ExploreChinatown Newsletter
5th Annual World Health Qigong Day
(Sept 4, 2021)
Learn and enjoy qigong demonstrations throughout the morning and afternoon, and receive information from participating healthcare and social organizations.

Key to NYC Guidelines: Mandarin Workshop
紐約市通行 證指引和幫助您的業務的資源
(Sept 9, 2021)
Resources for Businesses
Affected by Hurricane Ida
The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) recommends the following immediate next steps:

  • If you or others are facing immediate danger, please call 911.
  • Determine whether you have access to your space, assess any damage and consider the following:
  • Will you be able to conduct business in the near-term?
  • Are your employees impacted and/or can they can travel to the work site?
  • What insurance do you have, and do you have access to the records needed to file a claim? 
  • Carefully review the post-loss insurance tips below

If you need additional support from an emergency response professional to assess your space and your specific business needs, call NYC Department of Small Business Services hotline at 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692). To connect with the SBS Emergency Response Unit & Intergovernmental Services, please e-mail ERU@sbs.nyc.gov

Post-loss insurance tips: 

  • Immediately contact your insurance company or broker/agent.
  • Carefully read your insurance policy to understand what losses are covered.
  • Take photographs or a video of the damaged areas and assets to help with your claim.
  • Don’t remove any damaged property until the insurance adjuster has assessed the damage and made an official report.
  • Make only those repairs necessary to prevent any further damage; if you make permanent repairs unauthorized by the insurance company, they may not be covered.
  • Keep all receipts for repairs and temporary business expenses.
  • To help establish the value of your claim, prepare a detailed inventory of all damaged or destroyed property (item, quantity, date of purchase, cost at purchase, age, and estimated replacement cost), along with your pre-loss photographs.
  • Accompany the adjuster to point out damage during the inspection.
  • If the settlement offered by the insurance company seems unfair, contact the New York State Insurance Department by visiting www.dfs.ny.gov.
  • If the insurance company denies any part of your claim, get the denial in writing, and keep copies.
  • Always contact your insurance company and claims adjuster any time you find additional damage not previously reported.

Storm Recovery Updates and Post-Storm Resources

NYC Emergency Management 
The City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who were affected by this historic storm. Please visit 
New Yorkers are encouraged to report damage to their property by calling 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) or by accessing the Damage Assessment Tool online. The Damage Assessment Tool allows the City to immediately collect damage information from New Yorkers to assess the impact upon affected areas. (Note: Reporting damage with this form is for tracking purposes only. You will not be provided a confirmation number.)

Department of Buildings
Check your property for any structural stability issues or unsafe conditions due to flooding, and contact the Department of Buildings by calling 311 if there are concerns. For building-related emergencies call 911.

Department of Environmental Protection
File a report with ponding/flooding report with DEP https://on.nyc.gov/2WFjW2J
Comptroller's Office
Water Damage or Loss Claim Form for damages from Hurrican Ida.
Residents who normally receive Monday trash or recycling collection may place their material at the curb between 4 p.m. and midnight Sunday evening as usual for collection beginning on Monday.

The Department will continue to collect storm debris throughout the weekend. Residents can place storm debris out at the curb for collection immediately and do not need to wait for their regular collection day. While not required, residents are encouraged to report storm debris locations to 311. It may several days for Sanitation to complete debris removal operations.
Upcoming Events
September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Anti-Asian Violence/Harassment
HOW DO I REPORT A BIAS INCIDENT/HATE CRIME? To report an incident, call 911, speak to any NYPD police officer on the street, or go to any NYPD facility. Additionally, to get information about counseling, legal assistance, health care, financial assistance, or to get help filing a police report, all victims of crime can call (646) 610-5267 or E-mail to ASIANHCTF@NYPD.ORG

我如何报告有偏 见的案件或仇恨犯罪?举报一起案 件,致电911,在街上告诉任 何一个纽约市警员,或去到任何 一个纽约市的警察部门报案。另 外,想得到有关咨询,法律援 助,健康保健,资金援助,或需 要帮助填写警察报告͕所有罪案 的受害人可以致电 (646) 610-5267
COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder / COVID-19疫苗查找器
One-stop site for New Yorkers to find their nearest COVID-19 vaccination location. 紐 約人可以找到他們最近的 COVID-19疫苗接種地點 的一站式站點。 More Info

COVID-19 Testing Sites / COVID-19 测试站点
Walk-in testing is available at no cost to you at these NYC Health + Hospitals locations.  您可以在这些纽约市健康与医院 机构免费进行步入式测试。More Info