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Top NYC news: Mayor warns of layoffs, furloughs; subway shutdown for cleaning deemed successful

Top NYC news: Mayor warns of layoffs, furloughs; subway shutdown for cleaning deemed successful
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By Hoodline - Published on May 07, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in New York City.

De Blasio: New York City may lay off, furlough essential workers without federal bailout

New York City may have to lay off or furlough front-line workers if it does not receive a multi-billion dollar federal bailout, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Read the full story on POLITICO.

How loss of local characters tears at NYC’s fabric

"His high in life was talking to people from everywhere," a son said of his father, a Harlem bar owner who died of the coronavirus.

Read the full story on The New York Times.

Long-term ‘disaster morgue’ set up at Brooklyn’s 39th Street Pier 

New York City is now operating a long-term "disaster morgue" in Brooklyn, where bodies will be stored frozen inside trucks, a move designed to help funeral directors overwhelmed during the pandemic.  

Read the full story on 7News - WHDH Boston.

Historic shutdown of subway for cleaning deemed successful

The first deliberate shutdown of the New York City subway system in 115 years was deemed successful by transit officials on Wednesday, after a small army of cleaners disinfected trains and officials removed homeless people who had been sheltering underground.

Read the full story on ABC News.


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