Landmark Rockaway Courthouse Sold for a Song Could Get New Life as Coworking Space "The developers of the dilapidated empty building near the Cross Bay Bridge long promised a medical facility. The city’s Economic Development Corp. just gave them permission for commercial and office space instead." (THE CITY)

MTA releases congestion pricing details, with fees that could be as high as $23 for drivers "The congestion pricing assessment considered a range of tolling schemes for vehicles, including one that charged as little as $9 during peak hours. The release marks the first time the MTA has put out a range of tolls for consideration. The program is intended to discourage driving while also raising money for transit improvements." (Gothamist)

Pols and Advocates: Build the Promised 7 Train Station in Hells Kitchen "The MTA must finally build out an extension of the 7 train to 41st Street and 10th Avenue in Hells Kitchen in order to accommodate the growth in population and make it easier on straphangers — a plan that was first proposed in the mid-aughts as part of the city-funded Hudson Yards rezoning, but then squashed." (Streetsblog NYC)

NYC may ban tenant criminal background checks by landlords and brokers "Legislation prohibiting landlords from denying tenants housing based on criminal history will be introduced in the New York City Council on Thursday. The 'Fair Chance for Housing' bill, sponsored by Council Member Keith Powers, bans “landlords, owners, agents, employees, and real estate brokers” from obtaining arrest or criminal record information at any point in the housing process." (6sqft)