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Mia Edelstein

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

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

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/31)

Friends, Last Saturday, the day after Christmas, the United States reached a grim milestone: 1 in 1,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. (The Census Bureau estimates the U.S. population at around 330,750,000. Saturday afternoon, deaths from COVID-19 reached 331,116, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. COVID-19 infections in the U.S. reached 18.7 million.) In our neck of the woods, Manhattan has had 61,205 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,323 deaths… Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
December 19-25

Wednesday, December 23 Tuesday, December 22 Monday, December 21 Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/21)

Friends, The winter solstice occurred at 5:02 am today (12/21). Daylight hours will begin to lengthen, minute by minute, until the summer solstice in June. But the statistics on the pandemic are only getting darker. Great Britain has fallen to a particularly contagious strain of the virus, and their Prime Minister has imposed a strict lockdown; other EU countries have restricted flights from Great Britain. (Gov. Cuomo announced that British… Read more

Weekly COVID Newsletter (12/17)

Friends, It’s Thursday, December 17, 2020. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 53,872 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,255 deaths (that’s 3,965 more cases and 21 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 365,758 total cases and 24,578 total deaths (which is 24,784 more cases and 167 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker. Those… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/10)

Friends, It’s Thursday, December 10, 2020. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter, and happy Hanukkah to all who are celebrating. Manhattan has had 49,907 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,234 deaths (3,579 more cases and 6 deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 340,974 total cases and 24,411 total deaths (23,228 more cases and 114 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s… Read more

2021 NYPD Community Precinct Council schedules

All NYPD Community Precinct Council meetings will be virtual until further notice.
  • 1st Precinct (Financial District, Battery Park City, Tribeca SoHo, Governors, Ellis and Liberty Islands), no virtual meetings; once safe, in-person meetings will be the last Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm
  • 5th Precinct (Chinatown, Little Italy, Bowery), last Wednesday of each month, 7 pm (excluding July, August)
  • 6th Precinct (Greenwich Village, West Village), 2nd Wednesday of each month
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