Senator Hoylman Announces New Legislation To Collect Data On COVID-19’s Impact On NY’s LGBTQ Community

Today, Senator Brad Hoylman announced new legislation to require New York State to collect and maintain data related to the sexual orientation and gender identity of New Yorkers diagnosed with COVID-19. Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: The City And The State Need To Work Alongside Latino Institutions To Help Communities Most Impacted

Uptown council member Ydanis Rodriguez states: “This week, New York State has initiated the reopening process in counties that have shown significant progress in the fight against COVID-19. Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: Coronavirus Testing Sites Find A Home In Harlem Churches

Three Harlem churches will be converted into temporary testing sites as New York State officials attempt to increase health services provided to low-income communities and communities of color that are being hit hard by the new coronavirus. Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: New York Regions Can Start To Reopen May 15, 2020 (Video)

New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo told regional representatives to prepare to reopen from May 15, 2020, but with detailed plans to closely monitor any resurgence of the new coronavirus. Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: Legislature To Hold Two Joint Legislative Public Hearings On NY State COVID-19 Impact

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins today announced the Legislature will soon hold two public hearings to address the impacts of COVID-19 on New York State. Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: Harlem’s Senator Benjamin Distributes Hand Sanitizer And Masks To NYCHA Residents

To fight racial disparities in COVID-19, Senator Benjamin Benjamin partnered with community and faith-based organizations to distribute New York State hand sanitizer and masks to NYCHA tenants across northern Manhattan. Continue Reading →