Weekly News Roundup – March 18, 2022

Hochul to extend state of emergency, which includes remote government meetings, for another month - Politico Pro

Pandemic Open Meetings Law measures extended another month - Times Union

Adams quietly undoes de Blasio-era lobbying disclosure requirement - Politico

Mayor Eric Adams revives controversial NYPD unit responsible for chokehold death of Eric Garner - Politico

The New Identity Politics of Eric Adams - Politico

Revamped NYPD anti-crime units to hit streets Monday - NY Post

Can we use the sewers to track COVID-19? NYC is still figuring it out - Gothamist

Booster shot data from New York City shows major disparities by race and neighborhood. - NY Times

‘They can buy obscurity here’: Manhattan pols push sanctions, transparency against Russian oligarchs in NYC - AM NY

NY Lawmakers Propose $250M to Launch Section 8-Style Rent Subsidy - City Limits

N.Y. mourns the second anniversary of NYC’s first COVID death: ‘Incalculable suffering and pain’ - Daily News

What Albany Democrats want from Kathy Hochul in the new state budget - City & State

To-go cocktails apparently spiked in budget process - City & State

New York’s Vaccine Mandates Saved Lives, Departing Health Boss Says - NY Times

Eric Adams might need someone to serve as a check. Is that Brad Lander? - City & State

Confiscating a Russian oligarch’s luxury condo requires much more than political bluster - Politico

Council calls on Adams to stop delaying plan to better regulate private waste haulers - Politico Pro

TLC Blows by Deadline in Struggle to Get 50% of City Taxis Wheelchair Accessible - The City

Power Industry Quietly Pushes New York to Endorse Non-Renewable Energy - NY Focus

State receives additional $119M in federal rent relief - Crain's

Schools Chancellor David Banks promises to empower NYC principals, borrowing from an old playbook - Chalkbeat

Laurie Cumbo, Adams Supporter Criticized for Cultural Insensitivity, Set to Lead Cultural Affairs Agency - The City

Rikers Still ‘Unstable and Unsafe’ Under New Jails Chief, Watchdog Says - NY Times

Progressives rally against mayor's proposed 'austerity' budget - Politico Pro

NYC downtown congestion tolls scheduled for ‘end of 2023’ launch - NY Post

Hochul signs series of bills strengthening sex harassment rules - Times Union

Gov. Hochul to pitch changes to bail reform law as part of sweeping public safety plan - NY Post

NYC hits another COVID-19 milestone: 40,000 total deaths - Gothamist

What New York Got Wrong About the Pandemic, and What It Got Right - NY Times

Lawmakers pursue $15 billion plan for climate justice in New York - Gothamist

New York to distribute 20 million at-home COVID tests - Gothamist

Historic hotel The Wales converted to condos - NY Post

Ukrainians find comfort, connections in Met benefit concert - Gothamist

Can you believe the price of gas? States move quickly to help drivers - Politico

2 Upper East Side 'Dark Stores' Close Amid Startup's Implosion - Patch

3 UES Buildings Face Teardowns Ahead Of Redevelopment, Plans Show - Patch

31-Story UES Cancer Center Planned By Memorial Sloan Kettering - Patch

DOT to install 500 accessible pedestrian signals at intersections next year - Gothamist

'This is home' — Patrons return to MoMA days after knife attack - Gothamist

Mayor taps community group to pay out $3 million to Bronx fire victims - Gothamist

Get ready to boogie oogie oogie at Rockefeller Center's new roller rink - Gothamist

NYPD precinct faces outcry for 'hunting of man' Hemingway quote - Gothamist

Look up in the sky tonight, New Yorkers. It’s the worm moon! - Gothamist

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