2021 Community Board application is now “live”

Apply now to join your Community Board, the most grassroots form of local government. The Boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Applications close Monday, 2/22/2021. Click here to download a PDF to study the questions and prepare your answers before applying online (the online application does not allow “sessions”– you must complete the application all Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/31)

Friends, Last Saturday, the day after Christmas, the United States reached a grim milestone: 1 in 1,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. (The Census Bureau estimates the U.S. population at around 330,750,000. Saturday afternoon, deaths from COVID-19 reached 331,116, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. COVID-19 infections in the U.S. reached 18.7 million.) In our neck of the woods, Manhattan has had 61,205 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,323 deaths… Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
December 19-25

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Weekly COVID newsletter (12/21)

Friends, The winter solstice occurred at 5:02 am today (12/21). Daylight hours will begin to lengthen, minute by minute, until the summer solstice in June. But the statistics on the pandemic are only getting darker. Great Britain has fallen to a particularly contagious strain of the virus, and their Prime Minister has imposed a strict lockdown; other EU countries have restricted flights from Great Britain. (Gov. Cuomo announced that British… Read more

Weekly COVID Newsletter (12/17)

Friends, It’s Thursday, December 17, 2020. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 53,872 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,255 deaths (that’s 3,965 more cases and 21 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 365,758 total cases and 24,578 total deaths (which is 24,784 more cases and 167 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker. Those… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/10)

Friends, It’s Thursday, December 10, 2020. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter, and happy Hanukkah to all who are celebrating. Manhattan has had 49,907 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,234 deaths (3,579 more cases and 6 deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 340,974 total cases and 24,411 total deaths (23,228 more cases and 114 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s… Read more

2021 NYPD Community Precinct Council schedules

All NYPD Community Precinct Council meetings will be virtual until further notice.
  • 1st Precinct (Financial District, Battery Park City, Tribeca SoHo, Governors, Ellis and Liberty Islands), no virtual meetings; once safe, in-person meetings will be the last Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm
  • 5th Precinct (Chinatown, Little Italy, Bowery), last Wednesday of each month, 7 pm (excluding July, August)
  • 6th Precinct (Greenwich Village, West Village), 2nd Wednesday of each month
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Pioneers of Women’s Rights in Manhattan Walking Tour

A century has passed since American suffragists girded for their final push to win the ballot for women in every corner of the United States. Visit the sites around Manhattan where you can see reminders of the struggles and achievements of New York women who spoke, marched, and even fought for the vote and the full panoply of rights. These were women who marched to Albany in the winter, or
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Weekly COVID newsletter (12/3)

Friends, It’s Thursday, December 3, 2020. Yesterday the country recorded an all-time high of hospitalizations– over 100,000– and the single-worst daily death toll since the pandemic began: 2,760 (last April 15, it was 2,752). And the impact of Thanksgiving travelers has not yet been felt. The differences between now and then are significant. In April, the cases and deaths were centered in the Northeast, large swaths of the country were… Read more

B.P. Brewer in the News:
November 21-27

Wednesday, November 25 Tuesday, November 24 Read more

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