By Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY. This article was originally published [https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/5/28/22458541/rent-relief-applications-open-in-new-york-june-1-tenants-landlords] by THE CITY [https://www.thecity.nyc/] “Cancel Rent” poster inside the advertising frame of a phone booth in Two Bridges on Friday, May 29, 2020. | Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITYThis
A masked worker at Hole in the Wall. Photo from @holeinthewall on Instagram. Applications opened on Monday, January 11, for the Empire State Development [https://esd.ny.gov/] (ESD) “Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund,” a new reimbursement grant program. The fund, which has about $3 million total available,
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
MTA distributes pink masks for Breast Cancer Awareness month. (Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)Worried about a second wave of the coronavirus? Well, Mayor de Blasio assured New Yorkers yesterday that it won’t happen. [/todays-covid-19-updates-from-the-mayor/]“The numbers suggest we are stopping a second wave,” he
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
Ocean Parkway (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)We are already a week into October! We wish we had some good news, but coronavirus cases are rising again. Some neighborhoods in “red zones” in certain zip codes are starting to be shut down. [/latest-on-southern-brooklyns-covid-cluster-return-to-lockdown/]Our editor and publisher Liena Zagare wrote an
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
A litter basket in Ditmas Park. (Photo: Liena Zagare/Bklyner)BROOKLYN – Garbage has been top of mind for quite a few neighborhoods, especially those in less well-heeled areas, but also worrying some CEOs who penned an open letter to the Mayor last week [https://gothamist.com/news/tired-feeling-powerless-ceos-pen-letter-de-blasio-about-quality-life-issues] . Either way,
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.