Category: News from Gale Brewer

Manhattan weekly newsletter (4/12)

Friends, Below is a round-up of events and announcements for Manhattan this week. Check your inbox Thursday for more COVID updates. (If you’re not yet subscribed, sign up here.)   COMMENT Last Wednesday (4/7), I testified about how the City can better serve seniors living in NYCHA developments, such as making the vaccine more accessible to NYCHA seniors, establishing a NYCHA liaison within the Dept. for the Aging, and Read more

COVID Weekly newsletter (4/8)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 8, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 127,213 cumulative confirmed cases (+3,850 since last week)
  • 4,258 cumulative deaths (+49 since last week)
  • 2.5% seven-day positivity average (down from 2.9% last week)
  • 237,441 adults (17%)
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A day in the life: BP Brewer visits vaccine sites

One aspect of the vaccine rollout that’s been kind of crazy is vaccine sites run by everyone from churches and community-based organizations to the City’s hospital system. I saw this first hand last Friday, 4/2 as I crisscrossed Manhattan visiting registration and vaccine sites. First, I stopped by an appointment scheduling pop-up at Essex and Delancey Sts. Test and Trace staff were helping people book vaccine appointments, though encountering some… Read more

Manhattan weekly newsletter (4/5)

Friends, Below is a round-up of events and announcements for Manhattan. Check your inbox Thursday for more COVID updates. (If you’re not yet subscribed, sign up here.) COMMENT My Land Use department is hard at work– we have 18 projects in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) pipeline throughout Manhattan listed below. (I’ve already issued 172 opinions since I became Borough President in 2014, more than any other Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (4/1)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 1, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 123,363 cumulative confirmed cases (+4,377 since last week)
  • 4,209 cumulative deaths (+63 since last week)
  • 3% seven-day positivity average (up from 2.7% last week)
  • 223,473 adults (16%)
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Manhattan weekly newsletter (3/29)

Friends, Below is a round-up of events and announcements for Manhattan. Check your inbox Thursday for more COVID updates. (If you’re not yet subscribed, sign up here.)
COMMENT
This afternoon (3/29) I celebrated Women’s History Month at the Central Park Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument alongside historians Pam Elam and Savona Bailey-McClain and monument sculptor Meredith Bergmann. Thank you to everyone who joined us. Meredith spoke about designing the first-ever Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (3/25)

Friends, It’s Thursday, March 25, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker and the New York State COVID testing dashboard. The NYC Dept. of Health’s COVID data portal is currently down, but the department tweeted out vaccination data; the citywide seven-day positivity average remains unavailable. Manhattan:
  • 118,986 cumulative confirmed cases (+1,082 since Monday, 3/22)
  • 4,146
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ICYMI: 3/22 Inwood Task Force meeting.

My Inwood Task Force met for the first time on Monday, 3/22 to begin our regular discussions of ongoing and planned construction projects within the area of the Inwood Rezoning. The task force is composed of Inwood stakeholders like community members, elected officials, government agencies, and businesses.
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COVID weekly newsletter (3/22)

Friends, As a reminder, after today’s edition our Monday events newsletter will start being posted online instead of being emailed; we’ll post to our social media accounts (Twitter.comFacebook.com, and Instagram.com— follow us there under “@galeabrewer”!) when that events listing is published. On Thursdays, we’ll email a COVID-only edition so you can stay abreast of public health information. Once the City Charter-mandated pre-election blackout period is… Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (3/18)

Friends, It’s Thursday, March 18, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. This newsletter is narrowing its focus to public health news only after this week, as part of the City Charter-mandated pre-election blackout period. But our events listing will be posted on manhattanbp.nyc.gov on Mondays (instead of being emailed), and we will blast only COVID public health information to your inbox on Thursdays. We’ll also post to our TwitterRead more

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