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Your support can ensure the continued beautification of the Park Avenue malls in Murray Hill

Your support can ensure the continued beautification of the Park Avenue malls in Murray Hill

Patrons of Park Avenue maintains and beautifies the malls on Park Avenue. Your donation to POPA ensures the continued annual plantings of spring tulips, summer begonias and fall chrysanthemums, along with weekly maintenance. Support for POPA is an ideal way for Co-Op Boards, Property Management Companies, small businesses and individuals to show your love for Murray Hill. Participation as a Gardener is $500 and up. All Gardeners will be listed in MHNA publications for an entire year. To become a Gardener, or to sponsor a higher level of support for the malls, please contact Victoria Spagnola, 50 Park Avenue, Apt. 14C, New York, NY 10016 or by email at victoria.spagnola@patronsofparkavenue.org. You can donate online at murrayhillnyc.org/donate. If you donate online, please notify us so that your donation will be properly acknowledged.
Victoria Spagnola
Chairman, Patrons of Park Avenue
50 Park Avenue, Suite 14C, NY, NY 10016
victoria.spagnola@patronsofparkavenue.org
www.patronsofparkavenue.org

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Calling on local businesses to share your teachable moment

Calling on local businesses to share your teachable moment

We are reaching out to our local businesses (small, medium and large) to participate in a discussion. It will be called  "Share your teachable moment."

Please share what dings/blips/setbacks/obstacles your business has come across in 2020-1 during the COVID-19 pandemic. By sharing your teachable moment we hope other businesses can benefit from your newly sourced pool of wisdom. We are here to extend a helping hand and offer a shoulder to lean on. We want to hear how you tackled 2020-1 and learn from your direct experiences (200 words or less please). Send stories to info@murrayhillnyc.org.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page

NYC's Reopening

New York City reopening guidance www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/reopening-guide.

New York State page about reopening, covid rates and zones, vaccination program, covid restrictions and guidance, travel advisory, etc. coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.

New York City is in Phase 4 of the coronavirus reopening, but many businesses are on temporary PAUSE due to high rates of infections.

For an overview of industries that are authorized to reopen during Phases 1-4 see the New York State page forward.ny.gov.

Small Business Services Covid Outreach page www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page

For more information about reopening see the MHNA Reopening page.

Vaccines

The Federal government controls the supply of the vaccine. States and local government control the distribution. There is a supply shortage at this time. New York State follows CDC guidelines for prioritizing vaccine distribution.

Check your eligibility at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov

Learn more about vaccine distribution covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine

Distribution of vaccines is prioritized for front-line health care workers and people who work and live in senior residences. In NYC, neighborhoods that have been hit the hardest with the pandemic will also be a priority. People eligible for the vaccine also include teachers and education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers, and people 65-and-older. 

Ensuring a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine forward.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-distribution.

Testing

All New Yorkers can get tested for covid-19. Sites run by New York State and NYC Health + Hospitals are free.  coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you. You can also check with your doctor, pharmacies and walk-in urgent care to find out if they do testing and if there will be charges.

NYC Health + Hospitals testing sites nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites

NYC Testing sites www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page

Prevent the spread of COVID-19

IMPORTANT: There is still no cure for COVID-19, and the distribution of vaccines will take months. 

  • wear face coverings when in public
  • maintain distance (6' between people in different households)
  • keep hands clean
  • stay home if sick

The CDC advises that two masks are better than one. NYC is recommending a cloth mask worn over a disposable mask during times of high infection rates.

When rates of infection are high, limit non-essential activities, travel and indoor gatherings with people who are not in your household.

New York City's coronavirus page www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page.

Post-COVID clinics

Post-COVID care clinics bring together multidisciplinary teams (including pulmonology, cardiology, rehabilitation, neurology and mental health) to provide a comprehensive treatment approach www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/covid-19-care-clinics.pdf

More details at the links below

NYC Test and Trace Corps: NYC Health + Hospitals operates the NYC Test and Trace Corps. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will receive a call from the Test and Trace Corps. These calls will either appear on caller ID as “Test and Trace”, or a 212 number. Contact tracers will never ask for your Social Security number, your immigration status, any private financial information, or a credit card number. You can request assistance with quarantining, food aid, etc.

