Weekly News Roundup – April 23, 2021

City-Run COVID Vaccine Sites Now Open To Walk-Ins From New Yorkers Who Are 50 And Older - Gothamist

‘That debt is just up to people’s necks’: Schumer wants Biden to forgive $50K/person in student loans - Daily News

Flanked by a group of local veterans at Hunter College on the Upper East Side, the Senate majority leader said that too many college graduates — including combat veterans who risked their lives overseas — are shackled with crushing debt that plays an outsized role in their life decisions.

Three Meetings, Nine Hours Later, Upper East Side Board Backs Crosstown Bike Lanes  - Streetsblog

Upper East Side Board Finally Backs Crosstown Bike Lanes - Patch

Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, Studies Find - NY Times

Post-COVID-19, New York hospitals seek federal support - State of Politics

Subway Workforce Dwindles as Pandemic and Hiring Freeze Take Toll - The City

MTA playing catch-up on modernizing NYC subway signals after pandemic sparked delays - Daily News

New York MTA’s Plan to Upgrade Transit Threatened by Covid-19 Pandemic - WSJ

With $600 million yearly boost, all NYC schools will get their full funding under city formula for the first time - Chalkbeat

Columbia University will require students to get COVID-19 vaccines - NY Post

New York relaxing COVID capacity limits for zoos, museums, sports arenas. What to know - USA Today

New York Boosts Funding for Nonprofit Arts Groups - WSJ

Restaurants, Bars, And Food Trucks Can Soon Apply For Federal Funds In New Pandemic Relief Program - Gothamist

City Nonprofits Face 'Financial Catastrophe' Due to Pandemic’s Demands - Gothamist

NYPD Creates Civilian Panel to Help Review Hate Crimes - WSJ

New Yorkers gather to celebrate after Chauvin guilty verdict - NY Post

NYC’s Once-Mighty Tourism Industry Shows First Signs of Revival - Bloomberg

New York City to Visitors: We Need You - WSJ

NYC Public Libraries Eye Next Phase Of Reopening - Gothamist

Water Decaying Lawn On East River Esplanade, UES Board Tells City - Patch

Upper East Side Community Groups Speak Out Against Expansion Of New York Blood Center’s Headquarters At 310 East 67th Street - YIMBY NY

NYC councilman wants ‘Big Belly’ solar-powered trash compactors to reduce litter and rats - Daily News

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Prostitution, Part of Nationwide Shift - NY Times

Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different - NY Times

Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd, in a Milestone for America's Reckoning on Race - Time Magazine

Ma'Khia Bryant: Police Identify Officer Who Shot Teen, Release Video Footage - NPR

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Prostitution, Part of Nationwide Shift - NYTimes

NY Legislature moves to make COVID-19 workplace rules permanent - City & State

NYC Public Libraries Eye Next Phase Of Reopening - Gothamist

Gas plant in Newburgh tests limits of NY’s landmark climate law - City & State

Greenpoint Open Streets War Escalates As Saboteur Tosses Barricades Into Newtown Creek - Gothamist

MTA accused of 'fear mongering' over subway crime by NYPD transit chief - NY1

How will New York convert unused buildings into housing? - City & State

As Ridership Ticks Up On Subways, Some Asian New Yorkers Still Fear For Their Safety - Gothamist

NYC Public Libraries Eye Next Phase Of Reopening - Gothamist

Why the Shinnecock Tribe Is Clashing With the Hamptons’ Elite - NYTimes

Force of Nature: Earth Day - NPR

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