Hundreds are without gas, calls for an open house ban, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
March 17, 2020 - 10:30AM

Hundreds of Brooklyn residents are without gas while they are being told to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus (Bklyner)

More than a third of New Yorkers will not be able to pay rent if their paychecks are put on hold or lost due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to data from PropertyNest (press release)

Some landlords are taking steps to help—thousands of tenants in East New York can get a 14-day rent waiver if they can't keep up payments because of the pandemic (Bklyner)

There are calls for a two-week moratorium on open houses and in-person property showings to stop the spread of the pandemic (The Real Deal)

Brooklyn City Council member Carlos Menchaca is calling for a ban on construction work citywide due to the coronavirus outbreak (The Real Deal)

Low interest rates and the stability of ownership are big incentives to buy—if you can stomach the uncertainty during a crisis (The New York Times)

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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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