Brooklyn Coronavirus Update and Open Thread: Unemployment for Freelancers (3/27/20)

Ocean Hill. Photo by Steven Sherman


    We’re in the second week of sheltering in place and the fifth day of distance learning for New York City schools.

    Coronavirus isn’t the only thing that is novel, as the unemployed — including freelancers and independent contractors — will get full pay if Congress passes the latest proposed aid package. As the virus infects leaders around the world, we are sad to hear architect and critic Michael Sorkin — at one time the architecture critic for the Village Voice and more recently a critic of New York City’s urban planning process — has died of coronavirus at the age of 71.

    What are you doing, what are your concerns and thoughts, and what are you reading and seeing regarding the Coronavirus crisis here in Brooklyn and beyond? Please feel free to comment in a respectful manner (please, no personal attacks, nothing libelous). If you are not already logged in, go up to the top right hand side of the page and log in to be able to comment.

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