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Mia Edelstein

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/18)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 18, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,109 confirmed cases and 3,038 deaths; New York City as a whole has 208,097 cases and 22,199 deaths. — Today the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration acted in an arbitrary and capricious way when they attempted to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shielded from deportation 800,000 young… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/17)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, June 17, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,068 confirmed cases and 3,033 deaths; New York City as a whole has 207,821 cases and 22,171 deaths. — Tomorrow morning (6/18) at 10 am, I’m hosting the regular monthly meeting of the Manhattan Borough Board (a formal body composed of all Council Members and Community Board chairs in the borough). Register to attend at Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/16)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (and yes we know that yesterday was Monday, June 15!). At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,018 confirmed cases and 3,024 deaths; New York City as a whole has 207,373 cases and 22,145 deaths. — I attended the grand opening today of a new COVID-19 testing center that I helped establish at Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave.) for both blood and… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/12)

Friends, It’s Friday, June 12, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,725 confirmed cases and 3,002 deaths; New York City as a whole has 205,405 cases and 21,993 deaths. — On Tuesday (6/16) at 2 pm, I’ll be hosting “Pandemic History from the Bottom Up: A Webinar with Oral Historians and Archivists,” with Manhattan Borough Historian Rob Snyder, which will guide participants on how… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/11)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 11, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,725 confirmed cases and 3,002 deaths; New York City as a whole has 205,405 cases and 21,993 deaths. — On Tuesday (6/16) at 2 pm, I’ll be hosting “Pandemic History from the Bottom Up: A Webinar with Oral Historians and Archivists,” with Manhattan Borough Historian Rob Snyder, which will guide participants on how… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/9)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, June 9, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,588 confirmed cases and 2,986 deaths; New York City as a whole has 204,576 cases and 21,918 deaths. — Over the weekend I suggested, with the support of Council Member Chin, that we rename a street near City Hall and do what Washington, DC did: paint the street full width with the words “Black Lives… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/5)

Friends, It’s Friday, June 5, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,379 confirmed cases and 2,957 deaths; New York City as a whole has 202,829 cases and 21,782 deaths. On Monday, June 8, the city will begin Phase I of re-opening. Transit. Estimates are that around 200,000 people will return to work, with many riding subways and buses (down from an estimated 8.3 million daily… Read more

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