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Shops along Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn are shuttered, as New York City enforces rules meant to slow down the growth of COVID-19. Photo: Mary Frost/Brooklyn Eagle

Report: Brooklyn’s economy has been slammed harder than Manhattan’s by the coronavirus crisis

April 1 | Mary Frost

Despite Brooklyn’s recent progress as a business incubator and tech hub, the borough’s economy is being bashed harder than Manhattan’s during the novel coronavirus pandemic. That’s the conclusion of a report published Tuesday by the independent think tank Center for an Urban Future, which made clear that the four boroughs outside of Manhattan are suffering […]

A sign at Brooklyn Bridge Park warns that team sports and close contact in parks is forbidden during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday if people can’t keep at least six feet apart, he might move to shut down playgrounds. Photo: Mary Frost/ Brooklyn Eagle

De Blasio warns city may shut playgrounds as coronavirus numbers spike

March 25 | Mary Frost

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is giving New York City residents until Saturday evening to abide by novel coronavirus social distancing rules in parks and playgrounds. If people don’t keep at least six feet from each other while getting fresh air and exercise, the city may shut the playgrounds, de Blasio said at a […]

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