twin lion sculptures that sit outside of the
New York Public
Street branch are now sporting masks to encourage New
to continue to follow
Covid-19 safety measures.
Announcing Citywide Neighborhood
Business Grant Application. Apply
now for grants of up to $10,000 for
small businesses impacted by COVID.Citizens Committee for NYC. Small biz,
vital to the fabric of their neighborhoods, may
receive grants of $5,000 - $10,000 to maintain
payroll and operations. We will prioritize
businesses owned by people of color,
immigrants, and women. Information
VIP Community Services will hold a Community Health Fair
on Saturday, August 22nd - Must Wear Mask. Music and Food will be served. Covid-19 and antibody testing will be
10 AM – 2 PM. Flyer here...
"I'm NOT light" Field Day on Saturday, August 29th on East 229th Street & Bronx
Boulevard. A day to highlight family, friends,
and recognize it is okay to feel hurt or broken,
but to realize you are NOT alone. Don't forget to wear
Wave Hill presents Meditation in the Garden, a
digital event to be held on Sunday, August 30th from
9:30 - 10:30 AM, or perhaps onsite, as we move
through our planned phases of reopening.
mindful outdoor guide Cindy Olsen
or dosha healer Sara Hart for the healing practice of “sit
spot” nature meditation.
Sign up for evolving Covid-19 Updates directly from the
New York State...
NYC Postpones Indoor Dining Indefinitely as
Record-Breaking COVID Surge Swallows U.S. Mayor Bill
de Blasio cited soaring infection rates tied to bars and
restaurants in a growing number of U.S. states. New Jersey
made the same decision earlier this week.
- nbcnewyork.com July 2nd article
Everything you need to know about Phase 4 reopening plans
in NYC. Museums, zoos, colleges and sporting events can
return. Entering Phase 4 means more of a return to normalcy
than ever before during the current crisis. If everything
goes to plan, Phase 4 would begin as early as July 20th.
- TimeOut by Shaye Weaver posted 7/6/20
Cool It! NYC. If you’re looking to beat the heat this
summer, our guide will help you find places places
all acrossthe city to hydrate, refresh, and stay in the
shade. Learn more about how you can stay safe and beat the
Stay cool in the summer 2020 heat. There are more
than 160 cooling centers open throughout the City. To
the closest one to you, call 311 or see more
12 tips to help keep your pets cool during the dog days
of summer 2020. The SPCA says that dogs and cats can
suffer from the same problems that humans do in hot weather.
These health concerns include overheating, dehydration and
even sunburn. To prevent your pet from overheating, take
these 12 precautions listed
Bronx Food Resources: Below you will find two flyer
links with information on food resources in the Bronx and
NYC. There are options for both pickup and delivery
services, so you can still get
assistance if you are unable to leave your home. More
information about the GetFoodNYC program is available by
calling 311. Get Food NYC
and Bronx Food Pantries
During the COVID-19 public health crisis, New York
City is taking steps to make sure every New Yorker has
access to the food they need. See a map of free food
resources across the city, including food pantries and Grab
& Go meals at NYC Schools, available for all children or
adults in need. Also info on Food Stamp eligibility and
more. See the full details
The Bronx Museum of the Arts has also created an
important webpage for COVID-19
News and resources
Signature Bank, a New York-based full-service commercial
bank, will donate $750,000 in funds to the Small Business
Emergency Grant Program to further support small
business owners who recently experienced damage to their
storefronts during recent protests.
The Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
has announced a virtual tribute for Bronxites lost to
COVID. If you would like to share the memory of a
you knew who passed away from COVID, please send a
picture and a small paragraph to Alexis Walters at
firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit Remembering
Bronxites Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19
The City of New York has developed a
for New Yorkers with Disabilities during
COVID-19. Information includes Food/Supply Delivery,
Social Security/Medicaid Benefits, and Home Healthcare
Every Day is a Miracle is seeking a fundraising
professional to join their Development staff. If
you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume.
NYC is handing out 7.5 million free face coverings across
the five boroughs.
Services for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
Survivors: Call NYC’s 24-hour hotline at
1800-621-4673 or call 911 for emergencies.
TLC: As a part of the GetFoodNYC deliver
Drivers can sign-up to deliver meals
NYCHA is currently hiring temporary workers to assist
with maintenance at our properties throughout the city. The
last as needed throughout the spring season at a rate of
$15/hour. For more info and to apply, contact your local
NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Program has been
launched to help small businesses with fewer than 100
employees deal with the impact of COVID-19. Apply
The NYPD is working hard to combat Hate Crime.
"Love and kindness will always win...." See the video
self-responses have been revised from deadline July 31st to
October 31st. Make the Bronx count! Complete
your 2020 Census
Licenses, Non Driver ID's, and Registrations with an
expiration date of March 1, or later are extended.
