Weekly News Roundup – November 20, 2020

November 20th, 2020

Upper East Side's Community Board 8 Elects A New Chair - Patch

Facade Partly Collapses Off Upper East Side Building - Patch

UES Community Board Harshly Critical Of Blood Center Expansion - Patch

Renovation Completed For 18th Century Roosevelt Island Home - Patch

New York Blood Center Reveals Draft Scope Of Work For Headquarters Expansion On The Upper East Side - YIMBY

Op-Ed | New York City has enough vacant apartments to house the homeless: It’s time to do it - AM NY

As de Blasio pleads for federal and state assistance, budget outlook rosier than anticipated - Politico

Most NYC students are learning online, but the city’s virtual teaching strategy remains elusive - Chalkbeat

Tourism, Engine for N.Y.C. Economy, May Not Fully Recover Until 2025 - NY Times

Voter Turnout in New York City Jumped 7.5% from 2016 to 2020 - Gotham Gazette

What Will Outdoor Dining Look Like In NYC This Winter? - Gothamist

NYC Adds More Restrictions to Outdoor Dining Setups As Winter Nears - Eater

MTA Employees Worry About Lack of Mask Compliance Among Work Crews As More Test Positive For Coronavirus - Gothamist

NYC’s COVID-19 test and trace program can’t pinpoint 80 percent of cases - NY Post

NYPD won’t stop family gatherings on Thanksgiving, de Blasio says - NY Post

Subway Service Could Be Cut 40% if No Federal Aid Arrives - NY Times

In a major setback, New York City schools to shut down over parents' objections - Politico

MTA to raise NYC transit fares, consider eliminating unlimited MetroCards - Daily News

Opinion: Surveillance and the City: New York’s Latest Covid Boondoggle Is In Your Pocket (by Albert Fox Cahn) - Gotham Gazette

Here’s how one school is trying to help new immigrants get to college during the pandemic - Chalkbeat

De Blasio faces outcry over school closures as New York braces for lockdown - Politico

New York City Mayor Warns of End to Indoor Dining, Gym Closures - WSJ

A Bright Spot in the Pandemic Gloom: Jazz Is Everywhere in New York - NY Times

It's starting to sink in: Schools before bars - Politico NY

CDC pleads with Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel - AP

Joe Biden wins Georgia, flipping the state for Democrats - AP

When Will We Throw Our Masks Away? I Asked Dr. Fauci - NYTimes

Schumer Optimistic on COVID Stimulus - Spectrum

Cuomo Expands Yellow Zone Restrictions in Three Counties - Spectrum

We Owe One Another Student Loan Forgiveness - NYTimes

MTA Chairman: Keeping NYC Transit Running is Critical for Whole Country - NY1

What to Expect of the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - NY1

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