Just a quick check in to let you know we are still moving forward with the big dreams we have for our city. In fact, you might even say we are so caught up in doing our best to help to “Save NYC Together,” that ironically the blog “Save NYC Together” gets a bit ignored. Also, because this is just one site of many that we are involved with.
Magic Transformation to the “New” New York!
I am happy to report that thanks to performing artists among others, our beloved New York City is coming back. The reopening of Broadway has been very helpful. As New Yorkers, we recognize that importance of the arts has in terms of attracting tourists to our city.
Real New Yorkers are Lending a Hand
Another positive thing that is going on is reinventing an outlook. When COVID first started to rear its ugly head, the 1%ers, without a blink, gathered up their big businesses, that were important to the city’s financial existence, and bolted without a thought. And although it seems that their departure has led to tax woes, on the good side we now know who the real New Yorkers are: the ones who stayed!
What Happened to the Fleeing 1%?
Many of them are living and working in states like Texas and Florida, and we wish them well. In truth though, many of them likely still have luxury apartments here. It’s so if they need to come back for business or even just want to see a Broadway show, they have digs ready.
The answer could be that maybe you want to participate. For certain though, is Dr. Doer jumping in. Meanwhile…
The Creativity Keeps on Going
For some of us we never stopped creating because of COVID. We were lucky and could do our primary art form while seated at a laptop. While for other creatives who were not comfortable presenting on Zoom, things were tougher. And that goes for small businesses also.
THE SECRET SOME SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WERE ABLE TO USE TO AT LEAST PARTIALLY MINIMIZE COVID’ DESTRUCTION
Can in-person businesses go digital?
In Manhattan and Other NYC Boroughs COVID was Destructive
Depending on the industry of the in-person business, when COVID blasted into our consciousness and New York City neighborhoods, there were those who were in a field that necessitated it be done in the same room with the customers or client.
Some Were Able to Digitally Adapt, Others Were Not So Lucky
There were some entrepreneurs who were able to pivot and integrate digital aspects to their business model. And those companies that already utilized digital, also had it easier. While sadly, there were other small business owners who had to shut down their operations entirely.
HERE IS A METHOD THAT IS HELPING MANHATTAN-ITES TO SAVE NYC TOGETHER
New ways of recognizing employees as well as other community members is starting to catch on in the Big Apple.
Why Start an Awards Show Now?
Awards Shows are a way to celebrate others in the community who have given of themselves and made a difference. Or who maybe stepped up to the plate to give back to those less fortunate than themselves who were hit with hardship with COVID.
A Man with an Unusual Stage Name Who Talks about the Importance of DOING and being a DOER
Dr. Doer points out that throughout history, those who were the most successful both artistically as well as financially, were DOERS, and specifically, DOERS who Stayed on their DOER PATH.
LITTLE KNOWN WAYS TO SAVE NYC TOGETHER WITH THE HELP OF YOUR DOER PATH
The red flag goes up for many when mentioning a “Doer Path” because, even if staying on your “Doer Path” as a Doer might make success more possible, not everyone is a doer, or at least does not consider themselves to be one. Dr. Doer said that even if you are a total introvert and the furthest thing from fitting the “Doer” persona, it was still possible to harness its powers. Hmmm. Though, Dr. Doer did not clear that one up for us.
Who Does Dr. Doer Think he is Talking about Remaining on Your DOER PATH as though it is Easy with Some Organizations Falling by the Wayside?!
In Dr. Doer’s defense, we do agree with his thesis that successful individuals are DOERS and that just being a DOER is not enough, because to succeed you have to stay on your DOER PATH. But by the same token, there were businesses that had to close through no fault of their own.
Dr. Doer States that Businesses that Had to Shut Down Due to COVID Were the First Ones He Wanted to Help
Dr. Doer is lending a helping hand to entrepreneurs who thought they could not remain in their in-person businesses due to the virus variants, and maybe even tried to find a digital solution. Dr. DOER sees the realization of the mission to Save NYC Together becoming more DOABLE through DOING with digital creativity!
Last night when I saw Eric Adams’ speech touching on the tragedy of police officers being shot, he literally said what we have known all along as being the true key. There is, as he put it, a need to:
“…Save New York together.”
A mission aligned with our own, and that of other New Yorkers which is:
“Save NYC Together.”
Last night I, like so many other New Yorkers, became aware of the shooting of the police officers within around 3 hours after it happened. The scene of the shooting was literally a few stops on the subway from where I live.
Will this Be the Motivation Needed to Unite and Work Toward Ending this in Our City?
At long last, it seemed like a public figure was finally talking about the real and core need to “Save NYC Together” instead of the more external goal of getting Broadway back, so tourism returns.
