Category: News from Gale Brewer

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

Weekly COVID newsletter (8/5)

Friends, It’s Thursday, August 5, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 3.27%, up from 2.67% last week; Manhattan’s case rate per 100,000 residents last week (what the CDC uses to determine the “level of community transmission”) was 121 cases, and a 2% positivity rate, so Manhattan is an area of “high” transmission under CDC guidelines. The city is phasing out its use Read more

P-EBT flyers in English, Spanish, Chinese

P-EBT (pandemic electronic benefits transfer funds are coming). Every public school family (and families with children at other schools enrolled in the National School Lunch Program) are being sent between $820–$1,320 in P-EBT per child to cover the cost of lunch during remote learning days over the last year. This will circulate a whopping $1.5 billion through the city’s economy– but only if you spend your P-EBT. My office has… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/29)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 29, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.67%, up from 2.01% last week. Those interested in looking more deeply at COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. This week saw a new tightening of COVID restrictions after an explosion of COVID test positivity and caseloads nationwide due to the Delta… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/22)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 22, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.01%, up from 1.43% last week. Those interested in the COVID statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. My website lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources. It’s more important than ever to get vaccinated, and the vaccinators will… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/15)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 16, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is 1.43%, up from 1.19% last week. Those interested in the COVID statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. My website lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources.
COMMENT Southwest Missouri is, it seems, now becoming a COVID zone. In Springfield,… Read more

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