Coronavirus: Applications for financial assistance to NYC small businesses are now open

Photo credit: Flamingo Images Mayor Bill de Blasio, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop and NYC Economic Development Corporation President James Patchett announced today that loans are available for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Small … Read More

Coronavirus: How parents can help with children’s online learning

Photo credit: seanlockephotography Remote learning for all New York City public schools’ students K-12 starts on Monday, March 23, 2020. The New York City Department of Education has created a remote learning portal to support students and teachers. The portal … Read More

Coronavirus: Beginning March 22 at 8 p.m., you must stay home unless you are an essential worker

Photo credit: PhPhoto On March 20, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone. The executive order includes a new directive that all non-essential businesses … Read More

Coronavirus: Mayor de Blasio issues new guidance to New Yorkers

Photo Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office Mayor de Blasio today issued updated COVID-19 guidance to New Yorkers, pursuant to new State regulations. New Guidance for New Yorkers Effective Sunday, March 22nd, at 8:00 PM, all non-essential businesses in New York … Read More

Coronavirus: If you have been a victim of price gouging, NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection has your back!

The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) adopted, an emergency rule prohibiting price gouging of certain personal and household goods and services after receiving hundreds of complaints over the past two weeks. The new Rule is in effect since … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporarily Closes Offices to the Public from March 18 to April 1

Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension of services will be effective … Read More

Harlemites seem unbothered by the Coronavirus but some businesses are feeling the heat!

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell If you listen to many Harlemites, you will think that the Coronavirus has not made it to New York City yet. They are going about their lives as usual and don’t feel concerned at all. But … Read More

Coronavirus: NYC Small Business Services releases new Guidance for Business Owners

The New York City Small Business Services released on March 14, 2020, a new Guidance for Business Owners to help them deal with the Coronavirus crisis General Good Practices • Have a contingency plan in place. Gather employee and supplier … Read More

Coronavirus: NYC schools closed until April 20, 2020, and remote learning launches on March 23rd

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced on March 15, 2020, NYC City schools will close starting March 16, 2020 and reopen following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020. During that period, NYC schools will … Read More

New York City just confirmed first Coronavirus death but don’t let some medias drive you crazy

New York City confirmed on the morning of March 14, 2020 the first Coronavirus death and some medias will take that news and run with it. Don’t let them drive you crazy, because their concern is not your wellbeing, but … Read More

10 things we learned from Mayor de Blasio’s Coronavirus roundtable with community and ethnic media

Photo credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor de Blasio hosted a Coronavirus Roundtable with Health & Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services Dr. Raul Perea-Henze, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Bitta Mostofi, Community Affairs Unit Commissioner … Read More

Coronavirus : what you can do beside freaking out!

I have to admit it is scary. The idea that a simple virus can kill you in a matter of days is frightening, but if freaking out was really helpful, no one would have contracted it. Instead, inform yourself and … Read More

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