Category: News from Gale Brewer

Weekly COVID newsletter (3/11)

Friends, It’s Thursday, March 11, 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:
  • 110,607  cumulative confirmed cases (+4,893 from last week)
  • 4,008 cumulative deaths (+91 since last week)
  • 2.6% seven-day positivity average, the same as reported here last week
  • 167,605
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2021 leadership development training series.

My annual leadership development classes for Community Board members– and the civically engaged public– will be held online this year, naturally. The trainings are designed to hone expertise on important local government functions and constituencies.   Who Are American Muslims? Presented by the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, This presentation includes a demographic profile of American Muslims, their contributions to our nation, and data on their civic engagement, attitudes,… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (3/4)

Friends, It’s Thursday, March 4, 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:
  • 105,714  cumulative confirmed cases (+3,759 from last week)
  • 3,917 cumulative deaths (+65 since last week)
  • 2.6% seven-day positivity average (down from 2.8% last week)
  • 125,704 adults partially
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Black History Month resources

In honor of Black History Month, I’m featuring these great resources for teachers, families, and history buffs alike to use year round. Black History Month began in 1915, when historian Carter G. Woodson began the “Negro History Week” to honor the contributions of African Americans. He chose the second week of February to pay respect to two Americans who changed the lives of African Americans forever. Former President Abraham Lincoln’s… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (2/25)

Friends, It’s Thursday, February 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, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 101,955 cumulative confirmed cases (+4,078 from last week)
  • 3,852 cumulative deaths (+68 since last week)
  • 2.8% seven-day positivity average (the same as reported here last week)
NYC:… Read more

New seniors report part of Age-friendly Manhattan initiative

My newest report, based on over 1,000 responses from senior New Yorkers, “Steps to a more Age-friendly Manhattan,” proposes dynamic solutions for addressing the needs of our older adults, researched and written in partnership with The New York Academy of Medicine. The report is part of my office’s Age-friendly Manhattan initiative, covering everything from transportation to housing to community support and health services. Key findings from “… Read more

Input needed: annual budget priorities survey

I’m seeking public input on my annual Borough Board Budget Priorities Report– a statutory requirement of the City Charter. By Tuesday, 3/16, please fill out this short survey about what budget issues are important to you– and you can submit additional comments to mbpobudget@gmail.com. Responses to the questionnaire will remain confidential and will be added to my final report to the Mayor, City Council, and Office of Management and… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (2/18)

Friends, It’s Thursday, February 18, 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:
  • 97,877 cumulative confirmed cases (+4,242 from last week)
  • 3,784 cumulative deaths (+91 since last week)
  • 2.8% seven-day positivity average (down from 3.1% last week)
NYC:
  • 668,341
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Weekly newsletter (2/11)

Friends, It’s Thursday, February 11, 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:
  • 93,635 cumulative confirmed cases (+4,636 from last week)
  • 3,693 cumulative deaths (+81 since last week)
  • 3.1% seven-day positivity average (down from 3.3% last week)
NYC:
  • 640,017
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Weekly newsletter (2/4)

Friends, It’s Thursday, February 4, 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:
  • 88,999 cumulative confirmed cases (+5,065 from last week)
  • 3,612 cumulative deaths (+77 since last week)
  • 3.3% seven-day positivity average (down from 3.4% last week)
NYC:
  • 610,346
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