Weekly News Roundup – July 30, 2021

This Week

De Blasio to expand COVID vaccine-or-test mandate to all city workers - NY Post

De Blasio mandates masks indoors for all unvaccinated NYC workers - NY Post

De Blasio Urges New York Businesses to Require Employee Vaccinations - NY Times

‘Back to Gridlock’: NYC Bridge and Tunnel Traffic Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels as Mass Transit Lags - The City

500,000 New Yorkers Owe Back Rent. What Happens When Evictions Resume? - NY Times

Cuomo overhauls COVID rent relief program in wake of criticism and fears of flood of evictions - Daily News

Plastic Bag Ban Violators Getting Away with Breaking Law as Enforcers Check Out - The City

NYC approves Revel’s fleet of Tesla taxis, bringing new competition to apps - Daily News

Manhattan lags Chicago, LA in returning to the office - The Real Deal

Hospital for Special Surgery issues Covid-19 vaccine mandate for staff - Crain's

Bottoms up! NYC nightlife honchos suggest al fresco alcohol - NY Post

"Redistricting Means Power": Everyday New Yorkers Get A Say In Carving Out Their District Lines - Gothamist

New State Law Would Make Electric Citi Bike Hit-And-Runs a Felony - Streetsblog

Reopening concerts to require proof of vaccination as Delta concerns rise - Politico

Will City Worker Vaccination Policy Ease Parents’ Concerns About Return to Classrooms? - Gothamist

COVID vaccination rate for NYC municipal workforce lags behind city’s total as thousands scoff at shots - Daily News

All NYC Counties Fall Under CDC's New Recommendation For Universal Indoor Masking - Gothamist

Opponent of Blood Center Tower Defends R8B Zone - tapinto

Opponents and Proponents of Blood Center Tower Sound Off at Hearing - tapinto

New York to mandate vaccines or weekly testing for state workers, Cuomo says - Politico

New York’s $2.7 Billion Rent Relief Program Cuts First Checks, Amid Scrutiny - City Limits

‘Slicing a big hole’: Residents, environmentalists decry effort to roll back waste equity law - Politico

New York City Council Puts New Limits On Food Delivery Apps - Gothamist

Will public meetings in New York adjust in new COVID era? - State of Politics

De Blasio promises new mask rules for NYC coming Monday — nearly a week after CDC update - Daily News

Democrats at odds over extending eviction ban despite Biden plea - Politico

Life in a Half-Vaccinated Country - The New Yorker

Will Delta Spoil the Summer of NYC? - Our Town

Will New Yorkers need to download another vaccine passport app? - City & State

De Blasio: Updated Mask Rules To Come Monday - Patch

Excluded worker fund regulations draw scrutiny - City & State

UES Storefront Vacancies: New Data Shows A Fuller Picture - Patch

California passed guaranteed income for aged-out foster youth. Will New York follow? - City & State

Here’s Who Is Hospitalized for Covid in New York City as Cases Rise - NYTimes

Schumer Hears from UES Leaders - Our Town

Randall's Island Park Gets $1M To Upgrade Pathways - Patch

By Limiting Class Sizes, NYC Lawmakers Hope To Curb Virus Spread - Patch

Voyage back in time: South Street Seaport Museum offering rides on historic vessel - NY1

Manhattan restaurant owner blasts Cuomo's restaurant tax credit - NY1

Community board votes against SoHo/NoHo rezoning plan  - NY1

Last Week

No Plan To Bring Back Mask Mandate Despite Delta Variant: Mayor - Patch

State data shows one-third of NY hospital workers are unvaccinated - NY Post

Helicopters are ruining Shakespeare in the Park: patrons, pols - NY Post

NY Enacts Election Reforms, Making It Easier To Obtain An Absentee Ballot - Gothamist

Why Virtual Weddings Are No Longer Legal in New York - NY Times

Repairs Expected To Last Days After Sinkhole Opens Up On Upper East Side - CBS NY

New Twists in Blood Center Debate - Our Town

Ruppert Park's Big Renovation On UES Gets $8.9M Boost - Patch

NYPD Has Vaccinated 43% of Its Service Members Against COVID-19 - NBC NY

Read his lips: MTA won’t hike fares in 2021, Cuomo-allied transit big vows - AM NY

Ranked-choice voting boosted voter turnout and diversity in NYC primary, analysis finds - AM NY

De Blasio to require testing for unvaccinated health workers - Politico

Smokey Skies From West Coast Wildfires Offer A "New And Surprising" Climate Crisis Hazard - Gothamist

City Launches Site Detailing $134-Billion Ten-Year Infrastructure Strategy - Gotham Gazette

2021 is de Blasio’s deadliest year for car crashes so far despite ‘Vision Zero’ vow - NY Post

Mask compliance falls in NYC subway stations as COVID infection rate rises - ABC NY

NYC Hotels See Busiest Week Since Pandemic Hit, Mayor Says - Bloomberg

Cops Still Handling Most 911 Mental Health Calls Despite Efforts to Keep Them Away - The City

More New Yorkers are ‘Aging in Place’—But Growing Older at Home Isn’t Easy - City Limits

M.T.A. Postpones Fare Increase as It Tries to Lure Back Riders - NYTimes

NJ Will Replace All Its Lead Water Pipes In Next Decade - Gothamist

NYC Restaurant Week returns with in-person dining deals - NY1

The pandemic drove women out of the workforce. Will they come back? - Politico

Could the delta variant complicate the coming NYC school year? - City & State

UES Slipper Shop Slipped Out Of Lease Without Paying, Suit Claims - Patch

Local and state sales tax revenue continues to grow in New York - Spectrum

Manhattan Residents Can Help Shape Borders Of Electoral Districts - Patch

East Elmhurst residents say the AirTrain is not a victory - NY1

NYC's Outdated Flood Maps Leave Thousands At Risk For Disaster Bills - Gothamist

UES Water Main Mishap Shoots Geyser Into Air - Patch

NY Officials Urge Local Community Boards To Not Squander Chance For Mega Midtown Redesign Plan - Gothamist

UES Avenue Still Struggling To Rebound From COVID, Study Finds - Patch

Smokey Skies From West Coast Wildfires Offer A "New And Surprising" Climate Crisis Hazard - Gothamist

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