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We registered dozens of people for vaccines. 11 things we learned.
Coronavirus, Immigrant Voices

We registered dozens of people for vaccines. 11 things we learned.

If you make it easy for people, they will get vaccinated. This is perhaps obvious but the main reason people were not registering was not from a lack of will or belief in the vaccine’s efficacy. It’s because they didn’t know how to navigate the many sites, or don’t have jobs that allow them to be on the internet all day, or they heard on the news that things are a mess and figured they should wait.

Support small businesses, buy local this holiday season
Business, Lists & Guides

Support small businesses, buy local this holiday season

Let’s make the holidays about small business. Nearly one-third of small businesses in New York haven’t reopened their doors since March. Those that remain open have taken huge financial hits and are fighting for survival. This season, help support the businesses that shape our communities by buying a portion of your gifts locally.

Beat of the Boroughs features 54 immigrant artists
Lifestyle, New York

Beat of the Boroughs features 54 immigrant artists

Sidiki Conde is among 54 immigrant artists, including Haitian-Americans, featured in the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s Beat of the Boroughs initiative, just launched this week. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through March, artists from around the world will be leading performances, workshops, lectures and more on the center’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

Remote or blended learning? Plus the secret to more financial aid
New York

Remote or blended learning? Plus the secret to more financial aid

Parents across New York City are wondering: Should we start sending our little ones to school for hybrid instruction or keep them learning online from home? Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza have set a limited window for opting into blended learning. You have between November 2 and November 15 to decide.