Sunday, May 9, 2021
As you can see in the photo, Saturday there was a get out the vote rally for Eric Dinowitz attended by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Congressman Ritchie Torres, City Council Speaker Cory Johnson, and the man who made it all possible, Eric's father Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has tried to stay on the sidelines during the special election to let now Councilman Eric Dinowitz be his own person, campaigning the way he feels most comfortable. In a six candidate race Eric got forty-eight percent of the vote after all the votes were counted, kicking in Rank Choice voting since no one received over fifty percent of the vote. After Rank Choice Voting was done Eric had fifty-nine percent of the vote to thirty-three percent for Mino Lora, with eight percent exhausted with no candidate to drop down to.
Councilman Eric Dinowitz is expected to win ree;ection in the June 22nd Democratic Primary, which in the Bronx is the real election, as the November General Election is a mere formality of the June Democratic Primary. The only questions that remain are will Councilman Dinowitz get more than fifty percent of the vote in the Democratic Primary, or if he doesn't how long will it take the Board of Elections to count the votes, and then drop them down as Rank Choice Voting requires.
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz said while I may be Eric's father, Eric is his own person, and that the two don't always agree on everything.
RAY McGUIRE RELEASES A STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE TIMES SQUARE SHOOTINGS AND OVERALL INCREASE IN GUN VIOLENCE
Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams issued the following statement after two women and a 4-year-old girl were wounded in Times Square shooting yesterday.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
168,958 Doses Administered in the Last 24 Hours
More than 1 Million Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days
Vaccine Dashboard Updated Daily on the State's Vaccine Program Here
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 60 percent of New Yorkers who are 18 years of age or older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 168,958 doses have been administered across the state's vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1 million doses have been administered over the past seven days.
"The vaccine is the best weapon we have in our fight against COVID, and we all need to take it in order to finally defeat this beast." Governor Cuomo said. "With 60 percent of all adults and almost half of all eligible New Yorkers having received at least one dose, we continue to make remarkable progress as a state, but we cannot get lax. If you still need to get your shot, please do so quickly at one of our many sites across the state. Everyone who is 16 and older is eligible here in New York, and the vaccine is free, safe and effective."
All New York State mass vaccination sites are now open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first come first serve basis. The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot. In addition, all vaccine providers are encouraged to allow walk-in appointments for eligible New Yorkers. People who would prefer to schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit vaccines.gov to find information on vaccine appointments near them.
Total doses administered - 16,564,716
Total doses administered over past 24 hours - 168,958
Total doses administered over past 7 days - 1,015,327
Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 59.7%
Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 47.8%
Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 48.0%
Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 38.2%