Overcrowded subways after MTA cuts service, major layoffs at Macy's, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
March 31, 2020 - 10:30AM

New Yorkers traveling by subway and bus are facing dangerously crowded conditions as the MTA reduces service (Gothamist) 

Macy's, which also owns Bloomingdale's, plans to furlough 130,000 workers as sales slump due to store closures (The New York Times)

The hospital ship USNS Comfort docked at Manhattan’s Pier 90 to treat sick New Yorkers and take the pressure off hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic (NY Post)

A pilot program is launching in NYC to offer pro-bono legal help to small businesses so they can access funds from the coronavirus stimulus package (press release)

New York City's homeless population are being forced out of encampments in spite of fears this could increase the spread the virus (Patch)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 199 units in a nine-story building under construction in East New York (Brownstoner)

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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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