Category: News from Gale Brewer

Weekly update (11/24)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.13%, up from 1.88% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into local COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. To be fully vaccinated in time for holiday get-togethers, keep these deadlines in mind:
  • Christmas: J&J shot by Saturday, 12/11
  • Kwanzaa: J&J
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Capital funding: a history

Over the last eight years as Borough President, I’ve distributed $213 million in capital funding for long-lasting projects such as accessibility improvements, technology upgrades, and renovations. Visit this page to learn more about the projects and how the funding breaks down by categories of public schools, cultural organizations, parks, social service organizations, housing initiatives, colleges, hospitals, libraries, and nonprofits.… Read more

Weekly update 11/11

Friends, It’s Thursday, November 11, 2021– happy Veterans Day. Welcome to my weekly update. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 1.55%, up from 1.39% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into local COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. If you’re not yet vaccinated, find a vaccine site– including those for kids 5+ and for boosters– here.… Read more

Weekly update 11/4

Friends, It’s Thursday, November 4, 2021– happy Diwali! Welcome to my weekly update. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 1.39%, down from 1.41% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into local COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. If you’re not yet vaccinated, find a vaccine site– including those for boosters– here. The big news this week… Read more

Weekly update 10/28

Friends, It’s Thursday, October 28, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 1.41%, down from 1.66% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into local COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. If you’re not yet vaccinated, find a vaccine site– including those for boosters– here. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee… Read more

Weekly update 10/21

Friends, It’s Thursday, October 21, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 1.66%, down from 1.97% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into local COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. If you’re not yet vaccinated, find a vaccine site– including those for approved boosters– here. Mayor de Blasio has (finally) issued… Read more

Fall 2021 leadership development training series.

My leadership development series for community board members – and the civically engaged public – will be held online this year. The trainings are designed to hone expertise on important local government functions and constituencies, and all are welcome to join.   How to Use Discover DYCD!
Our community board members often ask, “What youth services exist in my community?” Now, there is a quick answer! The NYC Department of… Read more

Weekly update 10/14

Friends, It’s Thursday, October 14, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 1.97%, up from 1.76% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into local COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. If you’re not yet vaccinated, find a vaccine site– including those for approved boosters– here. National forecasts by the CDCRead more

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