City Transportation Department data shows that the average number of bicycle trips across the Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges are generally up over last year — with 20% hikes in June and July alone.
Rents are dropping for the first time in years, and residential housing experts say the decline will continue for the rest of 2020.
Meanwhile, vacancy rates are increasing — and if the trend holds, New York’s system of rent regulation could be endangered since it is based on a housing emergency defined as a vacancy rate of 5% or less.
In just two days, City Council Member Brad Lander received proposals from 14 schools from his district — stretching from Boerum Hill and Park Slope to Sunset Park and Kensington — to use surrounding streets.
More than 2.7 million New Yorkers statewide could share the Sciarrottas’ difficulties if Congress and President Donald Trump allow the $600 weekly benefit known as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to expire on July 25.