Masks Really Work

From the NYTimes:

Masks Work. Really. We’ll Show You How

“The public health debate on masks is settled. When you wear a mask, You protect yourself, you protect others, you prevent yourself from touching your face. And you signal that wearing a mask is the right thing to do.”

Joseph G. Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard

“With coronavirus cases still rising, wearing a mask is more important than ever. In this animation, you will see just how effective a swath of fabric can be at fighting the pandemic.”


Comprehensive look at all kinds of masks, how they protect, which are best for which purpose, etc. A good read. Knowledge is Power.


Please VOTE

Council Member Chin on Conditions at 174-184 Forsyth Street (across from SDR Park)

Council Member Chin “This morning we stood in solidarity with tenants of 174-184 Forsyth Street to demand the landlord address the building’s disrepair. For months, correspondence from my office to management has gone unanswered, while living conditions worsen.

The chronic lack of responsiveness forces us to escalate enforcement and explore intervention in property ownership and management. We continue to work with tenants and Cooper Square to strategize on a long-term solution.”


Dining Protocols

Educational Alliance: International Overdose Awareness Day August 31

From Educational Alliance:

In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, we are running a campaign to increase knowledge and awareness around the 911 Good Samaritan Law. We created the flyers below that you can share on your social media networks, hang in your buildings, send in an email to your participants,

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A Reminder of What We've Done and Will Do Again. Stay Safe. Keep Others Safe.

Wear a Mask



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Notes from the 5th Pct Build A Block Meeting on August 19, 2020

From the 5th Precinct


Apologize for the delay folks,

Here’s a recap of the talking points from the build the block this last Wednesday.

There’s a new cop in town! Not so much new just reassigned, We welcome PO T. Dougherty to the NCO B community. Officer Dougherty was previously

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Il Sole-24 Ore national Italian newspaper on The LES and a Bob Humber Interview

From the author: “You may remember that in the spring my wife and I came to interview you in your garden in Loisaida, with the intention of writing a piece on you. The article was published on June 28, but it took me a month to obtain a pdf of it, which I am

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Tenement Museum's Jason Eisner Interviews Bob Humber

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“Green Map 2020: Evolving with Technology and Staying Community Focused”


eSpatially New York “Perspectives on the Geospatial Community in the Empire State”

“For nearly 30 years, Green Map has been an anchor in the Metro NYC nonprofit mapping community. Led by its original founder, Wendy Brawer, Green Map’s portfolio of work and advocacy in locally-led mapping and sustainability efforts is quite impressive. Since the

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