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In ABC 7: Cases climb in Manhattan as NY court system set to fire workers over COVID vaccination status

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine was at the 125th Street subway station at St. Nicholas Avenue handing out free COVID tests and masks. But that’s not all: he says the city should make a new policy for people who have yet to get a booster. He wants the city to just go ahead and schedule them automatically. Read the full article HERE.… Read more

In the Bronx Times: Bronx tenants rally with borough presidents, organizations to slow ‘7,000 eviction cases a month’

With a backlog of 200,000 eviction cases pending in NYC housing courts, residents, advocates and lawmakers braved the freezing weather Monday to protest tenants’ inability to access lawyers. On March 28, Bronx tenants, organized by New Settlement’s membership-driven tenant organizing project Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), along with other members of the Right to Counsel Coalition and elected officials, gathered in front of the Bronx Housing Court on Grand… Read more

Newsletter: How NYC can stay healthy and stay open

Spring is around the corner, and New York City is on the rebound now that the terrible omicron wave is behind us. This is in large part due to so many New Yorkers making the right choices to protect themselves and others – by getting their vaccine, wearing masks, and making personal sacrifices to protect vulnerable New Yorkers. To protect these tremendous gains, we must take steps to ensure we… Read more

In the NY Daily News: Let New Yorkers attend community board meetings virtually

It should be easier to attend Community Board meetings than it is to watch your favorite TV show. Unfortunately, for years it was hard for many and near impossible for others to participate in this vital democratic institution. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw that it was not only possible to hold Community Board meetings virtually, the benefits of that increased accessibility increased participation and were good for their… Read more

In NY1: Manhattan BP proposes plan to combat next NYC COVID-19 wave

New York City should prepare for the possibility of another COVID-19 wave by scheduling vaccine appointments for unboosted residents and providing all New Yorkers with “COVID safety bags,” among other precautions, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine said Wednesday. During a virtual news briefing Wednesday morning, Levine and epidemiologist Dr. Jay Varma, who is part of the borough president’s COVID-19 recovery task force, laid out a five-point “Stay Healthy to Stay… Read more

Newsletter: Putting Pressure on the Putin Regime

This has been a week of significant news both globally and locally. The Governor and Mayor announced that as of next Monday (3/7) a number of Covid measures will be lifted, including masking in schools and screening for vaccination in restaurants, museums, and other indoor venues. While we have made enormous progress against Covid, with our omicron wave now behind us, these protective measures are being lifted at a time… Read more

In the NY Times: Subway Platform Barriers Will Be Tested at 3 N.Y.C. Stations

For years, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had resisted calls to install the platform barriers that are used in subway systems around the globe to block access to tracks, citing the “special complexities” of bringing such technology to a more than century-old system not designed for it. But on Wednesday, more than a month after a woman was shoved to her death in front of a train at the Times Square… Read more
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There is no denying that we face many challenges with the Randall’s Island site. But I am proud that New Yorkers are stepping up to receive the asylum seekers with open arms. I know that these families have a great deal to contribute to our city. @univisionNY

It was an honor to be recognized by a public servant I admire so much, in the boro I’m lucky to call home. Thanks to @MarkLevineNYC, treasured friends & my community that embodies Latinx pride, joy & prosperity! 💞 Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth!

Jim Houghton founded the Signature Theatre in 1991, making a great contribution to the art and artists of our city by creating a playwright-focused venue. Earlier today, Jim Houghton Way (W. 42nd St. and Dyer Ave.) was named to honor and remember these contributions.


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