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Mia Edelstein

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/4)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 3, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,237 confirmed cases and 2,933 deaths; New York City as a whole has 201,806 cases and 21,688 deaths. — The police violence against protesters last night — NOT looters– who were violating curfew… troubling? Horrifying?  Council Member Keith Powers tweeted this video: https://twitter.com/KeithPowersNYC/status/1268386033806249984 …which has, less than a day later, clocked 11 million views. So… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/3)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, June 3, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,131 confirmed cases and 2,929 deaths; New York City as a whole has 201,123 cases and 21,649 deaths. — Primary Day is just three short weeks away, on June 23, encompassing primaries for President, Congress, and state and local races. The ballot will be two-sided. On page one, Presidential candidates and then all the delegates… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/2)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, June 2, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,092 confirmed cases and 2,924 deaths; New York City as a whole has 200,830 cases and 21,607 deaths. — As we go to press, this was tweeted from NBCNewYork’s Myles  Miller: “NYPD officials tell @NBCNewYork all traffic south of 96 St will be restricted to essential workers, commercial deliveries, and residents starting at 8p. This… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/1)

Friends, It’s Monday, June 1, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,056 confirmed cases and 2,913 deaths; New York City as a whole has 200,547 cases and 21,569 deaths. And as we prepared to hit “send” on our regular newsletter, the Governor and Mayor announced a curfew beginning at 11 pm tonight, running until 5 am tomorrow morning, along with a doubling of the number of… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/29)

Friends, It’s Friday, May 29, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,739 confirmed cases and 2,880 deaths; New York City as a whole has 198,255 cases and 21,415 deaths. — On May 30, 2002, the last steel column was removed from Ground Zero, marking the end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks. Tomorrow (5/30) at 11 am, join the National… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/28)

Friends, It’s Thursday, May 28, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,619 confirmed cases and 2,868 deaths; New York City as a whole has 197,351 cases and 21,362 deaths. — Tonight (5/28) marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot and its tradition of learning into the early hours. Check out Stay The Night: Tikkun Leil Shavuot with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Tikkun: Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/27)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, May 27, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,619 confirmed cases and 2,868 deaths; New York City as a whole has 197,351 cases and 21,362 deaths. Nationwide, the death toll has surpassed 100,000. — Manhattan mourns the loss of Larry Kramer, LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist, author and playwright. In the summer of 1981, a meeting of about 80 people in his apartment led… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/26)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, May 26, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,508 confirmed cases and 2,861 deaths; New York City as a whole has 196,623 cases and 21,314 deaths. — On Memorial Day, I went to the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park and listened to a few words from friends about the fallen. It was a moving experience, even though the handful of us… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/21)

Friends, It’s Thursday, May 21, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 23,943 confirmed cases and 2,822 deaths; New York City as a whole has 192,840 cases and 21,003 deaths. — Governor Cuomo has named a new Interfaith Advisory Council to advise on safely bringing back faith services. A list of members (and of all the appointed reopening task forces) is available on my website. The… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/20)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 23,881 confirmed cases and 2,802 deaths; New York City as a whole has 192,374 cases and 20,934 deaths. — Memorial Day is this Monday, the day set aside to honor those Americans who have died in battle (I’ll be observing a socially distanced holiday at the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial in Riverside Park at 89th… Read more

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