What’s a New Yorker to do?

Stay? Go? That’s not really what defines us.

This city thrives on comings and goings, a continuous state of uncertainty, a constant adaptability to survive. Consider us your companion for the long road ahead.

For the last few months, a bunch of us have been swapping frantic emails and texts. A bike mechanic and Covid victim’s body needs to be claimed from the city. A momo maker can’t figure out PPP forms. Wanna send meals and masks to Elmhurst Hospital? A friend wants yeast, tomato plants and a Covid test, in that order of priority. A volunteer seeks donations of bigger diapers, size 4 or 5. Oh, and more paper towels. Any bike trails safe for an 8-year-old?

Everything feels harder as we reimagine life. So we launch this newsletter as a way to surface and meet needs, expand networks and create more connectivity among the neighbors of New York City. Welcome. Subscribe here

Count on us to hit your inbox every Tuesday morning, for now. You can support our efforts and the vendors and freelancers who run it by contributing to this tip jar.

Finally, we’d love to hear from you, both your questions and your answers. Write to us at hello@epicenter-nyc.com.