Weekly News Roundup – April 22, 2022

East River Esplanade Getting Long-Requested Fitness Equipment - Patch

Speakers at Vigil for Ukraine Urge Material Support - Tapinto

41 repeat offenders account for 147 thefts across Upper East Side: NYPD - NY Post

Carolyn Maloney, NYC Congresswoman, Tests Positive For COVID - Patch

Health commissioner: NYC may move to 'medium' COVID alert level in 'next few days' - NY1

New York at highest COVID-19 risk in U.S. - Times Union

1 in Every 200 NYC Children Have Lost a Parent or Caregiver to COVID. That’s Almost Twice the National Rate. - The City

Most Broadway Theaters Will Drop Vaccine Checks, but Not Mask Mandate - NY Times

Confusion, conflicting info for commuters after federal mask mandate ruling - Gothamist

Mayor Eric Adams won’t commit to releasing his tax returns, breaching decades of custom - Politico

Adams says he'll release unspecified ‘tax information’ - Politico

NYC overdose deaths have nearly doubled from pre-pandemic levels - NY Post

Council Eases Salary Disclosure Law Rollback Bill — But Still Aims for Delay to November - The City

Pedestrian deaths soar in early 2022, gruesome city stats show - NY Post

NYC drivers must again move cars twice a week for alternate-side parking starting July 5 - Daily News

As Food Pantries Close, Immigrant Communities’ Needs Grow - The City

This new dashboard tells New Yorkers how far the city is from achieving its climate goals - Gothamist

Michael Bloomberg announces $50 million for NYC charter schools to spin up summer programs - Chalkbeat

Eric Adams calls it redemption. Mayor’s critics say it’s bad judgment. - Politico

Strike Is Averted as Doormen’s Union Reaches Contract Agreement - NY Times

Zoning Laws Are Blocking the Conversion of Hotels into Affordable Housing - NY Focus

Chaos at Rikers Could Lead to Federal Court Control, U.S. Attorney Says - NY Times

12 Issues to Watch in Albany's Post-Budget Legislative Session - Gothamist

American Lung Association: NYC’s air quality is improving, but still gets a failing grade - Gothamist

NYC hotel and tourism business has long road to recovery, study says - NY Post

Midtown BIDs band together to advocate for crime prevention - Crain's

NYC Council Speaker and colleagues demand more from Mayor Adams on housing, homelessness - Daily News

NYPA study: Fossil fuel peakers could be replaced with batteries by 2030 - Politico Pro

Appeals court tosses NY congressional districts, saying Dems gerrymandered - Gothamist

Brewer Illuminates ‘Dark Stores’ With New Stats - Our Town

UES Votes To Revamp Schoolyard, Bolster Library Tech and Refresh Carl Schurz Park Paths - Our Town

Upper East Side Rents Soar As Pandemic Deals 'Expire,' Study Finds - Patch

SCOTUS Rules Puerto Ricans Don’t Have Constitutional Right to Disability Benefits - Democracy Now

Abortion Bans Pass in GOP-Led Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma & Tennessee as SCOTUS Set to Overturn Roe - Democracy Now

New York City fails zero waste pledge. Why it’s going backward - Politico

National Grid offers 'fossil free' vision for gas system in New York - Politico

Central Park is now a lab to study climate change - NY1

New York's top court to hear redistricting case on Tuesday - NY1

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