Buyers 'frantic' to get out of NYC, funds for businesses hit by looters, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 5, 2020 - 10:30AM

Some real estate firms are making big donations to minority-owned companies and civil rights groups (The Real Deal)

Protests and the pandemic shutdown highlight the critical role of parks and other public spaces in cities like New York (CityLab)

NYC set aside $500,000 for small businesses in the Bronx hit by vandals and looters this week (Commercial Observer) 

Houses in suburban towns and rural areas outside of NYC sat on the market for years are being snatched up by 'frantic' New Yorkers (New York Post)

Mayor Bill de Blasio presented a plan for when outdoor dining returns to NYC in Phase 2 (Gothamist)

Ithaca’s Common Council passed a resolution seeking permission from the state to cancel rent for the town’s 7,500 renters for three months (The Real Deal)


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