Category: News from Gale Brewer

How to vote in the June 23 primaries.

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 will be listed (with the candidate that they are pledged to, at the right of their name). Voters can choose up to any seven of the delegates, regardless of which Presidential candidate they are… 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

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Curfew Update

There is a mandatory citywide curfew tonight from 8PM until 5AM and every evening until Monday, June 8, 5AM. While I understand impetus for a curfew, increasing police presence and adding another reason for police to make arrests only increases the criminalization of our population. There will be no vehicular traffic allowed south of 96th Street in Manhattan — with the exception of residents, essential workers, buses, and truck deliveries.… 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

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/1)

Friends, It’s Monday, June 1, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,056 confirmed cases and 2,913 deaths; New York City as a whole has 200,547 cases and 21,569 deaths. And as we prepared to hit “send” on our regular newsletter, the Governor and Mayor announced a curfew beginning at 11 pm tonight, running until 5 am tomorrow morning, along with a doubling of the number of… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/29)

Friends, It’s Friday, May 29, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,739 confirmed cases and 2,880 deaths; New York City as a whole has 198,255 cases and 21,415 deaths. — On May 30, 2002, the last steel column was removed from Ground Zero, marking the end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks. Tomorrow (5/30) at 11 am, join the National… Read more

New $100 million New York Forward Loan Fund.

The State’s New York Forward Loan Fund will make under-$100,000 working capital loans to NYS small businesses, nonprofits, and small landlords of under 20 employees and gross revenues of under $3 million. Applicants are ineligible if they received SBA funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).  Loan amounts will be the lesser of (a) $100,000 or (b) up to 100% of average monthly Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/28)

Friends, It’s Thursday, May 28, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,619 confirmed cases and 2,868 deaths; New York City as a whole has 197,351 cases and 21,362 deaths. — Tonight (5/28) marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot and its tradition of learning into the early hours. Check out Stay The Night: Tikkun Leil Shavuot with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Tikkun: Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (5/27)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, May 27, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 24,619 confirmed cases and 2,868 deaths; New York City as a whole has 197,351 cases and 21,362 deaths. Nationwide, the death toll has surpassed 100,000. — Manhattan mourns the loss of Larry Kramer, LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist, author and playwright. In the summer of 1981, a meeting of about 80 people in his apartment led… Read more

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