I Can Relate
Restoring Broadway is a wonderful and vital idea, and over the years I have had friends and clients who performed in such shows, but of course there is the Pandemic, as well as…Well…Gun violence. Visitors do not want to vacation here if they do not feel it is safe.
A Number of New Yorkers Have Feelings of Sadness with a Drive to Change Things
My heart broke last night as I watched Adams and officers gathered, talking about what had happened. Much emotion was to be felt. Something seemed different this time in terms of the significance and injustice that had transpired. Our new Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell was riveting. She spoke from the heart, with great strength and resolve.
He was from Inwood, Manhattan
Today I read that Jason Rivera, age 22, from Precinct 32, who died last night from bullet wounds, was the son of immigrant parents and grew up in the neighborhood I live in now with my wife and our daughter.
In fact, it was said that the whole reason he joined the force in the first place was because of his experiences growing up here.
If You live i New York, this is Your Problem, this is All of Our Problem
This is happening in your NYC neighborhood too. It must be stopped.
Support the police. In New York let’s not be divided like America is now. Not here in our city.
As Mayor Adams put it last night:
“Save New York together against the killers of the officers. There is us and the killers. Us against the killers.”
Our hearts and prayers go out to the loved ones of the officers shot last night.
People of NYC unite.
time for taking back
Those who take the lives of others are not the stewards.
Time to save our city
New York is our place to live and not have the threat of guns.
What is “Digital Transformation” and Why Should You Care?
If done correctly, Digital Transformation can change your business model for the better as well as offer low and no cost tools available online. We will get to describing the facets in a bit, but first, following this section, we are going to show you a number of the reasons why “Save NYC Together,” needs your assistance if you are a New Yorker or anyone, in any part of the world, who loves NYC.
An Unfortunately Covid and Violence Context of an Urban Environments
Save NYC Together is a community-based volunteer run organization that is actively engaged in assisting with helping to build back New York City after it was hit hard, and continues to be challenged with, Covid and its evolving variants.
Drama in the Streets of Washington Heights and Inwood
Sadly, the chaos continues though, especially now that Omicron has made its entrance from the wings and is now centerstage under the spotlight. Plus, unfortunately for those of us who live in certain Northern Manhattan neighborhoods, we experience a level of violence that is just getting worse. The two Vs, Violence and Vaccine, are the Deadly Duo.
A Shared Wish for Happiness
Not that it is any consolation, but the primary participants of the violence seem to be members of rival gangs. The hope is that by digitally sharing these elements, awareness will build, and the more people who we let know of the Vs, the more individuals there will be who become community advocates and activists.
Digital Transformation is Not just a Game Changer for the “Save NYC Together” Movement, but Can Help You, the Small Business Owner, Combat Covid with Digital Transformation
Grow as a business while simultaneously making a difference in your community. You will reduce Covid pain, transforming it through digital. This for you a bottom-line increase while helping others and building good will.
Hi. Yianni speaking. At this moment here in New York City, I am honored to be on three other blogs at the same time which are USA Make a Difference, NYC Housing Lottery, and Over 50 USA. There are two topics that I have been asked to quickly talk about. Topic one is getting out the message that NYC artists need affordable housing so they can focus on making art that in turn all of us can enjoy. Topic two is to build awareness around the mission that is also is the domain name of this website which is to Save NYC Together.
Taking on Violence
Two of the most destructive forces we face together in NYC are the pandemic and the considerable increase in violence in our streets. As I mentioned on one of the other blogs is that a few days ago, less than a block away from where I live, someone was shot and killed. There have been many shootings and deaths here, including those that occurred directly across the street from our home. Pretty much every day in our neighborhood, either a shooting or attack or both occur. How do we save NYC together from ongoing violence like this? Part of the solution I believe is to stop tolerating it. Spread the word to others in your neighborhood either digitally or in-person. The more awareness that is built among neighbors, the better. And be sure to let your feelings be communicated to local politicians and others who are paid to maintain peace and quality of life. It is their job. Make them do their job.
Taking on the Pandemic
As you likely know, the new COVID variant known as Delta, is much more contagious and agile than former strains. That is the bad news. The good news is that the pandemic can be gotten better under control, if our fellow Americans are willing to help save the lives of others and maybe even themselves. Here is how: get the vaccine. It is as simple as that. If everyone gets the vaccine, we can achieve herd immunity which is the only way we will be able to make a difference. So, it is my and your job to spread the word to those who may have not yet gotten the vaccine because they do not realize that by not getting vaccinated, they are participating in killing people every day.
