Weekly News Roundup – January 7, 2022

January 7th, 2022

NY Obliterates Single-Day Case Record With Nearly 70K New Positives; Hochul Warns Peak Yet to Come - NBC NY

Eric Adams Takes Office as New York City’s 110th Mayor at a Perilous Moment - NY Times

Adrienne Adams elected first Black City Council speaker - City & State

Meet Your City Council: Learn More About NYC’s New Lawmakers - The City

Menin Plans New School, Open Spaces & More As UES Council Member - Patch

Amid omicron surge, NYC schools prepare to reopen after winter break - Chalkbeat

COVID Schools Crisis Tests Eric Adams in First Days as Mayor - The City

Omicron wreaks havoc on NYC, causes crippling staff shortages - NY Post

COVID cases among NYC students and school staff spiked over winter break - Chalkbeat

City Employees Press Adams For Work-From-Home Option After De Blasio Refused - Gothamist

Eric Adams defends his pandemic response as N.Y.C. virus cases surge- NY Times

Behind the Violence at Rikers, Decades of Mismanagement and Dysfunction - NY Times

New data shows nearly 4 percent of people out due to bail changes were rearrested for violent felonies - Times Union

New York's ban on styrofoam is now in effect - NY1

New York said it needed $1 billion more for pandemic rent relief. It is getting far less. - NY Times

In 2021, New York’s Housing Market Made a Stunning Comeback - NY Times

Why Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul Might Actually Get Along - NY Times

Kathy Hochul Will Propose Term Limits for New York Governors - NY Times

Hochul’s policy agenda plays it safe in election year. But she offers plenty for everyone. - Politico

2021 Saw Another Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in Subway - The City

Can Adams Rebuild, and Rein In, a Notorious N.Y.P.D. Unit? - NY Times

Eric Adams taps younger brother Bernard as a deputy police commissioner - NY Post

OPINION: My call to protect and serve NYC: Philip Banks, Eric Adams’ newly appointed deputy mayor for public safety, defends himself - NY Daily News

Dan Garodnick to head City Planning - The Real Deal

End to Eviction Moratorium Will Stress-Test Tenants’ Right to a Lawyer - The City

Police to Step Up Patrol of New York Subway, Adams Says - NY Times

As Omicron Infects Workers, Subway Service Suffers - NY Times

‘Another Gut Punch’: New York City Restaurants Want More Aid After Omicron Sets Back Recovery - Gothamist

State commission OKs 4 sportsbooks to launch mobile betting Saturday - Newsday

Hochul Takes on 421-a. Will It Be a Rebrand of the Existing Developer Tax Break? - CityLimits

Naftali Group condo projects lead Upper East Side market - AMNY

Rampant UES Double-Parking Would Be Curbed By New Rules - Patch

Second Avenue Subway's Harlem Extension Clears Federal Hurdle - Patch

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