Weekly News Roundup – March 26, 2021

Where we are now: New York City after a year in the grip of pandemic - Politico

Mixed Virus Data Has Some Experts Questioning Pace of N.Y.C. Reopening - NY Times

Protests Across U.S. Call for End to Anti-Asian Violence - WSJ

NY pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccine to people with underlying conditions - NY Post

NYC’s fully remote elementary students can opt back into school buildings, de Blasio says - Chalkbeat

NYC high schools reopen Monday for in-person learning - Pix11

Driving downtown? Get ready to pay extra - Politico

New York to Open Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Residents Aged 50 and Above - WSJ

De Blasio Warns Against Expanding Indoor Dining Capacity as More COVID-19 Variants Emerge - Eater

New York City Venues Reopen but Raise Covid-19 Concerns: A dance event at Park Avenue Armory was canceled after three performers tested positive for the virus - WSJ

One Year Into the Pandemic, New York City Faces a Lopsided Economic Recovery - WSJ

EXCLUSIVE: Council Will Pass Bill to Move Crash Investigation from NYPD to DOT - Streetsblog

Support Grows for State Bill to Convert Distressed Commercial Properties into Affordable Housing - Gothamist

Flush with federal cash, NYC promises preschool for 3-year-olds in every school district - Chalkbeat

Declining Revenues Show Pandemic’s Devastating Impact On NYC Restaurant Industry - Gothamist

NYPD offers online filing of police reports for certain crimes for public convenience and COVID measure - AM NY

Housing Boss Who Was Accused of Sexual Abuse Now Faces Bribery Charges - NY Times

New York Lawmakers Reach Deal to Legalize Marijuana - WSJ

New Programs Needed to Address Declining Black Homeownership in NYC: Report - City Limits

It May Soon Be Easier to Sue the N.Y.P.D. for Misconduct - NY Times

NYC launches vaccination push to bring back Broadway - Politico

NYC Open Streets Poised For 2021 Expansion, With Help For Locals - Patch

Snazzy Scaffolding Comes To Madison Ave Through New Partnership - Patch

The Crimes Are Ugly, The Motive Seems Obvious. Still, Prosecuting Hate in NYC is Hard. - Gothamist

New York Unveils New Nursing Home Visitation Rules - NY State of Politics

Graduate Hotel And Verizon Executive Education Center Complete Construction On Roosevelt Island - YIMBY

A Plan for Open Streets - Our Town

NY Blood Center Makes Case for 334-Foot-Tall Tower - TapInto

It’s Time to Talk About Black-Asian Solidarity - The Cut

Rich Countries Signed Away a Chance to Vaccinate the World - NYTimes

De Blasio Backs Taxi Medallion Relief Plan, But Taxi Drivers Group Revolts - NY1

How to End a Conversation Without Making Up an Excuse - The Atlantic

You’re Not Fully Vaccinated the Day of Your Last Dose - The Atlantic

Cuomo Unveils "Excelsior Pass" to Business Reopenings - Spectrum

Bill Proposed to Add Bike and Pedestrian Lanes to MTA Bridges - NY1

Cannabis Legalization Part of Decades' De-Escalation of Drug Policy - Spectrum

Is New York reopening too soon? - City & State

Agriculture Industry: "Crucial" to Get Workers Vaccinated - Spectrum

City Council's Police Reforms Fail To Reduce NYPD's Footprint, Critics Say - Gothamist

Biden condemns Georgia’s crackdown on voting access as ‘Jim Crow in the 21st century.’ - NYTimes

In Wake Of Violent Bias Attacks, Brooklyn Tech High School Teachers Offer Subway Protection To Asian Students - Gothamist

Hunger strike draws attention to workers excluded from COVID-19 relief - City & State

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