How families quarantine together, clash over NYC schools reopening, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 13, 2020 - 10:30AM


The clash continues over who has final say over whether New York City’s public schools will remain closed through June (WNYC)

Some families are quarantining together outside NYC to share childcare and Airbnb costs (The New York Times)

What happens to NYC rents during a recession? Here are some clues from the 2008 financial crisis (StreetEasy Blog)

Construction has halted on thousands of affordable apartments in NYC, despite being considered “essential” work. (New York Post)

The city is moving 6,000 homeless out of shelters and into hotels (Gothamist)

A New Jersey landlord cancelled rent payments for three months for his 12 tenants to ease their stress and anxiety (New York Post via


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