Manhattan Vaccine and Recovery Task Force meetings

My Manhattan Vaccine and Recovery Task Force brings together government officials, health experts, industry and nonprofit leaders, and community groups to discuss how the borough can work together to defeat COVID and successfully reopen. Below, are the recordings of recent task force meetings. If you’d like to join these weekly Zoom calls (Tuesdays at 3 pm), email November 23, 2021, discussing updates on vaccines and testing and how… Read more

Fresh Food for Seniors is Back

My Fresh Food for Seniors program is back this fall! Seniors can order a mixed bag of fresh produce grown by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania farmers, sourced by GrowNYC. Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Helen Rosenthal are my longtime partners in this initiative. The process is simple: Seniors pay $9 cash for a bag– containing five to six varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables– Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
September 18–24

View of Upper West Side buildings Friday, September 24 Thursday, September 23 Wednesday, September 22 Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
September 11–17

Friday, September 17 Read more

Weekly update 9/16

Friends, It’s Thursday, September 16, 2021. Welcome to my weekly update. Where we are. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.96%, down from 3.31% last week. Those interested in diving more deeply into COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or’s COVID tracker. If you’re not yet vaccinated, find a vaccine site here. The Washington Post reported yesterday (9/15) another grim milestone… Read more

Now hiring: NYC organizations and small businesses

I’ve recently heard about dozens of job openings and opportunities: Read more

Post-Hurricane Ida recovery resources

I’ve compiled a list of resources to help Manhattanites recover from Hurricane Ida:
  • Manhattan Human Service Center (IS 88, 215 W. 114th St.). open for in-person assistance daily from 8 am – 8 pm – State and City agencies and nonprofits provide help with storm-related paperwork, food assistance referrals, and mental health services
  • Homeowner resources from the NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development
  • File a water damage or loss
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