Weekly News Roundup – August 12, 2022

August 12th, 2022

Senate Passes Climate, Health and Tax Bill, With All Republicans Opposed - NY Times

UK club baron’s NYC plans spark uproar among Upper East Side residents - NY Post

Ultra-Elite UES Members' Club Faces Opposition, Plus More Openings - Patch

‘Bizarre and uncomfortable’: Adams wants photos of city job applicants - Politico

NYC wastewater shows link between cryptic COVID variants and worse phases of the pandemic - Gothamist

NYC plans to end school-based COVID testing program this fall, source says - Chalkbeat

NYC to close COVID-19 vaccine sites for toddlers ahead of school year, as city pivots to monkeypox - Gothamist

Why It’s So Hard to Find an Affordable Apartment in New York - NY Times

Adams blames Texas for New York’s shelter crisis. But the problem started long before asylum-seekers. - Politico

How New York City Lost 63 Miles of Pedestrian-Friendly ‘Open Streets’ - NY Times

NYC visitor’s center goes to war with hot-dog vendor: ‘Why do you have to put it right in my face? - NY Post

Street Vending Tickets Went Up During First Year of New Enforcement Policy - City Limits

New York pushes ahead on congestion pricing. Now comes the hard part. - Politico

MTA Eyes Congestion Pricing Toll of Up to $23 Per Vehicle Trip into Manhattan - The City

Slow in the City: Straphangers Campaign reveals the most dawdling, unreliable NYC bus lines - AM NY

NYC subway, bus service still plagued by delay-causing staff shortages - NY Post

OH, RATS! Experts Say Outdoor Dining is Not to Blame for the City’s Rodent Problem - Streetsblog

NYC’s public spaces are becoming increasingly hostile toward homeless people - City & State

Criminal Background Checks May Be Banned in N.Y.C. Housing Applications - NY Times

How New York City Hopes to Win Its Long, Losing War on Trash - NY Times

Tiny Oysters Are a Hopeful Sign in the Hudson River - NY Times

Salman Rushdie Stabbed In Neck During NY Literary Event - Patch

Upper East Side Evictions On The Rise After Moratorium Ends, Data Show - Patch

Stop Blocking UES Shelter, Neighborhood Leaders Tell Eli Zabar - Patch

The Dirt on Composting in NYC - Our Town

NYC school budget cuts are again moving forward – for now - City & State

Polio virus found in NYC wastewater, suggesting community transmission - Gothamist

City Council passes maternal health ‘bill of rights’ and other measures to address disparities in maternal mortality - Gothamist

Female-majority council passes bill to expand doula access - City & State

Proposed Midtown shelter for asylum-seekers raises concerns about safety, size - City & State

Migrant families are being separated when entering NYC shelter system: Advocates - City & State

Please note: We regularly highlight articles on news sites that have limited access for nonsubscribers.