Weekly News Roundup – January 29, 2021

January 29th, 2021

54 ZIP Codes in New York City Have Positive Test Rates Over 10% - NYT

NYC set to get another ‘paltry’ amount of COVID-19 doses this week - NY Post

Street Food Vendor Permits to Expand by Thousands as Council Readies Vote - The City

Despite Assurances, De Blasio Yet to Release Recovery Plan for City's Devastated Economy - Gotham Gazette

Corey Johnson asks Biden DOT nominee Pete Buttigieg to OK NYC congestion tolls - NY Post

New York State Restaurant Association calls on state to push back 10 p.m. curfew for restaurants - WKBW Buffalo

New York City now officially recognizes LGBTQ businesses as minority-owned enterprises - LGBTQ Nation

It’s 30 Degrees. Shall We Have Brunch Outdoors? - NY Times

$1B project to rebuild Lenox Hill Hospital on Upper East Side would ruin ‘character of the community,’ opponents say - Daily News

Yankee Stadium, Citi Field COVID-19 vaccine sites postponed indefinitely - NY Post

Three NYC Pension Funds to Divest $4 Billion From Fossil Fuels - Bloomberg

N.Y.C.’s Bike Parking Problem: 1.6 Million Riders and Just 56,000 Spots - NY Times

New York to seek federal OK to cancel 3-8 assessments amid uneven instruction due to pandemic - Lohud

De Blasio backs more permits for food carts as restaurants struggle - NY Post

INSIDE THE BUREAUCRACY: City Won’t Allow Councilmen to Buy Snow Sweepers for Bike Lanes - Streetsblog

Roosevelt Island Public Library Opens After Years Of Work - Patch

Could Upper East Side Buildings Ditch Trump's Name? - Patch

Controversial NYC Hotel Amendment Gets Its First Public Hearing - Commercial Observer

City's Top Health Advisor Supports Double-Masking As Coronavirus Variants Spread - Gothamist

Out of School and Out of Work, City's Disconnected Youth Have Steep Hill to Climb, Report Says - Gotham Gazette

De Blasio promises ‘full-strength’ NYC public school reopening in September; teachers’ union skeptical - NY Daily News

Majority of NYC residents support bus and bike lanes, poll shows - NY Post

Indoor Dining in New York City Could Be Back on the Table - WSJ

Enrollment in NYC schools is down 4% amid the pandemic. How many students has your school lost? - Chalkbeat

Digital privacy advocate urges lawmakers reject measure in Cuomo’s budget - WCNY

Thousands of NYC landlords flouting rent stabilization laws, housing rights group says - Daily News

NY data show nursing home deaths undercounted by thousands - AP

Lofty promises but few details in de Blasio's final State of the City - Politico

Car Lanes to Become Bike Lanes on 2 Major New York City Bridges - NY TimesCity Council Votes to Expand the Number of Street Vendor Permits - NY1

Indoor Dining Will Reopen in New York City at 25% Capacity - NYTimes

The Race To Legalize Online Sports Betting In NY: Cuomo Vs. State Democrats - Gothamist

Subzero Wind Chill Engulfs NYC, With Possible "Significant" Snowfall On The Way - Gothamist

Why These High Schoolers Are Putting Their Best Feet Forward - NY1

3 Upper East Side Schools Shuttered By Coronavirus Cases - Patch

Why are the NYC subways still closed overnight? - City & State

More than 40 Lawmakers Oppose Medicaid Prescription Drug Change - NY State of Politics

Crumbling East Harlem Esplanade To Get $284M In Repairs - NY Patch

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