Weekly COVID newsletter (6/9)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, June 9, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,588 confirmed cases and 2,986 deaths; New York City as a whole has 204,576 cases and 21,918 deaths. — Over the weekend I suggested, with the support of Council Member Chin, that we rename a street near City Hall and do what Washington, DC did: paint the street full width with the words “Black Lives… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/5)

Friends, It’s Friday, June 5, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,379 confirmed cases and 2,957 deaths; New York City as a whole has 202,829 cases and 21,782 deaths. On Monday, June 8, the city will begin Phase I of re-opening. Transit. Estimates are that around 200,000 people will return to work, with many riding subways and buses (down from an estimated 8.3 million daily… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/4)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 3, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,237 confirmed cases and 2,933 deaths; New York City as a whole has 201,806 cases and 21,688 deaths. — The police violence against protesters last night — NOT looters– who were violating curfew… troubling? Horrifying?  Council Member Keith Powers tweeted this video: https://twitter.com/KeithPowersNYC/status/1268386033806249984 …which has, less than a day later, clocked 11 million views. So… Read more

How to vote in the June 23 primaries.

Primary Day is just three short weeks away, on June 23, encompassing primaries for President, Congress, and state and local races. The ballot will be two-sided. On page one, Presidential candidates and then all the delegates will be listed (with the candidate that they are pledged to, at the right of their name). Voters can choose up to any seven of the delegates, regardless of which Presidential candidate they are… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/3)

Friends, It’s Wednesday, June 3, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,131 confirmed cases and 2,929 deaths; New York City as a whole has 201,123 cases and 21,649 deaths. — Primary Day is just three short weeks away, on June 23, encompassing primaries for President, Congress, and state and local races. The ballot will be two-sided. On page one, Presidential candidates and then all the delegates… Read more

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Curfew Update

There is a mandatory citywide curfew tonight from 8PM until 5AM and every evening until Monday, June 8, 5AM. While I understand impetus for a curfew, increasing police presence and adding another reason for police to make arrests only increases the criminalization of our population. There will be no vehicular traffic allowed south of 96th Street in Manhattan — with the exception of residents, essential workers, buses, and truck deliveries.… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/2)

Friends, It’s Tuesday, June 2, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,092 confirmed cases and 2,924 deaths; New York City as a whole has 200,830 cases and 21,607 deaths. — As we go to press, this was tweeted from NBCNewYork’s Myles  Miller: “NYPD officials tell @NBCNewYork all traffic south of 96 St will be restricted to essential workers, commercial deliveries, and residents starting at 8p. This… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (6/1)

Friends, It’s Monday, June 1, 2020. At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,056 confirmed cases and 2,913 deaths; New York City as a whole has 200,547 cases and 21,569 deaths. And as we prepared to hit “send” on our regular newsletter, the Governor and Mayor announced a curfew beginning at 11 pm tonight, running until 5 am tomorrow morning, along with a doubling of the number of… Read more

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