MTA desperate for cash, tracking Covid in NYC schools, & more

By Emily Myers | September 15, 2020 - 10:30AM 


The MTA will need to cut 7,400 jobs and reduce rail service if it doesn't get $12 billion in federal aid (Bloomberg)

The City Council is considering whether to increase protections for renters by broadening a ban on criminal background checks and income discrimination (The Real Deal) 

A situation room is being established to track cases of Covid-19 in schools after 55 staff members tesed positive for the virus (Gothamist)

Anyone traveling on the city's subways or buses who refuses to wear a mask now faces a $50 fine (press release) 

The rezoning of Industry City in Brooklyn's Sunset Park is on the table at a City Council hearing later (Brooklyn Paper)

This year's reinvented Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be pre-recorded and have balloons anchored to vehicles (West Side Rag)

Emily Myers

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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. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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