My colleagues and I have been pushing for more information on coronavirus testing and positive cases and a better breakdown of the information. DOHMH is now posting a daily report that has all kinds of data (including borough breakdowns).
Governor Cuomo made a wise move today with the announcement that mortgage payments will be waived along with late fees and suspending foreclosures for 90 days for people who have been laid off or who are otherwise facing financial hardships due to the outbreak.
Staten Island Delegation Calling On Retired Healthcare Professionals To Volunteer To Staff COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site
If you are, or know someone who is, willing to share their time and expertise to fight this crisis your service will be deeply appreciated.
The Staten Island site, located at South Beach Psychiatric Center (corner of Fr. Capodanno Blvd. and Seaview Avenue), will be the first to open tomorrow Thursday March 19 by appointment only.
With property tax bills due April 1 and quarterly water bills set to be sent soon, we are calling on the mayor to provide relief by alleviating uncertainty for both local businesses and residents.
JUST IN: Starting tomorrow, March 18th and through Tuesday, March 24th, Alternate Side Parking will be suspended in New York City. We will provide updates on any further suspensions as we get closer to next Tuesday. Hopefully this is the last time I will posting about this and the Mayor will announce sooner, rather than […]
From the Mayor’s Office: Starting tomorrow (3/17), small businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply online for an employee retention grant. The team at the NYC Department of Small Business Services has also been working as quickly as possible to setup the zero-interest loan program, and will be sharing more information on that […]
Beginning today, Social Security offices will be closed and all business will be done by phone or online. If you need help from Social Security: · First, please use the secure and convenient online services available at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices. You can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, check the status of an application or […]
After speaking with restaurant and bar owners in my district forced to close by executive order, I’m asking Governor Cuomo to postpone the March 20 sales tax payment for affected businesses. They say this will lift a big burden off their shoulders as they cope with so many other issues right now.
The New York State Liquor Authority offers the following guidance for takeout and delivery of alcoholic beverages
The New York State Liquor Authority offers the following guidance for takeout and delivery of alcoholic beverages with food orders: Any on-premises licensee and any manufacturing licensee with on-premises retail privileges may sell for off-premises consumption any alcoholic beverages that it is able to sell for on premises consumption under the law. For example, a […]
Mayor de Blasio should immediately suspend alternate side parking for rest of March. You can’t move your car if you are under mandatory or precautionary quarantine. Lets make things easy for people during this state of emergency.
Major utilities including Con Edison and National Grid have agreed to suspend utility shut-offs, a concern for people who may be out of work.
I urge Governor Cuomo to authorize an extension for residents and businesses to submit their income tax return
While we work diligently to contain the coronavirus, we also must recognize the economic hardship this outbreak is creating for most New Yorkers.
Mayor de Blasio has signed an Executive Order limiting restaurants, bars and cafes to food take-out and delivery.
As per Mayor de Blasio, NYC public schools will close until at least April 20th as it includes the Spring Break which is already scheduled for April 8th – April 17th.
NYC’s public schools should be closed and Mayor de Blasio should execute a plan that provides child care services for children of healthcare workers, first responders and others in need.
This important step is the latest in a series or actions we are taking to make sure we protect the health and safety of Americans.
I.S. 27 Staten Island has a confirmed case of coronavirus in the school community.