Red Hook Business Association is collecting information from Red Hook Businesses to gauge the impact on business operations and sales during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please fill out this short survey so we can gather more information and derive solutions on how we can help.
Access the survey here
With millions of children (and many of us) at home as communities respond to the coronavirus crisis, we are looking for a way to bring great CDF Freedom Schools® books to children who do not have books in their homes. The CDF Freedom Schools community knows the power of Read Aloud, and now we want to take that online.
We're asking any partners who can participate to record a video of an at-home Read Aloud and send it to us. We hope to collect Read Aloud videos that we can share with our networks on social media, while we also encourage people across the country to record their own Read Aloud and share it with us, their children, and their friends and families. Check out these examples of a CDF staff-led Read Aloud and a Read Aloud from our partners at The Listening, Inc. CDF Freedom Schools program to get inspired!
Please send us your videos at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on Instagram and Twitter, tagging us and using #ReadAloudforKids. Please follow us on Instagram at @childdefender1973.
Please feel free to share with your networks, friends, and family.
NYCHA encourages households experiencing a loss of income to access our rent hardship program. You may qualify for a rent reduction if all the following conditions are met:
There is at least a 5% reduction to gross income;
Current rent is more than 30% of the net household income; and
Reduction in income has lasted at least two months.
Residents can request a rent reduction by completing an Interim Recertification via the NYCHA Self-Service Portal or by calling their Property Management Office to request a paper form be mailed to your home.
If your household experiences a complete loss of income, you may qualify for NYCHA’s Zero Income Policy; please call your property management office to participate in the required eligibility interview. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/index.page
Hello Families, NYC just announced DOE Schools will close this week. Here are resources on how to get connected for families without WIFI, and resources to help with online learning and social connection. We practiced with an online sing-a-long this weekend and kids loved it.
Connect to free online resources here...
Along with the City's increased efforts to slow the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brooklyn Public Library has decided to close our doors. Beginning Monday, March 16, all our locations will be closed through at least March 31.
While we are closed, we encourage patrons to use our digital resources, many of which are linked at the bottom of this page.
It is important to remember that COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to combat misinformation. Find reliable and up-to-date information about the outbreak from the following vetted resources:
NYC Department of Health: Key information from the City of New York on COVID-19 updates, including preparation and response measures.
Center for Disease Control: Updates on the federal response to COVID-19, including travel advisories and national infection numbers.
World Health Organization: Information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19, including daily situation reports with international infection numbers.
BPL's Remote Resources
Did you know that many of the Library's resources are available online?
Here are just some of the things you can do from home:
Check out an eBook
Read the newspaper
Browse dozens of magazines
Listen to BPL's podcast, Borrowed
Pick up a new language
Learn a new software, business or creative skill
Children and teens might enjoy:
Hearing a story from our singing librarian
Learning about career options
Discovering different cultures
Practicing for the SAT and other tests
Learning about social issues like climate change
Putting together a submission for our teen writing contest
And the whole family can learn about the 2020 Census together.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Tomorrow, March 16, there will be a one-day full system closure, however breakfast and lunch will be available at every building through Grab-and-Go meals.
From Tuesday through Thursday, teachers and administrators will participate in professional development on remote learning, and students will begin picking up materials for continued instruction. Grab-and-Go meals will be available for students at all schools until further notice.
The schedule, as we move to remote learning, is as follows:
Monday, March 16: Citywide closure. Students, teachers, and principals do not report.
Tuesday, March 17: Thursday, March 19: All staff reports. Teachers and principals participate in professional development on remote learning.
Thursday, March 19-Friday, March 20: Students who need it will be able to begin process of picking up the technology necessary for remote learning. More guidance to families will be sent this week.
Monday, March 23: Remote learning launches, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Effective Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers will be available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and our most vulnerable populations, with more details to follow. Additionally, remote learning will go into effect for grades K-12. DOE will support schools at all levels of readiness to deliver remote learning, and more information will be provided to families about online platforms.
Learn at Home
Get DOE-specific Learn at Home instructional resources in English for students in grades Pre-K through 12, including for diverse learning and students with disabilities (coming Monday, March 16, 2020).
Get Learn at Home activities for all grades
See Parent Teacher Conference information
Text COVID to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments
For translated versions of family letters, go to Coronavirus Parent Letters(Open external link).
For principal, school and staff guidance see the InfoHub(Open external link).
Our Commitment to Health and Safety
The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. We encourage everyone in our school communities to listen to facts and not respond to fear.
It’s important we come together as a city and support one another as neighbors and New Yorkers during this time. COVID-19 is not more likely found in any one race or nationality, and we must each model inclusion and actively work to combat bias in our workplaces and communities.
Text COVID to 692-692 for real-time updates or visit nyc.gov/coronavirus. Call 311 to report harassment or discrimination.
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia. Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously seen in humans. The disease, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person. There are no specific vaccines or treatments available for this novel coronavirus, or any other coronavirus. However, medication and vaccine research is underway.
Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Factsheet (PDF, March 8)
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Red Hook Initiative is seeking a Bike Share Organizer to implement an outreach program to increase awareness and utilization of the Citi Bike program within communities of color who reside in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Red Hook contains 15 Citibike station docks, connecting community members with neighborhoods throughout New York City. The Bike Share Organizer will host events to promote Citibike access including free rides and other promotional events and will distribute information about Citibike through in person outreach and presence at community events and meetings. The Bike Share Organizer will be responsible for documenting and reporting of outreach efforts. The ideal candidate is passionate about biking, knowledgeable of the Red Hook community, and confident engaging with community members about bike access. If interested click link below and apply.
Bike Share Application