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Subway ridership down 68 percent, listings freeze 'days on market' counters, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | March 20, 2020 - 11:30AM 

Subway ridership is down 68 percent and bus ridership is down 56 percent, however, well over two million New Yorkers are still riding mass transit, according to a survey from The Riders Alliance (press release)

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a plan to help New Yorkers struggling to pay their credit card fees and mortgage payments because of the coronavirus (Forbes)

Real estate listings will have their days on the market counters frozen as of today for consumer portals that are part of the RLS network (press release)

Michael Gianaris, New York state senate deputy leader, called for a 90-day suspension of residential and commercial rent for tenants and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic (press release)

Brooklyn Hospital Center launched a new, live-video conferencing center to pre-screen cases of Covid-19 (BKReader)

Staten Island has opened the city’s first drive-through Covid-19 testing center (Gothamist)

Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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