NYC opens for Phase 1, $100 billion in rent aid stalled, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | June 8, 2020 - 10:30AM 

Today NYC enters Phase 1 of a four-part reopening. Here’s what you need to know (Gothamist)

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is pushing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to approve a $100 billion rent relief program (amNewYork)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 20 units in a new building in Fort Greene. Rent starts at $690 (Brownstoner)

Health officials blame a dozen new cases of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania on Jersey Shore “beach house gatherings” (New York Post)

After falling behind on his rent, a Brooklyn tenant asked to work for his landlord (The New York Times)

Do Sheepshead Bay residents really need volunteers patrolling their neighborhoods to prevent looting (WNYC)

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