East Side Lawmakers Talk Coronavirus in Virtual Town Hall
Electeds on the Upper East Side are continuing the citywide effort to keep local government connected with its constituents during the worst crisis the City has seen in recent memory.
Among the electeds in attendance wereU.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney(D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens),Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright(D- Upper East Side, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island),State Senator Liz Krueger(D-Upper East Side, Lenox Hill),Council Member Keith Powers(D-Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill) andManhattan Borough President Gale Brewer(D).
Carolyn Maloneytalked about the three recent coronavirus relief bills passed by Congress during the call. She described the last $2.2 trillion stimulus bill as, “pumping money into people.”
“No city can handle a crisis better than New York after 9/11, Sandy, crash in 2008… But what we are confronting right now is probably the biggest challenge we have ever had,” Maloney said.
However, she assured that New York will receive the necessary funds for hospitals and individuals facing financial challenges and loans for small business reliefs.