Fourteen New Cases, and One Additional Death in Lower Manhattan
A weekly statistical update from the City’s Department of Health indicates that 68 residents of Lower Manhattan have died from the pandemic coronavirus, while 797 have tested positive for the disease.
A New York City prepares to begin reopening on Monday, this will be the Broadsheet’sfinal weekly update about local health statistic related to the pandemic coronavirus — until and unless the outbreak reemerges.
The death toll among Lower Manhattan residents from the pandemic coronavirus has grown by one additional lost life, to a total of 67. This represents a 4.6 percent increase from the Broadsheet’s last update, on May 29. The average death rate for the eight zip codes that comprise Lower Manhattan now comes to 68.86 per 100,000 residents (a standard benchmark use by health statisticians). For comparison, there are neighborhoods in Queens and the Bronx where the same gauge registers up to seven times higher than the Downtown’s local death rate.
In a separate (but related) development, the DOH has also released updated statistics for the local, overall case count. (All metrics cited in this story are current as of Thursday afternoon, June 4.) In this tally, a total of 797 residents of Lower Manhattan are confirmed to have been infected by the pandemic coronavirus. This updated tally for confirmed cases of coronavirus indicates that the total number of local residents known to be infected has jumped by 14 new cases, or approximately 1.78 percent, since, when the total number of Lower Manhattan cases was 783 patients.
According to the DOH data, the local infection rates and death totals (outlined out by zip code) break down as follows:
• 10280/Battery Park City South (below Brookfield Place): 0 deaths and 50 confirmed cases, an increase of 0 new cases and 0 additional deaths since May 29
• 10282/Battery Park City North (above Brookfield Place): 15 deaths and 70 confirmed cases, an increase of 0 new cases and 0 additional deaths
• 10007/Southern Tribeca (West Street to Broadway, north of Vesey Street and south of Chambers Street): 3 deaths and 54 confirmed cases, an increase of 5 new cases and 0 additional deaths
• 10013/Northern Tribeca (north of Chambers Street and south of Canal Street): 20 deaths and 259 confirmed cases, an increase of 4 new cases and 1 additional death
• 10006/Greenwich South (Broadway to West Street, south of Vesey Street and north of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel): 0 deaths and 24 confirmed cases, an increase of 0 new cases and 0 additional deaths
• 10004/Southern FiDi (West Street to the East River, south of Beaver Street): 1 death and 31 confirmed cases, an increase of 1 new case and 0 additional deaths
• 10005/Eastern FiDi (Broadway to the East River, south of Maiden Lane, north of Beaver Street): 2 deaths and 61 confirmed cases, an increase of 1 new case and 0 additional deaths
• 10038/the Civic Center and Seaport (Broadway to the East River, north of Maiden Lane and stretching a few blocks beyond the Brooklyn Bridge): 27 deaths and 248 confirmed cases, an increase of 4 new cases and 0 additional deaths
These data also indicate that, among all Downtown residents who have been tested for coronavirus, 16.44 percent have been confirmed to be infected.
The combined population of these eight zip codes is approximately 81,000 residents. The total of 797 confirmed cases translates into an overall rate of infection of roughly nine-tenths of one percent for all Lower Manhattan residents. The overall death rate for Lower Manhattan residents due to the pandemic coronavirus comes to an vanishingly small eight one-hundredths of one percent.
Finally, a cautionary note: While infection and death rates are falling precipitously, the history of the 1918 pandemic flu offers a caveat to those rushing to embrace premature relief. The death toll for the spring of that year was indeed grievous, but the coming of warm weather provided encouraging news, as statistics turned favorable. In the end, however, more than two-thirds of everyone who died from the outbreak did so in the autumn and winter than followed, when the disease returned with a vengeance. Here’s hoping this episode has a different denouement.
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To the editor:
Ho Yip IS missed. It was always packed at lunch time. And the sudden change in need for hotel rooms means that space will sit unbuilt for a long time.
