Weekly News Roundup – June 12, 2020

NYC's poorest neighborhoods have highest death rates from coronavirus - Politico

De Blasio considering options if schools are unsafe in September - Politico

City: Nearly 178,000 public school students will be in summer school - Politico

For some LGBTQ youth, school buildings were safer spaces than their homes. Now, they have nowhere to go. - Chalkbeat

MTA will ‘be better’ for going through the coronavirus: Gov. Cuomo - NY Post

BIKE SPIKE: Sales Are Up As NYC Embraces Socially Distanced Transportation - Streetsblog

Nurses give inside look at ‘nightmare’ NYC-run adult-care center - NY Post

Facing Adulthood With an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars - NY Times

New City Council Bills Would Bring Back Composting Drop-Off Sites - Gothamist

Ask An Epidemiologist: Is It Safe To Socialize In The Open Air? - Gothamist

The Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to reopen in mid-August - NY Post

About 25% of NYC renters didn’t pay in May: survey - The Real Deal


Outdoor Cafes May Solve Overcrowded UES Sidewalks: Lawmakers - Patch

Vaccinations plunge for New York City children during coronavirus pandemic - Politico

City offers coronavirus testing at nursing homes - Politico

City to Mayor: We’re Going to Need a Bigger Open Streets Program - Streetsblog

After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats - NY Times

New York allows gatherings of up to 10 people, reversing prior ban amid coronavirus - Democrat and Chronicle

As New Yorkers Rush Outside, Officials Urge Mayor to Implement Outdoor Dining Rules - Eater

Cuomo authorizes New York businesses to ban entry without wearing a mask - Daily News

C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices - NY Times

How to Hug During a Pandemic - NY Times

New York City Begins Reopening After 3 Months of Outbreak and Hardship - NY Times

World cities show a path forward for NYC subway as coronavirus restrictions ease - Daily News

Returning to Work on the Subway? Here’s What You Need to Know - NY Times

De Blasio Vows for First Time to Cut Funding for the N.Y.P.D. - NY Times

Manhattan DA won’t prosecute protesters amid mass NYC arrests, commends New Yorkers exercising civil rights at George Floyd demonstrations - Daily News

New York reopens all places of worship with limited 25 percent capacity as part of Phase 2 - CNY Central

Research Shows Students Falling Months Behind During Virus Disruptions - NY Times

Fiscal watchdog recommends cutting 9,000 city jobs and hiking property taxes to ensure NY’s long-term financial health due to coronavirus - Daily News

New Report Says Over A Third Of Food Pantries And Kitchens Closed During Height Of Pandemic - Gothamist

"Birdwatching Is Not A Crime": Boarded Up Storefronts Become Canvas For Street Artists - Gothamist

Brooklyn Community Board Considers Suspending Its 2020 Election Over Pandemic Disruptions, Sparking Backlash - The CIty

Bill de Blasio Says NYPD Won’t Be Involved in Street Vendor Enforcement Anymore - Grub Street

Here’s what reopening NYC schools could look like this fall, according to a memo from Carranza - Chalkbeat

Black New Yorkers Describe Racism as ‘Inescapable’ in Quietly Released Human Rights Report - The City

How New York’s Coronavirus Response Made the Pandemic Worse - WSJ

MTA installs adorable social-distancing decals inside NYC subways - NY Post

Cuomo Gives Go-Ahead to Reopen Playgrounds, But Mayor Won’t Unlock Them - The CIty

New York City Pride March Pivots to Virtual Celebration - WSJ

Watchdog Says COVID Taking Toll on NYCHA Mold Cleanup - The City

‘15 Percent Pledge’ Calls On Major Retailers To Support Black-Owned Businesses - Forbes

New York Summer School Will Be Conducted Online - Spectrum

New Threat to New York City: Commercial Rent Payments Plummet - NYTimes

How Does a Virus Spread in Cities? It’s a Problem of Scale - Wired

“Can’t Pay May”: Making Rent in New York City During the Pandemic - The New Yorker

NYC Blood Supply Runs 'Dangerously Low' - Patch

Calls for an Investigation Into Nursing Homes Grow as Cuomo Blames President Trump - Spectrum

One Beach’s Summer Virus Plan: 197 Groups in Zones 18-Feet Square - NYTimes

As religious gatherings return, de Blasio warns limits will be enforced - Politico

Bill Would Allow Bars, Restaurants To Continue Take-Out Drinks - Spectrum

Child Vaccinations Plummet 63 Percent, a New Hurdle for N.Y.C. Schools - NYTimes

Cuomo, de Blasio blame ignorance, but not themselves, in wake of damning report - Politico

Task Force to Examine Domestic Violence During Pandemic - Spectrum

NYC gives out 32M meals as pandemic causes surge in hunger - Politico

Insurgent Candidates Face Campaign Challenges During COVID-19 - Spectrum

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