By Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY. This article was originally published by THE CITY “Cancel Rent” poster inside the advertising frame of a phone booth in Two Bridges on Friday, May 29, 2020. | Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITYThis article is adapted from the Rent Update newsletter that focuses on the issues
A masked worker at Hole in the Wall. Photo from @holeinthewall on Instagram.Applications opened on Monday, January 11, for the Empire State Development (ESD) “Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund,” a new reimbursement grant program. The fund, which has about $3 million total available, is offering grants to
The Brooklyn Hospital Center. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Eight nursing staff members at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) will be able to pay off their student debt thanks to a $400,000 gift from the staff at Alger, an investment firm. Four nurse managers Stephen Gooding, Jenelle Codrington,
Planting a commemorative tree near the Parkside + Ocean Avenue entrance, next to a tree felled by Hurricane Isaias. (Photo via Prospect Park Alliance)PROSPECT PARK – A record-breaking 75 trees were planted to honor loved ones this season in Prospect Park, raising $150,000 for sustaining the Park in the process.
In the heart of Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, there is a very literal divide. Avenue U, between Coney Island Avenue and Batchelder Street, lies directly on the border of “red” and “yellow” COVID-19 cluster designations. In practice, this means that the Avenue’s non-essential businesses on the north side are
As November is getting sooner, the weather is getting colder. (Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)The threshold daily number of people admitted to NYC hospitals for a suspected COVID-19 is 200 patients. Today’s report is 60 patients. We are close to the threshold for the seven-day average for
The MTA Mask Force handing out masks. (Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)NEW YORK – The MTA has begun a voluntary COVID-19 screening program for frontline employees, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this morning. Under this new initiative, free COVID -19 testing will be offered at rotating field
Kensington on a cold, cloudy day. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)BROOKLYN – Coronavirus cases are rising again! There are 520 new reported COVID-19 cases across the city on a seven-day average. Today, 59 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized. 1.9% of all tested, tested positive citywide, we’ll try to update on
Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island to pack food packages for senior citizens ahead of Rosh Hashanah, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. (Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)BROOKLYN – It’s Thursday and so much is happening across our borough. Don’t forget
Late summer fruit in Midwood. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)Happy Monday! Today is the last day of August. Labor Day is next week. Schools are getting ready to open on September 10. Concern and frustration over lack of detail on school reopening worry Southern Brooklyn parents and educators, we reported.