Weekly News Roundup – September 17, 2021

September 17th, 2021

Opinion: Seize the Moment to Modernize New York Democracy for the Digital Era - Gotham Gazette (Co-Written by CB8 Member Rit Aggarwala)

An uneasy return to the classroom in New York City - Politico

NYC begins enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandate for indoor businesses Monday. Here’s what you need to know. - AM NYNew York Edges Closer to Prepandemic Life, as City Workers Return - NY Times

N.Y.C. Virus Cases Appear to Plateau. Could an Uptick Lie Ahead? - NY Times

De Blasio Promises Answers After NYPD Personal Vehicles Take Over Brand New Bike Lane - Gothamist

New Development Returns, Along With New Holdouts - NY Times

Food Delivery Apps Sue New York Over Fee Limits - NY Times

NYC Food Delivery Workers Face Paltry Pay and High Risks, Analysis Shows - The City

NY Releases Data On COVID Breakthrough Infections, Unvaccinated Make Up 21 Times More Hospitalizations - Gothamist

New York City schools fully reopen for the first time in more than a year - Politico

Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown. - NY Times

NYC’s Covid-19 Vaccination Proof Mandate for Restaurants and Dining: What to Know - WSJ

City releases NYCHA Covid data, showing higher death rates for residents - Politico

UES NYCHA Residents Caught COVID At Higher Rates, New Data Shows - Patch

De Blasio rolls out emergency measures for Rikers Island crisis - Politico

Almost 18% of NYC Students Fail to Show Up as Buildings Reopen - Bloomberg

NYC Council grills de Blasio officials over storm resiliency efforts after Hurricane Ida - Daily News

At Storm Resiliency Hearing, Officials Look to Prepare City and Subways for a ‘Rainier Future’ - City Limits

Halfway there: NYC subways saw more than 50% of pre-pandemic ridership Monday, a COVID-19 era record - AM NY

New UES Electric Vehicle Chargers Constantly Blocked By Gas Cars - Patch

2 Parties, 2 Maps: Democrats and Republicans Squabble on Redistricting - NY Times

Scaffolding Collapses On UES In Construction Mishap; 3 Injured - Patch

Hochul sets new agenda for abortion rights in NY - City & State

Pentagon Acknowledges Aug. 29 Drone Strikes in Afghanistan Was Tragic Mistake - NYTimes

A Late Push for the Blood Center - Our Town

Amidst Crisis At Rikers Island, Governor Hochul Signs The “Less Is More Act” - Gothamist

MTA Tallies Up To $100 Million In Ida Rainfall Damages - Gothamist

Trio of tourists charged in attack of Carmine's hostess who asked for vaccine proof - NY1

‘No One Wants to Get Sued’: Some Abortion Providers Have Stopped Working in Texas - The Cut

'COVID Era' Could End Next Year If Vax Rate Continues, Mayor Says - Patch

FDA panel votes against broad rollout of Pfizer booster shot, but may endorse narrower use - Politico

UES Is One Of NYC's Best Places For Young Home Buyers: New Study - Patch

Grand Prospect Hall Denied Landmark Status, Activists Appeal Directly To New Owner - Gothamist

How do you make underground apartments safer? Many legislators and housing advocates say legalize them. - City & State

In Pandemic’s Aftermath, Calls Grow For NYC To Regulate Commercial Rents - Gothamist

Will NYC Expand Voting Rights To Some Immigrants? Not With Mayor de Blasio’s Help - Gothamist

Rikers chief medical officer: Jail needs ‘outside help’ - NY1

Mayor announces emergency relief plan for Rikers Island - NY1

‘We know we need to be doing more’: Agency leaders testify at Ida oversight hearing - NY1

A Night With Palestine’s Defenders of the Mountain - The Nation

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