New leader for HUD, Wall Streeters sour on Florida, & more

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Representative Marcia L. Fudge has been voted in as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development—the first Black woman to lead the agency in more than four decades (Washington Post)

A homeless encampment along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Williamsburg shows the impact of the past 12 months on the city's most vulnerable residents (amNewYork)

Health officials confirm the NYC Covid variant is more transmissible than the original virus (Gothamist)

Indoor dining capacity will go up to 50 percent by next weekend (Crain's New York)

Talk of South Florida drawing Wall Streeters away from NYC en masse is already beginning to fizzle (Bloomberg)

Amenities at the newly completed apartment complex, 180 East 88th St. in Manhattan, include a basketball half-court and an indoor soccer pitch (press release)