October 4, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

October 4th, 2019

2019 Charter Revision Commission Seeks to 'Tweak,' Not Upend City Balance of Power - Gotham Gazette

Developer opening speakeasy in former Roosevelt Island church - NY Post

Cops descend on Columbus Circle food carts over ‘rent-a-vet’ scheme - NY Post

New York City poverty rate fall to lowest level since 1970s: report - Daily News

NYC Ferry mostly used by white, well-off New Yorkers, city data shows - Daily News

Upper East Siders call on Lenox Hill Hospital to rethink renovations - Villager

New York Says End of AIDS Epidemic Is Near - NY Times

City’s Half-Priced MetroCard Program Continues to Expand, But Frustrations Persist - CityLimits

Manhattan Council members propose bill to limit construction work at night- Villager

Yearlong Project To Upgrade Carl Schurz Playground Breaks Ground - Patch

We're Going to Get Counted - Our Town

Liquor License Database Bill Approved - Spectrum

What We Know About the Suspect in the N.Y.C. Homeless Killings: Randy Santos - NY Times

Do New York City's Outreach Efforts Lessen Street Homelessness? - City and State

17-Year-Old may Be First vaping Death in U.S. - NY Times

Lead Report Slams City Agency - Our Town

NYC's Immigrant Seniors Chilled by Trump's Public Charge Crackdown - City Limits

Why is Subway Accessibility So Expensive - City and State

Agreement Keeps Floating Billboards Out of NYC Waters - AP

With $450 Million Expansion, MOMA is Bigger. Is That Better? - NY Times

NYC Sees Surge in Hate Crimes - WSJ

Group Calls for Reform Amid Rises in Prescription Drug Costs - AP

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