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Cuomo says walk-in tests available soon, expanding essential workers' rights, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | April 27, 2020 - 10:35AM 

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An SNL sketch spoofed an exasperated Airbnb host stuck with a zany house guest because of the shelter-in-place order (SFGATE)

Members of the City Council are hoping to fast-track a NYC Essential Workers Bill of Rights. You can sign a petition supporting the bill (press release)

Almost half of NYC residents say they know someone who has died from coronavirus (New York Post)

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday said that about 5,000 independent pharmacies will soon offer walk-in coronavirus tests. Essential workers will get the first ones (BoweryBoogie)

Did you know Bay Ridge used to be known as Yellow Hook? Residents changed its name after a deadly yellow fever epidemic (Ephemeral New York)

A NYC doorman has a good shot at winning a seat in the New York State Assembly (New York Post)

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