Advocates credit reporting from THE CITY’s MISSING THEM project and its partners for laying the groundwork for the legislation.
THE CITY’s crowdsourced COVID-19 memorial will close to new entries at the end of this month, but our commitment to reporting on the pandemic’s effects will continue.
Nuevos datos del Departamento de Salud de la ciudad apuntan a la disparidad de raza y género que podría surgir de enfermedades preexistentes y del acceso a la atención médica.
New data from the city health department points to disparities in race and gender that may stem from preexisting conditions and access to care.
Join THE CITY at Brooklyn Public Library’s Spring Creek branch this Thursday, Oct. 27, to share your reflections about the pandemic
Join THE CITY’s memorial project, MISSING THEM, for conversation at a community fair on 123rd Street in Harlem this Sunday, Oct. 2.
From grief camps to mentoring to financial aid, free resources are available to help young people weather devastating loss.
For many New Yorkers, shirts with “SOHK” and “Queens 7” designs captured the pride and toughness of the World’s Borough. The brand began in the Corona shop of Ortner “Von” Murray, whose life, cut short by COVID, will be honored on Saturday.
Citing THE CITY’s MISSING THEM reporting on the pandemic’s effect on children who’ve lost parents or other guardians, Council members want the child welfare agency to deliver quarterly reports on minors placed in foster care due to the coronavirus.
1 de cada 200 niños en la ciudad de Nueva York han perdido a un padre o cuidador debido al COVID. Esto representa casi el doble del índice nacional.
Un nuevo análisis revela que los niños negros, hispanos y asiáticos en la ciudad tienen una probabilidad alrededor de tres veces mayor de haber perdido un padre o cuidador, en comparación con sus pares blancos.
1 in Every 200 NYC Children Has Lost a Parent or Caregiver to COVID. That’s Almost Twice the National Rate.
Black, Hispanic and Asian children in the city are around three times more likely to have lost a parent or caregiver compared to their white peers, a new analysis reveals.
THE CITY reached out to people who participated in our MISSING THEM obituaries project, asking about how they’re dealing with loss. Dozens responded and offered coping strategies, words of encouragement and advice for the holiday season and beyond.
The city’s potter’s field, the final resting place for thousands killed by COVID and AIDS, is now overseen by the Parks Department amid visions of creating the nation’s largest municipal cemetery. But a $33M contract to a firm without cemetery experience, under the watch of an ex-Rikers captain, is raising concerns.
City Council candidates in Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay strive to fill the void left by shut-down community centers relied on by older people and those who don’t speak English.
About 750 New Yorkers taken by the pandemic await possible burial on Hart Island, the city’s potter’s field. City officials, though, say there’s no timetable to transport the fallen from refrigerated units in Sunset Park.
Residents living in the shadow of the Cross Bronx Expressway are among the New Yorkers who face added environmental hazards in the borough hit hardest by the pandemic.
“Missing Them,” an upcoming live, online theater event, is adapted from stories and interviews from THE CITY’s collaborative MISSING THEM project, which set out to memorialize every New Yorker killed by COVID-19.
Thousands of working-age Americans have died from the virus, underscoring the often-crushing financial fallout of losing a loved one to the pandemic. Some are seeking a compensation fund modeled on aid for 9/11 victims’ kin.
In case you missed it
- Brooklyn Conviction Review Unit Wants to ‘Correct Mistakes’ Quicker — But Still Silencing Cases
- Eric Adams Ordered NYC Schools to Shelter in Place Due To Flooding. No One Told Principals.
- LISTEN: Adams Talks Up a Storm to Cover His Flood Silence
- State Comptroller Report Faults MTA for Lack of Climate Change Plans
- Supreme Court Won’t Take Up Landlords’ Challenge to New York’s Rent Regulations
LOCAL NEWS POWERED BY NEW YORKERS.
We cover the uncovered, hold the powerful accountable, and make sense of the greatest city in the world.