Weekly News Roundup – April 22, 2024

Letter: Community boards must be open to change to truly serve their purpose - Crain’s

Tense Meeting: CB5 Tables Resolution That Could Curtail Voting Rights of New Board Chair - Our Town

UES Park Check in: New Pool Deck at John Jay, New Lights on Esplanade, Slow Going for Ruppert Park - Our Town

Pickleball is coming to Central Park’s iconic Wollman Rink - NY Post

UES Lawmakers Ask To Move Voting From These Local Schools - Patch

Papaya King's UES Site To Get Luxury 17-Story Tower - Patch

MSK Set To Demolish 300-Plus Unit Building For New Tower - Patch

1491-1493 Reaches Halfway Mark On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Northwell Lays Foundation on $450M Cancer Complex on UES Expected to Be Completed Sometime in ‘26 - Our Town

Report: Rent increases up to 4% and 7% would maintain rent stabilized landlords' profits - City and State

Public Review to Begin for Mayor’s ‘City of Yes’ Housing Plan, as Affordability Details Emerge - City Limits

‘Good Cause’ Negotiations Raise Tricky Question: What’s in a Portfolio? - City Limits

Announcements, maps and signs: Manhattan BP presses MTA to improve restroom accessibility - Gothamist

MTA’s free bus experiment will end after not being reauthorized in state budget - AM NY

Which drivers get tolled under congestion pricing on the Brooklyn and Queensboro bridges? It’s complicated.

Weekly News Roundup – April 8, 2024

Upper East Siders Can Now Vote On Projects For Participatory Budgeting - Patch

Regular F train service restored to Roosevelt Island with completion of tunnel work - AM NY

An Upper East Side Favorite Grocer Reopens Monday, With More Room - Patch 

New UES Restaurants: A 'Noisy' Wine Bar, Thai, And A Mexican Return - Patch

Exterior Work Wraps Up On 250 East 83rd Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

The Harper Completes Construction At 310 East 86th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Major Housing Deal Appears Near in Albany - The City

Rent Board Reckons With Landlord Highs and Lows as it Considers Hikes - The City

Progressive NYC elected officials to Albany: No rent law rollbacks - City and State

Congestion pricing: Oral arguments made in New Jersey’s federal challenge to New York’s Manhattan toll plan - AM NY

MTA CEO ‘confident’ NJ lawsuit won’t derail congestion pricing - Gothamist

Company behind gun detection tech previewed in subway faces multiple lawsuits and federal investigations - City and State

'Fix this mess': Hochul tells MTA to nix plan charging NYC Marathon organizers for toll cash - Gothamist

New York City to make 53 streets car-free for Earth Day - Gothamist

Taxi Workers Alliance Loses Battle Against Driver Permit Increase - The City

NYC to shift to digital parking meters, saving 2,500 miles of receipt paper each year - Gothamist

Rise in fare evasion could hit New Yorkers' wallets, report warns - Gothamist

New Yorkers are throwing away less trash, but more lithium-ion batteries and vapes, study says - Gothamist

Why e-bike batteries are becoming the most dangerous object in New York - City and State

New metal detectors in NYC schools will still be paired with backpack checks - Chalkbeat

A push for universal after-school gains traction in Albany - Chalkbeat

Name-Calling and Calling the Police: How N.Y.C. Parent Meetings Got Mean - NY Times

NYC school mental health jobs are on the chopping block.

Weekly News Roundup – April 3, 2024

MTA gives final approval for congestion pricing in NYC - Gothamist

Why New York’s casino bidding process will continue to face delays - Politico

The Treadwell Completes Construction At 249 East 62nd Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Heastie: ‘There’s an understanding’ on tenant protections in NY budget - City and State

NYC’s Rent Stabilization Law Is Extended To 2027, Defying Landlord Lobby - Our Town

City Hall touts changes to zoning laws, saying they won’t lead to ugly megatowers - NY Post

City Hall Digs In Against Rental Voucher Expansion - City Limits

MTA plans congestion pricing exemptions for thousands of buses, NYC municipal vehicles - Gothamist

