Seniors-only shopping hours, bar and restaurant landlords want relief, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
March 18, 2020 - 10:30AM

Brooklyn lawmakers are calling on the mayor to make exclusive shopping hours mandatory to protect seniors and medically vulnerable from the spread of coronavirus (Bklyner) 

Landlords and commercial tenants are pushing for financial relief in response to the city's closure of bars, clubs, and restaurants (Daily News) 

The Trump administration is weighing sending checks to Americans as a means of direct aid (Politico) 

New York state halted student and medical debt collection for at least 30 days (Bklyner) 

What does the Federal Reserve's cut to its target interest rate mean for your mortgage? (CNN)

NYCHA steps up cleaning services and awareness of social distancing and other preventative measures (City Limits) 




Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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