Weekly News Roundup – August 14, 2020

August 14th, 2020

What Happens to Viral Particles on the Subway - NY Times

N.Y. Schools Can Reopen, Cuomo Says, in Contrast With Much of U.S. - NY Times

NYC Scrambles to Find New School Space as Cuomo Gives Go-Ahead for Classes - The City

NYPD barricades have turned Gracie Mansion into de Blasio’s fortress, neighbors say- NY Post

Sorry, Mayor de Blasio: New Yorkers are Buying Wheels This Summer - The City

Will Cars Rule the Roads in Post-Pandemic New York? - New York Times

City Council moves to extend food delivery caps on Grubhub, UberEats - NY Post

NY lawmakers to grill election officials over mail-in ballot debacle - NY Post

Ghost Storefront Revealed in NYC's Upper East Side - Untapped New York - Untapped New York

Staff Complaints Prompt Calls for Misconduct Training for Community Board Members - The City

A quarter of NYC students opt out of school buildings this fall, while 736,000 are set to return — for now - Chalkbeat

DOT shoots down plan for more pedestrian and cyclist space on Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge - QNS

Anti-Semitic note reportedly left at Manhattan assemblywoman’s office - NY Post

Anti-Semitic Note Reportedly Left on N.Y. Assemblymember’s Vandalized Office - Jewish Journal

The City of New York Community Board 8 (CB8) Manhattan, an agency that helps resolve municipal delivery service complaints, similarly condemned in a statement what happened to Seawright’s office.

“CB8 deplores the rise in anti-Semitism spreading across this City and our country,” the statement read. “New York City’s religious, ethnic, racial, economic, and age diversity should lead to tolerance, mutual respect, and concern for each other’s well-being. New York City has no place for hatred and intolerance.”

The statement concluded: “We stand firmly with Assembly Member Seawright in condemning all forms of anti-Semitism.”

‘We Will Not be Intimidated’: Seawright on Anti-Semitic Graffiti - Our Town

Citi Bike Promised To Add "Thousands" Of E-Bikes This Summer. Where Are They? - Gothamist

As New York Looks for Smoother General Election, Long List of Voting Reform Bills Awaits Governor’s Signature or Legislative Action - Gotham Gazette

What’s Fueling New York City’s Rise in Violent Crime? There Are Several Theories - WSJ

NYC Councilmembers who didn’t support Speaker Johnson’s budget lost out on funding - Daily News

Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’ - NY Times

Evictions on Hold Until Oct. 1, but Pre-Pandemic Housing Court Cases Forge Ahead - The City

Schools Seeking Space in Streets and Parks Stymied By City’s Inaction - The City

Principals call on NYC to delay start of in-person school - Chalkbeat

State Board Of Elections Says It Needs $50 Million To Get November Election Right - Gothamist

Amid negotiations with labor unions, de Blasio moves closer to layoffs - Politico

Top Female Chief Quits, Accusing N.Y.P.D. of Widespread Gender Bias - NY Times

As Misconduct Complaints Pile Up, De Blasio Orders Deeper Cuts To NYPD Oversight Board - Gothamist

New York City Could Use a Champion. Who Will Step Up? - NY Times

NYC’s Bedbug-Sniffing Dogs Prepare for Retirement - The City

NYC will hire 400 school nurses amid pressure from educators and families - Chalkbeat

New York expects $14.5B shortfall in revenues this year - Times Union

Crime Takes Top Spot in Neighborhood Public Safety Survey - Tap Into

New York has a plan to fix its broken public housing — it just needs to convince Congress - Politico

The True Coronavirus Toll in the U.S. Has Already Surpassed 200,000 - NYTimes

Weekly Job Losses Fall Below 1 Million For First Time Since March - Gothamist

Trump says ‘you can’t have’ mail-in voting without post office funding he has opposed. - NYTimes

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Reports Nearly 1,500 Daily Deaths, Reflecting Continued Toll of Summer Surge - NYTimes

Slow start for New York’s $100 million small businesses loan program - City & State

Build community, instead of fear, on the Upper West Side - City & State

Birdland Jazz Club Launches Radio Free Birdland with Streamed Performances from Broadway - NY1

New York could spend billions on subway cleaning to fight Covid-19 — Is it worth it? - Politico

NYPD Opens Hate Crime Investigation Into Antisemitic Vandalism on Upper East Side - The Algemeiner

The real Upper West Side story: Residents at crossroads while coping with influx of homeless and mentally ill - AMNY

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