Weekly News Roundup – May 1, 2020

Cuomo warns of $8.2 billion in cuts to localities - City and State


Upper East Siders Back Safe Routes for Cyclists Through Central Park - Streetsblog

NYC ignores social distancing for Blue Angels, Thunderbirds flyover - NY Post

400K New Yorkers Wait For Coronavirus Unemployment Checks: Gov - Patch

Thousands expected to join rent strike this week as coronavirus wreaks havoc on household budgets - NY Daily News

In Fight to Save Summer Youth Employment, Advocates Push City to Let Teens Work Remotely - City Limits

It’s official: NYC relaxes grading policies in wake of massive shift to remote learning - Chalkbeat

NYC public schools to hold online graduation ceremony for seniors: de Blasio - Daily News

Cuomo orders schools closed for rest of the school year - Politico

Richard Carranza: Only ‘50-50’ chance NYC schools will open in September - NY Post

Coronavirus News: Javits Center in NYC to close temporary hospital next week - ABC7

Homophobic Evangelical Group Samaritan's Purse To Leave Central Park In Two Weeks - Gothamist

How Delays and Unheeded Warnings Hindered New York's Virus Fight - NY Times

UES Council Rep's Cat Steals Show During Zoom Meeting - Patch

Planters Installed At Upper East Side Intersections: Council Rep - Patch

UES Community Board To City: Open Park Avenue - Patch

NYC’s first coronavirus street closures in and around parks starts Saturday - Daily News

Subway riders hold out hope for futuristic cleaning to restart economy - Politico

De Blasio: Full NYC reopening ‘obviously a few months away at minimum’ amid coronavirus - Daily News

City Council to Pass Bill Capping What Food Delivery Apps Can Charge Restaurants, Sponsor Says - Gotham Gazette

New York delays enforcement of plastic bag ban until June 15 - NY Post

Volunteers Deliver Meals To UES Public Housing Senior Center - Patch

New Yorkers are struggling with mental health issues - City & State

State and local government plan coming from House Democrats, Neal says - Politico

What We Don't Know About the Coronavirus - The New Yorker

NYC to offer antibody tests for 150k health workers and first responders - Politico

Advocates call for Covid-19 testing in shelters, but capacity remains low - Politico

The Federal Reserve widens street loan program to reach more businesses - Crain's

Here's Why Your Local Chinese Takeout Spot Is (Probably) Closed - Gothamist

The Very Unequal Impact of COVID-19 On NYC Neighborhoods - Gothamist

NY assemblywoman may be barred from re-election over paperwork error - NY Post

From Bad to Worse - Our Town


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