-Inspections due in March 2020 are extended until further notice.
-All DMV Offices are closed and road tests are suspended until
- Available online transactions are available
10 Things you must do when Filing for Unemployment
Insurance. To collect benefits, you must be ready,
willing and able to work, and you must diligently look
The Jerome Gun Hill BID Team provides
Small Business Update for its merchants
Fordham BID is working hard to keep it's businesses up to
date as we continue to deal with this global pandemic.
For Loan, Grant and Webinar information please email us at
The Bronx Zoo will reopen to the public July 24th
for outdoor spaces only. Plan your visit before you go
here...See the Bronx Zoo and NY Aquarium
daily livestreams of our adorable animals
As of Monday, July 13th,
the NYPL is offering grab-and-go service at eight library
locations. At each
of these locations, patrons can access a limited area for
returns and pick up materials that they’ve reserved. Find
details at our
The amazing Tats Cru
captures this icon and his
words on their mural in
the Bronx at MLK Plaza.
is a threat
to justice everywhere"
Thanks, Tats Cru, for
continuing to brighten up
Find them on Instagram
James J. Peters VA Medical Hospital has immediate job
openings for Nurse Practitioners, RNs, LPNs, and Nurse Aides!
Greenmarket is Hiring: As we continue to open our
seasonal markets around the city, we need to hire staff.
Currently we are looking for native Spanish
speakers who live in northern Manhattan or the Bronx
interested in working 20 - 30 hours a week.
R.A.I.N. is seeking talent to join the R.A.I.N. Family.
We are interviewing for several positions
offering comprehensive employee benefits package for
Bronx Children's Museum is looking for applicants to
fill several available opportunities
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
at Hostos Community College
offers educational, career, and personal
development opportunities designed to address the needs of
the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities.
ntroducing the NYC Senior Service Providers Volunteer
Coalition Volunteer Guide. With more than 1.5 million
adults age 60 or older living in New York City, the NYC
Senior Service Providers Volunteer Coalition created an
electronic guide to connect volunteers who want to serve
older adults. See how you can help
December 17th, Bronx Health REACH Health Disparities
Workgroup presented Mayor Bill de Blasio
with over 2,000 signed postcards from Bronx residents urging
elected officials to make the health of the Bronx a
priority. Representatives requested that all NYC
agencies make the Bronx a
funding priority, and appoint a liaison from the Mayor's
office to work with #Not62.
You served us! The
and all of NYC serves you
with free classes, coaching
and more! Click
Op-Ed: How to Guarantee a Safe and Equitable Return
School (August 6th) Norwood News. A safe school
environment is crucial to any economic recovery; investing
in it will jumpstart the economy and lessen widespread
inequality across our city. Read the full
NYC BID Association Calls on New York’s Leaders to Save
Businesses and Preserve Commercial Corridors. Citing the
devastating effects of the pandemic and ongoing civil
unrest. Read more from the Norwood News
posted on July 23, 2020
The Artist Studios Program at
BRAC is BACK! We are
accepting applications for below-market-rate studio rentals.
Applications Due August 31st, with
an occupancy move-in of October 1st.
Artists will be selected based on their
portfolio of work, statement of intent,
and an expressed interest to work
within the Bronx community.
MTA Deploying 9,000 New Digital Screens System wide
with Real-Time, Location-Specific Information for Customers.
With Subway Ridership Hitting 1.1 Million, Thousands of New
Digital Screens Will Put More Information Directly in the
Hands of Riders to Better Navigate System.
Cash Assistance Program For Bereaved Families/
COVID. A program to provide emergency cash assistance to
who lost a breadwinner or caretaker to COVID. Eligible
families must have a child or dependent young adult (age 26
in the household, and be under financial stress (struggling
to pay rent, food, utilities, etc.).
Grant Opportunity for Nonprofits: TD Bank. The TD
Ready Challenge, an annual North American initiative which
provides financial support to organizations tackling
community issues, is now open and accepting applications
until August 13, 2020. Applications must focus on
addressing the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic.
Bronx Community Relief Effort launches “Help for The
Bronx” a comprehensive website to provide fast, clear,
multilingual access to resources for 1.4 million Bronx
residents fighting through the COVID-19 Crisis. Visit the
5 TSA safety tips to help you get through airport
this summer. As the economy begins to reopen and the
summer months approach, the Transportation Security
Administration has released new safety guidelines when
going through security at airports across the nation
Bronx nonprofits team up to increase food distribution
and protect local jobs. Local nonprofits are coming
together to help serve the Bronx during the COVID-19 crisis.
Read the BronxTimes
Fresh Direct in partnership with all five NYC borough
presidents, will deliver thousands of grocery boxes a week
to New Yorkers in Need. Deliveries will be Mondays
Read more...Senator Biaggi’s 5/7 COVID Update:
Eviction Moratorium Extended Through August 20th.
