Lower East Side, Chinatown residents sue to stop tower developments based on ‘Green Amendment’ "With the lawsuit, Lower East Side and Chinatown residents are attempting to block the construction of the Two Bridges Project, put forth by Cherry Street Owner LLC, Two Bridges Senior Apartments, L.P., Two Bridges Associates, L.P., and LE1 SUB LLC, which includes an 80-story tower at 247 Cherry St., two towers of 69-stories and 62-stories at 260 South St., and a 63-story tower at 259 Clinton St." (amNY)

City Council Moves Forward With Gowanus Rezoning After Slashing Affordable Housing "A proposal to build dozens of units on a block near the Gowanus industrial zone was cut in half after locals lobbied Councilmember Shahana Hanif." (The City)

Now and then: A photographic look at how Hurricane Sandy transformed New York City "Ten years on, the storm’s impacts are still being felt. For the communities that lost homes, neighbors, and loved ones, it has been a long decade of recovery and rebuilding. And in the decade ahead, even more neighborhoods will be upended." (Gothamist)

Facing acute housing shortage, Adams looks to a policy change "The mayor is looking to exempt proposed developments of roughly 200 units or fewer from a required environmental review, two city officials working on the plan told POLITICO. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely discuss a policy that is still under review." (Politico)

EXCLUSIVE: MTA To Start Reopening Subway Bathrooms Early Next Year "Subway station bathrooms will begin reopening early in 2023 as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reverses its pandemic-era decision to shutter toilets for nearly three years, Streetsblog has learned." (Streetsblog NYC)