Marte, community groups file motion to stop NYU’s challenge to SoHo-NoHo rezoning "The plaintiffs — who include the groups The Coalition for Fairness in SoHo and NoHo, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and NoHo Neighborhood Association — argue that if university uses are allowed as-of-right, without going through an environmental review, it will get in the way of building more affordable housing in the area." (amNY)

City Hall to Launch $20 Million Biotech Hub at Brooklyn Navy Yard "Mayor Eric Adams wants to create a 50,000-square-foot center to cultivate the growing life sciences and biotech industry at the historic shipyard." (The City)

Grand Central Madison brings LIRR service to the East Side, realizing decades-old dream "The station opened as a truncated shuttle service from Jamaica Terminal with only one or two trains per hour. MTA officials said full service will launch in at least three weeks, when up to 24 trains will serve the new station per hour." (Gothamist)

Makeover of Greenpoint’s Polonaise Terrace gets green light from Landmarks "The plans for the redevelopment were first brought before the commission in November, where the attorney and architect for the owners, 144 Point Break LLC, told commissioners they planned to do an interior gut renovation of the existing building, enlarge it to four stories and install a new facade that is modern but respectful of the fabric and character of the historic district." (Brooklyn Paper)

The Interborough Express An explainer (Streetsblog NYC)