As city finalizes BQE overhaul design, pols urge federal DOT to support slimmed-down roadway "But federal funding comes with rules — including guidelines for highway width. In its initial proposals, the city suggested adding a third lane to use as a bus or carpool lane or a shoulder, rather than a full-service traffic lane. In a January 2023 update, the city’s transportation department clarified it will 'pursue the fewest number of lanes in conformance with any applicable Federal and State requirements.'" (Brooklyn Paper)

Adams creates new public realm chief position, taps Ya-Ting Liu to fill the role "In her new role, Liu will work to implement the mayor’s $375 million plan to improve and create several public spaces across the city, according to City Hall. Those projects include: the 'Broadway Vision Plan' to reimagine Broadway in Manhattan, a 'full reconstruction' of Jamaica Avenue in Queens and making certain open streets permanent in the Bronx and Staten Island." (amNY)

NYC real estate firms accused of housing discrimination face sweeping lawsuit "A federal judge on Tuesday greenlighted a sweeping lawsuit from a housing rights watchdog against 77 real estate brokerages and property owners for systematically denying apartments to applicants with Section 8 vouchers — an illegal but pervasive practice known as source of income discrimination." (Gothamist)

EXCLU: George Washington Bridge Northern Path Reopens With Wider Entrance "There’s a set of new platforms on either side to take in the stunning Hudson River views, before the path winds onto the span itself, where the Authority replaced the concrete sidewalk and added new fencing, but the two-way foot and bike path remains a maximum of only 6-foot-10 wide, narrowed at points by bridge cables." (Streetsblog NYC)

New Data Shows Where Rent-Stabilized Apartments Might Be Disappearing "Data from a housing nonprofit, obtained exclusively by THE CITY, shows where thousands of rent-stabilized units remain unaccounted for by the state. (The City)