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Top news items from Brooklyn every morning.

Morning Buzz: NYC will see another curfew tonight at 8 p.m.; MTA removes free transfer between Broadway and Lorimer St.

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Tuesday, June 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor De Blasio confirmed an extension of the NYC curfew implemented by Governor Cuomo, which will be in place starting 8 p.m. tonight.

• An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family- led by a former NYC medical examiner- found his death was a “homicide caused by asphyxia.”

• The U.S. began its first human trial of potential antibody treatment for COVID-19, which could be available by fall if the tests are successful.

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Brooklyn News
• According to the MTA, there will no longer be a free transfer between the Broadway station on the G line and the Lorimer St. station on the J and M lines.

• The two Brooklyn lawyers accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a police car during a protest are set to be released on bail. Another protestor accused in a separate firebombing incident was held without bail.

• Community leaders and clergy members stood and kneeled side-by-side with the NYPD in a show of unity outside Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct.

Politics
• Mayor De Blasio defended his daughter at a press conference, following her arrest during weekend protests.

• The first federal data released counts more than 25,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes.

Entertainment
• In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the music industry will pause in observance of “Black Out Tuesday” and in solidarity of nationwide protests.

• Walt Disney World is enlisting the help of Stormtroopers form “Star Wars” to enforce social distancing guidelines in the park.

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How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness. Tues June 2nd 8:30 pm. Learn the basics of starting a personal meditation practice. Learn how to relax your mind, sharpen your concentration, increase calmness and clarity, and induce sustainable, conscious happiness.  $10
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Buzzing Back

• In 1935 Babe Ruth retires. 

• In 1977 TV actor Zachary Qunito is born in Pittsburgh, PA.He was cast as Spock in this 2009 sci fi reboot. Opinion
• A contributor to the New York Times shares her findings on what it’s like to wear a face mask in the South during the pandemic.

• The Daily News says the protests taking over NYC are proof that the lockdownis already over.

In the Blogs
• State lawmakers are inching closer to repealing a law shielding police disciplinary records in New York.

• A Brooklyn cop spoke anonymously to BKLYNER about racism in the NYPD.

Trending in New York
• Fordham
• Bible
• Macy
• #BlackLiveMattters
• #BlackOutTuesday

Scoreboard
• Floyd Mayweather has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral services of George Floyd in four cities across the country.

• The MLB is considering a shorter season, as union negotiations continue to wage on.

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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 29 newly constructed units in Williamsburg.

• For Sale – 586 Pennsylvania Ave, Brownsville – This property has 3 legal apartments in which each apartment consists of a living Room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, and full bath. Nice backyard space to entertain.$949,000   Realtor.com

• Sold – Coney Island – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 square foot co-op apartment at 2928 W 5th St. for $400,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apps that listen to police scanners are becoming popular in the wake of protests against the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers.

• Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout in protest of company’s stance on recent posts from President Trump.

Events
Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness. 

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June 2nd, 2020 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: Lawyers facing federal charges for tossing Molotov cocktail, Protesters prevent looting of Target

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Monday, June 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Dozens of cities have imposed curfews or declared states of emergency as protests continued for a sixth day after the killing of George Floyd.

• The prosecution of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be led by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

• Mayor de Blasio defended the actions of the NYPD and announced an investigation into recent protests.

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Brooklyn News
• Two Brooklyn lawyer are facing federal charges after they allegedly tossed a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle.

• A video showed protesters ambushing an NYPD cruiser in Prospect Heights, injuring two police officers.

• Protesters formed a human chain to prevent a Target at Atlantic Terminal Mall from being looted.

Politics
• President Trump says he will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.

• Chiara de Blasio, the mayor’s daughter, was arrested for “unlawful assembly” at a protest in Lower Manhattan.

Entertainment
• Nick Cannon opened up about why he had to go to Minneapolis to join protestsand called for a “new normal.”

• Chrissy Teigen pledged $200,000 to bail those people who have been arrestedin protests across the country.

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Scavenger Hunt Mondays Mon June 1st 7pm Race around your home collecting random items against other players who are doing the same thing!
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Buzzing Back

• In 1957, Sam Cooke records this song at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles, which would become his first Top 40 hit.

• In 1981, comedian Amy Schumer is born in NYC. She is related to this U.S. senator from New York.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio is right that the protests have been co-opted by out-of-town folks looking to incite violence.

• The Daily News says spreading destruction and chaos undermines legitimate voices for social reform.

In the Blogs
• A plant store returned over the weekend with an “almost summer” sidewalk sale.

• Brooklyn lawmakers are promoting legislation to identify and fine overweight trucks using the BQE.

