September 6, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

September 6th, 2019

Rikers replacement plan gets nod from Planning Commission, moves to City Council - Politico

Closing Rikers: The 10 Major Concerns That Emerged at the Public Hearing - City Limits

NYPD Continues Move Away from Criminal Penalties for Low-Level Offenses, But Racial Disparities Remain - Gotham Gazette

New York City is Waist-Deep in a School Desegregation Conversation - How Did We Get Here? - Gotham Gazette

NYC Declares End To Measles Outbreak, But Fight Against Anti-Vaxxers Continues - Gothamist

New York City Opens Office to Combat Hate-Crimes Increase - WSJ

Dramatic drop in NYC union membership - Crain's

De Blasio, City Council Look to Move Ahead with Private Sector Retirement Savings Program - Gotham Gazette

The city was supposed to have electric school buses this year — they’re nowhere to be found - Daily News

Excavation And Foundation Work Underway At 323 East 61st Street - YIMBY

Authorities will conduct review of Stuy Town deal in light of Blackstone’s vacancy strategy - The Real Deal

Halfway Into Homeless Revamp, Work Lags As Hotel Use Grows - The City

NYC’s largest shelter leads college tours for homeless teens - Daily News

"Jennifer Raab, the president of Hunter College, said she was eager to host a tour after the college enrolled Brianna Watts, a teenager accepted to 12 colleges while living in a WIN shelter. 'We’re so aware of how hard it is for any New York City public school students to think about paying for college, about applying to college,' Raab said. 'We’re that much more conscious of how hard it is if you don’t have a stable living situation.'”

A Tomato Grows in the East River - The New York Times

In Opioid Fight, City Expands Access to Crucial Medication-Assisted Treatment - Gotham Gazette

Sources: Cuomo Pushes to Move NY Presidential Primary to February - NY1

National Grid Is Denying Gas To New Affordable Housing Projects - Bklyner

John Jay Park's New Courts Result Of UES Dad's 4-Year Fight - Patch

Beekman Theatre Closes Unexpectedly On Upper East Side - Patch

180-Seat Pre-K Center Opens On UES For 2019 School Year - Patch

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