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Senator wants $100 billion for national rent relief, Brooklyn pier used as a morgue, & more

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Real estate, along with retail, finance, and insurance, will be among the second group of businesses to get back to work when the state reopens in the coming months (The Real Deal)

A bill that would provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance has been proposed by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio (Forbes)

The pier at 39th Street in Brooklyn is being used as a long-term morgue to handle the surge in deaths due to the coronavirus (Gothamist) 

The MTA is preparing for overnight closures and intensive cleaning starting tonight (WNYC)

The pandemic is proving to be a catalyst to transform how employers, real-estate services providers, and landlords rethink the office (Business Insider)

On the front line of the pandemic in NYC, some bus drivers are struggling with their roles as essential workers (The New York Times)