Weekly News Roundup – October 8, 2021

October 8th, 2021

Blood Center Expansion Taps Vein of Opposition as Project Heads for Vote - The City

City Council may override local pol to approve Blood Center project - The Real Deal

As vaccine mandate kicks in, 95% of NYC schools staff have received COVID shots - Chalkbeat

About 1 in 515 children in U.S. has lost a caregiver because of COVID-19, study estimates - CBS News

New York's largest healthcare provider fires 1,400 unvaccinated workers - Reuters

Why Some Health Care Workers Are Vaccine Hesitant Despite Their Medical Training - WNYC / Gothamist

Hochul pulls plug on Cuomo’s $2.1B ‘wrong-way’ AirTrain - NY Post

Just 10 violations so far under NYC’s vaccine mandate for businesses - Daily News

Derailed Biden Infrastructure Package Could Mean Loss of $10B for New York Transit - The City

New Supertalls Test the Limits, as the City Consults an Aging Playbook - NY Times

Good shhh: NYC public libraries to end late fees altogether, waive open fines - NY Post

NYC’s Surging Real Estate Market Boosts Coffers With Tax Revenue - Bloomberg

Housing Group Offers Roadmap for Full NYCHA Funding - Gotham Gazette

Controversial chief of NYPD sergeants union resigns after FBI raids union’s Manhattan headquarters, searches his Long Island home - Daily News

New York's cannabis board holds first meeting, amends medical program - USA Today

Cannabis board appoints top agency staffers - Times Union

New Top Federal Prosecutors in Manhattan and Brooklyn Are Confirmed - NY Times

NYCHA Housing Fix Clouded by Tenant Complaints About Private Managers - The City

Manhattan Apartment Sales Surge to Three-Decade High - NY Times

Curbside Composting Program Restarts with Low Participation and High Cost - City Limits

Less Than A Quarter Of NYC Public School Kids Have Opted In For COVID-19 Testing At School - Gothamist

City Council to Pass Bill Requiring 'Citywide Climate Adaptation Plan' - Gotham Gazette

COVID Cash Assistance Helped 1 Million New Yorkers Avoid Poverty, Report Finds - City Limits

A Breakdown Of The Five Proposals Appearing On Your November Ballot - Gothamist

An entire block of vacant storefronts: Delayed office return plans stymie midtown Manhattan’s recovery - CNBC

De Blasio misused NYPD security detail for campaign trips, children, probe finds - Politico

Thousands of home health workers may lose jobs as NY's vaccine mandate looms. What to know - USA Today

Permits Filed For 22-Story Tower At 300 East 83rd Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew - NYTimes

Sonia Sanchez Wins the Gish Prize - NYTimes

We watched 18 hours of congestion pricing hearings so you don’t have to - City & State

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

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

Number of Cyclists Continues to Trend Up, Latest City Report Finds - Gothamist

The Flea Announces New Resident Company and a Focus on Black and Queer Artists - NYTimes

Less Than 5% Of Upper East Side Librarygoers Had Blocked Cards - Patch

Carnegie Hall will reopen tonight to music inspired by the 7 p.m. cheer - NY1

Battling Delta, New Zealand Abandons Its Zero-Covid Ambitions - NYTimes

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

Pfizer, BioNTech ask FDA to authorize Covid-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 - Politico

Free Internet For Every NYC Apartment, New Bill Proposes - Patch

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