Weekly News Roundup – October 2, 2020

October 2nd, 2020

Destroying the Birdhouses of the UES - Our Town

Roosevelt Island bigs threaten to evict cat sanctuaries - NY Post

Roosevelt Island Corp. boss backs off threat to evict cat sanctuaries - NY Post

Hundreds of Activists Rally for More Space on the Queensboro Bridge — And DOT Agrees! - Streetsblog

Principals Assail N.Y.C. Mayor, Calling for State Takeover of Schools - NY Times

New York City Restaurants Can Permanently Offer Sidewalk, Street Dining - WSJ

Sign By the Red X: New York Election Officials Unveil New Envelope to Ensure More Absentee Votes Get Counted - Gotham Gazette

When Can New Yorkers Expect General Election Results? City and State Officials Give Different Answers - Gotham Gazette

Warnings Issued as Virus Cases Rise in New York - NY Times

Nearly half of all NYC public school students only enrolled in remote classes - AM NY

Efforts Launched to Encourage Early Voting and Avoid Absentee Ballot Headaches - Gotham Gazette

How GOP-Friendly Firm Behind Brooklyn Absentee Ballot Bungle Scored $4.6 Million No-Bid Deal - The City

NYC schools welcome back a new wave of students, but rising COVID rates loom over reopening - Chalkbeat

Safety Strike Over Building-Related COVID-19 Concerns Avoided at Hunter College - NYC Politics

NYC middle and high schools reopen, but teacher shortages persist - Politico

N.Y.C.’s School Testing Plan May Miss Large Outbreaks, Study Finds - NY Times

Half of NYC restaurants, bars may close for good due to COVID-19: audit - NY Post

New statewide COVID Alert NY app informs New Yorkers of possible exposure - AM NY

House approves $2.2 trillion Covid measure as bipartisan talks remain stalled - Politico

‘No Protesting Allowed': UES Sign Meant to Look Official Irks Demonstrators - NBC NY

How do you shut down a neighborhood - City & State

An Al Fresco Winter - Our Town

Please Let Me Terrify Some Kids On Halloween - NYTimes

MTA Reports 21 Million Taps On ONMY System - NY1

POLITICO Playbook PM: Real talk on Covid relief - Politico

How Will We Know If a Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe? -NY1

What Will Cold-and-Flu Season Mean for the Coronavirus Pandemic? - The New Yorker

New Yorkers of the Week: These Brooklyn Volunteers Are Working Hard to Make Things Count - NY1

Covid Threatens to Worsen Disparities in Maternal and Reproductive Care - The Nation

NYC Museums, Cultural Sites Welcoming Visitors Again: A User's Guide - NY1

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