NYC Council Speaker revives plan to build new homes on open NYCHA land "The concept has been proposed twice before by former Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio, but both times faced intense opposition from NYCHA residents and local elected officials. In both plans, the new housing would be constructed by private developers on open spaces like playgrounds, basketball courts, and parking lots within NYCHA developments." (6sqft)

Eyes on the Street: Church Street’s Amazing (And Unwitting) Bike Lane "By accident, this mile-long stretch has become one of the safest bike lanes in New York" (Streetsblog NYC)

Penn Station redevelopment isn’t dead yet, Gov. Hochul says "On WNYC’s All Things Considered on Thursday, host Sean Carlson asked the Democratic governor about the future of the Penn Station redevelopment, which has been dealt repeated blows in recent months by real-estate giant Vornado’s decision to pull back on a series of planned office towers in the surrounding area — buildings that were supposed to pay for much of the massive transit project." (Gothamist)

Manhattan Apartment Hunters See No Relief From Near-Record Rents "In a season when prices and competition usually ease, February’s median of $4,095 is down just $55 from the all-time high, reached in July." (Bloomberg)

Going up! AirTrain fare rising to $8.25 next month "The agency’s 2023 budget, adopted in December, notes that the fare will rise by 25 cents from its current position at $8 on the shuttle service connecting transit commuters to the region’s international airports. That comes just a year after the Port Authority raised the fare to the present rate from $7.75." (amNY)