Don’t Have Rent Money? Eviction-Free NY Made Available A Tool To Help You File Hardship of Declaration:
Hello fellow New Yorkers!
Are you also dealing with understandably not being able to pay rent during one of the worst crisis we’ve had to deal with? Did the landlord send an eviction notice? All of the above? This tool from Eviction-Free NY helps you, in a few simple steps that I just finished myself, have you prepared for this.
What the tool does is basically use a bit of automation to do the complex aspects of the eviction protection process through this moratoria easier to navigate through the use of this recent form. This process takes some of your contact info, and address info so they can send the form to the landlord and the courthouse at the same time for you and send a USPS tracking number.
This is also amazing for any disabled New Yorkers who have difficulties accessing the physical and tangible court systems!
Here’s a link to their website: https://www.evictionfreeny.org/en/
Here’s link to fill out form‘s website: https://www.evictionfreeny.org/en/declaration/welcome
Need additional support?
Call the Housing Court Answers hotline at 212-962-4795.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Available in English and Spanish.
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In ancient Egypt, what we call medicine was understood as a form of magic. Practicing medicinal magic honored the goddess Sakhmet, the ferocious, lion-headed protector of Egypt. Though she is often thought of as protecting Egypt from invasion, this life-size sculpture of the goddess was one of hundreds commissioned by king Amunhotep III for his funerary complex, which scholars believe were meant to thank the goddess for the ending of a plague that ravaged the region. Sakhmet was believed to be so ferocious that if her wrath was not calmed after the enemy was defeated, she may bring about the end of the world. She could be placated with offerings of beer dyed red to resemble blood as well as the flooded Nile carrying silt, suggesting renewal and rebirth.
Like today, preventing disease was the first course of action. The ancient Egyptians turned to apotropaic deities who were believed to be able to scare-off the evil and chaotic forces, including those that caused disease. A magical knife, adorned with the head of a protective leopard, and fearsome, hybrid gods—lion-headed Aha showing domination over poisonous snakes, and hippo-based Tawaret wielding a knife herself—would cut the heads off of demons. Over time, gods like Aha, and the similar Bes, were ascribed more and more traits to address more and more concerns. This seven-headed figure with four sets of wings, the tail of a falcon and a crocodile, the heads of jackals for feet, and enveloped in a ring of fire is an example of a deity so mysterious and powerful that it could guard against a variety of maladies described on this small papyrus scroll meant to be rolled up and carried around.
In the final weeks of 2020, we're taking time to find comfort, hope, and healing with artworks in the Museum's collection.
Egyptian, Bust of the Goddess Sakhmet, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Granodiorite. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. W. Benson Harer, Jr. in honor of Richard Fazzini and the excavations of the Temple of Mut in South Karnak, Mary Smith Dorward Fund and Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1991.311. → Egyptian, Fragment of "Magic Knife," ca. 1759-after 1630 B.C.E. Frit. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.580.145. → Egyptian, Scene from a Magical Papyrus, 664-525 B.C.E. Papyrus, ink. Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.156a-d.
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Give it one last conversation,
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Collapse isn’t inevitable, it’s our duty to stop collapse if it indeed does happen. Damage control, unification, and solidarity with each other is how we get things done any other time. Why would it be any different during the climate crisis. We can’t rely upon hierarchical power structures to solve our problems for us, we have to seize them ourselves and begin damage prevention now. How you do that is up to you and those around you. Just a quick pep-talk as things are getting rather bleak everywhere.
Have a good one and stay safe babes.
This has been @punkofsunshine, aka a very infrequent poster due to working myself to death.
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