Weekly News Roundup – November 19, 2021

November 19th, 2021

OPINION: This debate is not about blood: An Upper East Side councilman explains his opposition to the Blood Center rezoning - Council Member Ben Kallos - NY Daily News

‘So Much Ugliness’ as Upper East Siders Battle 16-Story Tower - NYTimes

NYC developer in controversial Upper East Side rezoning could get $100M in tax breaks - Daily News

Opinion: Upper East Side NIMBYs Try for the Jugular - Mara Gay - NY Times

Upper East Side Community Board Chair Re-Elected Over Challenge - Patch

MTA officials eager for President Biden’s infrastructure bill to greenlight Second Ave. subway expansion - Daily News

What the Infrastructure Bill Means for the New York Region - NY Times

Crawling along: MTA bus speeds are down in all five boroughs, agency stats show - AM NY

Subway Fare Increase ‘Off the Table’ Thanks to Infrastructure Bill - NY Times

City Planning approves permanent outdoor dining in NYC; city council to vote next - NY Post

How Small-Dollar Public Financing Helped NYC Elect Its Most Diverse City Council Ever - City Limits

Green Electricity Could Juice Efforts to Cut NYC Buildings’ Carbon Cloud: Study - The City

NYC Has Regained Three-Quarters Of Residents Who Fled During COVID, Data Suggests - Gothamist

After Another Low-Turnout, Uncompetitive Mayoral Election, Renewed Calls for Nonpartisan Elections that Eric Adams Once Supported - Gothamist

De Blasio and Council Move to Widen Net for NYPD Misconduct Probes - The City

Steve Banks Had Big Goals for Shelters, and Hit the Mark on Some. Should He Stay? - The CityHorse Carriage Ban in New York? De Blasio Wants to Try Again. - NY Times

NYC Could Ban Gas in New Buildings This Year - NY Focus

NYC to require vaccines for New Year's Eve in Times Square - Politico

Here's What The Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse Of The Last 580 Years Looked Like - Gothamist

Two men convicted of killing Malcolm X are expected to have their names cleared by a judge. - NYTimes

I Was Afraid of the Bike Path. So I Hired a Bike Coach. - NYTimes

New York ethics board revokes approval for Cuomo book deal - Politico

City Faces Largest-Ever Lawsuit Payout To NYC Teachers Affected By "Discriminatory" Certification Tests - Gothamist

Kallos: ‘This Wasn’t Really About Blood’ - Our Town

NYC Schools Still Ramping Up Promised Support For Students With Disabilities - Gothamist

NYC Schools Bought Weaker Air Purifiers. Now Underventilated Campuses Are More Prone To COVID Cases - Gothamist

Breads Bakery Reimagines The Iconic NYC Black & White Cookie - Gothamist

Coronavirus Statistics: Tracking The Epidemic In New York - Gothamist

New UES Tower Will Build Around Holdout Residents, Plans Show - Patch

UES Tenants Say Landlord Is Jacking Up Their Stabilized Rents - Patch

De Blasio makes statewide education proposal without committing to gubernatorial run - Politico

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