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.
MTA Announces $50 Fine for Refusal to Wear a Mask
Public Transit Takes Effect Now. Pursuant to Governor
Cuomo’s Executive Order Directing MTA to Bolster Mask
Compliance, Customers Refusing to Wear Masks while on
Subways, Buses, & Commuter Railroads Are Subject to a $50
Fine. View the New “State of Respect” Campaign.
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
Back to School Drive on September 26th,from
11 AM -
4 PM. Castle Hill Middle School MS 127. Must
wear a Mask and Gloves.
Free backpacks, supplies, Haircuts and much more.
2020-21 Back to School Guide: Typically,
the first day of school is full of excitement
and joyful anticipation. Children are eager
to reconnect with friends, meet their teacher,and enter into the familiar routines of the
school year. This year, of course, is very
different. See the new guide
Savor The Bronx: The Bronx Tourism Council
continues to protect our community during this
incredibly difficult period.
These restaurants, in
The Bronx, are providing curbside pickup, delivery
and/or outdoor dining. See this list, compiled by
Press Release- NYC Parks Anti-Litter Campaign 2020. Toss
Your Trash! NYC Parks announced it started rolling out a
new multi-pronged campaign to address excessive trash being
left in parks across the city. Show your park some love
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says indoor dining will depend
on how school reopening goes when they reopen on
EATER New York
August 27,. 2020...
September 3rd, in Partnership with the Third Avenue BID,
Rockwell Group's outdoor
dining design will be installed to
accommodate for community dining
along Alexander Avenue between Bruckner
Boulevard and 134th Street.
NYC Remote Learning Device Request: To help students stay connected during
emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-
enabled iPads to support remote learning
for students. If you would like to request a
device for a NYC student in your family,
please fill out the form
SCORE NYC presents an extensive updated list of available
Coronavirus Funding Support for New York City.
These resources will help small business
clients navigate the unprecedented
challenges caused by the current crisis.
Sign up for evolving Covid-19 Updates directly from the
New York State...
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
email@example.com. 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
EMT Program - Tuition Free: Starting October 15th. Become a certified NYS
EMT. Official NYS exam included. Job
placement assistance. HS diploma or
equivalency and a valid NYS driver's
license required. Apply
Security Guard Program - Tuition Free.Starting October 5th. Online Security
Guard training. High School diploma or
equivalent a must. Apply
BCA Marketing and Communications
Internship. Bronx Council on the Arts
seeks a creative, self-motivated and
detail-oriented intern interested in
careers in the arts and marketing. Opportunity is open until filled.
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.
Introducing the NYC Senior Service Providers Volunteer
Coalition 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
UNHP Affordable Housing 2020 Webinar &
Fundraiser, Free Event. On Tuesday, September 22,
2:30 PM. A Bronx-focused look at the multifamily housing &
economic issues that have been brought to the forefront in
our community amid COVID19. Register for webinar
New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a
new economic recovery loan program aimed
at supporting New York State small businesses,
nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen
after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on
Grants: Up to Four (4) Individual Artists $2,500 each
Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts
Decentralization Program. Application Deadline October
19th, 11:59 PM,
Grants: Arts Fund (AF) supports Bronx-based individual
artists, artist collectives and 501c3 arts organizations
with an organizational budget below $100,000. Applications
For Arts Fund Are Now Open. Deadline October 19th,
Grants: Community Arts (CA) local nonprofit
organizations may apply directly; individual
artists or collectives must apply either through
a Bronx-based fiscal sponsor or in partnership
with a community-based nonprofit organization
based in The Bronx. Application Deadline
October 19th, 11:59 PM,
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
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.).
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.