Mental health resources: NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages. Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), text "WELL" to 65173, chat at NYC.gov/nycwell. The state's hotline is 844-863-9314 to get free emotional support, consultations and referrals to a provider. New Yorkers can access additional mental health resources at headspace.com/nyNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.

Domestic violence resources: All domestic violence shelters are operating and hotlines are available 24/7. National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-799-7233), log onto thehotline.org, or text LOVEIS to 22522, Safe Horizon call 1-800-621-HOPE or visit Safehorizon.org/SafeChat to speak with an advocate. The state hotline is 800-942-6906.

Pet hotline: Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is a member of the City's Animal Planning Task Force, which is now providing a COVID-19 Pet Hotline and supportive services for NYC residents with pets. If you have a COVID-19 pet-related issue call the hotline at 877-204-8821 (8am to 8pm daily).

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United States Census Bureau American Community Survey for 2015—2019, 5-Year Narrative Profile for zip code 10016

United States Census Bureau American Community Survey for 2015—2019, 5-Year Narrative Profile for zip code 10016

Take a deep dive into Murray Hill demographics, as presented by the U.S. Census Bureau's 2015-2019 Community Survey. It covers population and household information, population details, employment, income and commuting information, enrollment numbers in schools, housing and vacancies, household computers and broadband, and more.

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More than 50 volunteers sign up for the Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign

More than 50 volunteers sign up for the Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign

Intrepid Murray Hill residents braved the cold and rain to take part in the December kick-off event for the Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign. They heard from Councilmember Keith Powers and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, as well as from speakers from ACE, who talked about additional cleanup they will be doing on the busier commercial avenues. The ACE program provides work for homeless individuals, and their work in Murray Hill is being funded by the City. A big thank-you to the volunteers who signed up to Adopt-a-Block! Thanks also to El Rio Grande for hosting this event and to our donors!  Special thanks to Bernard Weil for creating art work for the campaign, our block map and the stands for our banner; Ash Fox Photography for taking pictures at the event; D’Agostino’s for running a notice on the in-store video screens and placing posters in the windows; Lucid Café for providing homemade cookies, individually wrapped! And special thanks also to Willow and Adam Padilla for setting up our social media and assisting in creating our campaign logo, along with Olga Jaki. If you would like to adopt a block, please sign up online at forms.gle/XuNAHMRKAZ861n5KA to receive the starter kit. Join our Facebook Group at facebook.com/groups/KeepMurrayHillClean. Donate to the Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign at murrayhillnyc.org/donate. The Keep Murray Hill Clean campaign is a program of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Green & Clean Committee. To contact our committee email greenandclean@murrayhillnyc.org

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Call 311 for information about city services or if you want to report an issue

Call 311 for information about city services or if you want to report an issue

Or log the issue on the 311 website www1.nyc.gov/311.

Grafitti, litter, noise, homeless assistance, unsafe traffic, condition of streets or sidewalks, and more can be reported to 311.

Call 311 for information about city services or you can visit the nyc.gov website.

If you see illegal activity or danger to yourself or others, call 911.

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MHNA Tree Guard Repair and Replacement Program

MHNA Tree Guard Repair and Replacement Program

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Green and Clean Committee is pleased to announce a program designed to help individual homeowners and residential buildings in Murray Hill repair or replace broken tree guards on their property. Tree guards (hoops) have proven very helpful in protecting our trees. Any resident wishing to have the Association help out with a project of this type should contact Tom Horan at horan.tc@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Events

Gallery35’s new virtual exhibit: Under Southwest Skies—a solo show in two parts (through February)
Gallery35’s new virtual exhibit: Under Southwest Skies—a solo show in two parts (through February)

Friday, January 1, 2021
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Applications open for Community Education Councils (CEC) (February 1-28)
Applications open for Community Education Councils (CEC) (February 1-28)

Monday, February 1, 2021
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Important Election Dates for 2021
Important Election Dates for 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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