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

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)

Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.

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