Thursday, November 19, 2020
Ever since the state legislature passed a package of tenant-friendly bills in Albany last year, real estate bigwigs have been keeping more units empty in the hopes that politicians will undo some of those laws, and the consequences could be lethal for the unhoused facing down the pandemic without shelter, according to Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal.
“People who are homeless will get sick and they have nowhere to go, this spells death for them and their families,” the Big Apple lawmaker said at the protest last week. “What [landlords] hope — although this won’t happen — is that we will roll back some of these tenant protections and they will once again be able to increase the rent and be able to take apartments out of rent regulation.”
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wear a Mask to Protect Yourself and Others
· Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms, and to protect you from breathing in virus particles in the air.
· Wear a mask in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to stay six feet apart, and in the elevator even if you’re alone: the previous passenger could have been infected.
Wear a mask correctly for maximum protection:
- Do cover your nose as well as your mouth. You don't want unfiltered air with virus particles coming into your nose. And you don't want your breath coming out without filtering it: you could be infected with COVID and accidentally infect others. (You’ll get enough oxygen: Surgeons often wear masks for 8 hours at a stretch while doing delicate work requiring a lot of focus and energy. They don't lack oxygen. )
- Don’t put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.
- Don’t touch the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Nick Reisman: Cuomo counts on Biden to make deal on coronavirus aid (NY State of Politics)