Weekly News Roundup

Each week, Community Board 8 puts together a collection of news stories relevant to the residents of the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island. Check in each week for the newest News Roundup!

Weekly News Roundup – April 15, 2024

'Terrifying' UES Bridge To Get Pedestrian And Bike Upgrades - Patch

Divided Manhattan Community Board to Vote on Activist Ban - The City

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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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Weekly News Roundup – February 20, 2024

14 Birds Saved: UES Building Relents And Helps After Outrage In Press - Patch

Exclusive: EPA Endorsed Congestion Pricing After MTA Resolved Initial ...

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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 ...

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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

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Weekly News Roundup – January 29, 2024

Hochul pitches sales tax for short-term rentals - The Real Deal

Affordable Housing Gets Boost in Congressional Tax Reform Proposal - Bloomberg

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Weekly News Roundup – January 22, 2024

Hochul takes another crack at 421a, but throws curveball after speech - The Real Deal

Lawsuit Deal Downsizes Local-Resident Preference in Affordable ...

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Weekly News Roundup – January 16, 2024

Another Manhattan Community Board Discards Adams Casino Fast Track Attempt - The City

Adams administration ‘inflated’ costs of expanding NYC rental ...

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Weekly News Roundup – January 8, 2024

UES’s CB8 “Congestion Pricing Task Force” Argues About Incoming Tolls - Our Town

Behind Assemblyman Bores is a Proud Mom and Longtime Community ...

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Weekly News Roundup – January 2, 2024

Housing to take center stage in Albany in 2024 — again - Gothamist

New York City Aims to Build Affordable Housing in Wealthier Neighborhoods - NY ...

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Weekly News Roundup – December 26, 2023

East Midtown Greenway Opens To Huge Crowd And Rave Reviews - Patch

A first look at the new East Midtown Greenway and Andrew Haswell Green Park - Our ...

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Weekly News Roundup – December 18, 2023

Developer Scores Major Construction Loan For Big UES Project: Report - Patch

NYC parks set for dramatic reductions in staffing, cleaning under Mayor ...

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Weekly News Roundup – December 11, 2023

Work On 3rd Avenue UES Redesign Complete: Officials - Patch

Fricked Off: Furious Frick Neighbors Sound Off On UES Party Plans - Patch

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Weekly News Roundup – December 4, 2023

NYC Councilmembers Push For A Bill To Padlock Unlicensed Weed Shops - Our Town

Adams Announces New Crackdown on Illegal Pot Shops’ Landlords - The ...

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Weekly News Roundup – November 27, 2023

New Community Board 8 Chair Promises 'Timely' Meetings, 'New Chapter' - Patch

How Tricia Shimamura, a Political Insider, Spends Her Sundays - NY Times

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Weekly News Roundup – November 20, 2023

East Midtown Greenway Set To Open In '2-3 Months,' Officials Say - Patch

Upstate counties are blocking NYC’s rental voucher expansion, and no one’s ...

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Weekly News Roundup – November 13, 2023

Developers Seek Rezoning of Yorkville Block to Make Way for 46-Story Residential Tower - Our Town

UES Community Board Says Yes To 94th Street Midblock ...

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Weekly News Roundup – November 6, 2023

Hochul Administration Changes Frankenstein Apartment Rules - The Real Deal

Updated Plans Revealed For 231 East 94th Street Skyscraper On Manhattan’s ...

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Weekly News Roundup – October 30, 2023

UES 94th Street Rezone Gets Mixed Review At Community Presentation - Patch

Most New York Airbnb Applications Don’t Meet City Requirements - Bloomberg

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Weekly News Roundup - October 23, 2023

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

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

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Weekly News Roundup - October 16, 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 ...

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Weekly News Roundup - October 10, 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

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Weekly News Roundup - October 2, 2023

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

City’s rent-stabilized tenants owe more than $1B, landlord ...

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Weekly News Roundup - September 25, 2023

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

Mayor Adams rolls out bevy of zoning changes to promote housing development ...

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