NYC’s area median income increases by 16 percent, ‘wildly out of sync’ with actual income of New Yorkers "The New York Housing Conference (NYHC) last week released a policy brief outlining the discrepancy, citing the new AMI levels set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the area. The federal government set the new median family income at $94,500 while the city’s actual household median income remains at $60,550." (6sqft)

Grand Central-Long Island Connection Opening Amid Slumping Commuter Numbers "The long-awaited East Side Access project generated a lot of office development that now faces a leasing test" (Commercial Observer)

Key safety approval could delay MTA’s long-stalled East Side Access project In a letter obtained by Gothamist, the MTA last month told the feds a mandatory safety feature that automatically prevents trains from entering the wrong tunnels would not be installed on time, and asked for an exemption to the requirement. (Gothamist)

Voters Approve $4.2B in Climate Spending and 3 Equity Measures in NYC "New Yorkers said yes to the Environmental Bond Act and approved changes proposed by the Racial Equity Commission." (The City)

MAP: See how every NYC neighborhood voted in the governor’s race (Gothamist)

DOT to Beautify Another Meatpacking District Street "The Meatpacking District is about to get yet another certain-to-become-popular public plaza, this time as the Department of Transportation remakes the southern terminus of 10th Avenue — once a bastion of big trucks unloading steer — into a seating area and safe cycling route." (Streetsblog NYC)

DOT Proposes Protected Bike Path, Bus Lane for Washington Bridge (The Other One) "The proposal would take the two outermost of six vehicle lanes on the landmarked 19th-century steel arch over the Harlem River between Washington Heights and the West Bronx, converting the northern, Manhattan-bound lane into a two-way protected bike lane..." (Streetsblog NYC)