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Mia Edelstein

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/6)

Friends, It’s Monday, April 6, 2020 and there’s a weekend’s worth of updates, so let’s dive in. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 68,696 active cases and 3,485 deaths. Tom Waters has died at age 37. He worked for the Community Service Society, and was a great analyst who provided the crucial underlying data for so many organizing and legislative efforts… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/2)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 2, 2020. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 47,065 active cases and 1,397 deaths. Yesterday, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a first round of data on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases, and the NY Times has graphically mapped out the statistics: A Month of Coronavirus in New York City: See Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/1)

I’ve taken the content from these newsletters and classified them into five categories to be more user-friendly. Check the top of my website, manhattanbp.nyc.gov, to find almost everything I’ve heard during the COVID-19 crisis on food, money, the arts, education, and donations and volunteering. Friends, It’s Wednesday, April 1, 2020. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 46,300 active cases and… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (3/31)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, March 31, 2020. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 39,968 active cases and 914 deaths (those numbers include the 2,000+ more cases and 17 deaths that were added this afternoon since we started compiling this newsletter at 2 pm). Last night’s “virtual” Town Hall at Columbia University’s Teachers College, cosponsored by the NYC Dept of Education and Community… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (3/27)

City and State government depends on federal funding for so much that is based on Census numbers. Please, if you haven’t completed your form yet, do so RIGHT NOW:  https://www.2020census.gov/ (click “respond now” and help Manhattan beat back Richmond County!).  Above, Dierdre Lyles of my office is shown completing her form online! Friends, It’s Friday, March 27, 2020– the end of Week II. The Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (3/25)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, March 25, 2020. My news is short today. Two transportation updates:  As you may know by now, today the MTA cut service in such a way that maintains rush hour service and cuts other off peak service and lines. This is partly due to TA workers getting sick but also due to the massive ridership drop. And I mentioned yesterday that suspension of alternate side parking rules… Read more

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