Weekly News Roundup – October 23, 2020

October 23rd, 2020

Give Roosevelt Island A Bank, UES Community Board Says - Patch

Tens of Thousands of Child Care Slots De Blasio Promised to Working Parents Still Missing - The City

NYC officials turned down most requests for on-street learning - NY Post

Long-delayed New York plastic-bag ban to kick off on Monday - NY Post

Surprising Results in Initial Virus Testing in N.Y.C. Schools - NY Times

NY Unveils Draft Vaccine Distribution Plan in Anticipation of Drug Release - NBC NY

NYPD Forms Asian Hate Crime Task Force - WSJ

New York Aims to Bring Back 25% of City-Government Workers by Year’s End - WSJ

1M residents in region sign up for Covid Alert apps - Politico

MTA Unveils New Digital "Live Subway Map" To Simplify Service Changes - Gothamist

MTA offloading satellite offices to help plug $12B COVID-19 budget hole - NY Post

New York City Overcomes Obstacles to Outperform 2020 Census Projections - Gotham Gazette

Judge rules 96 percent of NYC crosswalks don’t protect the blind - NY Post

Vacancy Crisis: Empty Storefronts Blanket Upper East Side - Patch

NYC, Seattle and Portland sue Trump over 'anarchist' designation - Politico

NYCHA’S Lead Paint Crisis Explodes as Known Number of Apartments Where Kids Risk Exposure Triples - The City

Cuomo declines to provide data on New York's COVID Alert app - Times Union

2020 Election’s "Essential Workers" Still Waiting For Poll Site Assignments - Gothamist

Soaring inventory and discounted rents in Manhattan have pushed the median to the lowest price in nearly a decade. - NY Times

CDC Expands COVID-19 Definition of “Close Contact” To Include Repeated Brief Encounters - Gothamist

NYC Issues Guidelines For Coronaween: Wear A Mask On Top Of Your Mask - Gothamist

Pandemic Places Renewed Focus on Mental Health Care - Spectrum

One World Observatory Set to Reopen Next Month - NY1

Is a Second Wave Starting? New Yorkers Are Steeling Themselves - NYT

Seniors Targeted with Phony 'Hurt Relative' Story in Phone Scam - NY1

NYC Housing Budget Cuts Partially Restored As De Blasio Tries To Deliver On Affordable Housing Promises - Gothamist

Nearly 24% of NYC Transit Workers Report Having Had COVID-19, Study Finds - NY1

Pelosi suggests coronavirus relief deal could slip past November elections - Politico NY

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