One Week Into Swift Rapid COVID-19 Testing on Main Street Shows Light Use, Good Overall Results

One Week Into Swift Rapid COVID-19 Testing on Main Street Shows Light Use, Good Overall Results

After the first 4-day week of rapid COVID-19 testing at the RIOC sponsored location at 524 Main Street, there’s little change overall in tests or results.

For the week ending on Saturday, the New York City Department of Health reports 463 tests among those of us with 10044 zip codes, consistent with previous weeks, and a positivity rate of 3.46%, far under the city average of 8.68%

Our last report, on January 4th, showed an infection rate of 3.57% against a city average of 9.31%.


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Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims Follow Years of Public Warning Signs — and Anti-Misconduct Training He Mandated

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 28 at 7:21pm ESTby THE CITY Even as the governor advocated a Women’s Equality Act that promised to “ban” workplace sexual harassment, female Albany reporters and employees heard a very different message. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronts a second allegation of sexual harassment by a

Fire Outside Duane Reade, 425 Main Street, Roosevelt Island: What We Know So Far

The fire outside Duane Reade started at around midnight, and reportedly, a witness saw it a pile of debris deliberately set aflame. There were no injuries and only exterior damage. Roosevelt Island Daily News The Roosevelt Island Daily News thanks our friend Sylvan Klein for an early tip on this story. In the daylight, a

The Eviction Moratorium Pause Ended Yesterday. Here’s What You Need to Do

Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 24 at 12:25pm ESTby THE CITY When the state Legislature passed the Emergency Eviction Act at the end of last year, nearly all eviction proceedings were paused for 60 days. That pause ended on Friday, Feb. 26.  After Feb. 26, pending eviction cases can start

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Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Presented Queen Esther’s Gambit for Purim 5781/2021

By Janet Falk Purim, a joyous and comedic holiday celebration, filled with fun and parody based on the Biblical story of Esther, was celebrated online by Rabbi Joel Shaiman and the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation (RIJC) on Thursday night, February 25, with a full evening of activities for all ages. The evening began with a


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