NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 28-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. The TSA checkout date, which previously had been extended to May 1, has been extended again to May 29. FEMA will be calling applicants eligible for the new extension to notify them of the checkout date.
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG, PARKS COMM. VERONICA M. WHITE, DDC COMM. DAVID J. BURNEY. COMMUNITY ADVISORY
BEACH RECONSTRUCTION WORK
*24-Hour Construction to Reopen Beaches by Memorial Day*The Parks Department and the Department of Design and Construction are committed to reopening Brooklyn’s beaches by Memorial Day. To accomplish this goal in such a short time, we will need to perform pile driving operations and other noisy construction work 24 hours a day, for a few days at a time, at several locations along the beach.
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the National Guard with FEMA will deliver one million meals and bottled water to New Yorkers in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Delivery to parts of Lower Manhattan, affected areas in Brooklyn and Queens, including the Rockaways will start today.
I write today in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one of the most devastating natural disasters that New York City has ever faced. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to those who lost loved ones during the storm. I would also like to publicly thank the brave men and women of the New York City Police and Fire Departments as well as first responders throughout the area for their valiant efforts during the hurricane. I have no doubt that without their heroism and dedication our losses would have been much higher.
First Black Woman to receive an M.D.
February 24, 1864
2/24/1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts.
Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough President
February 23, 1965
Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by a Black woman in a major American city.
The NYS DMV has approved the sponsoring agencies listed below to provide accident prevention courses that reduce points and insurance premiums. The courses include traditional classroom courses and courses delivered through the Internet or another alternate delivery method. Contact any of these course providers to get information about a course in your area and to determine the course fee.
Internet Course and Other Alternative Delivery Method Course Providers:
Enjoy the music of Dion Parson’s 21st century band, listen to the tales of Brooklyn’s past by the Brooklyn storytellers, explore the history of the Dutch and African-Americans in New York City and rediscover the oldest house in New York City, the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum!