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Manhattan and SI Covid hot spots, Inwood rezoning clears final hurdle, & more

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Upper Manhattan and Staten Island are now yellow and orange zones as the city's Covid-19 positivity rate continues to rise (Gothamist)

David Dinkins, New York City’s first Black mayor who served in the early 1990s when the city was roiled by crime and racial strife, died at 93 (The New York Times)

A community bid to revive a legal fight against Inwood’s rezoning has been thrown out by the New York Court of Appeals (The Real Deal)

Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the Department of Transportation, resigned after being approached about a role on the Biden-Harris transition team (Gothamist)

The former Jehovah’s Witnesses hotel at 90 Sands Street in Dumbo is being converted into housing with 491 affordable apartments (press release)

Residents at Extell's Central Park Tower will have access to beauty services through a partnership with Nordstrom, which has a massive presence in the building (press release)