Preparing for Isaias, protestors call for a wealth tax, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 4, 2020 - 10:30AM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to remove the SALT deduction cap as part of the Covid relief bill, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is opposed (The Real Deal via Newsday)

Neighbors rushed to stop an illegal eviction in progress in Crown Heights, forming a barricade with their bodies, after activists put out an urgent plea on social media (Curbed)

Hundreds of protestors marched in the Hamptons to demand a tax on the area’s wealthiest vacationers (Business Insider)

Barriers and dams were installed along a one-mile stretch of Lower Manhattan in preparation for tropical storm Isaias (Gothamist)

A rent-controlled tenant of 40 years claims her landlord is neglecting repairs and trying to force her out (amNewYork)

Is reopening Housing Court safe? The answer can depend on whether you’re a landlord or tenant (Commercial Observer)


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