Spring is in the Air- and so are Allergies

As spring arrives in beautiful New York city, so does something not so beautiful- allergies!

Many people suffer from allergies. This can cause many problems, like itchiness, red eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, swelling (1) and much more.

How can you feel better? How can you beat the allergies this spring?

The Website, WebMD , has 5 ways that can help! 

  1. Stay indoors more (limit your time outdoors)

This is easy. The trees and flowers that cause allergies are outside. Stay inside to keep yourself away from their pollen.

  1. Take medicine

Many allergy medicines can stop you from getting a runny nose and an itchy face, but be careful! They can also make you sleepy. 

  1. Take medicine 1 week early (Protect yourself early on)

If you take medicine early, it will already be in your body when you need it.

  1. Take natural medicine (Get Natural Relief)

Some herbal medicines help allergies too! Remember to talk to a doctor about safety. 

  1. Make small changes at home (Tweak your home)

There are small ways to make your home a place without allergies. You can close your windows, take off your shoes when you come inside the house, vacuum, and don’t smoke. Smoking makes allergies worse!

Enjoy the spring, but remember to beware of allergies!

(1) Swelling


Spring Allergy Fixes: Medicine, Herbs, Allergy-Proofing Your Home (webmd.com)


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Subway & Bus Safety


A. Where should you wait for the train on the platform?

  1. On the yellow platform edge strip
  2. Right behind the yellow platform edge strip
  3. In the middle of the platform

B. Which train car is safe to ride?

  1. The same car as the conductor
  2. The first car
  3. An empty car with nobody inside

C. In case of emergency, which button of the platform beacon should you press to talk?

  1. The red
  2. The green
  3. Both
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The Power of US

Last week University Settlement held its annual gala, City Stories: The Power of US. City Stories: The Power of US is a celebration of human connection and the community strength that is possible when neighbors are engaged in their powerful individuality. Honoring difference, insisting on complexity, and forging relationships are the pillars of this approach, one University Settlement has cultivated with their neighbors for the last 135 years.

If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch an inspiring conversation with Charles B. Stover Award Honoree Cathy Park Hong, a spoken word and dance performance by Drew Drake and Angelica Mondol Viaña, and a behind-the-scenes look at our programs in honor of our frontline staff.

This year’s gala may be over, but our work is far from done. We are going to keep pushing forward to make NYC a more equitable place for ALL.

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NYC Emergency Management Invitation: Free Workshop + Giveaway

Join NYC Emergency Management and the Museum of Chinese in America for Immigrant Heritage Week 2022!

This event will include a free workshop on emergency preparedness, a chance to win prizes, and time to explore the museum’s exhibits. The workshop will be conducted in English and Chinese, in either Mandarin or Cantonese depending on the session.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Location: 215 Centre Street, Manhattan, NY 10013

Time: 1 to 5 PM (participants choose their session)

Participants must register in advance through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigrant-heritage-week-emergency-preparedness-workshop-registration-302912538557. Due to limited seating, tickets will be first come, first served. We ask that if anyone cancels, they do so at least three days prior to the start of the event.

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