Category: News from Gale Brewer

Weekly COVID newsletter (7/1)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, July 1, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,809 confirmed cases and 3,088 deaths; New York City as a whole has 212,412 cases and 23,104 deaths. — The Fiscal Year 2021 budget was passed by the Council last night, minutes before midnight. I served in the City Council for 12 years– and for all of that time was on the budget negotiating team;… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/26)

Friends, It’s Friday, June 26, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,533 confirmed cases and 3,054 deaths; New York City as a whole has 210,523 cases and 22,384 deaths. — Mayor de Blasio announced NYC is “on track” to enter Phase 3 on July 6, a week from Monday, and released plans for reopening dog runs and outdoor recreational areas (including basketball courts). The City… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/25)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 25, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,533  confirmed cases and 3,054 deaths; New York City as a whole has 210,523 cases and 22,384 deaths. — I co-hosted a town hall with the New York Public Library and U.S. Census Bureau yesterday on outreach efforts and the benefits to filling out this year’s census– watch it on YouTube. In Manhattan we’ve Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/22)

Friends, It’s Monday, June 22, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,352 confirmed cases and 3,056 deaths; New York City as a whole has 209,562 cases and 22,321 deaths. — New York City entered Phase Two of reopening today. To help kick it off and declare Manhattan open for business, I enjoyed an outdoor breakfast with my husband Cal Snyder and Jessica Lappin, president of the… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/19)

Friends, It’s Friday, June 19, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,109 confirmed cases and 3,038 deaths; New York City as a whole has 208,097 cases and 22,199 deaths. — Today is Juneteenth, the 155th anniversary of the end of slavery in Texas. This year’s celebration takes on added significance as the protests against systemic racism and police brutality continue. The murders of many Black… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/18)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 18, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,109 confirmed cases and 3,038 deaths; New York City as a whole has 208,097 cases and 22,199 deaths. — Today the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration acted in an arbitrary and capricious way when they attempted to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shielded from deportation 800,000 young… Read more

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