jews Gather to Pray and Defy a Wave of Hate - NY Times

Cuomo Administration Begins Medicaid Rate Cut - Capital Tonight

Census report: New York is Losing New Yorkers - Gothamist

DeBlasio misses chance to influence MTA's $51B capital plan - Politico

12 Questions for 2020 - Politico

Several firefighters injured in high rise fire on the Upper East Side - The NY Post

Tip Wage for Workers in "Miscellaneous" Industries to End - Capital Tonight

More People Are Dying on New York City's Streets.

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

TENANTS SUE FOR REPAIRS AT EMBATTLED EAST SIDE PUBLIC HOUSING COMPLEXES - The City

VETERANS VULNERABLE AS TRUMP THREATENS FOOD AID FOR 70,000 NEW YORKERS - The City

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

HOW BIRD-FRIENDLY BUILDING RULES WILL FLY IN NEW YORK - The City

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

COST OF REPLACING 19 SUBWAY ELEVATORS EXPECTED TO DOUBLE - The City

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.