When it Comes to COVID and Violence, Use Your Options
I am a dad and monitor the safe passage of my child to school here in our Manhattan community. A discovery has been made that, at least for today in NYC, busses can be a safer method of transportation. They are convenient too. Depending on how far you must travel, taking a bus can have a better result getting you where you want to be on time, as opposed to subways. That said though, more and more of good New Yorkers are taking the subway, and its stigma will soon be broken.
You Are What You Think
Repeatedly throughout the years, we hear that how we think will affect our outcomes. And this makes sense. If you have a negative state of mind about something, clearly you will be less likely to take positive action. Just a thought. And maybe it will reoccur later. Or maybe not. But just having a thought, no matter how fleeting, can be a part of us being able to Save NYC Together.
We believe that all those who consider themselves New Yorkers and continue to do so, can all be a part of making a difference in New York City. If you would like to join the “Save NYC Together” mission, all that is required is that you be mindful of being a part of the “solution” and not the “problem.”
3 of Nearly 60 Blogs
Sadly, it is easy to become a part of the problem, by pointing out what is wrong with our beloved NYC without also providing suggestions or taking action steps to bring NYC t back to life. We are in synch with 3 of the nearly 60 blogs of the Blog Coalition. These sites include “USA Make a Difference”, “Over 50 USA” and “Home Business Achievers.”
It is our hope is that with publications like the 3 mentioned, New Yorkers can continue to grow their internal commitment and belief that NYC can rebound in a whole new way. Some say that “you are what you think” and we believe this to be true due to the fact that studies have shown that just having a positive outlook about something can make all the difference.
Yes, of course we can save New York City. But it is not going to be the original New York that we all knew and loved. Broadway Theater will be different, the Arts Scene will change, as well as will the personal definition of being a New Yorker. For those of us who do not have the money to be able to have a second home somewhere else, we are in the unique position of facing straight up how we will group together, grit our teeth, and together bring this city back to life.
Having recently been recently in Time Square, near where my wife and I lived on 42nd Street, things have indeed changed. One can look at the recent dropping of the ball ceremony for ushering in the New Year and see how things have shifted there. We live further uptown now but have great nostalgia for how we used to have to fight our way through the numerous tourists who slowed down the walking traffic. They would literally stop and look up. If only Manhattan, NY had the draw it once had. The 5 star hotels are empty, some lybraries are closing down, and all 5 boroughs are being impacted.
Another big change is in schools. Many of the public schools are still offering remote learning as a choice even though some institutions are now providing in-person education. Thank goodness for charter schools which are open to New York kids. Although on certain television programs they are talking about the harm that distance learning has on young people, the fact is that our 12 year old daughter is thriving in terms of her experience of being a part of a remote charter school community.
There is also COVID-19 and its new incarnations which are driving people indoors. As a family, we have not ventured out together more than a few times in the last 10 months. We documented our first 100 days in an online diary/blog. In many ways the Coronavirus is more deadly than it was back then. Though, vaccines are being developed and are available at the time of this writing, to seniors and front line workers.
So this is a message to those of us who are still living in the city. Let’s not forget what our beautiful city used to be, but also accept that the new NYC will be very different than the old one. The experiences we have been going through due to COVID and other triggers, are destined to have a long term difference even after the Pandemic ends. Communicate with your neighbors both online and off. Stay safe as we Save NYC Together!
Where are the doves? The city is afraid. Its children are crying. There is the fear of traveling from one part of the city to the other because those who feel they have not been treated well, pull out their guns as happened outside of our apartment with two dead.
What was once a simple subway destination to meet a doctor now has to be done carefully since we are a target now. There is so much anger and so much violence. The gangs are feeling the pain and are at each other’s throats more than they ever have been.
A Child Present Makes it No More Different
But all I want to do is to meet a physician. The irony is that in the process of getting there could mean more bodily harm than the condition I am in and the reason for the visit. So what is one to do? The goal is to save nyc together. I gulp. I know I must do this. And I look at my options. The place is in midtown near where we use to live. I could take the 1 or A train, with the 1 train can be closer to my destination, but that is a an unsafe train because it is filled with angry people who do not even care if a child is present.
Something is Brewing Just Below the Surface
I experienced that with my daughter when riding the 1 before. He came up to me, got into my face saying I was a Christian and didn’t worship the right god. At the next stop I got off of the train with my daughter and moved to another car. Thankfully he didn’t follow us but it was close. The A train has become more dangerous and going to midtown via the close Metro North has a station that has many pissed off people ready to take a sacrificial lamb, There’s always the fast bus as opposed to the short one. So much pain, so much anger, we have a long time until peace come to the city we love. A civil war is brewing