Notes from the NY Pause #3:

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Credit: NY Times

I spend my days working from home. I have not been to Manhattan in over a month. This lovely article from the New York Times from last year is a great reminder of the simple pleasures we are missing. I hope these little outposts of connection are staying safe and weathering this storm.

via How These Niche Stores Are Surviving the Retail Apocalypse – The New York Times

Notes from the NY Pause #2: leveler

leveler is a tool for people with job security to help people whose work status has been impacted by COVID-19. Implemented by creatives here in NYC, leveler was formed to help support individuals in the creative and service industries. Check it out, and if you are able, please give generously.


In the NY Pause…

What a surreal few weeks it has been. I make my living performing and teaching in the greater New York area — something that is incredibly challenging during the global Coronavirus pandemic. We saw our household income cut by around 90% over the last week. As we all adjust to new ways of being together, I am exploring all the ways to bring in any income for my family, and many are listed below.

Patreon, Ko-fi, and SoundBetter are some of the newer platforms that allow creatives to market their services digitally. You can view the options below and see if any of them speak to you. I am also offering virtual private lesson packs. If you are in a position to help, any bit will help with rent, food, and other expenses. We will get through this by sticking together. Thank you for any help you can give!