Congestion Pricing Takes a Step Forward … But Also Gets Pushed Back Another Month "Congestion pricing took a step forward on Wednesday, with the MTA declaring that its environmental assessment will be released to the public this summer — a major benchmark in the federal oversight process that has seemingly been stuck in amber since the Trump administration began holding it up in 2020. But the good news also came with a sting: the newly announced timeline pushes back the final decision on the traffic toll from December 2022 to January 2023." (Streetsblog NYC)

‘Housing, not shelters!’: Homeless New Yorkers and their supporters march on City Hall with demands for mayor "Led by Housing Works, a nonprofit working to end HIV and homelessness, the organization was also joined by fellow advocacy groups Vocal-NY and Help NYC in addition to those who have experienced sleeping rough firsthand. According to those have actually lived on the streets and stayed in homeless shelters, they believe funding should stop being placed toward outreach workers and organizations and instead be put into accessible housing." (amNY)

New NYC storm surge map shows how climate change threatens affordable housing, upscale waterfront "Future storms, coupled with rising sea levels from climate change, will flood even more low-income New Yorkers’ apartments, exacerbating an ongoing affordable housing crisis. A WNYC-NPR analysis of data from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicts that a Sandy-like storm could flood more than 50 NYCHA developments by 2080." (Gothamist)

As rents increase in New York City, so do evictions "According to data from the city’s Department of Investigation and released by the Legal Aid Society, executed evictions have increased every month since the moratorium expired. The city saw 104 evictions in January, 145 in February, 213 in March, 234 in April, 302 in May, and 315 in June." (6sqft)

NYC developers eyeing casinos for Hudson Yards, Times Square, Willets Point, Coney Island "The state Gaming Commission is authorized to issue up to three licenses in the Big Apple downstate region, and Mayor Eric Adams has said he wants at least two of the licenses given to the city." (NY Post)