Weekly News Roundup – December 12, 2022

December 12th, 2022

More 5G Towers Are Coming to NYC — See Where They Are Being Built - NBC NY

Upper East Side fights 32-foot 5G cell towers making ritzy shopping district ‘uglier’ - NY Post

New UES Pre-K Center To Be Built, Meeting Neighborhood Need - Patch

Roosevelt Island Bridge Loses 'Cheese Grater' Bike Lane; Pols Cheer - Patch

Upper East Side sinkhole highlights need for waterfront agency: BP Levine - Gothamist

New Yorkers Are Urged to Wear Masks Indoors as Covid and Flu Cases Rise - NY Times

As Covid Cases Rise, New York City’s Mass Testing Lab Is Set to Close - NY Times

NYC’s Pandemic Response Lab to Close as Covid Testing Plummets - Bloomberg

Jeffries and Schumer begin their Dem buddy act - Politico

The Cap-and-Trade Fight Comes to New York - Metro Focus

NYC kills ‘Internet Master Plan’ for universal, public web access - Gothamist

Antisemitic hate crimes in NYC are on the rise, NYPD stats show - Daily News

NYC public agencies face ‘severe’ staffing shortage: comptroller - Pix11

With local good cause eviction laws overturned, pressure turns to state pols - Crain's

Mayor Adams Promotes Women to Fill 2 Key First-Term Departures - NY Times

Council bill would speed up parks projects, kick off push to reform bulky capital process - Crain's

Adams set to unveil sweeping plan to speed up development amid housing crunch - Politico

Manhattan and Brooklyn Rents Flatten After Record Surge — But Don’t Expect Bargains - The City

NY Times union warns of walkout on Thursday - The Hill

Manhattan Borough President Adds Affordable Housing Focus to Community Board Appointment Process - Gotham Gazette

NYC issues health advisory, mask recommendation over flu, RSV and COVID-19 'tripledemic' - Gothamist

NY cracks down on space heaters after deadly Bronx fire - Gothamist

New York Subway Fare Could Soon Top $3 to Offset Steep Drop in Riders - NY Times

NYC public libraries say proposed budget cuts may 'push us over the edge' - Gothamist

Cannabis Confusion Reigns at Community Boards - The City

New York Loosens Rules on Locations for Weed Dispensaries - NY Times

Permits Filed For 1477 Third Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - Yimby

NYC Council ‘still waiting’ to see a plan on mayor’s plan for severe mental illness - City & State

Hochul signs New York space heater safety bill into law - NY1

Adams' involuntary treatment policy faces first legal challenge - Gothamist

NYC subway station agents to work outside of booths, which used to house piles of cash - Gothamist

Long-delayed project to convert compost, waste into gas for NYC homes slated to launch in January - Gothamist

New York senators sign onto their staffers’ unionization effort - City & State

New York recommends masking again. Will mask-weary schools comply? - City & State

Port Authority head promotes a ‘big role’ for biometrics at airports - City & State

Pilot program pays for homeless and housing-insecure CUNY students’ rent - Gothamist

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