Everything I’ve Heard About: FOOD

These are difficult times, and we’re doing our best to keep Manhattan informed – which is why we’ve been putting out our daily COVID-19 newsletter (sign up here!). This crisis has placed how we feed ourselves and our families front and center in all of our minds. This post compiles information from our newsletter to help keep you posted on the resources and information available to you, what we’re… Read more

Everything I’ve Heard About: MONEY

These are difficult times, and we’re doing our best to keep Manhattan informed – which is why we’ve been putting out our daily COVID-19 newsletter (sign up here!). The effect of coronavirus on paychecks has been sizable, and while local, state and federal governments, along with some businesses, have put a variety measures in place to give New Yorkers a break, it’s hard to keep track of it all.… Read more

Everything I’ve Heard About: EDUCATION

These are difficult times, and we’re doing our best to keep Manhattan informed – which is why we’ve been putting out our daily COVID-19 newsletter (sign up here!). One of the most challenging parts of this crisis have come from how it has impacted education – from college to pre-K, students are going home as families learn how to best grapple with e-learning platforms. We’ve been sending out information… Read more

Everything I’ve Heard About: DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERING

These are difficult times, and we’re doing our best to keep Manhattan informed – which is why we’ve been putting out our daily COVID-19 newsletter (sign up here!). As the situation around COVID-19 develops, so many New Yorkers want to serve their communities – it goes without saying that in so many cases, the best way to do so is just to stay home! But for those in healthy… Read more

Education town hall on meeting student needs during COVID-19 a success!

Last night, I moderated a “virtual” Town Hall with Columbia University’s Teachers College (and cosponsored by the NYC Dept of Education and Community Baord 9) on “Meeting Student Needs during COVID-19” for Manhattan parents, students and teachers. Panelists Dr. Detra Price-Dennis and Dr. Roberta Lenger Kang from Teachers College, Marisol Rosales from the NYC Department of Education discussed best practices for K-12 remote learning during the pandemic. Click here to Read more

City Hall’s master list of resources (updated 3/25)

City Hall is sending this out each night and I will post the most current version here.
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(3/25/2020)
Dear New Yorker, Estimado Neoyorquino, 親愛的紐約市民, As you are aware, the City is currently responding to the novel coronavirus, and we want to make sure that you are provided with the most up-to-date information. Cómo ya sabe, la Ciudad de Nueva York está respondiendo al brote del coronavirus, y queremos asegurarnos
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Fresh Direct steps up, donates 20,000 lbs of food daily in a “Five Borough Food Drive”

I’m proud to join my fellow Borough Presidents of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island in partnering with hometown grocery powerhouse Fresh Direct to launch the “Five Borough Food Drive” as the COVID-19 pandemic– and its economic ripple effects– hits New York City. Thousands of 10-lb grocery boxes will be delivered each weekday to assist New York families in need; most of the items in the box are shelf… Read more

Senior Center Grab and Go meal distribution list (current as of Friday, 3-20-20)

  • Goddard Riverside Senior Center from 12pm-1pm
  • Central Harlem Kennedy Senior Center from 12pm-1:30pm (note new start time)
  • Project FIND Hamilton Center from 11-12:30pm (Sunday through Friday)
  • Carter Burden Roosevelt Island from 11:45am-1:30pm (their info is also on their network website)
  • Carter Burden Covello breakfast from 8:30am – 9:30am and lunch from 12pm – 1:30pm
  • Carter Burden Lehman from 12pm – 1:30pm
  • Carter Burden CBLC at Epiphany from 12pm – 2pm
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Senior Center meal distribution list (current as of 3-19-20)

In an effort to distribute this information more widely, I am posting here and directing my followers on social media to this post.
  • Senior Center Grab and Go Meals (updated 3/19 at 4pm)
  • Goddard Riverside Senior Center from 12pm-1pm
  • Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center (Goddard) from 12pm-1pm
  • Central Harlem Kennedy Senior Center from 12pm-1:30pm (note new start time)
  • Project FIND Hamilton Center from 11-12:30pm (Sunday through Friday)
  • Carter Burden Roosevelt Island
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