Weekly News Roundup – December 18, 2020

December 18th, 2020

Cuomo to close indoor dining in New York City in another blow to a reeling industry - Politico

As Trenches Fill, Plans for Hart Island COVID-19 Memorial Look to Past and Future - The City

NYC Christmas Tree Vendors Pleasantly Surprised By So Many Early Sales - Gothamist

Another Vote Taken Opposing NY Blood Center Proposal - Tapinto

Controversial UES 'Tower On Stilts' Scrapped, Politician Says - Patch

NY Blood Center: New Building is Critical to Future Operations - Tapinto

Economists urge New York to hike taxes on billionaires - Politico

1st Vaccination in U.S. Is Given in New York, Hard Hit in Outbreak’s First Days - NYT

New York City mayor says people should brace for another possible shutdown - CBS

Does Covid-19 Spread on Buses, Subways? New York Aims to Find Out - WSJ

For City’s Public Meetings, Shift to Virtual Format Has Meant Attendance Boost—& Complications - City Limits

Outdoor Dining Confronts Its Latest Challenge: Snow - NYT

Children Love Snow Days. The Pandemic May End Them Forever. - NYT

UFT balks at de Blasio’s suggestion that school buildings can remain open amid possible NYC lockdown - Chalkbeat

MTA Averts Drastic Cuts to New York City Subway - WSJ

Counting on Biden, M.T.A. Shifts From Doomsday Budget to a Wishful One - NYT

City Council Speaker Unveils Comprehensive Planning Legislation - Gotham Gazette

New York Hospitalizations Rise to Levels Not Seen Since May - WSJ

De Blasio: It’ll be June before every New Yorker who wants COVID shot gets one - NY Post

Upper East Side Coronavirus Rates Still Among NYC's Lowest - Patch

City Digs Out of Worst Storm in 5 Years - NY1

Blood Center Building Hits Roadblocks On Upper East Side - Patch

What we know about a second New York City shutdown - City & State

Stimulus Deal Appears Within Reach, but Final Product Could Limit Biden in the Future - NYTimes

Tap Water Tasting Funny On The Upper East Side? Here's Why - Patch

Nurses Are Anxious and Angry in 2nd Wave: ‘We’re Not Prepared’ - NYTimes

Some UES Hospitals Near Capacity As Coronavirus Surges: Data - Patch

NYPD to Add 900 Officers to its Force As Crime Rises - NY1

Supermarket-Style Food Pantry Opens on the UES - Our Town

Port Authority board approves $7.3B budget; $1.7B loss expected - Politico

New York Spent $1 Billion on Virus Supplies. Now It Wants Money Back. - NYTimes

More Than 5,000 Health Care Workers Have Been Vaccinated, Mayor Says - NY1

Chadwick Boseman Stars Alongside Viola Davis in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' His Last Filmed Performance - NY1

She Livestreamed the Shooting of Peaceful Protesters in Lagos. Now in Exile, DJ Switch Is Still Fighting for the Future of Nigeria - Time

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