COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-05-12

Monday, May 11, 2020, NYC Mayor de Blasio - Focus on Neighborhoods Hardest Hit

The focus will be on the places hardest hit by the coronavirus in this city, so we're going to be focused on neighborhoods all over the five boroughs. In Brooklyn, those neighborhoods will be Flatbush and East Flatbush, Brownsville, Brighton Beach, Flatlands and Canarsie, East New York and Starrett City, Sunset Park, Bushwick, and Bed-Stuy. In the Bronx, Crotona and Tremont, Highbridge, Mott Haven, and Morrisania, Bronx Park, Van Cortland Park, and Fordham, Northeast Bronx, Pelham and Throggs Neck, Kingsbridge and Riverdale, Soundview and Longwood and Hunts Point. In Manhattan, Morningside Heights, Inwood, Washington Heights and Hamilton Heights, East and Central Harlem, and the Lower East Side and Chinatown. In Queens, Corona, East Elmhurst, and Elmhurst, Briarwood, Jamaica, Rockaway and Far Rockaway and Queensbridge. And in Staten Island, Stapleton to St. George and Willowbrook.

The goal will be to maximize the use of these community-based facilities, the providers, the clinics. Help them right now to be in the forefront of our efforts to fight back the coronavirus, get them more deeply into things like telemedicine and the test and trace initiative and leave them in stronger shape for the future as well, serving the low-income communities, the immigrant communities, the communities of color that have really taken it on the chin during this crisis. We want to strengthen these community-based providers now and for the future.
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