NY on 'pause' through April, double fines for social distancing scofflaws, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
April 7, 2020 - 10:30AM

As coronavirus continues to spread, New York will be on "pause" until at least April 29th, Governor Andrew Cuomo announces (New York Daily News)

Penalties for breaking social distancing rules in NY doubled from $500 to $1,000 (Business Insider)

It's possible Hart Island in the Bronx may be used to temporarily bury coronavirus victims if morgues are overwhelmed (Gothamist) 

Airlines are drastically cutting service to and from NYC as travelers are told to avoid the nation’s largest coronavirus hotspot (New York Post)

The city streets that were closed to help with social distancing will be re-opened for lack of use (Gothamist)

There are good reasons to look at historic crises as moments for dramatic urban change (CityLab)


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Emily Myers

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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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