Another fire breaks out at Chinatown e-bike shop where blaze killed four this week

Gothamist, Michelle Bocanegra, June 24, 2023  A second fire erupted Friday at the e-bike service store where a blaze killed four people earlier this week, officials said. Firefighters responded to reports of smoke and fire shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, citing a rekindling at 80 Madison Street in Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown. Officials got the latest fire under […]

West Side Funding Makes a Difference in Midtown South

(CHELSEA COMMUNITY NEWS) Scott Stiffler, March 3, 2023 Working hard to address the challenges of housing, health, and hunger, Midtown South Community Council (MSCC) recently received some help—and hope—of its own, in the form of a $7,500 grant given to further the organization’s goal of “building better neighborhoods and stronger relationships within the Midtown South community of […]

Community Board Five, Penn South Residents + Transit Advocates Rally to Launch Comprehensive Penn Station Planning

(CB5) Friday, October 14, 2022  MEDIA ADVISORY  Community Board Five Unanimously Passed Community-led Planning Kick-Off, Beginning Community-Led Zoning Framework  Contact: Layla Law-Gisiko – 646-420-6044 On Monday, Community Board Five will be joined by Penn South residents, transit advocates and others to announce the launch of their community-led plan for the Penn Station area.  Past efforts to […]

Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street

(THE INTERCEPT), Jonathan Smucker, September 15, 2022 Ten years later, the Democratic Party ignores Occupy Wall Street’s warnings at its own peril. WHAT SHOULD WE make of Occupy Wall Street 10 years later? My friend Guido Girgenti put it plainly when I talked with him last week: “There are parts of Occupy I would not want to […]

Senator Brad Hoylman’s Community Update

(BRAD HOYLMAN) April 20, 2021 Neighbors: Today, a verdict was delivered in the case of Derek Chauvin, the Minnesota police officer who killed George Floyd. He was guilty on all counts. I hope this verdict brings comfort to George’s family and marks the beginning of real systemic reform of policing in America. COVID-19 Vaccine Updates […]

NYC Council Updates: March 2021

(NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson) March 9, 2021 Dear Friends,  This month marks one year since New York became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., bringing with it previously unimaginable challenges. After twelve long months, coordinated prevention efforts and vaccinations are helping us make real progress in returning to some sense of normalcy […]

CB4 COVID And Community News

(CB4) February 22, 2021 Resources and Upcoming Events CONTENTS COVID-19 Data and Vaccine Information COVID-19 Related Events Neighborhood Curbside Canvas Project Eviction/Foreclosure Hardship Declaration Form Grab & Go Meals Map Paycheck Protection Program Applications COVID-19 Vaccine Community Conversations Helpers for COVID-19 Design Corps: Small Business Reopening Network MTA Mask Force Upcoming District Events Intrepid Museum’s Virtual […]