Category: News from Gale Brewer

COVID weekly newsletter (4/29)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 29, 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:
  • 134,541 cumulative confirmed cases (+1,499 since last week)
  • 4,379 cumulative deaths (+37 since last week– but Tuesday, 4/27 was the first day since early January with no
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Manhattan weekly newsletter (4/27)

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.)   NEW INFO K-8 applications are now open for Summer Rising, the City’s new, free academic and enrichment summer program that creates a bridge back to school. Summer Rising combines academic classes, field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation. Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (4/22)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 22, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter, and happy Earth Day. 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:
  • 133,042 cumulative confirmed cases (+2,658 since last week)
  • 4,342 cumulative deaths (+36 since last week)
  • 1.9% seven-day positivity average (down from 2.1% last
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Manhattan weekly newsletter (4/19)

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.)   NEW INFO All New Yorkers 50+ and a companion can walk in to these City-run sites and get vaccinated on the spot (no appointment necessary).  Restaurant workers 18+ can get vaccinated this Wednesday-Saturday (4/21-24) at 158 Worth St. Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (4/15)

Friends, It’s Thursday, April 15, 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:
  • 130,384 cumulative confirmed cases (+3,171 since last week)
  • 4,306 cumulative deaths (+48 since last week)
  • 2.1% seven-day positivity average (down from 2.5% last week)
  • 265,375 adults (19%)
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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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