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

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/17)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, June 17, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,068 confirmed cases and 3,033 deaths; New York City as a whole has 207,821 cases and 22,171 deaths. — Tomorrow morning (6/18) at 10 am, I’m hosting the regular monthly meeting of the Manhattan Borough Board (a formal body composed of all Council Members and Community Board chairs in the borough). Register to attend at Read more

Leadership development training series for Community Board members (public welcome!).

Our annual leadership development classes for Community Board members– and the public–will be held online this year, naturally. The trainings are designed to hone the expertise of Community Board members and the public at large on important local government functions. (Last updated: 6/17/20).

NYC Land use and zoning 101:

Tuesday, June 23 | 6 – 8 pm This training will provide an overview of the history of land use and… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/16)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (and yes we know that yesterday was Monday, June 15!). At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 26,018 confirmed cases and 3,024 deaths; New York City as a whole has 207,373 cases and 22,145 deaths. — I attended the grand opening today of a new COVID-19 testing center that I helped establish at Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave.) for both blood and… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/12)

Friends, It’s Friday, June 12, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,725 confirmed cases and 3,002 deaths; New York City as a whole has 205,405 cases and 21,993 deaths. — On Tuesday (6/16) at 2 pm, I’ll be hosting “Pandemic History from the Bottom Up: A Webinar with Oral Historians and Archivists,” with Manhattan Borough Historian Rob Snyder, which will guide participants on how… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/11)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 11, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,725 confirmed cases and 3,002 deaths; New York City as a whole has 205,405 cases and 21,993 deaths. — On Tuesday (6/16) at 2 pm, I’ll be hosting “Pandemic History from the Bottom Up: A Webinar with Oral Historians and Archivists,” with Manhattan Borough Historian Rob Snyder, which will guide participants on how… Read more

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