Weekly News Roundup – July 15, 2022

NYC returns to 'high' COVID level as Adams admin gives conflicting answers on test site closures - Gothamist

Some Surprising Good News: Bookstores Are Booming and Becoming More Diverse - NY Times

Upper East Side Private School Plots Major Expansion After A Century - Patch

Elections commissioners question costs of early voting - Time Union

Easier access to guns correlates with increased suicides - Times Union

Why some NYC landlords keep the apartments you can actually afford off the market - Business Insider

Bad Cops Not Getting Punishment They Deserve, Says Corruption Commission - The City

A day after NYC launches push to crack down on covered plates, NYPD officers flout the rule - Gothamist

New Yorkers Who Answered Mayor’s Call to Catch Cops on Phones Got No Replies - The City

Sensors carried by cars begin measuring air quality in New York City - Gothamist

Hochul not anticipating new restrictions despite rising COVID cases - State of Politics

City Releases ‘Band-Aid’ Plan for Coping With Heavy Rainfall - City Limits

Bidding wars and broker fees push renters to the brink—with no relief in sight - Crain's

Good news: NYC now only the 3rd least-affordable U.S. housing market - Real Deal

Chief Judge Resigns at Crucial Time for New York’s Top Court - NY Times

Why City Workers in New York Are Quitting in Droves - NY Times

Eric Adams has a secret office - Politico

Where Is Phil Banks? The man in charge of public safety doesn’t talk to the public. - NY Mag

Adams Administration Eyes Late 2022 Launch of 'MyCity' Portal for City Services - Gotham Gazette

Mayor Adams to Biden: NYC ‘urgently’ needs more doses of monkeypox vaccine - NY Post

City's new monkeypox vaccine portal crashed by high demand - Politico Pro

Frustration builds as NYC leaves COVID site on sidelines in monkeypox fight - NY Post

Tax Collections Plunge in Wake of Stock Market Downswing - The City

NJ may make it impossible for states like NY to issue its drivers speed-camera tix - NY Post

The city's 3K expansion is heading toward a fiscal cliff - Politico

Funding for Penn Station Plan Could Fall $3 Billion Short, Report Says - NY Times

NY City Council members demand mayor ‘immediately restore’ school funding - Gothamist

City Late on Push to Expand Legal Food Cart Offerings With More Licenses - The City

Fast-delivery apps face NYC crackdown over ‘dark stores,’ worker safety - NY Post

NYC launches new campaign to outlaw horse-drawn carriages as inhumane - NY Post

NYC Ferry to raise single-ride fare, add discounts for some New Yorkers - NY1

988 supporters hope hotline becomes a household number in New York - Spectrum

After Slow Start, NYC Issues Thousands of Federal Housing Vouchers - City Limits

New York City Council passes abortion access package, including free pill bill - Daily News

Manhattan Loses Businesses as Brooklyn Gains in Stark Tale of Two Boroughs - The City

NASA’s James Webb Telescope Images Show Deep Space in Exquisite Detail - WSJ

UES Bank Guard Stabbed By Customer, In Critical Condition: Police - Patch

A Vigil Continues For UES Cyclist Killed In Crash - Our Town

‘Our Older Adult Neighbors are Having to Make Very Difficult Decisions’  - Our Town

Inwood Hill Park: A neighborhood embracing its indigenous roots - NY1

CDC: COVID-19 community levels remain 'high' in NYC, downstate as cases rise - NY1

Overtime at New York state agencies reached an all-time high in 2021 - NY1

Monkeypox Catches New York City Off Guard (Again) - NYTimes

Tanqueray Looks Back at Her Grand and Gritty New York Life - NYTimes

New York says applications for first cannabis retail licenses could open up next month - Gothamist

'New normal' — Two more shark bites reported off Fire Island coast - Gothamist

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