Weekly News Roundup – October 22, 2021

October 22nd, 2021

Blood Center Hearing: New Concessions, But Opposition Holds Firm - Patch

NYC Reports First COVID-19 Death In A Child Since Schools Started - Gothamist

They Resisted Getting Vaccinated. Here’s Why They Changed Their Minds. - NY Times

MTA Gets Rolling With Hiring Spree But Impact on Commute May Be Slow Going - The City

Minority- and women-owned businesses miss out on NYC contracts: report - Daily News

NYC homeless student attendance drops sharply so far this school year - NY Post

NYC Board Of Health Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis - Gothamist

Dozens of NYPD officers should be disciplined for protest misconduct, police watchdog agency says - Politico

New York’s election-related ballot questions are stirring up some debate - City & State

What Happens to Cuomo’s Penn Station Renovation Plan Under Kathy Hochul? - Commercial Observer

Use ’em or lose ’em: Mayor says NYC will yank away unused outdoor dining areas, restore parking - AM NY

NYC locals sue to block permanent expanded outdoor dining - NY Post

Mayor de Blasio announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all city workers - NY Post

De Blasio’s Employee Vaccine Mandate Extends to 125,000 Workers at City-Linked Nonprofits - The City

Hochul announces new centralized COVID data hub website - ABC

Is NYC About To Get Its First Bike Mayor? - Gothamist

As Borders Reopen, New York Wants Foreign Tourists Back, and Fast - NY Times

IGNORED, DISMISSED How the NYPD Neglects 311 Complaints about Driver Misconduct - Streetsblog

Wall Street profits this year approach record level. Here's why it matters to New York - USA Today

Unemployment in New York continues slow decline - NY State of Politics

Illegal Evictions Are Rising Across The State, But Landlords Rarely Face Consequences - NY Focus

NYC Expands Program to Deny Construction Permits Based on Tenant Harassment History - City Limits

C.D.C. Recommends Covid Booster Shots for Millions of Americans - NY Times

Siena poll: Only half of New Yorkers think worst of pandemic is over - Times Union

What Previous Covid-19 Waves Tell Us About the Virus Now - NY Times

Internal Alarm, Public Shrugs: Facebook’s Employees Dissect Its Election Role - NY Times

New York’s schools are getting an influx of funding. Parents want to make sure it’s spent responsibly. - City & State

What’s next for NYC: The changing streets of New York - NY1

Ridership levels rise, as train delays follow suit - NY1

Pandemic travel news: Australia, Thailand and Madagascar are all opening up - CNN

With two weeks to go, Adams and Sliwa clash on bike lanes - NY1

The Married Will Soon Be the Minority - NY Times

Scenes From Cabbies’ Hunger Strike as Drivers Plead for Relief From Massive Medallion Debt - The City

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