A $2 trillion rescue package, ideas floated to help NYC renters, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
March 26, 2020 - 10:30AM


The Senate approved a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to rescue the U.S. economy as a result of the pandemic (The New York Times) 

City officials are pitching measures to help renters—like canceling rent increases and asking landlords to tap into security deposits for rent payments (The Real Deal)

New York City's parks and playgrounds, which have stayed open during the current crisis, may face closure if people don’t follow social distancing instructions (Brooklyn Eagle) 

More than 600 NYPD officers are being deployed to a task force to enforce social distancing (New York Daily News)

Basketball hoops will be removed at 80 courts where ball players are flouting measures to prevent the virus from spreading (New York Post)

Several of the city's streets will be closed to vehicles from Friday to allow New Yorkers to more easily practice social distancing (NBC)

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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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