Congestion Pricing Not Here Yet but Is It Already Prompting Renters to Look Outside Zone? - Our Town

Congestion pricing lawsuits test limits of New York’s ‘green amendment’ - Politico

MTA pilot program will install security camera display screens on NYC buses - Gothamist

NYPD officials say they will deploy 800 more officers into the subway to stop fare evasion - Gothamist

The Challenge of Making New York’s 472 Subway Stations Safer - NY Times

AI-powered metal detectors coming to NYC subway system in pilot crime-fighting program - AM NY

Neighborhood With Many Deliveries Rejects Rest Stop for the Deliveristas Who Make Them - Streetsblog

Final Cargo Bike Rules are a Win For Safety and Sustainability: Experts - Streetsblog

NYC's Curbside EV Chargers Are Popular — and Often Blocked - Bloomberg

Self-driving cars get greenlight from Mayor Adams for test run on NYC streets - AM NY

Commercial Waste Zone Rollout Too Slow and Unclear: Advocates - Streetsblog

Law reforming NYC's unsafe private trash industry has been 'undermined,' Brooklyn borough president says - Gothamist

As state tests go digital, some NYC educators are apprehensive - Chalkbeat

After-school cuts catch NYC programs by surprise - Chalkbeat

Inside a High-Stakes Fight to Limit Social Media’s Hold on Children - NY Times

Literacy at NYC schools remains low amid Mayor Adams’ focus on reading, internal data shows - Gothamist

Adams rings public safety alarm bells, but says city is not “out of control” - City and State

NYC Council appeals noncitizen voting ruling as Mayor Adams remains mum - Gothamist

Retail theft, migrant crisis: NY budget tests Hochul, Democrats - Politico

Conflicts Board Wants More Names on Policy Influence List - The City

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Weekly News Roundup – March 25, 2024

UES Parks Updates: HSS Construction, Esplanade, St. Catherine's Reno - Patch

Leaders Resign at Midtown Board Citing ‘Special Interest’ Influence Amid Zoning Fights - The City

4 Illegal UES Weed Shops Raided By Sheriff's Office, Julie Menin - Patch

With audit, Gov.

Weekly News Roundup – March 18, 2024

Menin Secures Concessions In East 94th Street Rezone Development - Patch

Coming Soon to Manhattan, a Brand-New Tiny Forest - NY Times

Proposal underway to enable casino development in New York City - Politico

New Upper East Side Legal Weed Shop To Open Soon.

Weekly News Roundup – March 11, 2024

Roosevelt Island Revolt: Residents Call for Governance Changes Amid Corporation Chaos - The City

Rent Gobbles Up NYer's Paychecks More Than Nearly All U.S. Cities - Patch

New York real estate lobby pushes to roll back 2019 rent changes with new data - Politico

City program to incentivize upgrades to rent stabilized apartments has just one applicant - City and State

NYC data shows deep disparities in affordable housing creation - Gothamist

NYC lawmakers to unveil bills that keep displaced tenants close to home, speed repairs - Gothamist

Deepening Housing Crisis Emerges Amid Luxury Resurgence in Manhattan - Our Town

To Fix a Housing Crisis, New York Leaders Seek to Revive a 1950s Idea - NY Times

Amen to New Housing? Faith-Based Development Bill Looks to Secure Legislative Blessing - City Limits

Nearly 500-Foot-Tall Luxury Tower Planned For Upper East Side Corner - Patch

Permits Filed For 1448 Third Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

UES Corner Creeps Closer To Full Demolition, Records Show - Patch

Manhattan’s 2nd Avenue would get 24/7 bus lane, wider bike lane under proposed redesign - Gothamist

Adams administration asks Albany for more red-light cameras - Gothamist

Still $600M in potential savings from Second Ave Subway designs, even after MTA trims: Post analysis - NY Post

Why Bicycle Deaths in New York City Are at a 23-Year High - NY Times

Ten Community Boards Back Parking Ban at Corners for Safety - Streetsblog

How Bad Is Crime in the Subways? - NY Times

National Guard won’t carry long guns during bag checks in NYC subways, Hochul says - Gothamist

