Weekly News Roundup – February 4, 2022

February 4th, 2022

51 Council Members in 52 Weeks: District 5, Julie Menin - WNYC

Adams Taps Former Bloomberg Adviser To Head DEP, Lead On Climate Change - Gothamist

To-Go Drinks Had Plenty of Fans in New York. Just Not the Right Ones. - NY Times

New York Democrats could pick up 3 congressional seats under new maps - Politico

New York’s Recovery Took 2 Steps Forward. Omicron Sent It One Step Back. - NY Times

Hochul extends New York’s 'mask or vax' policy amid court challenge - Politico

Losses Mount for Startups Racing to Deliver Groceries Fast and Cheap - WSJ

New York OKs least new housing of any city in Northeast - NY Post

NYC's Unvaccinated Workforce Faces Feb. 11 Termination Without Proof of Shots - NBC NY

Manhattan Officials Ask City To Bring Back Pre-Pandemic Garbage Pickup Service, Expand Composting - Gothamist

Will East Harlem Ever Get Its Long-Delayed Subway? - NY Times

Is NYC safe? Violence, perception and a complicated reality - AP

"Cut Him Some Slack": Hochul Says DA Bragg Deserves A Chance - Gothamist

Progressives and Hochul Battle Over Fate of $1.7B Developer Tax Break - The City

Biden, Adams strike up alliance as Democrats face new threat: Rising violent crime - Politico

Biden vows not to 'abandon our streets' during New York City visit focused on violent crime - Politico

Adams appoints new officials in administration’s effort to strengthen New York’s social safety net - AM NY

A ‘Master Class’ in Gerrymandering, This Time Led by N.Y. Democrats - NY Times

Adams defends dinner with Cuomo - Politico

NYC school attendance stabilizes as COVID-19 wave recedes - NY Post

In New York City Sewage, a Mysterious Coronavirus Signal - NY Times

How Denmark Decided COVID Isn’t a Critical Threat to Society - The Atlantic

NYC Public Schools Will Start "Vegan Fridays" This Week - Gothamist

Bronx Fire Victims Can Remain In Hotels Through The End Of The Month - Gothamist

Manhattan residents want solutions to trash problems - NY1

NYC Under Winter Weather Advisory As Freezing Rain Looms - Patch

State's $100M program to convert hotels into housing drew just one applicant - Politico

Shakespeare In The Park Returns This Summer With Danai Gurira As Richard III - Gothamist

Early Addition: Subway Track Fires Are Up 40% Since 2019 - Gothamist

Son Of Brooklyn Judge Who "Dressed As A Caveman" Pleads Guilty To Capitol Riot Charge - Gothamist

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