Weekly News Roundup – October 15, 2021

October 15th, 2021

Barbara Chocky, Stalwart Upper East Side Housing Advocate, Dies - Patch

Madison Avenue Landlords Hope for Revival as Local Residents Return - WSJ

De Blasio to Phase Out N.Y.C. Gifted and Talented Program - NY Times

"I'm Just Not Trained For This": Dept. Of Education Office Workers Sent To Understaffed NYC Schools - Gothamist

Inside Rikers: Dysfunction, Lawlessness and Detainees in Control - NY Times

More suicides at NYC jails this year than past five combined, report says - NY Post

De Blasio’s ‘Open Streets’ Stalled at Fraction of Promised Hundred Miles - The City

New York Speeds Up Rental Assistance, Asks for More Federal Funding - WSJ

MTA to Allow Live Remote Public Commenting for Board Meetings After Outcry - The City

Free Internet Could Soon Be Coming to Every New York City Home - Architectural Digest

NYC to Craft Multiagency Plan for Adapting to Climate Change - City Limits

With Cuomo Out, $2.1 Billion La Guardia AirTrain Is Halted - NY Times

City council accuses NYPD of slacking on ‘placard abuse’ enforcement - NY Posts

Judge issues injunction against New York's vaccine mandate - Federal ruling grants temporary injunction in case involving health care workers who sought religious exemption - Times Union

Don't Miss New York State's Earlier Absentee Ballot Deadline - Gothamist

Here is the proposed new look for a taller, 5G-enabled LinkNYC - Crain's

NYC Cops Log Millions of Overtime Hours. New Yorkers Don’t Feel Safer. - Bloomberg

MTA Tests New Subway Map That Evokes Jettisoned 1972 Version - WSJ

UES Blood Center Rezoning Nears Climactic Hearing Next Week - Patch

Rethinking transit: Stringer wants New Yorkers to catch a ride in six minutes or less - NY1

Math Is Personal: How one professor changed the culture of mathematics for his students - The Atlantic

British Lawmaker David Amess Stabbed and Killed Outside London - WSJ

Welcome to Striketober - NYMagazine

US reaches record high of more than 96,000 drug overdose deaths in a 12-month period, CDC data show - CNN

Rising Rents Are Fueling Inflation, Posing - NYTimes

FDA panel endorses broad use of Johnson & Johnson booster shot - Politico

How NYC’s right to shelter mandate works - City & State

Thomas Jefferson statue in City Hall could soon be history - NY1

A Vintage Village Comes to the UES - Our Town

A Death Trap? As 12th Prisoner Dies at NYC’s Rikers Island, Calls Grow to Close World’s Largest Jail - Democarcy Now

Cycling advocates push for protected bike lane on Verrazzano Bridge - NY1

LaGuardia AirTrain project paused as Port Authority reviews possible alternatives - NY1

The push to help New Yorkers age in place - City & State

15 state lawmakers request more money for Excluded Workers Fund - City & State

“People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C. - Democracy Now

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