Weekly News Roundup – September 17, 2021

September 17th, 2021

Opinion: Seize the Moment to Modernize New York Democracy for the Digital Era - Gotham Gazette (Co-Written by CB8 Member Rit Aggarwala)

An uneasy return to the classroom in New York City - Politico

NYC begins enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandate for indoor businesses Monday.

Weekly News Roundup – May 14, 2021

The UES Battle Over a Blood Lab Is Not About Blood - Curbed

Blood Center Returns To UES Board As Frustrations Mount - Patch

NYC subway stations will now offer COVID-19 vaccines - NY Post

Cuomo says New York public colleges will require students to get vaccines - Politico

NYC public libraries offer book browsing, expanded services at select locations: Full list - Pix11

No New Jails? Next Mayor Could Scrap de Blasio’s Close-Rikers Plan - The CITY

Met Museum Agrees To Be Early Voting Site As City Expands To 104 Locations - Gothamist

CDC panel endorses use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in young teens - Politico

NYC kids won’t need a COVID-19 vaccine to return to school in the fall - NY Post

Adolescents vaccinated in NYC as sites open to 12 to 15-year-olds - NY Post

Upper East Side To Get 2 New Electric Car Charging Stations - Patch

New York City Council Bill Toughens Airbnb Regulations - WSJ

New York won't ease mask rules just yet amid review of CDC recommendations - State of Politics

NYC’s 24/7 subway service is back after year of COVID-19 shutdowns - NY Post

Plans to Speed Up Buses Slowed as the City Gets Set to Reopen - The City

It's a Home in Brooklyn.

Weekly News Roundup – May 7, 2021

NYC Indoor Dining To Expand To 75% Capacity Starting May 7th - Gothamist

New York To Reopen Without Most Capacity Restrictions By May 19th - Gothamist

24-Hour Subway Service Will Finally Resume On May 17th - Gothamist

A Push to Unlock Subway Bathrooms as the City Gets Moving Again - The City

Tech Jobs Lead the Way in New York City’s Covid-19 Pandemic Hiring - WSJ

‘We’re Suffering’: How Remote Work Is Killing Manhattan’s Storefronts - NY Times

New York lawmakers extend COVID eviction moratorium through August - Daily News

Sudden Decision to Reopen Leaves New Yorkers Dizzy and Divided - NY Times

Ready for Battle Over Blood Center - Our Town

State government halts hiring freeze - Spectrum

SoHo/NoHo rezoning opponents lawsuit against de Blasio administration short-lived - AM NY

Hate Crimes in New York City Continue to Rise - WSJ

New data shows massive slowdown in NYC COVID-19 vaccinations - NY Post

Lawmakers from both parties pass 'safe staffing' bills for hospitals and nursing homes - NY1

Broadway Shows to Return Sept.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates May 4th


Beginning Thursday, April 29, all New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis for all. The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only—second-dose appointments will be scheduled immediately after New Yorkers receive their first dose.

Weekly News Roundup – April 30, 2021

All NYC COVID vax sites to allow walk-ins immediately: Mayor de Blasio - Daily News

New York sites resume use of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine - NY Post

New York City School Buildings Still Missing 582,000 Students. As another 51,000 students return Monday, mayor pushes to get more back in September - WSJ

Tensions rise at some of NYC’s top high schools over ‘Zoom in a room’ for on-campus students - Chalkbeat

Major shakeup to "safe staffing" bill for hospitals, nursing homes - Spectrum

Manhattan Business Districts to Get More Police in Reopening Push - WSJ

Legislators Look To Extend Eviction Moratorium To August 31st For New Yorkers Affected By Pandemic - Gothamist

MTA plans to only buy electric buses come 2028 as officials map greener future for NYC Transit - Daily News

For the lack of 89 people, New York will lose 1 House seat - Politico

'Spend money to make money' — De Blasio releases his recovery budget - Politico

To help NYC students catch up, de Blasio’s budget would earmark $500M for testing and tutoring - Chalkbeat

BUDGET DAY: Mayor Proposes Small Money for Open Streets, But Big Bucks to Finish the Manhattan Greenway - Streetsblog

Food Delivery Workers Could Get Relief From Council Bills to Open Restaurant Restrooms and Regulate Apps - The City

Blood Center's Upper East Side Tower Takes Heat From New Angles - Patch

East Side Group Says R8B Zoning Has to Be Preserved - TapInto

City Will Spend $15 Million To Educate NYers On Ranked-Choice Voting Ahead Of June Primary - Gothamist

New York City Council Bill Would Create More Car-Free Roads - WSJ

Cuomo To End Bar & Restaurant Curfew And Allow Bar Seating In May - Gothamist

Number of single adults living in NYC homeless shelters reached all-time high during COVID, fueling death rates: study - Daily News

Health Minibuses Roll Out To Vaccinate Homeless New Yorkers - Gothamist

De Blasio looks to Legislature, not Cuomo, in push to reopen city - Politico

Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School - NY Times

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 26th


COVID hospitalizations dropped to 3,174. Of the 126,953 tests reported yesterday, 3,039, or 2.39 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 2.13 percent. There were 729 patients in ICU yesterday, down 25 from the previous day.

Weekly News Roundup – April 23, 2021

City-Run COVID Vaccine Sites Now Open To Walk-Ins From New Yorkers Who Are 50 And Older - Gothamist

‘That debt is just up to people’s necks’: Schumer wants Biden to forgive $50K/person in student loans - Daily News

Flanked by a group of local veterans at Hunter College on the Upper East Side, the Senate majority leader said that too many college graduates — including combat veterans who risked their lives overseas — are shackled with crushing debt that plays an outsized role in their life decisions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 19th


COVID hospitalizations rose to 3,783. Of the 147,583 tests reported yesterday, 4,339, or 2.94 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 2.85 percent. There were 836 patients in ICU yesterday, down 13 from the previous day.

Weekly News Roundup – April 16, 2021

Crosstown Upper East Side Bike Lanes Stump Community Board Again - Patch

New York cuts school distancing to 3 feet, per CDC recommendations - Politico

NYC to pay $500 to nearly 1,000 parents to address mental health needs at their schools - Chalkbeat

More than 40,000 NYC families switch to in-person classes, majority will remain remote for rest of school year - Daily News

New York City to Expand Summer School to Help With Covid-19 Learning Loss - WSJ

After Demolition Scare, Chelsea NYCHA Tenants Forge New Path With Private Management - The City

NYS Budget on Housing: Rent Relief Victory, Disappointment on NYCHA and Homelessness - City Limits

Hudson Tunnel Plan Shows Sign of Life as U.S. Speeds Review - Bloomberg

Subway Ridership Exceeds 2 Million Straphangers In Single Day, A First Since Pandemic Began - Gothamist

Some NYC Restaurants Tire of Forking Over Delivery-App Fees - WSJ

Central Park Conservancy Wants To Take Over Wollman Ice Rink - Gothamist

Non-profits say de Blasio broke a litany of pandemic promises - Politico

Head of Elite Catholic School (Regis) Is Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Charges - NY Times

Live Music Is Back, but New York City Is Barely Rocking - WSJ

Most Minority-Owned NYC Businesses On Brink Of Collapse: Survey - Patch

Two worrisome variants make up over 70 percent of cases analyzed in N.Y.C., city officials say.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates April 12th


COVID hospitalizations rose slightly to 4,118. Of the 131,436 tests reported yesterday, 4,926, or 3.75 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.20 percent. There were 860 patients in ICU yesterday, down 17 from the previous day.