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MBP Levine Calls on State to Extend Remote Access Options for Public Meetings

Manhattan — Tuesday, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine issued the following statement strongly supporting the continuation of remote access options for public meetings: “Allowing remote access to public meetings has proved an exceptionally valuable way to facilitate the operation of public business and community participation in government, while ensuring that New Yorkers are able to stay safe during this pandemic. We need to continue allowing remote access options as long… Read more

Chelsea News: Levine’s Pillars to a Comeback

On his first full day as Manhattan borough president, Mark Levine issued a detailed, 16-point plan to confront a crisis he had not expected, the Omicron wave of the pandemic. His years as chair of the City Council Health committee certainly prepared him for the moment. But in a conversation with Straus News he stressed his confidence that Manhattan will get through some bad weeks and then be able to
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Daily News: Manhattan to gets its own ‘COVID recovery czar’ to head task force

Manhattan is getting a new COVID recovery czar charged with helping New Yorkers come back from the ravages of the pandemic. Former Deputy Manhattan Borough President Aldrin Bonilla is set to take up the new position on Monday as head of the COVID Recovery Task Force created by Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine.

West Side Rag: Drop-In Testing Site Opens, and Another Is On Its Way

Newly sworn-in Manhattan Borough President (MBP) Mark Levine has opened a free COVID testing site in his Northern Manhattan Office at 431 West 125th Street, between Morningside and Amsterdam Avenues. The site will be open Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering drop-in PCR tests, masks, and sanitizer. BP Levine is partnering with SOMOS Community Care, a healthcare network of nearly 2,500 providers in the Bronx, Brooklyn,… Read more

Newsletter: A Day 1 plan to slow omicron

Today was my first full day in the Manhattan Borough President’s office. I couldn’t be more excited to get down to work, and to take on the challenges looming ahead—in affordable housing, climate, transportation, and more. But first we need to manage covid to the point where it’s no longer a crisis. Omicron is surging in NYC. Cases are now above 40,000 per day.  Hospitalizations have passed 5,000 for… Read more

Daily News: New Manhattan borough president calls for tougher response to NYC omicron surge

New York City’s soaring COVID numbers call for a stronger response, the new borough president of Manhattan said Sunday. The city needs to create a website to self-report positive test results and an expanded definition of what constitutes being vaccinated for going to work and eating out, Borough President Mark Levine told the Daily News.

AMNY: Mark Levine looks to ‘chart that course forward’ for Manhattan as its incoming borough president

Incoming Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine has lofty ambitions for his new position, and is the first one to admit that he has his work cut out for him as he prepares to take office in 2022. Charged up and looking to tackle climate concerns, a possible winter spike in COVID-19 cases, and the continued revitalization of the arts, the current City Council member from Washington Heights and borough president-elect… Read more

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