Weekly News Roundup – December 5, 2022

December 5th, 2022

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi - AP

Five big takeaways from the new Assembly draft map - City & State

UES Again Merged With Queens In New Assembly Maps, Sparking Pushback - Patch

MTA to spend more than $1B on accessibility upgrades - Gothamist

MTA may need massive 30% fare hikes to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’, Comptroller DiNapoli warns - AM NY

New York will involuntarily hospitalize more mentally ill people - Politico

On City Streets, Fear and Hope as Mayor Pushes to Remove Mentally Ill - NY Times

NYPD already gets hundreds of annual abuse complaints for forcing people to hospitals - Gothamist

How Hospitals Respond When Mentally Ill People Come in From the Streets - NY Times

Mayor Adams' homeless encampment sweeps result in just 115 people entering NYC shelters - Gothamist

NYC Mayor Adams has a mental health agenda. Will Albany play ball? - Gothamist

City Watch: Live Next to a Vacant Apartment? This Housing Group Wants to Know - City Limits

FDNY makes diversity push with 5 new measures signed into law by Mayor Adams - Daily News

Long COVID Symptoms Most Common Among Latinos and Residents of The Bronx - The City

Subway crime is down after recent influx of cops, MTA boss says - NY Post

New York Police Name a Chief Who Has Faced Internal Discipline - NY Times

NYC is hiring a rat czar. ‘General aura of badassery’ required. - Gothamist

The Scooter Battery Peril Worries the Fire Department - NY Times

Upper East Side 'Loading Zone' Is Being Abused, Lawmaker Says - Patch

Upper East Side Armory Still Trying To Evict Century-Old Youth Group - Patch

Druggings, Deaths and Robberies Put New York’s Gay Community on Edge - NY Times

11 blocks of NYC’s Fifth Avenue become ‘car-free’ holiday shopping plaza - NY Post

New York Health Commissioner Mary Bassett to resign - Spectrum

NYC Households Spent Way, Way More Than U.S. Pandemic Average: Study - Patch

What forced hospitalization feels like in New York City, as Mayor Adams pushes for more - Gothamist

NYC EMS workers say forcing more involuntary care could increase assaults against first responders - Gothamist

UES dad charged with making 14 ghost guns - NY1

NYC children's agency buries report that details racial bias in its ranks - Gothamist

Celebrate the Brooklyn Public Library's most borrowed book and more things to do this week - Gothamist

'Phantom of the Opera' to extend its run to April 16 - NY1

MTA proposes fare hike in budget in effort to avoid 'catastrophic' cuts - NY1

Teen dies after falling while subway surfing: NYPD - NY1

Beloved historic church may leave East Village - NY1

The U.S. faces a growing diabetes crisis - NY1

HIV advocates charge Hochul hasn’t delivered on promise to end AIDS epidemic in New York - City & State

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