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New York City Bracing for a Heatwave

A heat advisory is expected to be issued for New York City on Wednesday, July 20, and Thursday, July 21. Cooling centers are open across the city beginning Tuesday.

Health Dept. Opens Appointments for Monkeypox Vaccine

The Health Department will release over 8,000 additional first dose appointments over the next two weeks, and 4,000 additional doses will be made available through referrals from community partner organizations serving the highest-risk patients. Appointments will be made available on the City’s vaccine portal: vax4nyc.nyc.gov/monkeypox on Friday, July 15 at 6pm

NYC to Conduct Second Aerial Larviciding of the Mosquito Season

Aerial larviciding reduces the number of mosquitoes and minimizes the risk of mosquito-borne disease. The Health Department applies EPA-approved pesticide to mosquito breeding grounds when appropriate throughout the season.

Comptroller Audit Finds EDC Underreported the Costs of NYC Ferry System by $224m

New York City Comptroller Brad Lander released an audit showing NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) underreported nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in NYC Ferry...

PACE Organizes July 4th Celebration Event

Progressive American Community Empowerment, the brainchild of two Pakistani American professionals Saeed Hasan and Adnan Bokhari, organized an event to celebrate US Independence Day...

Why Ms. Marvel Matters So Much to Muslim, South Asian Fans

The South Asian Muslims in particular are excited for her because she not only embodies much of their customs but because she represents a break from the “Muslim equals Middle Eastern” portrayals. Black Muslim participants voiced this last point as well.

Children Ages 5 to 11 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The CDC recommends the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster for children ages 5 to 11 who had the second dose at least five months ago. The booster dose is the same strength as the first two shots.

NYC Taxi and Uber/Lyft Drivers Rally for Raise

New York Taxi Workers Alliance says the urgency of its fight was made more clear from surveys by 455 drivers which reveal shocking levels of poverty, as well as the dependency on driver income for thousands of New Yorkers.

NYC Investigating First Case of Monkeypox

The patient is being cared for at NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Pakistani Community Organization PACE Holds Interfaith Iftar Dinner

The room presented a tapestry of cultures, faiths and traditions – they were Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims. They assembled in the nicely...

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