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Celebrate Summer with the Murray Hill Scavenger Hunt Competition (July 4 - August 2)!

Celebrate Summer with the Murray Hill Scavenger Hunt Competition (July 4 - August 2)!

To celebrate summer and New York City's re-opening, The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association's Preservation and Design Committee has developed a fun and safe way to emerge from our homes, and explore the beautiful Murray Hill Historic Neighborhood...and maybe even win a prize!

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The MHNA is seeking new Trustees for  2020-2021

The MHNA is seeking new Trustees for 2020-2021

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association is seeking new trustees to serve for the 2020-2021 year, beginning in September. Candidates with interest/skills in website operations, marketing, newsletter advertising sales, interacting with city and state personnel are especially invited to apply!

As a trustee of MHNA, you will have a voice in decisions that affect your neighborhood: quality of life, safety, preserving historic Murray Hill. We ask that you be a member of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, attend monthly board meetings, co-chair a committee and help with our annual street festival.

To apply, please send a short bio that includes your ideas for improving Murray Hill, along with your contact information to Ashley Petrylak at info@murrayhillnyc.org. The deadline is July 31, 2020.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources Page

NYC's Reopening

NYC is on track for Phase 3 reopening on July 6.

NYC's Phase 2 businesses and nonprofits may reopen on June 22. Small Business Services guidance www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness. Phase 2 includes outdoor dining, in-store shopping and office work, with limits. As many as 300,000 more workers are expected to come to NYC. All of these businesses must operate at half capacity and with mandatory COVID safeguards in place, including social distancing and facial coverings. Phase 2 industry guidance forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries

NYC's Phase 1 businesses and nonprofits may reopen on June 8. The COVID Stay-at-Home (PAUSE) directive has been extended to June 27. IMPORTANT NOTE: There is still no cure or vaccine for COVID-19. Even as the city reopens, we must all continue to wear face coverings in public, practice social distancing and wash or sanitize our hands and surfaces that are touched.

These are the businesses that can reopen in Phase 1 forward.ny.gov/phase-one-industries. Reopening is expected to bring 200,000 or more additional people to NYC. For more informaton about reopening see the Reopening page.

All New Yorkers can get tested for covid-19. If you participated in a protest or have been spending time with people outside your household, get tested! Sites run by New York State are free. Check with the others and with your doctor to find out if there will be charges. coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

See the MHNA Reopening page for more details.

Remember the Core 4 to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • wear face coverings when in public
  • maintain distance
  • practice good hand hygiene
  • stay home if sick

More details at the links below

NYC Test and Trace Corps: NYC Health + Hhospitals is operate 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.

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/ny.

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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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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Complete the Census 2020 survey when you receive your invitation!

Complete the Census 2020 survey when you receive your invitation!

By now you should have received your invitation. You can respond online at 2020census.gov, by phone call the toll-free Census questionnaire hotline at 1-844-330-2020, or request a paper survey. 

If you would like to work part time for the census call 1-855-JOB-2020 or Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339TTY/ASCII www.gsa.gov/fedrelay. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs Flyer.

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For as little as $500 a year

For as little as $500 a year

You can sponsor weekly cleaning, watering and weeding for our Murray Hill malls. In return, your name or your company’s name will appear in all Murray Hill publications showing your civic spirit and your pride in our neighborhood. Please contact us today to join us in this wonderful cause! Contact Victoria Spagnola, Chairwoman, Patrons of Park Avenue, 50 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, email: victoria.spagnola@patronsofparkavenue.org,

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MHNA 2019 Annual Survey: Better Together!

MHNA 2019 Annual Survey: Better Together!

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association annual survey was sent to everyone on the MHNA email list. Our email list includes both members and non-members who have signed up for our emails. 174 people responded to the survey. We thank them for their thoughtful comments. Questions ranged from general opinions about Murray Hill to specific questions about MHNA programs. The survey contained many free format answer fields, which allowed respondents to give unstructured answers. 

The MHNA uses the responses to the survey to help understand our member's concerns and priorities and also to prioritze our work. We share the survey summary with government officials. 

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Business Members Can Now Display MHNA Stickers On Their Windows

Business Members Can Now Display MHNA Stickers On Their Windows

The Business Committee has designed stickers exclusively for business members that will let the neighborhood know that your business is a proud member of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association. The stickers display the MHNA logo, and can be posted in your window.

There are two variations: SUPPORT LOCAL is for our business members and  DISCOUNT PROGRAM PARTICIPANT is for businesses that offer our members a discount on their goods or services. Any MHNA business member or Discount Program participant that would like a sticker should contact Co-Chairs, Michael-Anne Rowe at michaelannrowe@gmail.com or Lilli Seidman at lillianseidman@yahoo.com.

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Shop Amazon and support The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association at the same time!

Shop Amazon and support The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association at the same time!

Shop amazon.com via this link, and support The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association!

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Upcoming Events

Celebrate Summer with the Murray Hill Scavenger Hunt Competition (July 4-August 2)
Celebrate Summer with the Murray Hill Scavenger Hunt Competition (July 4-August 2)

Saturday, July 4, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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What Leadership Looks Like in a COVID-19 World—Voices of Women Leaders in Our Midst
What Leadership Looks Like in a COVID-19 World—Voices of Women Leaders in Our Midst

Saturday, July 18, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Apply to become a Trustee of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
Apply to become a Trustee of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association

Friday, July 31, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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'Art Unlocked' - an online exhibit June-September 30
'Art Unlocked' - an online exhibit June-September 30

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Join The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association

Be involved in the preservation, beautification and improvement of this very special neighborhood, and receive discounts at some of the finest Murray Hill restaurants and merchants.


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