Weekly News Roundup – November 26, 2021

November 26th, 2021

Council Approves Plan For High-Rise Blood Center On Upper East Side - Gothamist

Approving Blood Center Project, City Council Overrides 'Member Deference' for First Time in Over a Decade - Gotham Gazette

Is the New York Blood Center approval the end of City Council’s member deference? - City & State

City Council greenlights Gowanus, Blood Center rezonings. Votes are victories for real estate industry, de Blasio administration - Real Deal

NY City Council Approves Contentious New York Blood Center Rezoning - Commercial Observer

NYC Council passes controversial New York Blood Center rezoning on Upper East Side - Daily News

East Side residents demand restraining order over NYC Council’s Blood Center rezoning vote - Daily News

City Council backs new NYC Blood Center tower amid fierce pushback, including Jeffrey Epstein’s brother - NY Post

Source: Blood Center deal referred to Department of Investigation - NY1

Gov. Hochul vows to complete Second Avenue Subway extension - AM NY

As Federal Funds Put Second Ave. Subway Extension on Express Track, Displacement Looms for Locals - The City

COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise in New York - AP

New York declares covid state of emergency as Gov. Hochul says of omicron variant: ‘It’s coming’ - Washington Post

Cuomo misrepresented COVID-19 nursing home toll, report says - AP

Women With Children Having Harder Time Re-entering NYC Workforce - The City

NYC aims to be first to rein in AI hiring tools - AP

Abandoned dining huts still sitting on city streets - NY Post

The future of geographic screens for NYC’s high schools is up in the air amid concerns over diversity, commutes - Chalkbeat

Every NYC Tenant Has Access to Housing Court Lawyer, as Eviction Protections Near End - City Limits

Civilian Complaint Review Board Seeks Power To Self-Initiate Investigations - Gothamist

Tenants and Landlords Call on Hochul to Reopen Rent Relief Applications as Eviction Crisis Looms - The City

As Utility Shutoff Freeze Nears End, New Yorkers in Debt Fear Shutoffs - NY Focus

NYC issuing more bus lane tickets than ever before - NY Post

A home care crisis is gripping New York - Times Union

Council Member Helps Fund Improvements at East Side Middle School - Tapinto

New Green Roof at Roosevelt Island Public School Will Cultivate Green Thumbs - Tapinto

De Blasio pushes Hochul to impose MTA vaccine mandate - Politico

Homeless Youth Get on Fast Track to Housing With New Council Bills - The City

City Council passes bills to curb NYC’s online-delivery truck chaos - NY Post

After Gowanus Overhaul and Blood Center Expansion Wins, de Blasio Turns to Reshaping SoHo - The City

NYC schools may have gotten billions in stimulus funding, but teachers are still crowdsourcing for supplies - Chalkbeat

After Ballot Measure Bust, State Lawmakers Make New Push For Voting Rights - Gothamist

NY state trooper fires rounds on RFK Bridge after driver hits him: police sources - NY Post

A Parade Returns to a City Thankful for Normal - NY Times

Half of NY’s $2.4B in rent aid held up 6 months after launch - AP

De Blasio's Racial Justice Commission to Vote on Potential Ballot Proposals for City Charter Changes - Gotham Gazette

NYC To Replace "Entirety" Of Coney Island's Wood Boardwalk With Recycled Plastic - Gothamist

Three Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery: Live Updates - NYTimes

Council Schedules Vote To Expand Voting Rights For Noncitizen New Yorkers - Gothamist

NYPL's Best Books Of 2021 Just Dropped - Gothamist

Health and the Holidays - Our Town

Upper East Side Restaurateur Named 'Best In The World' - Patch

Jaw-Dropping Rental Car Prices Shock NYC Thanksgiving Travelers - Patch

Malcolm X's Daughter Malikah Shabazz Found Dead In Brooklyn Home - Gothamist

Steven Banks, NYC Commissioner In Charge Of Reducing Homelessness, Will Resign - Gothamist

2021 College Aid: How Upper East Side Area Compares In Application Rates - Patch

Advocates, Jumaane Williams urge Hochul to use clemency power - Spectrum

Council passes bill to get former detainees millions of dollars they're owed - NY1

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