2021 Community Board application is now “live”

Apply now to join your Community Board, the most grassroots form of local government. The Boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Applications close Monday, 2/1/2021. Click here to download a PDF to study the questions and prepare your answers before applying online (the online application does not allow “sessions”– you must complete the application all Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
January 16 – January 22

View of Upper West Side buildings Friday, January 22 Wednesday, January 20 Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/21)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 21, 2021 (1/21/21 is a palindrome!). Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 78,163 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,456 deaths (5,810 more cases and 47 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 537,601 total cases and 26,249 total deaths (42,328 more cases and 508 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker.… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/14)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 14, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. The United States has hit a grim milestone. The past two days have each seen more than 4,000 COVID deaths, an all-time high. Manhattan has had 72,353 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,409 deaths (5,983 more cases and 42 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 495,273 total cases and 25,741 total deaths… Read more

Everything I’ve Heard About: TESTING & VACCINES

Testing & Vaccines The COVID testing and vaccine rollout is far from streamlined–to say the least–so I’ve compiled the resources I know about on this page in an attempt to create a one-stop portal (I’ve folded in information from my previous testing-only page). Most testing is free or covered by insurance; vaccines are all free. This page’s information is updated as we receive updates (Much of this information comes from the NYC and… Read more

Everything I’ve Heard About: EDUCATION

These are difficult times, and we’re doing our best to keep Manhattan informed – which is why we’ve been putting out our daily COVID-19 newsletter (sign up here!). One of the most challenging parts of this crisis have come from how it has impacted education – from college to pre-K, students are going home as families learn how to best grapple with e-learning platforms. We’ve been sending out information… Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
December 26 – January 8

View of Upper West Side buildings Thursday, January 7 Wednesday, January 6 Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/7)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 7, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 66,370 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,367 deaths (5,165 more cases and 44 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 454,133 total cases and 25,362 total deaths (38,776 more cases and 307 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker. Experts say seven-day averages… Read more

Join your local community board! 2021 applications are due February 1, 2021.

Manhattan’s 12 community boards are local organizations each composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms. Community boards are tasked with being the independent and representative voices of their communities—the most grass-roots form of local government. The boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods.

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