The city lost 20 percent of its jobs in three months, with low-wage workers hardest hit.
A coalition of residents believes the plan is out of step with the realities of what the city needs right now, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
Job losses in April were worse than anything seen since the Depression, but there are glimmers of hope.
Economists no longer expect a quick rebound, and Brooklyn's mom and pop businesses are among the worst hit economically by the shutdown.
Elected officials and others are scrambling to prevent mass evictions and foreclosures, which would only intensify a growing public health and economic crisis.
Almost 20 percent of the U.S. population has already been laid off, has no work, or has experienced reduced income because of the virus as of Saturday.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others are calling for the government to suspend payments of all kinds, including rents, mortgages, loans, payroll taxes, sales tax and utilities.
According to the Queens Courier (and just about every other American publication) gas prices are at a two month low. So obviously it’s time to fill er up. We were wondering where we could get the cheapest gas in Queens, and it turns out that at this very moment, it’s at the Sunoco at 40-13 Astoria Blvd N. according to Gas Buddy. Gas there is reportedly $3.85 per gallon. Pump it up (while you can).
Nothing says Queens like zombies, amiright? This guy Richard does some pretty amazing animation for his new film, “Welcome to Year Zero.” He wants to raise $45,000 which is quite frankly a crazy amount of money. But really, if he wants to make a feature length zombie animation in New York City, it’s pretty small potatoes. Either way, his skills are worthy and his subject matter en vogue, but best of all, he’s not from Brooklyn.
To see more Queens projects, visit Kickstarter.
Why do so many people pay for the Internet when we could all be sharing? Apparently, we aren’t the only ones who have wondered this. The East River Development Alliance will be partnering with a company called KeyWiFi to help bridge the digital divide in Queensbridge through Internet sharing. The program will allow residents to use their neighbor’s WiFi networks for a low fee, and Key WiFi will take a cut for brokering the deal. The program, dubbed the Digital Futures Project, should help get low-income residents connected and may assist all of us in cutting our Internet bills in the future, according to Talking Points Memo.