Weekly newsletter (7/1)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 1, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. NYC’s seven-day positivity average is 0.69% (up from 0.53% last week). My COVID page lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources. Those interested in the statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker.
NEW FACTS/INFO Surveying 53 of Manhattan’s cooling centers during the heat wave this week,… Read more

Get help applying to the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program

UPDATE: As of 11/14/2021, ERAP has stopped accepting most applications. The program is still accepting applications for households that make 80%–120% of area median income.   Low- and middle-income New Yorkers who have struggled to make rent or utility payments during the pandemic can apply to New York State’s $2 billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Those who are approved for the program could receive relief for up to Read more

Weekly newsletter (6/24)

Friends, Governor Cuomo lifted the state of emergency today, after 15 months. NYC’s seven-day positivity average is 0.53% (down from 0.57% last week), and I’ll continue to update the list of vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources on my website. Those interested in the statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. The Delta variant is now the… Read more

ICYMI: Honoring Constance Baker Motley, first Black woman Manhattan BP

I paid tribute to the first Black woman Manhattan Borough President, Constance Baker Motley, by dedicating a conference room to her in my Municipal Building offices on Friday, June 18. Former Manhattan Borough Presidents C. Virginia Fields and Ruth Messinger joined me to honor this trailblazing woman, who served from February 24, 1965–September 8, 1966. Watch the dedication here:… Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (6/17)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 17, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 138,272 cumulative confirmed cases (+245 since last week)
  • 4,500 cumulative deaths (+3 since last week)
  • 0.3% seven-day positivity average (the same as last week)
  • 105,868 residents (7%)
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B.P. Brewer in the News:
June 5-11

View of Upper West Side buildings Thursday, June 10 Tuesday, June 8 Read more

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