At one point in April, New York State was reporting between 9,000 and 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day. In a clear-cut signal that progress is being made against the virus, the share of virus tests coming back positive has stayed below 1 percent for 30 straight days in New … [Read more...] about New York goes 30 days with a virus positivity rate below 1%
Whether it’s a dress you once wore as a bridesmaid or a suit you never got the chance to wear because you work from home, most have us have articles of clothing in our wardrobes that never see the light of day. That’s what inspired New York-based entrepreneur Adarsh Alphons to … [Read more...] about Have fancy clothes you never wear? Rent it out on this platform!
Although homelessness across America has been decreasing since 2010, New York City has witnessed an opposite trend. From 2007 to 2018, the state has witnessed a staggering 47% increase in homelessness. That’s where a grassroots program called Homebase steps in. Founded in 2004, … [Read more...] about Homebase: Stopping homelessness before it happens in New York
As summer heatwaves converge with a surging pandemic and an impending economic collapse, energy-efficient homes are becoming particularly critical to Americans’ well-being. Millions now face tough choices when it comes to energy usage: The longer they stay home to stay safe from … [Read more...] about New York is spending $1 billion to lower utility bills for residents
In early February, Thadeaus Umpster found a free refrigerator on Craigslist. He intended to use the glass-door fridge, the kind you might find in a supermarket, to store donations for the weekly food share he helps run in Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn. Just one problem: When … [Read more...] about Community fridges are popping up in New York to solve local food insecurity