This school year, 60 percent of the city’s students are learning remotely rather than attending in person classes.
The city’s fleet of garbage trucks has been scaled back this year amid reduced trash pickup—a result of coronavirus-related budget cuts.
Bus companies will cover 2,470 general education routes and 5,962 special education routes, ensuring “bus service will be available to all children who need it,” the mayor said.
The Bronx will have 11 of the city’s 55 planned locations, officials said, but none will be located in the East Bronx: a sprawling area with some of the highest poverty and coronavirus death rates rates in the nation, as well as more residents of color than any other borough.
New York City’s COVID-19 small business loan program—meant to shore up struggling local merchants—has awarded less than one percent of its funds to Bronx businesses so far, with 99 percent going to owners in other boroughs, city officials said Wednesday.