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Manhattan Times: “We need to do something”

Housing court cases are set to resume, with the court system facing an estimated backlog of about 200,000 cases that were placed on hold due to the pandemic-related eviction ban. The majority of the pending cases are for non-payment of rent. “We are sounding the alarm today in the face of what could be an avalanche of evictions to crash over tenants in this city, on a scale that we’ve… Read more

Streetsblog: Manhattan BP Looks To ‘Balance’ Community Boards By Asking if Applicants Own a Car

New Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is looking to ensure better “balance” on his borough’s 12 community board by adding a new question about vehicle ownership to the application to serve. Along with other questions — such as whether would-be board members are homeowners or renters, if they’re business owners, and demographic questions about race and sexual orientation — potential Manhattan panelists will be asked a yes or no… Read more

MBP Levine Calls on State to Extend Remote Access Options for Public Meetings

Manhattan — Tuesday, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine issued the following statement strongly supporting the continuation of remote access options for public meetings: “Allowing remote access to public meetings has proved an exceptionally valuable way to facilitate the operation of public business and community participation in government, while ensuring that New Yorkers are able to stay safe during this pandemic. We need to continue allowing remote access options as long… Read more

Chelsea News: Levine’s Pillars to a Comeback

On his first full day as Manhattan borough president, Mark Levine issued a detailed, 16-point plan to confront a crisis he had not expected, the Omicron wave of the pandemic. His years as chair of the City Council Health committee certainly prepared him for the moment. But in a conversation with Straus News he stressed his confidence that Manhattan will get through some bad weeks and then be able to
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Daily News: Manhattan to gets its own ‘COVID recovery czar’ to head task force

Manhattan is getting a new COVID recovery czar charged with helping New Yorkers come back from the ravages of the pandemic. Former Deputy Manhattan Borough President Aldrin Bonilla is set to take up the new position on Monday as head of the COVID Recovery Task Force created by Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine.

West Side Rag: Drop-In Testing Site Opens, and Another Is On Its Way

Newly sworn-in Manhattan Borough President (MBP) Mark Levine has opened a free COVID testing site in his Northern Manhattan Office at 431 West 125th Street, between Morningside and Amsterdam Avenues. The site will be open Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering drop-in PCR tests, masks, and sanitizer. BP Levine is partnering with SOMOS Community Care, a healthcare network of nearly 2,500 providers in the Bronx, Brooklyn,… Read more

Daily News: New Manhattan borough president calls for tougher response to NYC omicron surge

New York City’s soaring COVID numbers call for a stronger response, the new borough president of Manhattan said Sunday. The city needs to create a website to self-report positive test results and an expanded definition of what constitutes being vaccinated for going to work and eating out, Borough President Mark Levine told the Daily News.