Weekly News Roundup – March 28, 2022

In bloom: NYC 'waking up' to official start of cherry blossom season - Gothamist

New Coalition Launches to Support Ukraine - Tapinto

New city health commissioner has history of leadership issues in previous role - Politico

New Omicron subvariant BA.2 found in nearly half of New York cases - AM NY

Adams: Mask mandate for kids under 5 to end if COVID risk stays low - Gothamist

Adams defends lifting vaccine mandate for athletes as labor unions cry hypocrisy - Politico

COVID Case Counts More Than Doubled in Public Schools Since Last Month, DOE Data Shows - The City

Councilmembers direct sharp questions and criticism at NYPD during budget hearing - Gothamist

No New Taxes, but Plenty to Fight Over in New York’s Looming Budget - NY Times

New York might spend $3B or more for universal child care. Here's what the money would do. - Politico Pro

N.Y.C.’s New Subway Chief Comes From Boston and Doesn’t Own a Car - NY Times

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

Utility Bills Piled Up During the Pandemic. Will Shut-offs Follow? - NY Times

Know Your Rights With the NYPD’s New ‘Neighborhood Safety Teams’ - The City

This Database Stores the DNA of 31,000 New Yorkers. Is It Illegal? - NY Times

Enough units to house all NYC’s homeless are sitting vacant: survey - NY Post

NYC Slow to Issue Thousands of ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Rent Vouchers for Homeless Residents - City Limits

Progressive Democrats furious over Gov. Hochul’s cash bail reform plan - Gothamist

NYPD revives ‘broken windows’ policies as Adams fumes over weekend shootings - NY Post

New York Asian hate crime spike puts pressure on new mayor - Politico

Adams Says Encampments of Homeless People Will Be Cleared - NY Times

As Adams Toughens on Crime, Some Fear a Return to ’90s Era Policing - NY Times

Correction commissioner wants more staff for troubled jails system - Gothamist

TRASH TOWN: Why is the world's richest city so filthy? And what can be done about it? - Streetsblog

At Hearing, Garodnick Lays Out Adams Administration Planning Values, Talks Budget and Policy - Gotham Gazette

Gearing up: New lane brought belated bike boom to Brooklyn Bridge - AM NY

Food Pantries Starved for Deliveries Following Sudden Supply Cuts in City Hall Program - The City

The Noise from East 90th Street - Our Town

On Roosevelt Island, the fight to turn the historic Smallpox Hospital into a permanent pandemic memorial - Architect's Newspaper

Uber Reaches Deal to List All New York City Taxis on Its App - WSJ

NYC’s once-struggling public hospital system expects to be well-funded into next fiscal year - Gothamist

Unemployment Soars for New Yorkers With Disabilities as Challenges Outweigh New Opportunities - The City

Council bill demands landlords turn up thermostats - Real Deal

Biden to propose $400M for Second Ave. subway extension, Schumer and Espaillat reveal - Daily News

What NYC’s testing numbers tell us about the chances of a BA.2 surge - Gothamist

What mandate? NYC subway mask rates slip to new low despite continuing federal requirement - AM NY

Comptroller: New York women in workforce earn 86 cents to every dollar men earn - Times Union

323 East 79th Street Rises Past Halfway Mark On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Façade Of RAMSA’s 200 East 83rd Street Nears Completion On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

RAMSA’s The Bellemont Tops Out At 1165 Madison Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Hochul says she's open to gas tax relief in New York state budget - NY1

Scholarships on tap: Harlem craft bar using brews to give back - NY1

UWS Metro Theater being revived as multi-screen cinema with dining service - Gothamist

Famed Hotel Chelsea officially open again - NY1

County governments oppose farmworker overtime plan - NY1

Number of Bronx tenants facing eviction without legal services skyrockets - Gothamist

NY cannabis firm Columbia Care to be acquired by Cresco Labs, creating a marijuana giant - Gothamist

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