More free rides? State lawmakers look to triple size of NYC fare-free bus pilot, increase frequency ahead of congestion pricing - AM NY

NYC Traffic in Future Congestion Tolling District Jumps 6%, Report Shows - Bloomberg

Chief of MTA’s biggest union promises ‘massive confrontation’ over $15 NYC congestion toll: ‘Not going to take this’ - NY Post

NY Legislature seems poised to push back on Hochul’s school funding proposal - City and State

Cuts to New York’s pre-K spell political trouble for Eric Adams - Politico

Chicken dumplings are back: Officials to disclose food funding for NYC schools after cuts - Gothamist

Almost half of migrant families who got 60-day eviction notices moved out of NYC shelters - Chalkbeat

City Hall officials say NYC has trimmed migrant-related costs by $1.7B - Gothamist

Over 37,000 migrants applied for asylum and work authorization through city help centers - City and State

Renewed Scrutiny for City’s Deadline Policy as Number of Immigrants in Shelter Declines - City Limits

Offered tickets to depart NYC when forced to leave shelters, only 2% of adult migrants accept - Gothamist

Offshore wind costs double for consumers as New York keeps early projects on track - Politico

‘Department of Enabling Polluters’: Clean Air Activists Slam Weakening of Idling Rule - Streetsblog

NYC Council leadership calls for Mayor Adams’ budget cuts to be reversed - Gothamist

NYC Council eyes ban on agreements restricting workplace discrimination claims - Gothamist

Is New York City Back? Not for Everyone.

Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2024

UES Homeless Shelter In Yorkville Moves Forward As 'Welcome Center' - Patch

NYC’s public housing agency seeking ‘restitution’ in corruption scheme - Gothamist

How N.Y.’s ‘Good Cause Eviction’ Bill Breaks From Other States’ Laws - The City

Local Law 97’s ‘Mediated Resolution’ Clause Gives Too Much Leeway for Exemptions, Lawyers Say - City Limits

As CB4 Fears Loss Of Affordable Housing On West Side, Bill Would Tighten DOB Oversight Of Demolitions - Our Town

State lawmakers want to boost bus funding before congestion pricing - City and State

Key NYC Subway Repairs Put at Risk From Congestion Toll Lawsuits - Bloomberg

MTA announces two exemptions for congestion pricing - NY1

On Eve of Congestion Pricing, Plate Scams at Bridge Tolls are Way Up - Streetsblog

Congestion pricing might drive NYC commuters uptown.

Weekly News Roundup – February 26, 2024

CB8 Continues Debate Over Residential Rezoning Hopes - Our Town

Over 6,600 sign petition against Lenox Hill Hospital Expansion - AM NY

The ‘BIG’ Deal: Freedom Plaza for East Side featuring plans for hotels, housing and underground casino - AM NY

New York Rent-Control System Left Intact by US Supreme Court - Bloomberg

Looking for an 'affordable' 2-bedroom apartment for a family? The odds are against you.

Weekly News Roundup – February 12, 2024

As Temp. Home at Madison Nears Closing Time, The Frick Battles Liquor License Rumors - Our Town

As Parking Permits for the UES Are Mulled Over, CB8 Hears From San Fran. Expert - Our Town

Nearly All UES 5G Towers Cancelled After Historic Preservation Review - Patch

Two Illegal Weed Shops on UES Raided, Two Arrests Made - Our Town

Federal judge thwarts effort to stop New York weed licensing - Politico

Two new weed shops get initial OK to launch on the Upper East Side - Crain’s 

A rent-stabilized 1 bedroom apartment for $1,100? In NYC? The broker's fee is $15K. - Gothamist

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Weekly News Roundup – February 5, 2024

Does New York City need congestion pricing? - NY1

Free Swim Program Gets $1.5M from Philanthropist, Offsets Some of $5.3M Budget Cuts - Our Town

New Veterinary Surgery Opens At Upper East Side Animal Hospital - Patch

No, the Frick Collection is not opening 14 new bars - Time Out NY

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates newly renovated Paul L. McDermott Rink in Manhattan - AM NY

NY Rangers & Parks Dept.