Biden sours on SALT, the pitfall of cheap, old houses, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 2, 2021 - 10:30AM

During the pandemic, the gap between median rents in Manhattan and Brooklyn shrank to under $200 (The New York Times)

President Joe Biden is unlikely to propose reinstating state and local tax deductions in his second tax-and-spending package (Axios)

Dozens of families in Brooklyn’s largest public housing complex have been without cooking gas since January. They are suing NYCHA (The City) 

Cheap, old houses quickly turn into money pits when you attempt to restore them (New York Post)

Mayoral candidate Dianne Morales wants NYC to embrace the European concept of “social housing” and move away from projects by private developers (Gothamist)

Biden’s infrastructure plan could modernize mass transit in the northeast for decades to come (Gothamist)


Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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