Weekly News Roundup – February 11, 2022

February 11th, 2022

Mayor Adams Appoints Parks Leadership - Cityland

Anti-gay pastor still in contention for job in Adams administration - Politico

New York City Council Redistricting Process Set to Kick Off - Gotham Gazette

How New York City’s Hospitals Withstood the Omicron Surge - NY Times

New York ends mask mandate for businesses, but not schools — yet - Politico

Adams wants summer jobs for all youth who want one. Can NYC scale it up quickly enough? - Chalkbeat

Hochul, Lawmakers Look to Override NY’s Exclusionary Zoning Amid Housing Crunch - City Limits

Adams eyes expansion of highly controversial police surveillance technology  - Politico

Mayor Adams to expand plant-based eating clinic to all five boroughs - Gothamist

Eric Adams’ Would-Be Economic Czar to Remain in Private Sector - The City

‘I’m Scared’: Thousands in New York Public Housing Are Behind on Rent - NY Times

MTA says fare-capping for OMNY could become permanent, if it’s popular - Gothamist

Hochul’s Proposed 421-A Replacement Is In For a Fight, Key Lawmakers Signal - NY Focus

Give Homeless Families a Break, Shelter Providers Urge Mayor Adams - The City

For homeless New Yorkers, new rule puts housing just out of reach - Gothamist

How a Harlem school uses The 1619 Project in teaching history - Chalkbeat

Kicked to the curb: DOT does not want sheds in permanent NYC outdoor dining program - AM NY

New York City considers making pandemic sidewalk dining rules permanent - ABC

Why NYC isn’t recording most at-home COVID tests — and what officials could be missing - Gothamist

MTA: Subway ridership surpasses 3 million for first time since omicron surge - Gothamist

MTA’s back-door bus boarding plan still stalled, irritating transit advocates - NY Post

Adams makes his case to Albany for bail reform and funding NYC’s recovery - Gothamist

Surging Con Ed Bills Leave New Yorkers With Electric Burns - The City

The dog run runaround: How volunteers scrap & claw to keep NYC's dog parks running - Gothamist

Town Hall Addresses Antisemitism on Upper East Side, Citywide - Our Town

Betty Davis, Trailblazing Queen of Funk, Dead at 77 - Rolling Stone

City plans to renovate the Park Avenue medians, but drivers may not like it - NY1

Biden tries to breathe new life into drug price reforms - Politico

With $2 billion to spend, some lawmakers advocate for renters, others for excluded workers - NY1

Ugly Lawn In UES Park Will Get Green Upgrade, City Says - Patch

Queensboro Bridge's Extended Lane Closure Starting Within Days - Patch

Roosevelt Island Tram Should Drop MetroCards, Local Leaders Say - Patch

Starbucks workers in the New York City area seek to unionize. - NYTimes

Will Rapid Grocery Delivery Change N.Y.C.? Look to Berlin. - NYTimes

In a First, Fordham Will be Led by a Woman, Not a Catholic Priest - NYTimes

Violent crime to labor shortages: Mayors say Covid's toll on cities is far-reaching - Politico

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