Apartment showings can resume, city's playgrounds close, & more

Apartment showings can resume, city's playgrounds close, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 2, 2020 - 11:30AM

In a surprising move, the Cuomo administration says in-person real estate showings, inspections, and appraisals may resume, despite warnings about the pandemic's increasing severity (The Real Deal)

All of the city's playgrounds are closed to stop the spread of Covid-19. Parks remain open (Brooklyn Paper) 

A New Jersey mom is using a scheduling app for family members to reserve rooms in their own house (Business Insider)

The city's Department of Health released data on the number of Covid-19 tests and how many were positive for each zip code (Gothamist) 

Nearly 2,000 listings on StreetEasy include links to video walkthroughs, and more than half of those were added between March 15 and 30th (press release)

Laundromats are deemed essential businesses, but many are closing or cutting hours because workers are sick (The City) 

Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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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