Hospitals take emergency measures, delays for congestion charge, & more

By Emily Myers | December 2, 2020 - 10:30AM 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new emergency measures to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients (The New York Times)

With $60 million left to distribute to vulnerable renters, The Legal Aid Society is calling for the remaining funds from the Cares Act to be given to needy families eligible for rent relief (press release)

The number of eviction filings is actually down compared to last year, suggesting landlords and tenants are working out agreements (Gothamist)

It may be another two years before New York City brings in a congestion charge, according to the MTA (New York Post)

Split toll collection on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge begins tonight (press release)

The New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island has been called off due to fears about mass gatherings amid the pandemic (Gothamist)

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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