Neighbors are Helping Neighbors During Anxious Times; Tell Us What You’re Seeing and Hearing

By Carol Tannenhauser

Kate Hinds spotted the sign below in the lobby of her UWS building. We believe, as she does, that it is not the only benevolent offer being made in the neighborhood in the face of the coronavirus crisis. What have you seen, heard or done? What ideas do you have? Tell us in the comments. Maybe you’ll inspire someone else…and so on.

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    1. jdicola says:

      Please keep us posted on opptys to help or volunteer. Plenty of healthy, young individuals on uws who have self-isolated and are looking for ways to help.
      Do you know of any local blood drives?

    2. Sarah says:

      “Look for the helpers”

    3. Geoff says:

      A noble offer, considering this from the American Kennel Club (

      “How can dog owners protect dogs from coronavirus?

      For now, healthy pet owners in the U.S. don’t need to do anything other than follow basic hygienic precautions such as washing their hands with soap and water before and after contact with any animal, including dogs and cats. If you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, experts recommend that you should “restrict contact with [your] animals — both to avoid exposing the pets and to prevent getting the virus on their skin or fur, which might be passed on to another person who touches the animal.” To reduce the spread of all germs, you may consider wiping your pet’s paws when they come in and out of the house with a paw cleaner and paw wipes.”

    4. Book Treks says:

      Our book club is delivering books we have in our home libraries to each other and anybody who wants them since public libraries are closed.

    5. Jerome36 says:

      That is really great. Kudos to them. But I have to say that the general UWS population has behaved in a selfish way. Hoarding food, paper towels, and sanitizers is not very neighborly. It really has been disheartening and lives up to the stereotype of the aggressive, me first, UWSer.

    6. Anonymous says:

      If anyone needs help with groceries or wants to help, check out this website:

    7. Michal says:

      This site just started up for the wider region – they’re looking for volunteers and (more importantly) to spread the word so that people in need know they’re there. (Might deserve its own post?)