Read the article
Bronx sandwich heroes raise $50,000 to help Arthur Ave.
deli feed Coronavirus front lines at St. Barnabas Hospital.
- Daily News by Wes Parnell April 7, 2020 -
David Greco, owner of Mike’s Deli
in the borough’s fabled foodie Little Italy neighborhood is
teaming up with nearby Fordham Prep to
provide a month of lunches to the coronavirus front
lines at St. Barnabas Hospital.
Daily News April 22, 2020 -Hometown Helpers: NYC fashion
professionals design medical gowns for hospital staff
battling coronavirus. A trio of fashion professionals are
giving “designer gowns” a whole new meaning.
Daily News April 23, 2020 - 'Extremely essential’
internet techs keep NYC communities connected during
coronavirus crisis. : With much of America working from home
and children learning remotely, smooth-streaming internet is
more important than ever.
Effective April l7th,
The MTA launched a new “Keep them
Covered” public awareness campaign
requiring all New Yorkers to wear a face covering nose
and mouth while riding public transportation.
Mandatory masks can be cloth bandanas, scarves, or
LGBT Friendly Senior Housing in NYC: SAGE is building the
Crotona Senior Residences, a brand-new, LGBT-welcoming,
affordable senior housing development in the Bronx.
want to tell people that their
desire for clean air and clean
water is elitist?
Tell that to the kids in the south Bronx who are suffering
from the highest rates of childhood
asthma in the country. Tell that to the families of
-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Bonus Quote of the
Day, March 27, 2019 Political Wire by Taegan Goddard
letter from New York Cares about "Our response to
COVID-19" applauds its community volunteers for
stepping up to the challenge of serving vulnerable New
Yorkers. Guidance is given for volunteers under the
age of 65 as the City opens up
every immigrant New Yorker, there is free safe
immigration legal help in your language, regardless of your
Also read "Know Your Rights: Federal Immigration
Enforcement" Last updated July 12, 2019 "It is
critically important for all, regardless of immigration
status, to know that you have rights and protections under
the law if you are approached by federal immigration
enforcement in your home, on the street,
or in public."
Victims Support Services,
at 1138 Neill Ave., offers victims help in navigating the
criminal justice system. Free confidential services
include claim assistance, case follow-up, crisis counseling,
and victim advocacy.. For more information, call (718)
provides energy savings
and rebates for your
home or business.
SSA Press Release - Scam Calls PSA: Please take
a moment to review the document (link below) from the Social
Security Administration (SSA) and Office of Inspector
General (OIG). A Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign
has been launched in an effort to alert and inform the
public about these ongoing scam calls. This press release
also provides information on how to report the incident if
receive the scam call.
Read the press release here...
Third Avenue BID targets opioid crisis in South Bronx.
The Third Avenue BID in the South Bronx is working to combat
the opioid epidemic. BID Executive Director Michael Brady
says their offices overlook Roberto Clemente Plaza, where he
says a lot of people go to
He says everyone at the BID knows how to use Narcan – an
antidote that quickly reverses opioid overdoses.
News12 posted November 8, 2018
Mayor de Blasio announced funding for a new youth
court in the Bronx, which will train young people to
as jurors, judges and attorneys as well as to
cases involving their peers.
Unlikely alliance could rebuild America: From the
South Bronx to Paterson, New Jersey to Broad Street,
Philadelphia, William “Billy” Procida knows what it
takes to build in hardscrabble, inner-city neighborhoods. A
general contractor turned developer turned fund manager,
has a unique vantage point on the Qualified
Opportunity Zone program, which aims to revitalize
poor communities with redirected investment profits.
Stamp Out Mailbox
Fishing: Important tips for Tax Time
mail your checks
or money order at the Post Office only.
Protect Your $$$. More tax time tips are available.
Bronx Organizations: Do you have any upcoming activities
NY State of Health can take part in?. The NYS
Department of Health is making a huge push this upcoming
Open Enrollment for Health Insurance t in the Bronx. If
you have a community event you would like for the NYS Dep.
of Health to attend to discuss Open Enrollment please
contact: 518-474-3287. DTraecelle Carter ,Director of
Outreach, New York State Department of Health, Albany.
Help a Stranger Have a Meal Today,
Bronx Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers: Masa invites
to build a brighter future for the children of the South
tutoring for two hours a week you can be a part of the
Join them in transforming communities through education —one
family, one child at a time. They are seeking dedicated
volunteers to provide tutoring and homework help to
elementary, middle-school and/or high-school students at our
South Bronx community center.
For Details on Masa's After-school Program, Volunteering and
in the Bronx?
Reminisce with Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?
Looking for more events?
Find them here...
happening in your
for monthly minutes, meeting dates, and Community
Events, Read the letter from
Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr.,
explaining how important the Community Boards are to
serving our neighborhoods.