Category: COVID Newsletters

Update: COVID-19 Weekly News Archive

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/30)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 30, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 20,121 confirmed cases and 2,164 probable deaths; New York City has 162,212 cases and 17,866 deaths. — Judge Jack Stoller, in a huge decision Monday (4/27), ruled in favor of tenants in an action for repairs and harassment against their landlord at 299 Broome St. in the heart of the rapidly gentrifying Lower East… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/29)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, April 29, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 19,837 confirmed cases and 2,110 probable deaths; New York City has 159,865 cases and 17,589 deaths. — Today is Denim Day! Every April, I help plan and attend the “Denim Day” rally in support of survivors of sexual violence. This year, of course, it will be held virtually; but we cannot let this pandemic… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/28)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, April 28, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 19,672 confirmed cases and 2,053 probable deaths; New York City has 156,713 cases and 17,215 deaths. — Tonight (4/28) at 6:30 pm, my office, Manhattan Community Board 4 and Housing Conservation Coordinators are hosting a virtual forum, “Tenant Protection & Housing Security during COVID-19 Pandemic.” Register here to get a link to participate in… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/27)

Friends, It’s Monday, April 27, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 19,499 confirmed cases and 2,030 deaths; New York City as a whole has 156,100 confirmed cases and 16,936 probable deaths. — Do not be alarmed if you hear low-flying planes tomorrow (4/28) around noon. It’s just the Navy’s Blue Angels and Army’s Thunderbirds doing a precision fly-over of NYC starting at the George Washington… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/24)

Friends, It’s Friday, April 24, 2020. Ramadan Mubarak, to all those celebrating. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker currently shows Manhattan has 17,803 confirmed cases and 1,805 probable deaths; New York City overall has 141,754 confirmed cases and 15,411 likely deaths. — Good news for NYCHA residents. In the early days of the pandemic shutdown, FreshDirect offered to deliver hundreds of 10-lb food boxes each weekday to residents in each… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/23)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 23, 2020. For the last five weeks, we’ve begun with reporting the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker accounting of confirmed cases (which includes people who got better), and the cumulative death count. But Johns Hopkins has a lag, so going forward we’ll now relay the count prepared by nonprofit news site The City, which consolidates and cross-references data from the NYC Department of Health and Mental… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/22)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, April 22, 2020. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 147,297 confirmed cases and 14,887 deaths. Since today is Earth Day (and it’s the 50th Anniversary!) I’m delighted to help celebrate the winners of the “Manhattan Paper Challenge,” a competition among the twelve Manhattan Community Boards to increase residential paper recycling in their districts.  http://manhattanpaperchallenge.com/ Every quarter since July… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/21)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, April 21, 2020. At press time, the Johns Hopkins COVID case tracker currently shows New York City has 144,190 confirmed cases and 14,604 deaths. Tomorrow, Wednesday (4/22), I’m hosting a virtual Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Town Hall at 3:00 pm. I’ll be moderating an hour-long panel on the importance of SYEP and efforts to save it, featuring the Children’s Aid Society’s Sandino Sanchez, Catholic Charities’ Alianza… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (4/17)

I was thrilled to coordinate an arrangement, alongside Councilmember Diana Ayala and Union Settlement, to get twenty struggling East Harlem restaurants to deliver two meals a day to to the hundreds of workers at Metropolitan Hospital in East Harlem. I want to thank L+M Development, Jonathan Rose Companies and the Acacia Network for their donations totalling $115,000 to cover the costs of this project; thanks to their generosity, we… Read more

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