High number of NYers test positive for Covid-19, AOC supports rent strike, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 29, 2020 - 11:30AM


Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voiced her support for a rent strike and says she urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to cancel mortgage and rent payments (The Real Deal) 

Among the New Yorkers tested, an average of 31 percent were positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks (Gothamist) 

NYC public schools, with the exception of high schools, will stop using traditional grading during remote learning (Daily News)

REBNY and state officials are in the early stages of developing guidelines for office workers to return to their jobs (The Real Deal) 

An affordable housing lottery has opened for 31 apartments in Greenpoint, with studios starting at $1,288 (Greenpointers)

The MTA has completed work on the L train tunnel ahead of schedule and under budget (Brooklyn Paper) 


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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