A Covid surcharge for restaurants, furloughs for city staff, & more

By Emily Myers | September 17, 2020 - 10:30AM 

New York City restaurants got the approval to add a temporary surcharge of 10 percent to help owners recoup losses due to the pandemic (amNewYork)

Nearly 500 City Hall employees, including the mayor himself, will be furloughed for a week to help cut costs (amNewYork)

A property tax hike has been ruled out as the city tries to close the widening budget gap (The Real Deal)

New York City officials are scaling back guidelines for the amount of live instruction students receive during the school day (Bklyner)

The pandemic economy could turn a deserted Hudson Yards into a taxpayer money pit (Gothamist)

The city's first store dedicated entirely to coronavirus products has opened in Midtown, selling masks, UV lights, and sanitizers (Patch)

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

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