NYC Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Newsletter 06/17/21

      Dear New Yorker,   Mayor Eric Adams and Speaker Adrienne Adams reached an early handshake agreement on the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The $101 billion budget includes $8.3 billion in budget reserves (the highest level in city history). Highlights from the budget include major investments in gun violence prevention, the subway safety plan, and affordable housing construction.  

Mayor Adams announced details on his housing plan focused on the creation and preservation of affordable housing, as well as reformation of repairs and services for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). More information is available in Housing Our Neighbors: A Blueprint for Housing and Homelessness.  

Goooaaalll!!! FIFA announced that New York/New Jersey has been selected as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This will provide a strong economic boost for our city’s post-COVID recovery. We are so excited to welcome the world to New York City!  

Mayor Adams today announced an investment of nearly $6.7 million to provide new and expanded services for the LGBTQ+ community. These new services provide wide-ranging support that include first-of-its-kind funding for capacity building of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC)/non-binary (NB)-led nonprofits, legal services, and support for homeless youth.  

Black history is New York City history. This week, Mayor Adams hosted a Juneteenth celebration at Gracie Mansion to honor the effective end of slavery in the United States in 1865. Wishing New Yorkers a day of celebration and reflection on Juneteenth this weekend.  

Lastly, wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all New York City fathers!  
In partnership,
Fred Kreizman Commissioner,
Community Affairs Unit
    Key Updates:      

The Districting Commission 
The Districting Commission is responsible for drawing new City Council maps.   
The Commission will hold its next Public Hearing on Monday, June 27th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at York College, 94-22 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. A Zoom connection will be posted on the website before the meeting. The Commission’s website is    

Public testimony also can be submitted by email to or by mail: 253 Broadway, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10007. The Commission can be followed on Twitter at  

Public Hearings
June 27 Queens – York College, CUNY
June 29 Brooklyn – City Tech College, CUNY
July 6 Bronx – Hostos Community College, CUNY
July 7 Staten Island – Borough Hall Commission votes on Council maps 

July 18th 
Public Hearings 
August 15, 16, 17, 18 & 22
Commission votes on Council maps

September 15
Commission submits plan to City Council

September 16      
DSNY: Join The Strongest  The New York City Department of Sanitation is looking for New York’s Strongest! The filing period for the next Sanitation Worker exam will be open from June 8th until June 28th. Go to on June 8th to register for the exam.      

NYC DOE  Happening Now  High school offers are available, and waitlists are open through September 16
Log in to your MySchools(Open external link) account to view your child’s offer letter online.
Don’t have a MySchools account and want to view your offer now? Talk to your current school or a Family Welcome Center.
High Schools Admissions Events – We’re hosting live virtual event about offers and waitlists June 21, 5:30-6:30pm. 
Find event times and how to join at

3-k Results Are Here  All families who submitted an application by the April 14 deadline can now view your child’s 3-K results letter in MySchools(Open external link).
If you opted for print notifications, a copy of this letter will also be mailed to you.
Don’t have a MySchools account and don’t want to wait?
Watch the “How to Create a MySchools Account” tutorial(Open external link)––we’ll walk you through the process.
You can also get your offer now by emailing, calling 718-935-2009, or visiting a Family Welcome Center.

Gifted & Talented (G&T)
The Gifted & Talented (G&T) application is currently open, and the deadline to apply has been extended to June 17, 2022. You can submit your child’s application one of two ways by the June 17 deadline:
Online at external link). It’s easy to create a MySchools account––this video(Open external link) will walk you through the process.
Through a Family Welcome Center. Find our locations and hours at        

Know Your Zone
Hurricanes, tropical cyclones, and nor’easters are all different kinds of storms that can affect 
New York City. Learn the terms, know the hazards, and be prepared by visiting    
    In case you missed it:     
Today @mayorsCAU joined the School District 8 community in an anti-gun violence peace march. Tragically, the community recently lost one of its own, 11-year old Kyhara Tay. We stand together in an effort to #EndGunViolence. — Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (@mayorsCAU) June 14, 2022
.@mayorsCAU had the pleasure to attend the @NYPD40Pct Community Fellowship Breakfast. Congratulations to the 40th Precinct Community Council and their honorees! Nice to see @NYPDFIRSTDEP, @NYPDPBBronx, and Deputy Mayor Banks’ team at the event! — Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (@mayorsCAU) June 15, 2022
What a great event! @mayorsCAU supported Detective Washington and the #NYPD Community Affairs Outreach Unit as they celebrated #FathersDay in Co-op City! — Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (@mayorsCAU) June 16, 2022
    From the Press Office:       
Jun 10, 2022 Mayor Adams, Speaker Adams Reach Early Handshake Agreement for a Balanced and Responsible Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Mayor Adams Appoints Sreoshy Banerjea Executive Director of NYC Public Design Commission
Jun 12, 2022  Mayor Adams’ Statement on Proposed Bipartisan Deal in U.S. Senate Tackling Gun Violence
Jun 13, 2022  Mayor Adams, Governor Hochul Appoint “New” New York Panelists
Jun 14, 2022 What They Are Saying: New Yorkers Support Mayor Adams’ Blueprint to Get New Yorkers Into Safe, High-Quality, Affordable Homes  Statement From Mayor Adams and Commissioner Castro in Anticipation of DACA’s 10-Year Anniversary and Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers Mayor Adams’ Statement on Federal Court’s Endorsement of City’s Rikers Action Plan
Jun 15, 2022 Mayor Adams, Hunts Point Community Leaders Release Comprehensive Plan to Create Economic Opportunity, Improve Quality of Life in Hunts Point Mayor Adams Appoints Keith Howard as Commissioner of Department of Youth and Community Development 
    Additional Resources:      

Get a map of food resources across the city Use this map to find locations that offer free food (food pantries and soup kitchens), as well as grocery stores and farmers’ markets.  

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365. Contact NYC Well by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting at  

Mental Health For All is a new comprehensive hub with helplines and services that offer a range of free, direct support to meet the needs of all New Yorkers, including young people, communities of color, and people with serious mental illness. Everyone has been affected in some way by this past year, and our mission is to ensure that every person has the support they need. Visit to find mental health resources and substance misuse support that meet your needs.  

Notify NYC
As part of New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), Notify NYC is New York City’s dedicated emergency public communications program. Notify NYC staff operate 24×7 out of Watch Command, where they constantly monitor emergency activity in New York City and the metropolitan area. 
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