Category: COVID Newsletters

Update: COVID-19 Weekly News Archive

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

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

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