Manhattan sees record number of vacant apartments amid coronavirus (

Manhattan is a raging renter’s market, new data show.

There were 13,117 vacant rental apartments in the borough last month — a 122 percent increase over July 2019, according to the Elliman Report.

Last July, there were only 5,912 units available, according to the report by real estate experts Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 20:48

Hurricane Evacuees Would Spread the Coronavirus by the Thousands (

The study examines how four South Florida counties that are hotspots for coronavirus — Miami Dade, Palm Beach, Monroe and Broward — would influence the spread of COVID-19 should a Category 3 hurricane hit the area and force some residents to flee to safer regions.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 20:07

Hertz selling 182K trucks and SUVS under market value after filing for bankruptcy due to coronavirus pandemic (

HOUSTON – The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on car rental companies, including one that plans to sell a fleet of cars to try and stay afloat amid the economic slowdown.

Car rental company Hertz has begun selling its fleet of cars more than 10% below market value after filing for bankruptcy.

According to CNN Business, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to the sharp decline in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 13:19

Can You Get Covid-19 Coronavirus From Food? Frozen Chicken Wings Test Positive (

There’s positive news about chicken wings but not in a “these chicken wings are yummy” type of way.

In Shenzen, China, a sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The following China Global Television Network (CGTN) segment described the situation:

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Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 13:15

Anxiety, tears and empty streets: How coronavirus exploded among Latinx residents in Oakland’s Fruitvale district (

OAKLAND — Amador Angel Luna knows his Oakland neighborhood is at the heart of one of the Bay Area’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, so he does everything he can to protect himself. But as an essential worker living in a crowded apartment, there are some risks he can’t avoid.

Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 18:52