Weekly News Roundup – November 12, 2021

November 12th, 2021

Council reverses longstanding trend on development posture with historic committee vote - Politico

Blood Center Rezoning Nears Last Approval After City Council Deal - Patch

Bad blood: City Council approves project in rare break with custom - Real Deal

Deal reached on New York Blood Center rezoning - Crain's

Council land use chair to back Blood Center over opposition by local member - Politico

What’s the deal with the New York Blood Center? - City & State

Blood Center Opponents Invoke Rare Clause In Bid To Kill Project - Patch

From SoHo to Gowanus to the Upper East Side, de Blasio Legacy Projects Hit Crossroads - The City

NYC Mayor de Blasio’s support of rezoning on the UES is a ‘potential conflict of interest’: community group - NY Daily News

OPINION: A worthy transfusion: Let the Blood Center build a bit higher on the Upper East Side - NY Daily News Editorial Board

OPINION: Out for blood: A new headquarters for the Blood Center on the Upper East Side takes a step forward, and maybe one back - NY Daily News Editorial Board

Ben Kallos Really Didn't Want the Blood Center Redevelopment - Curbed

Democrats grapple with Election Day losses amid SOMOS revelry - Politico

New York To Reap Billions Of Dollars For Mass Transit In "Monumental" Infrastructure Bill - Gothamist

Access-A-Ride Service Quality Stuck in Reverse as Traffic, Driver Absences Mount - The City

N.Y.C. Rats: They’re in the Park, on Your Block and Even at Your Table - NY Times

More than 100,000 NYC students are homeless, new report finds - Chalkbeat

NYC Residents Can Weigh In On Proposed Redistricting Maps At Hearings Starting Next Week - Gothamist

Thousands Of NYC Police Officers, Firefighters Want COVID Vaccine Exemptions. Most Won't Get Them. - Gothamist

What Happens if the Supreme Court Strikes Down New York’s Gun Law? - NY Times

15-Minute Grocery Delivery Has Come to N.Y.C. Not Everyone Is Happy. - NY Times

An ‘urgent’ crisis: City's study of environmental inequities gains new momentum amid Covid - Politico

Hochul unveils $450 million tourism and unemployment package to boost hospitality industry - NY Daily News

At Some Schools, Overwhelming Demand For Kids' Vaccines On First Day Of NYC Public School Vaccine Clinics - Gothamist

Amid labor shortage, hospital association asks to delay minimum staffing rules - Times Union

Eric Adams says cryptocurrencies should be taught in schools - NY Post

Manhattan Billionaires’ Row Homeless Shelter Opens After Years-Long Legal Battle - The City

NY Moves To Crack Down On Robocalls. Don't Expect The Scammers To Go Quietly - Gothamist

MTA Secures Billions In Federal Aid With Last-Minute Deal With NJ & CT - Gothamist

NYC ‘streets master plan’ veers off course ahead of key Dec. 1 deadline - NY Post

City Council wants to force food delivery apps to cover costs of accidents involving their workers - NY1

NYC is asking teachers to screen their students’ social-emotional health. Many feel ill-equipped to do so. - Chalkbeat

Perfecting the NYC Street, An achievable, replicable plan for a city that’s embracing public space as never before. - Curbed

After Pandemic Reopening, NYC Senior Centers Adjust to New Normal - City Limits

First NYC Tree Canopy Study Shows Growth as Storms and Budget Cuts Threaten Gains - The City

Could vacant state prisons be put to a different use? - NY1

New Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane An Immediate Hit Among Cyclists, Data Shows - Gothamist

New York to get billions for infrastructure under federal spending deal - NY1

Broadway extends COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements through end of February - NY1

New York lawmakers back bill addressing elder abuse - NY1

Lawmakers call for funding to remove carbon from atmosphere - NY1

As Deaths Rise in N.Y.C. Jails, Oversight Board Fails to Raise Alarm - NYTimes

60 Criminal Cases Are Thrown Out Because of 3 Detectives’ Misconduct - NYTimes

N.Y.’s governor promises grants for employers and laid-off workers in the ailing tourism industry. - NYTimes

Dollar van drivers recovering from pandemic say high insurance costs still crippling industry - NY1

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