Hundreds missing from coronavirus stats, call for Cuomo to suspend rent, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
April 9, 2020 - 10:30AM


Hundreds of New Yorkers who died at home in recent weeks, without ever being tested for the coronavirus, have been missed from the tally of Covid-19 victims (Crain's)

In an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, State Senator Michael Gianaris is calling for an executive order to suspend and forgive rents due to the pandemic (press release)

Preliminary stats show African American and Hispanic communities are being hardest hit as the coronavirus pandemic rips through the five boroughs (The New York Times)

Out of the MTA's 74,000 workers, bus drivers have been hardest hit by Covid-19 with 33 deaths (Bklyner)

Grocery stores in NYC’s wealthy and poorest areas are both struggling as well-heeled locals leave and those without incomes wait for benefits (NY Post)

Residents along 14th Street in Manhattan say a sewer line repair means they are stuck inside and tortured by the sounds of jackhammers, chainsaws, and generators (EV Grieve)

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Emily Myers

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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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