Weekly News Roundup – April 8, 2022

New York Toughens Bail Law in $220 Billion Budget Agreement - NY Times

What’s In Kathy Hochul’s $220 Billion Budget Deal? - The City

Adams demands 'discipline of message' to combat 'gotcha' press corps, audio reveals - Politico

Mayor Adams Announces New Efforts to Improve City Government Performance - Gotham Gazette

Talking Equal Pay — And Salary Transparency - Chelsea News

Salary Disclosure In NYC: Not So Fast, Say Some on City Council - The City

New York City Keeps Mask Mandate for Kids Under 5 as Cases Rise - NY Times

Health System Readies ‘Surge’ COVID Testing Operation While Shutting Down Outreach - The City

As Yet Another Wave of Covid Looms, New Yorkers Ask: Should I Worry? - NY Times

How to Get a Free Covid Test in New York City - NY Times

Amazon workers in NYC vote to unionize in historic labor win - AP

Council releases budget response with $1B in additional spending - Politico Pro

NYC Council pushes back on Mayor Adams’ proposed budget, claims it fails to do enough for the poor - Daily News

Dollars and street $ense: City Council wants $3 billion more in city budget for ‘Streets Plan’ - AM NY

Largest-known NYC survey finds affordable housing, reducing homelessness seen as keys to public safety - Gothamist

What Other Cities Can Teach New York About Homelessness on Transit - NY Times

'It's hard to argue with lives saved.' As overdoses soar, calls for prevention centers grow - Times Union

Adams Taps Landlord Lawyer and Stabilization Skeptic to Rent Board, with Tenant Seat Still Empty - City Limits

Pizza Prices Surpass Subway Fares, Upending Decades of NYC Economics - Bloomberg

District Drama: What Happens Now That Judge Has Tossed Albany-Drawn Political Maps? - The City

COVID-19 is back in City Hall and the Capitol, but that hasn’t changed the public health strategy - City and State

MTA touts first month of fare capping as success with more than 168,000 riders earning weekly pass - Gothamist

NYPD deploys business improvement team to clean up Midtown streets - NY Post

 NYC's Safety Priority Should Be Affordable Housing, Not Cops: Survey - Patch

Adams banked his mayoralty on public safety. Crime skyrocketed during his first 100 days in office. - Politico

NYC Council majority calls on Mayor Adams to end ‘cruel’ homeless encampment sweeps - Daily News

New York City workers keep throwing out homeless people’s belongings - City & State

‘Homelessness Solutions,’ Mental Health Care in Council Budget Process - Our Town

As city clears homeless encampments, questions surround Adams' plans for new shelter beds - Gothamist

Here’s How Slowly New York City Is Moving on Electric Vehicles - NY Times

Surprise Queensboro Bridge Bike Lane Closure Infuriates Lawmakers - Patch

Manhattan and Brooklyn Borough Presidents Ask DOT To Raise Cap on E-Bikes in Citi Bike Fleet - Streetsblog

Future of NYC’s iconic yellow cabs looks like another ride-hailing app - Gothamist

Incoming transit chief to pursue safety, reliability and cleanliness - NY1

NYC landlords filing so many eviction cases that firms for low-income tenants have run out of lawyers - Daily News

The NYC budget process enters its next phase. Here’s what lies ahead - Gothamist

Ex-Tech Commissioner Tisch Set to Be Adams Pick for Sanitation Chief - The City

New York’s $7 billion deal could pave the way for universal child care - Chalkbeat

Surprise Firing Of UES Nonprofit Leader Spurs Outcry From Neighbors - Patch

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson remarks on her historic Supreme Court confirmation - ABC

Why We’re All Forgetting Things Right Now - WSJ

NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Investigates UWS Antisemitic Incident Involving Teens - Our Town

Ethiopia war: Ethnic cleansing documented in western Tigray - BBC

To-go cocktails appear poised for a comeback, New York lawmakers say - Gothamist

Here’s how much leg room $1,500 gets you renting in New York City - AMNY

Uninsured New Yorkers face hefty fees for COVID-19 tests at private sites following federal cuts - Gothamist

State: NYC will be 'made whole' without losing tax revenue after Penn Station redevelopment - Gothamist

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