Weekly News Roundup – August 21, 2020

August 21st, 2020

Redeemer Presbyterian Church Acquires UES Property for $30M in All-Cash Deal - Commercial Observer

Evangelical Church Seeks To Build 10-Story UES Ministry Center - Patch

Can N.Y.C. Schools Open on Time? De Blasio Is Under Pressure to Delay - NY Times

How The Upper East Side's Private Schools Are Reopening This Fall - Patch

New York Teachers Union Threatens Strike if Schools Reopen Without Safety Measures - WSJ

NYC teachers union ups the pressure to delay school reopening, demanding COVID-19 tests for students and staff - Chalkbeat

NYC restaurants: Give us indoor dining or we’ll sue - The Real Deal

Museums and Other New York Cultural Institutions Can Open Aug. 24 - NY Times

State’s Growing Budget Hole Threatens NYC Jobs and Aid as Congress Takes a Holiday - The City

How the De Blasio Administration is Preparing to Lay Off Thousands of City Government Workers - Gotham Gazette

Chirlane McCray Nearly Doubled Her Official Staff Payroll With Undisclosed Taxpayer-Funded Hires - The City

The nation’s biggest public transit system is facing ruin. Will Congress save it? - Politico

New York Has a 14-Day Quarantine. Many New Yorkers Are Ignoring It. - NY Times

As New York City Police Make Fewer Arrests, Violent Crime Rises - WSJ

NYPD retirements surge, potentially averting police layoffs - Politico

N.Y. Gyms and Fitness Studios Can Reopen as Soon as Aug. 24, Cuomo Says - NY Times

Reopening of gyms pits Cuomo against de Blasio — yet again - NY Post

OUT OF EXCUSES: Council Members Offer DOT Money for QBB Security Fence - Streetsblog

MTA bringing back front-door bus entry after 5 months of free rides - NY Post

Cuomo Signs Bills Expanding Absentee Ballot Access - NY1

Can New York Officials Deliver November Election Results in a Timely Fashion? - Gotham Gazette

Manhattan Vacancy Rate Climbs, and Rents Drop 10% - NY Times

Across NYC, Office Buildings Mostly Empty - But Not Vacant - NY1

Man charged in anti-Semitic vandalism of NYS assemblywoman's UES office - 1010 Wins

New York City Faces Toughest Fiscal Crisis Since the 1970s - WSJ

31 NYC council members call for delay in school reopenings - NY Post

New York Will Allow Voters to Cast Mail-In Ballots - NY Times

How White Progressives Undermine School Integration - NY Times

Mayor de Blasio is Apparently Not Aware of Stalled Busway - Streetsblog

NY’s unresolved election mess - City & State

NYCLU publishes more than 300,000 NYPD misconduct complaints after judge's ruling - Politico

Movers in N.Y.C. Are So Busy They’re Turning People Away - NYTimes

De Blasio rebukes teachers resisting school reopening over safety fears - Politico

What N.Y.C.’s Antibody Test Results Show Us - NYTimes

Unemployment claims jump back over 1M - Politico

Top Columbia Doctor Weighs in on Vaccine Timeline - NY1

Are New Yorkers Wearing Masks? Here’s What We Found in Each Borough - NYTimes

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