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 senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast, she has earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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