NYC traffic deaths in 2022 up from pre-pandemic levels, near equal to shooting deaths 'The number of traffic deaths across the five boroughs fell this year from the 274 deaths reported from car crashes in 2021. But last year proved to be an outlier, with the city seeing more people killed by motorists than any calendar year since 2013 — the year before former Mayor Bill de Blasio took office and launched the city’s “Vision Zero” program with the goal of eliminating fatal crashes.' (Gothamist)

Snøhetta-designed Bronx library features a green glass facade inspired by trees "The structural design of the library interior allows the most active areas of the building to be easily visible from the outside. At night, the library is designed to radiate light. The youth area will be visible to onlookers from the street as well as the elevated 6 train." (6sqft)

DOT Will Not Reach Required Bike and Bus Lane Requirements This Year "The Department of Transportation has finally confirmed what Streetsblog has been reporting for months: It will not build the 30 miles of new protected bike lane and 20 miles of dedicated bus lanes required by law this year." (Streetsblog NYC)

Citi Bike bumps up prices by 11% starting in the New Year "The cost of an annual membership will rise next month by just shy of 11%, from $185 to $205, while the base fee for a single trip will bump 12.5% from $3.99 to $4.49. Day passes will see the biggest jump, a 26% upswing from $15 to $19." (amNY)

Apartments Vanish From New York’s Rent Regulation System and Questions Linger About How "Three years after a 2019 overhaul was supposed to stop landlords from removing most apartments from rent stabilization, thousands are left unaccounted for." (The City)