Trump wants federal agents to guard NYC, MTA gets a 'mask force,' & more

By Emily Myers | July 21, 2020 - 10:30AM 


President Donald Trump is threatening to send federal agents to New York City following the militarized police crackdown on protesters in Oregon (Gothamist)

Half of Brooklyn's businesses are struggling to stay open according to data from the Chamber of Commerce (Patch) 

The MTA is getting a "mask force." These outreach workers will encourage commuters on trains, subways, and buses to wear face coverings (press release) 

Domino Park has stationed private security guards and barricades at its entrances, drawing complaints from local residents (Greenpointers) 

With building amenities closed, tenants in NYC's luxury apartment buildings question why they are not getting discounts (The Real Deal)

Fairway Market in Red Hook will become a Food Bazaar after a last minute sale of the struggling store (Crain's New York) 


Emily Myers

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Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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