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A Brooklyn landlord has waived rent fees for his residents during April. Mario Salerno told his tenants the good news on March 30 by posting a notice on front doors of his buildings: “Due to the recent pandemic of Coronavirus COVID-19 affecting all of us, please note I am waiving rent for the month of April. “STAY SAFE, HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS & WASH YOUR HANDS!" The 59 y.o. owns around 80 apartments with 200-300 tenants. He said he reached the decision when a number of tenants said they were having a terribly hard time during the pandemic.

He told the NY Times that he didn’t care about not collecting his rental income for the month or calculating how much he wouldn’t receive, which is probably in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Another example of how the worst sometimes tends to bring out the best. A salute to Mr. Salerno and others showing empathy for those whose lives have been torpedoed.
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