Category: News from Gale Brewer

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/28)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 28, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. These statistics have been psychologically numbing for a while now. But it’s worth noting that January has been America’s deadliest month of the pandemic so far– over 83,000 deaths. And the British variant (known as B117) “may be associated with a higher degree of mortality” according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week. Britain’s preliminary data suggests… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/21)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 21, 2021 (1/21/21 is a palindrome!). Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 78,163 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,456 deaths (5,810 more cases and 47 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 537,601 total cases and 26,249 total deaths (42,328 more cases and 508 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker.… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/14)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 14, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. The United States has hit a grim milestone. The past two days have each seen more than 4,000 COVID deaths, an all-time high. Manhattan has had 72,353 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,409 deaths (5,983 more cases and 42 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 495,273 total cases and 25,741 total deaths… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/7)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 7, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 66,370 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,367 deaths (5,165 more cases and 44 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 454,133 total cases and 25,362 total deaths (38,776 more cases and 307 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker. Experts say seven-day averages… Read more

2021 Community Board application is now “live”

Apply now to join your Community Board, the most grassroots form of local government. The Boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Applications close Monday, 2/22/2021. Click here to download a PDF to study the questions and prepare your answers before applying online (the online application does not allow “sessions”– you must complete the application all Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/31)

Friends, Last Saturday, the day after Christmas, the United States reached a grim milestone: 1 in 1,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. (The Census Bureau estimates the U.S. population at around 330,750,000. Saturday afternoon, deaths from COVID-19 reached 331,116, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. COVID-19 infections in the U.S. reached 18.7 million.) In our neck of the woods, Manhattan has had 61,205 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,323 deaths… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/21)

Friends, The winter solstice occurred at 5:02 am today (12/21). Daylight hours will begin to lengthen, minute by minute, until the summer solstice in June. But the statistics on the pandemic are only getting darker. Great Britain has fallen to a particularly contagious strain of the virus, and their Prime Minister has imposed a strict lockdown; other EU countries have restricted flights from Great Britain. (Gov. Cuomo announced that British… Read more

Weekly COVID Newsletter (12/17)

Friends, It’s Thursday, December 17, 2020. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 53,872 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,255 deaths (that’s 3,965 more cases and 21 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 365,758 total cases and 24,578 total deaths (which is 24,784 more cases and 167 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker. Those… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/10)

Friends, It’s Thursday, December 10, 2020. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter, and happy Hanukkah to all who are celebrating. Manhattan has had 49,907 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,234 deaths (3,579 more cases and 6 deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 340,974 total cases and 24,411 total deaths (23,228 more cases and 114 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s… Read more

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