City asks affordable housing developers to shift lottery units to house homeless "The city is making moves on multiple fronts to shore up an overburdened homeless shelter system as waves of migrants arrive." (Crain's)

Two-way bike lane opens on Downtown Brooklyn’s chaotic Schermerhorn Street "One of Brooklyn’s busiest and most dangerous streets became safer this week. The city’s Department of Transportation on Wednesday unveiled the Schermerhorn Street redesign, which includes a two-way protected bike lane, one-way vehicle traffic, and new pedestrian space. The street is an essential east-west route that connects cyclists to and from the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges." (6sqft)

Mayor Adams’s ‘City of Yes’ Zoning Proposal Will Take on Parking Minimums (But How Seriously?) "On Monday, the Department of City Planning will begin a lengthy review process in support of three rezoning initiatives collected under Mayor Adams’s 'City of Yes' motto — and buried in the housing portion of the proposal is a provision to 'prioritize people over parking to make streets safer, and reduce requirements to enable more of the housing, services, and amenities that help neighborhoods thrive.'" (Streetsblog NYC)

Meatpacking BID Plans Pedestrian ‘Oasis’ Near Hudson River "The plan would link the shopping and pedestrian areas further east with attractions including the High Line Park (the site of a former train line, running between the Village and the West 30s), the Whitney Museum (at Gansevoort Street), Little Island (a man-made attraction in the river), Pier 57’s rooftop park and Hudson River Park (which holds the southern end of the Hudson River Greenway — the nation’s busiest bike path). In this way, the plan would cap the district’s 30-year rise from gradually dying businesses and underground clubs into a venue for shopping, strolling and nightlife." (Streetsblog NYC)

NYC storm resiliency ‘far from complete,’ quarter of post-Sandy federal funds unspent: Comptroller "After Hurricane Sandy hit New York City with an estimated $19 billion in damages, the federal government chipped in $15 billion in aid. A decade later, New York City has spent just 73% of that money, according to a new report from the city comptroller’s office released on Thursday." (Gothamist)