From The Hill May 29, 2020: "Cuomo: New York
on track to start reopening week of June 8."
NYPD enforces beach rules over Memorial Day
Wading in water up to a person's ankles will be
allowed, but the city says lifeguards will not be on duty,
so nobody can go into the water beyond that. Those on the
sand will be asked to avoid crowding and maintain a
distance. See News12
NYC is handing out 7.5 million free
face coverings across the five
NYC hiring 1,000 Contact Tracers Immediately
to help trace, isolate and support all New Yorkers with
confirmed COVID-19. Details here..
Services for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
Survivors: Call NYC’s 24-hour hotline at
1800-621-4673 or call 911 for emergencies.
NYC hiring 1,000 Contact Tracers Immediately to help
trace, isolate and support all New Yorkers with confirmed
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
Overnight Resources for Essential Workers Plan transit
alternatives for subway service from 1 a.m.-5 a.m., get
updates on our Essential Connector program, and find other
resources to help you get where you’re going during the
NYS has secured a critical COVID-19 mobile testing site
Co-op City for the Northeast Bronx.
The Bronx Chronicle
- April 5, 2020...
Jacobi Launches Drive thru COVID-19 Testing on March
17th, You do not need a doctor’s note, but must call
311 in order to make an appointment; you cannot just
show up at the site. Testing is available from 9 - 5 PM.
Read more at BronxTimes.
According to Governor Cuomo, NYC schools will be
closed for the balance of current school year..
The NYPD is working hard to combat Hate Crime.
"Love and kindness will always win...." See the video
Eviction Moratorium has been extended Through August 20th.
Tax Day has been moved from April 15th to June 15th
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
NYC Cromptroller Scott M. Stringer will hold webinar
sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 14th .
from 11 AM - 12 PM. Hear about resources from the
federal, state and city government and the private sector
for small business and M/WBEs impacted by COVID-19.
The Bronx Zoo is temporarily
closed. Education and public programs will be cancelled or
postponed. Animals will continue to be cared for.
See the Bronx Zoo and NY Aquarium
daily livestreams of our adorable animal neighbors.
City Playgrounds, Sports Courts and Public Restrooms Close
in Effort to Curb COVID-19. These new measures were
announced on April 2nd.
New York Public Library location closures will be extended
The Bronx Museum of the Arts will temporarily close to the
public. Visit our
At Home events
Woodlawn Conservancy has postponed all upcoming Free Trolley
Tours scheduled through June
Wave Hill is closed until further notice
The Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant: Do you
have an exciting project idea for your local park, garden,
or green space? We provide small grants of up to $3,000
to strengthen the outreach, membership, and program-planning
capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood
green spaces in all five boroughs of NYC.
will be available here...
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!
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.
Grow Your Business with BOEDC. Bronx based
businesses and local entrepreneurs of all sizes and sectors
are able to receive a boost of $2,000 to $50,000 with help
Bronx Revolving Loan Fund
Loans can be
used as working capital, for the purchase of machinery or
equipment, inventory and accounts receivable.
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.
Introducing 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
Looking for more events?
Find them here...
in the Bronx?
Reminisce with Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?
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.
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NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and The Legal Aid Society
invite you to Tenants Rights Information Sessions on
June 1st, 10th and 16th.
Mayor De Blasio announces return to 30-minute Staten Island
frequency during morning (5:00am – 9:00am) and evening
rush hours. (3:30pm – 7:30pm).
Drive-in movie theater event at Yankee Stadium in the
works for this summer. Although it’s not baseball,
organizers are working to put together a drive-in style
event outside Yankee Stadium. The event will include movies,
live music, comedy and entertainment.
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
IRS warns of scammers looking to steal coronavirus relief
Many people are experiencing financial hardship after losing
their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.As the financial
hardships continue, officials are warning the public of
scammers trying to take advantage of this difficult time.
Officials say scammers may try to get personal information
several different ways, so they can then claim the $1,200
relief check.The IRS says it will not call to ask the public
to verify payment details
and alerts you to not give any bank account, debit card or
PayPal information over the phone.
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
Bronx Public School Fights for hip hop and arts
education. Through a partnership with Bulova, PS 55 is
getting the first-ever recording studio in a New York school,
but its principal has a bigger mission planned. Art programs
in public schools have long had the unfortunate luck of
forever being in the crosshairs of budget cuts. Despite
mountains of research extolling the benefits of
incorporating music and art into curricula, the U.S.
Department of Education’s 2020 budget proposal put “arts in
education” on its list of programs to be eliminated, deeming
that it has “limited impact.” Read the article published
by FastCompany June 29, 2019
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