NYC lost nearly 500,000 residents since the start of the COVID pandemic "While New York's population declined 3.5%, Georgetown, Texas, had a population incline of 14.4%" (Jerusalem Post)

Not Again: Queensboro Bridge Pedestrian Path Delayed Til ‘Mid-2024’ "A city plan to give both pedestrians and cyclists their own space on the crowded Queensboro Bridge won’t be done until at least the middle of next year, the Department of Transportation quietly revealed during a Council hearing last week — just weeks after the agency revealed that it had already pushed back a plan that was originally promised to be completed by the end of 2022." (Streetsblog NYC)

Storied Gowanus squatter haven the Batcave reborn as community arts facility "The complex was funded by $180 million from its founder, Joshua Rechnitz, and houses a ceramic studio, print shop and public arts workshop, with spaces for metal, jewelry, textile and wood work expected to be completed within a year. Fees to access these spaces will be kept below market rate, Powerhouse Arts president Eric Shiner says, subsidized as part of the nonprofit's mission. The center, whose annual operating budget is more than $12 million, will be supported by donors and by renting out its two large halls for public events." (Gothamist)

Feds Keep NYCHA Under Monitor Watchdog for Five More Years "NYCHA could have applied in January 2024 to end the deal but would have had to show it’s in compliance on promised building upgrades that are nowhere near complete." (The City)

MTA May Finally Kill Off Atlantic Ticket’s Free Subway and Bus Transfer "The discount fare that offers $5 commuter rail trips and a free subway or bus transfer for riders going between Atlantic Terminal and LIRR stations in southeast Queens and Brooklyn could be on the way out, a top transit official said this week." (Streetsblog NYC)