NYC has launched the COVID-19 'Zone Finder' to determine if residents live in hot zones. The zone finder allows you to enter an address or intersection or click on the map to find out whether you are in a COVID-19 zone, and get informed about the proper precautions to take for specific activities. Click Here to access the COVID-19 Zone Finder. For updated statistics by ZIP code, please Click Here.
NYC will provide transportation to seniors 65 years and over unable to travel for their vaccines including Access-a-Ride, Ambulette and Curb taxi service. Make an appointment by calling 877-VAX-4NYC or visiting https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/ and you'll be directed to book the trips as eligible and appropriate.
The FY22 application deadline is Thursday, February 25 2021 if the project requests funding from Borough President in addition to City Council or Department of Cultural Affairs. If the project is only requesting funding from the City Council and DCA the deadline is Thursday, March 25 2021.
Our city will never be able to truly repay the debt that we owe front line workers who have sacrificed so much for us during the COVID-19 pandemic. At this week’s NYC Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Hearing, Councilman Mark Gjonaj and colleagues discussed ways we can honor that sacrifice with a bill that would create a task force responsible to reviewing factors involved in creating a memorial for frontline workers that have lost their lives due to the virus.
We had successful Food Giveaways this week throughout our District from Cruger Avenue, Boston Road, Williamsbridge Road, NYCHA Pelham Parkway Houses to East Tremont Avenue, Bruckner Boulevard, NYCHA Throggs Neck Houses and City Island. We are proud to help our neighbors in need and in cooperation with partnering organizations we have held over 271 food giveaway events and given out over 87,000 food boxes since the start of the pandemic.
Team Gjonaj kicked off Valentine’s Day events in our District by giving away flowers and masks in partnership with the Throggs Neck BID on East Tremont Avenue and Morris Park Community Association on Morris Park Avenue!
Councilman Mark Gjonaj was glad that in partnership with Urban Upbound we kicked off Free In-Person Tax Preparation in District 13. To schedule a limited number of appointments please contact our office for location and times at 718-931-1721.
NYC Emergency Management was on scene following a gas explosion on Paulding Avenue in our District. While FDNY operations continued, they have reported six civilians injured and they have been transported to an area hospital. The NYPD and Con Edison were also on scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted as we continue to monitor the situation.
On this 13th Anniversary of Kosova’s Independence, throwback to our celebration in NYC Council Chambers. As we congratulate and celebrate with everyone, may we never forget this nation’s plight and all those who fought for centuries and sacrificed their lives for Kosova’s freedom, independence and democracy. May this be the guiding light and a powerful driving force to move Kosova and its people forward.