Weekly News Roundup – May 20, 2022

New York governor tests positive for Covid - Politico

NYPD violates stop-and-frisk order by underreporting, fed monitor says - NY Post

NYC subway turnstiles hit 3.5M daily entries, most since COVID-19 pandemic shut down city - Daily News

MTA orders bus drivers not to open back doors to combat fare evasion - NY Post

Oh, rats! As New Yorkers emerge from pandemic, so do rodents - AP

How Trash Became a Top-of-the-Heap City Budget Issue - Gotham Gazette

London calling: Mayor Adams and London Mayor Khan discuss tourism and address climate crisis - AM NY

At City Council Budget Hearing, Commissioner Previews Adams Housing Plan - Gotham Gazette

Grocery app Gopuff snubs traffic laws delivering snacks in NYC - NY Post

First-ever parade celebrating Japanese heritage coming to NYC, with George Takei as Grand Marshal - AM NY

Splashy initiative to provide $100 million boost for NYC child care - Chalkbeat

Mayor Adams Unveils Program to Address Dyslexia in N.Y.C. Schools - NY Times

In a seismic shift, NYC to mandate elementary schools use phonics-based curriculum - Chalkbeat

How Wall Street’s Slump Will Hit All New Yorkers Hard - The City

Surprise Delete of ‘SpeakerCoJo’ Twitter Triggers Look at City Archive Policy - The City

New York judge upholds state Assembly maps in redistricting challenge - Spectrum

Overdose Deaths in New York City Increased by 17% Last Year, CDC Estimates - City Limits

Finger pointing ensues with push for local control of city streets ‘dead in the water’ - Politico Pro

NY electric bills expected to jump 12% this summer - NY Post

Manhattan Apartment Rents Hit Record With Intense Summer Ahead - Bloomberg

Street Vendor Enforcement Continued at Pre-Pandemic Levels During First Quarter Under Mayor Adams - City Limits

Excavation Underway At 250-252 East 83rd Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Bristal At York Avenue Debuts At 1622 York Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

Robin Birley to open dining club on Upper East Side - Real Deal

Chetrit, Stellar land $714M refi for UES luxury buildings - Real Deal

Eric Adams: NYC to nix dozens of fines on businesses in effort to cut red tape - NY Post

New York experiment with government-approved drug use could become a national model - Politico

Surge in Virus Cases Puts Most of New York State on High Alert - NY TimesHow New York Is Preparing for an Influx of Out-of-State Abortion Patients - NY Times

Hunter College Names Its Crossroads After Audre Lorde - Patch

Draft of new New York congressional lines released by special master - Poltico

Nadler, Maloney could face off in primary with redrawn district - Politico

Adams’ top aide navigates uncharted path on New York ethics issues - Politico

Streets Get More Dangerous When Speed Cameras Are Off, Stats Show - The City

Albany reaches deal to keep NYC speed cameras running 24/7 - NY Post

NYC reaches ‘high alert’ level for COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations continue rising - Gothamist

N.Y.C. urges people to wear masks indoors, but stops short of requiring it. - NY Times

Adams won't bring back mandates despite high Covid alert - Politico

Biden in Buffalo vows 'white supremacy will not have the last word' - Politico

Average NYC income needs to double just to afford higher median rent, city study finds - AM NY

Rikers federal monitor issues cautiously optimistic outlook for reform - Gothamist

17 Units Here. 8,555 There. See Where NYC Builds Its Affordable Housing - City Limits

Officials Report a Possible Monkeypox Case in New York - NY Times

Why Adams Is Rejecting Mask Mandates as Covid Cases Rise in New York - NY Times

Debate swirls over property tax exemption for real estate developers - Gothamist

Developers Scramble to Start Apartment Buildings Before Key Tax Break Expires - The City

'Illegal' Upper East Side Tower Blasted As Site Is Sold For $61M - Patch

New York bills to provide abortion access to out-of-state women gain momentum - Spectrum

What a fight for abortion rights could mean for Hochul and New York Democrats - Gothamist

UES Salon Duped Landlord By Swapping Locations, Skipping Rent: Lawsuit - Patch

NYC Rent Guidelines Board votes to increase tenants' rents by up to 6%  - Gothamist

Explore the rich transit history of the Bronx at a new Grand Central exhibit - Gothamist

Nearly half of those arrested in hate crime attacks had mental health issues: NYPD - Gothamist

NJ to spend $50M buying flooded homes months after Hurricane Ida - Gothamist

Bid to spare West Park Presbyterian Church from demolition wins Upper West Side committee’s support - Gothamist

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