Category: News from Gale Brewer

Weekly update 9/16

Friends, It’s Thursday, September 16, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. Where we are. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.96%, down from 3.31% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into 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 here. The Washington Post reported yesterday (9/15) another grim milestone… Read more

Now hiring: NYC organizations and small businesses

I’ve recently heard about dozens of job openings and opportunities: Read more

Post-Hurricane Ida recovery resources

I’ve compiled a list of resources to help Manhattanites recover from Hurricane Ida:
  • Manhattan Human Service Center (IS 88, 215 W. 114th St.). open for in-person assistance daily from 8 am – 8 pm – State and City agencies and nonprofits provide help with storm-related paperwork, food assistance referrals, and mental health services
  • Homeowner resources from the NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development
  • File a water damage or loss
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Weekly update (9/2)

Friends, It’s Thursday, September 2, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. Last night’s storm really gave us a wallop, with record one-hour rainfall in Central Park. The Governor and Mayor have both issued a state of emergency. Transit service is delayed and in some areas suspended, and the MTA’s subway and bus Twitter accounts are posting service updates. Call 311 to report suspected gas leaks and downed power lines, and… Read more

My Monumental Women “Moving History Forward Award” acceptance speech

To celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2021, I was the proud recipient of Monumental Women’s inaugural Moving History Forward Award in recognition of my work to support the creation of the Central Park Women’s Rights Monument (unveiled exactly a year ago). Read my acceptance speech below, or watch it (and the entire Monumental Women award program, which also honors my events planner, Penelope Cox) here.  

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Weekly update (8/19)

Friends, It’s Thursday, August 19, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 3.82%, up from 3.76% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. With the Delta variant’s higher infectiousness, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated. You can now get a $100 debit card when… Read more

Weekly COVID update (8/12)

Friends, It’s Thursday, August 12, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 3.76%, up from 3.27% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. With the Delta variant’s higher infectiousness, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated; you can now get a $100 debit card when… Read more

Weekly Manhattan newsletter (8/9)

Friends, Below is a round-up of events and announcements for Manhattan this week. Check your inbox Thursday for more COVID public health updates. (If you’re not yet subscribed, sign up here.)   NEW INFO Applications are now open for the Excluded Workers Fund. New York State has allocated $2 billion to help 300,000 workers who lost wages due to the pandemic, but were ineligible for unemployment benefits due Read more

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