Weekly News Roundup – April 16, 2021

Crosstown Upper East Side Bike Lanes Stump Community Board Again - Patch

New York cuts school distancing to 3 feet, per CDC recommendations - Politico

NYC to pay $500 to nearly 1,000 parents to address mental health needs at their schools - Chalkbeat

More than 40,000 NYC families switch to in-person classes, majority will remain remote for rest of school year - Daily News

New York City to Expand Summer School to Help With Covid-19 Learning Loss - WSJ

After Demolition Scare, Chelsea NYCHA Tenants Forge New Path With Private Management - The City

NYS Budget on Housing: Rent Relief Victory, Disappointment on NYCHA and Homelessness - City Limits

Hudson Tunnel Plan Shows Sign of Life as U.S. Speeds Review - Bloomberg

Subway Ridership Exceeds 2 Million Straphangers In Single Day, A First Since Pandemic Began - Gothamist

Some NYC Restaurants Tire of Forking Over Delivery-App Fees - WSJ

Central Park Conservancy Wants To Take Over Wollman Ice Rink - Gothamist

Non-profits say de Blasio broke a litany of pandemic promises - Politico

Head of Elite Catholic School (Regis) Is Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Charges - NY Times

Live Music Is Back, but New York City Is Barely Rocking - WSJ

Most Minority-Owned NYC Businesses On Brink Of Collapse: Survey - Patch

Two worrisome variants make up over 70 percent of cases analyzed in N.Y.C., city officials say. - NY Times

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine halted in New York and beyond after feds warn of blood clots - Daily News

COVID hospitalizations for older NYers cut in half since vaccinations began - NY Post

COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 4,000 in New York - Spectrum

Upper East Side Board Calls For Sweeping Police Reforms - Patch

NYPD top cop demands jail time for ‘rioting’ Daunte Wright supporters - NY Post

New York City Jobs Jump Trails Nation as Wary Tourists Wait in the Wings - The City

Simon & Schuster Reverses, Won't Distribute Book By Officer In Breonna Taylor Raid - NPR

Daunte Wright shooting: How can you mistake a gun for a Taser? - BBC

In Chicago, outrage and grief over police shooting of boy - AP

City Launches First E-Scooter Share Pilot This Summer In The Bronx - Gothamist

Covid-19 changed education in America — permanently - Politico

A Tangled Vaccine Web - Our Town

10,000-Year-Old Legacy Of Biodiversity Endangered By Queens Development Project - Gothamist

These 2 UES Buildings Are 'Putting Tenants At Risk,' City Says - MSN

MTA: Subway riders feeling less safe from upticks in crime, not COVID-19 violations - NY1

34,000 People Fled The Upper East Side In 2020: Data - Patch

13 Months Into Pandemic Schooling, NYC Teachers Yearn For Stability - Gothamist

National Grid Is Building A Natural Gas Pipeline Through North Brooklyn. But Do We Need It? - Gothamist

What Your Mask Says About You - The New Yorker

These Ants Shrink Their Brains for a Chance to Become Queen - NYTimes

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