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Mia Edelstein

Get help applying to the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Low- and middle-income New Yorkers who have struggled to make rent or utility payments during the pandemic can apply to New York State’s $2 billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Those who are approved for the program could receive relief for up to 12 months of rental arrears dating from March 13, 2020– and even missed payments for gas or electric utilities (some may be eligible for three future monthly Read more

Weekly newsletter (6/24)

Friends, Governor Cuomo lifted the state of emergency today, after 15 months. NYC’s seven-day positivity average is 0.53% (down from 0.57% last week), and I’ll continue to update the list of vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources on my website. Those interested in the statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. The Delta variant is now the… Read more

ICYMI: Honoring Constance Baker Motley, first Black woman Manhattan BP

I paid tribute to the first Black woman Manhattan Borough President, Constance Baker Motley, by dedicating a conference room to her in my Municipal Building offices on Friday, June 18. Former Manhattan Borough Presidents C. Virginia Fields and Ruth Messinger joined me to honor this trailblazing woman, who served from February 24, 1965–September 8, 1966. Watch the dedication here:… Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (6/17)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 17, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 138,272 cumulative confirmed cases (+245 since last week)
  • 4,500 cumulative deaths (+3 since last week)
  • 0.3% seven-day positivity average (the same as last week)
  • 105,868 residents (7%)
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B.P. Brewer in the News:
June 5-11

View of Upper West Side buildings Thursday, June 10 Tuesday, June 8 Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (6/10)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 10, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 138,027 cumulative confirmed cases (+241 since last week)
  • 4,497 cumulative deaths (+15 since last week)
  • 0.3% seven-day positivity average (down from 0.4% last week)
  • 113,936 residents (7%)
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