A change proposed by the de Blasio administration will save $1 million in every new 100-unit building, which is the cost to build the 25 parking spots currently required by local law as underground parking.
Summer break is on hold for thousands of city students who are enrolled in classes so they can reach the next grade or graduate high school. Playing catch-up can be a way to avoid losing ground over the summer, but the evidence is far from conclusive.
Three years ago, City Limits wrote about a bit of legal minutiae that had become part of the long struggle over a Bloomberg administration scheme to redevelop Willets Point in Queens. On Thursday, a state appeals court ruling about that very language threw a significant roadblack in the city's plans.
The experiment in direct democracy has expanded quickly in New York. An overall success, there are questions about how inclusive the process is, and whether it actually leads to deeper civic engagement.