Weekly News Roundup – November 5, 2021

November 5th, 2021

Revamp Of Upper East Side Park's Sitting Area Breaks Ground - Patch

NYC Parks and Elected Officials Break Ground for John Jay Park Renovations - TapInto

Council caucus representing members of color urges body to 'get to yes' on Blood Center - Politico Pro

NYC puts 9,000 workers on unpaid leave as vaccine mandate kicks in - Politico

Domestic violence survivors get more confidentiality when they vote with new law - Spectrum

Hochul expands NY's paid family leave to include siblings' care - Newsday

Bill to Require All-Electric Buildings in New York State Gets a Jump-Start - The City

Housing advocates say there's urgency for new capital plan - Spectrum

NYC middle and high schools head into another murky admissions season - Chalkbeat

NYC’s New Housing Voucher Rules Will Drastically Expand Income Eligibility for Renewals - City Limits

Adams declared winner of New York City mayor's race - Politico

Adams rips 'dysfunctional' city and promises reset, hours after election win - Politico

Republicans poised to expand footprint in New York City Council - Politico

Democrat Brad Lander Elected Next New York City Comptroller - Gotham Gazette

Alvin Bragg Elected Manhattan’s First Black District Attorney - Bloomberg

Mark Levine to succeed Gale Brewer as Manhattan borough president - AM NY

Upper East Side City Council Results: Keith Powers Wins 2nd Term - Patch

Julie Menin Wins Upper East Side City Council Election - Patch

NY ballot proposals: Voters reject voting reforms backed by Democrats - USA Today

Why New Yorkers Rejected Ballot Proposals on Voting and Redistricting - NY Times

De Blasio’s Order to Delay Solitary Confinement Reforms Over Rikers Chaos Slammed - The City

Squeezing the brakes: Mayor’s Queensboro Bridge bike and pedestrian lane project stalled by roadway rehab - AM NY

Census undercount cost New York a congressional seat, report says - Rochester First

NYS, NYC Officials Pledged To Reduce Maternal Mortality—Then The Pandemic Struck - Gothamist

Taxi Drivers Savor Victory as Medallion Debt Bailout Deal Ends Hunger Strike - The City

With Cuomo Gone, Hochul Revises Plan for Penn Station - NY Times

Supreme Court appears likely to void New York's gun permit law - Politico

SantaCon To Emerge From Pandemic Stupor On December 11th - Gothamist

Gov. Hochul taps Robert Rodriguez for secretary of state, courts Hispanics - NY Post

NYC Begins COVID Vaccine Push For 5-11 Kids, With Public Schools To Host Pop-Up Clinics - Gothamist

New York City reaches agreement with some unions on vaccine mandate - Reuters

Let the jockeying begin: New York Democrats descend on Puerto Rico - Politico

Eric Adams wants Bitcoin payments as NYC mayor - Politico

Why Bitcoin Is Bad for the Environment - The New Yorker

"A single bitcoin transaction uses the same amount of power that the average American household consumes in a month, and is responsible for roughly a million times more carbon emissions than a single Visa transaction."

Eligible NYC Kids Can Snag $100 Incentive For Getting COVID Vaccine At City-Run And School Sites - Gothamist

Gov. Hochul Says All the Right Things About Speed Cameras - Streetsblog

Canadian Renewable Hydropower Is Heading To New York City - Gothamist

200 East 83rd Street’s Façade Installation Continues On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - NY YIMBY

Upper East Side Church To Be Replaced With Medical School Tower - Patch

Central Park Dairy Reopens To Visitors After Renovations - Patch

In Fight Over 'Beloved,' a Reminder of Literature's Power - NYTimes

Man Says He Fell From Malfunctioning UES Subway Escalator - Patch

Activist lawmakers share in taxi drivers’ victory - City & State

Here’s what’s in the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan. - NYTimes

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