Weekly News Roundup – August 28, 2020

August 28th, 2020

NYC Schools Can Hold Classes Outside This Fall, And Chancellor Suggests Well-Funded PTAs Could Help Pay for It - Chalkbeat

Mayor Gives Principals a Week To Register Outdoor-Learning Plans - Streetsblog

NYC Council speaker plans to support increased city borrowing - Daily News

No Friday Night Lights For Now As Cuomo Outlines Sports Guidance - WAMC

De Blasio has ‘no plan’ for return of indoor dining in NYC - NY Post

Is the Worst Yet to Come for Small Businesses? - NY State of Politics

Central Park's 1st Statue Depicting Real Women To Be Unveiled This Week - WCBS

Car crashes into outdoor dining area in NYC, injuring three - NY Post

New York State's Plastic Bag Ban Is Back - NY State of Politics

NY Gov OKs Clerical Fixes on Mail-In Ballots, With a Twist - NBC NY

N.Y. to apply for federal funds to pay $300-a-week unemployment benefits - Daily News

Older New Yorkers Sweat It Out, Waiting for Promised Air-Conditioners - NYTimes

"Officials at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center in Manhattan spent nearly $30,000 for 56 air-conditioners for seniors like Rosalina Acevedo, who is 73 and diabetic."

Governor, MTA Still Not Talking About Restoring 24-7 Subway Service - Streetsblog

Ventilation teams to inspect all NYC classrooms - Politico

How safe is the air inside your NYC classroom? - Chalkbeat

New York City reports 20% jobless rate in July - Daily News

MTA: NYC Subway Service May Be Cut by 40%, Commuter Rail by Half Without Fed Aid - NBC NY

The Met Is Reopening: Grab Your Timed Ticket and View Jacob Lawrence - NY Times

On the Road Again: Revel Mopeds Relaunches with New Safety Features After Fatal Crashes - NY1

New York City nervously braces for another ‘explosive spread’ - Politico

Corey Johnson at odds with de Blasio on COVID-19 tests for students, staff - NY Post

Trash Piles Up in Parks, Just When New Yorkers Need Them the Most - NY Times

NYC Councilman wants memorial for essential workers lost to COVID-19 - NY Post

Cuomo says NY colleges will close for two weeks if 100 students get COVID-19 - NY Post

At the Met, a Promising Sign: The ‘Hot Dog King’ Is Back in Business - NY Times

Pandemic or Not, Parked NYPD Cars Still Dangerously Block Bus Stops - The City

Second Avenue Subway Extension Plans in Danger Without Federal Assistance - NY1

In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their Doctors - NYTimes

Dueling Legal Threats in Fight Over Upper West Side ‘Homeless Hotels' - NY1

Why Does the Coronavirus Hit Men Harder? A New Clue - NYTimes

NYSUT Calls for Mandatory Mask Wearing in Schools - Spectrum

City Council Considers Tweaking Chokehold Criminalization Bill Signed Into Law Last Month - Gothamist

NYC Teacher Strike Plans Remain Vague, Union Members Say - Gothamist

MTA Reveals Doomsday Plan If Feds Don’t Deliver On $12 Billion In Relief - Gothamist

A night of protest: Where NBA, WNBA, MLS, and MLB stand after players boycott games - FTW, USA Today

The Whitney Museum’s Latest Controversy Might Be Its Messiest Yet - W Magazine

Feds Shift Could Keep Interest Rates Low for Longer - NYTimes


Mississippi: A Poem in Days - Vanity Fair

DOT Chief Accepts Council Offer of Queensboro Bridge Fix Cash - Streetsblog

At Least 1 Killed In Upper East Side Fire - CBS NY

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