Weekly News Roundup – February 12, 2021

February 12th, 2021

‘Nobody Tells Daddy No’: A Housing Boss’s Many Abuse Cases - NY Times

After Abuse Allegations, $2 Billion Shelter Network Faces Scrutiny - NY Times

Housing Boss Is Fired and Faces Criminal Inquiry After Reports of Abuse - NY Times

The above are highlighted as the operator has a soup kitchen in our district.

NY allowing residents with underlying health conditions to get COVID vaccine. Here's the list. - Democrat and Chronicle

The Indoor-Dining Debate Isn’t a Debate at All - The New Yorker

Give Wollman Rink Back To Central Park, Borough Prez Says - Patch

MTA Deletes Tweet Explaining Why Subway Station Benches Were Removed - Gothamist

Indoor dining to return two days ahead of Valentine's Day - Crain's

Why experts say resuming indoor dining in NYC is a bad idea - City & State

NYC Restaurant Industry Divided Over Return of Indoor Dining - Eater

N.Y.C. to Reopen Middle Schools, but Most Students Will Still Learn From Home - NY Times

NY to host ‘pop-up’ performances to boost ailing arts industry - NY Post

NYC’s Wealthy Enclaves Lost Housing in Past Decade as Combining of Apartments Outpaced New Construction - The City

Manhattan Luxury Homebuyers Make Upper East Side Cool Again - Bloomberg

New N.Y.C. Transportation Boss Has Big Agenda but Little Experience - NY Times

NYC surpasses 1 Million Covid-19 vaccinations - Politico

Cuomo's renewable energy boon to New York City building owners - Politico

New York to Allow Fans in Sports Stadiums and Arenas - NY Times

Mayor de Blasio joins calls for Gov. Cuomo to lose emergency powers - Daily News

Patchett to depart EDC after transforming agency for pandemic response - Politico

Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa admits they hid nursing home data so feds wouldn’t find out - NY Post

City Council Passes Constantinides’ Renewable Rikers Act, Paves Way for Renewable Energy Hub - Forest Hills Post

People of color accounted for majority of NYC jobs lost in 2020, new study finds - Daily News

Mayor calls Cuomo’s office-to-resi plan “giveaway” to real estate - Real Deal

Bureaucracy, Limited Supplies, Doubts Keep New York Healthcare Workers From Getting Covid-19 Vaccines - WSJ

Maloney, Elected Officials, Community Leaders Applaud Mayor, NYC Parks Department - The National Herald

Plant-Based Community Fridge Pops Up in Manhattan - NY1

Subway Workers Say Shut-Down Overnight Shift Has Turned into a Dangerous Nightmare - The City

The U.S. Is Seeing a Massive Spike in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes - The Cut

What to know about preexisting conditions and vaccines - City & State

Gracie Mansion Barricades Block UES Park, 9 Months After Protests - Patch

Upper East Side Pharmacies To Vaccinate Seniors For Coronavirus - Patch

NYC Small Businesses on the Brink Cast Hopes on New PPP Loans and Rent Deals - The City

Decriminalizing Sex Work - Our Town

Anti-Asian Hate Crime Surge Fuels Demands for Systemic and Sensitive Responses - The City

Why Fully Vaccinated New Yorkers Shouldn't Let Their Guards Down - Spectrum

How COVID-19 has highlighted housing issues - City & State

Amid Unrest in Haiti, ICE Deports Dozens — Including a 2-Month-Old Baby — into “Burning House” - Democracy Now

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