Friends, We’ve made it through the first week! This is the fifth of my COVID-19 newsletters, for Friday, March 20, 2020, assembling what I hope is useful information all in one place.
Friends, In times like these, we need some lightheartedness. Frederick Douglass Houses (and NYCHA) resident Samantha (Sam) Diaz, 20, appeared on American Idol last night.
Today, the Bill de Blasio Administration released the Where We Live NYC Draft Plan for public review.
People are fleeing New York much faster than any other state in the nation, figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau show.
The City responded today to the New York City Board of Elections’ attempt to bar interpreters from being inside buildings where poll sites are located during Tuesday’s Special Election.
The Health Department today released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, analyzing health in all 59 community districts across the city.
Today, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Bitta Mostofi joined City agency and community partners—including Lutheran Social Services of New York—to announce $350,000 in funding from the City and Robin Hood for “Know Your Rights” (KYR) forums for immigrant New Yorkers.
Father Divine, 1876 – September 10, 1965, also known as Reverend M. J. Divine, was an African American spiritual leader from about 1907 until his death. His full self-given name was Reverend Major Jealous Divine, and he was also known as “the Messenger” early in his life.
The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity – known until today as the Center for Economic Opportunity – today released its annual New York City Government Poverty Measure report, covering the years 2005-2015.
In a first-of-its-kind report, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today released a comprehensive neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis documenting the evolution of New York’s economy since 2000 and the changing business landscape in communities across the five boroughs.