When it first closed, it seemed like another loss of an affordable lunch spot in an area where those are getting scarce. Do we really need another high rent place selling $11 cups of organic non-GMO cold-pressed dandelion juice?
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.
What is award-winning filmmaker Wu Hao’s chosen artifact? It’s a thick history tome called To Change China: Western Advisors in China, by the great Yale historian Jonathan Spence. Join us as Wu Hao, an award-winning filmmaker, explains how the book changed the way he views his country—and the world. Noon.
Vincent Toro reads from his new book “Tertulia” (Penguin Random House, 2020) from Fort Lee, NJ. His new collection takes the Latin American idea of an artistic social gathering (the “tertulia”) and revises it for the Latinx context in the United States. The collection examines immigration, economics, colonialism and race thru the imagery of music, visual art, and history. Noon.
Virtual performance at home by Crys Matthews, a prolific lyricist, who blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. From Brookfield Place. 12:30pm.
In celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Renwen Society presents a lecture on the forces that helped make Met’s Asian art collection one of the finest in the world. Free; advanced registration requested. This event will be conducted in Mandarin, Chinese. 8pm.
Inspired by confinement and virtual connectivity, The Attendants 2020 is a re-imagining of the cutting edge interactive performance presented at Brookfield Place in 2011, during which the public communicated with performers through text messages and tweets. Viewers will be able to influence the piece by sending messages to the performers through a digital platform. The performers can only respond with their bodies, each streaming in from the safety of their own homes. Noon-6pm.
South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues, virtually. From our living rooms and kitchens, and even from the deck of Wavertree, join in for our round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear. 2pm.
Join the Museum of American Finance, the Fordham Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis and the CFA Society of New York for a moderated conversation with Domenico Siniscalco, managing director and vice chairman at Morgan Stanley, Italian economist and former Italian minister of finance. Siniscalco will share his insights on how economies and financial markets have withstood the impact of COVID-19 and will discuss macroeconomic policies countries like Italy can use to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Noon.
June 5: Today in History
Boris Yaro’s photograph of Robert F. Kennedy lying wounded on the floor immediately after the shooting. Kneeling beside him is 17 year-old Juan Romero, who was shaking Kennedy’s hand when Sirhan Sirhan fired the shots.
1639 – Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill
1664 – New Amsterdam renamed New York
1816 – 10″ snowfall in New England, “year without a summer” (Mount Tambora)
1938 – Sigmund Freud arrives in London
1850 – Levi Strauss make his 1st pair of blue jeans
1912 – The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
1933 – First drive-in theater opens inCamden New Jersey
1944 – 82nd Airborne division D-day-landing at Ste Mere Eglise
WWII D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France
1968 – Senator Robert Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.
1988 – 3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant
2002 – Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to havea force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
2012 – The Solar Impulse completes the world’s first intercontinental flight powered by the sun
1755 – Nathan Hale, hanged patriot, had but one life to give for his country
1875 – Thomas Mann, Germany, novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)
1799 – Patrick Henry, American revolutionary (b. 1736)
1941 – Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
1961 – Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist, dies at 85
1968 – Robert Kennedy, (Sn-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan at 42
1979 – Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 80
2006 – Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
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Downtown Non-Profit Sues to Gain Release of Protestors
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The Legal Aid Society, headquartered at 199 Water Street, filed suit on Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, on behalf of 108 detainees who were arrested in Manhattan during the first five days of protests.
CB1 Endorses Push to Expand VCF Coverage to Pandemic Illness
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Crashes in Tourism and Business Travel May Signal Trouble for Downtown Hotel Sector
A hotel developer seeking to repeat a 2017 coup may face headwinds that could work against such a reprise. Last December, Hidrock Properties, a Manhattan-based builder of hotels and office properties, completed demolition of two small buildings at 110 and 112 Liberty Street, between Greenwich Street and Trinity Place, which it bought for $38 million in 2018. (Local residents may remember them as the home of the Ho-Yip and Essex World restaurants.)