Since sharing our assessment of Columbia’s recent town hall on COVID reopening plans, we’ve received many expressions of support from community members. We have a legitimate expectation of being more aware of and involved in plans being developed by Columbia, Barnard, and other local institutions. They must also do more for local residents, businesses, and other community members. We all need to treat our neighborhood … Continue reading Columbia COVID Concerns: The Movement is Growing. Please read our op-ed in The Spectator.
August 10, 2020 COLUMBIA TOWN HALL FAILS TO ADEQUATELY ADDRESS COMMUNITY CONCERNS ABOUT COVID SEPTEMBER REOPENING PLANS: COMMUNITY ACTION NEEDED Dear Members of the Morningside Heights Community: Residents, students, business owners, and workers in Morningside Heights remain fearful after an August 5 online presentation by senior executives of Columbia University failed to assuage their concerns that the reopening of college campuses, especially Columbia, will threaten our hard-won relief … Continue reading We are Still Concerned: Reactions to Columbia’s Town Hall on Reopening Plans.
Neighbors in need, please check out P.A.’L.A.N.T.E.’s monthly newsletter for helpful resources and other information. Of particular note is the organization’s rent relief grant. https://shoutout.wix.com/so/42NEWqp7R?cid=8fd11af3-f321-4fd8-9104-0fff28e1a0d8#/main Continue reading Rent Relief Grant from P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. and other important information from their newsletter
Neighbors, the NYS COVID Rent Relief Program is in effect and will be accepting applications until July 30. The program offers a one-time rent subsidy sent directly to landlords. Full information on the program can be found here. Wishing you safety and health as our challenges continue. Continue reading COVID Rent Relief Program Information
This month we take a look at issues related to the wellness of our community, from COVID-related concerns over institutions reopening in September to relations with local real estate developers and our city agencies. Updates on Issues & Campaigns, local luminaries, and recent media coverage, too. Check it out! Continue reading Check out the new edition of The Morningsider! Health & Safety Issue, July 2020