Trending in New York
• #InsecureHBO
#90DayFiance
#protests2020
#Verzuz
#BunkerBoy

Scoreboard
• The Brooklyn Nets issued a statement saying “enough is enough” after the death of George Floyd.

• Mets star Pete Alonso posted on Instagram that his “heart has been broken”over Floyd’s murder.

• Ken Davidoff writes in the Post that MLB blew its chance to truly lead sports’ coronavirus return.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story, mixed-use building on Warwick Street in East New York.

• For Sale –  2262 Brown Street, Sheepshead Bay – Two family brick on 20×100 lot, 3 BR/1.5 bath duplex over 2 BR/1 bath walk-in. Full basement w/ separate entrance.  Front patio, hardwood floors, community driveway w/multi-car pkg. $949,000   Realtor.com

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,456-square-foot house at 432 83rd Street for $1.4 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of two men shot inside the Ingersoll Houses. Cops found a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back and an unidentified man with gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The 36-year-old man was taken to the hospital in stable condition, but the unidentified man was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – 9:15 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to speak on policing and “why we protest.” Register here.

• Virtual – 3 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts tenant rights information session with Legal Aid Society. Register here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Scavenger Hunt Mondays.

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June 1st, 2020 at 9:21 am

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Morning Buzz: Lawmakers provide rent relief for some NY tenants; Brooklyn Museum set to become temporary food pantry

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Friday, May 29
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy and scattered thunderstorms, with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• Lawmakers approved a controversial measure meant to provide rent relief to New York tenants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

• More than 30 arrests were made during a protest in Union Square over the police-involved death of George Floyd.

• Ignoring U.S. threats, China’s legislature approved controversial new security laws that exert control over Hong Kong.

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Brooklyn News
• MTV is working with numerous government and health agencies in hopes of hosting its annual Video Music Awards live from Barclays Center.

• Starting in June, the Brooklyn Museum will turn into a temporary food pantry.

• A man was shot, as gunfire erupted a funeral for rapper KJ Balla in East New York.

Politics
• President Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”

• After a second day of protests in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says  its investigation into the death of George Floyd has been made a “top priority.”

Entertainment
• Dolly Parton has a new quarantine-inspired single called “When Life is Good.”

• Ruby Rose finally broke her silence on the reasons behind her shocking “Batwoman” exit in a social-media post.

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Coney Island Festival “One Liner” Competition. Submissions are now being accepted and can be any one liner of choice as long as it’s in English and under 30 words. One can submit their one liner via ConeyIslandComedyFestival.NYC.  Winner will be announced on Sept 12th via our social media, website, email.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1942, this song by Bing Crosby is recorded and would go on to become the biggest selling single of all time.

• In 1984 basketball player Carmelo Anthony is born in NYC.  He was the 2013 scoring champion for this NYC team.

Opinion
• Writers at Bloomberg analyze why New York suffered more than other citiesduring the COVID-19 pandemic.

• A columnist for the Post says the new Netflix documentary on Jeffrey Epstein should finally lead to a “reckoning” with Bill Clinton.

In the Blogs
• “Masks In the Wild” is a grassroots project that provides aid to artists who want to create and distribute free masks to those in need.

• The governor issued an executive order authorizing businesses to deny entryto individuals who do not wear masks or face coverings.

Trending in New York
• #donaldisoverparty
• #Chromatica
• #MinneapolisRiot
• #BlackLivesMater
• Omar Jimenez

Scoreboard
• For the first time in its 124-year history, the Boston Marathon was canceled.

• The Premier League is set to return on June 17 after the clubs gave “Project Restart” the green light at a shareholders’ meeting.

• With the possibility of a minor league season looking bleak, the Mets are among the teams releasing players from their organization.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WOODLEY VS. BURNS at Nevada’s UFC APEX arena begins at 9 p.m.

Sunday
• NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Race begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Naftali Group closed on a $100 million development site on the Williamsburg waterfront.

• For Sale – 43 Newel Street #1 Penthouse, Greenpoint – 2 BR, 1 bath 829 s/f condo w/ views of Manhattan & Brooklyn. Common roof area, close to parks.  $970,000  Trulia.com

• Sold – Bushwick – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,800 square foot home at 72 Granite St. for $690,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The 56-year-old Midwood institution Michael’s of Brooklyn leveled up its new takeout menu with a parm-to-go counter.

• Iconic NYC nightclub Copacabana has permanently shuttered its doors after 80 years, but the club says it aims to open in a new location next year.

Restaurant ABC’s – Gowanus
Grade A – Colony 274, 274 4th Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Mechanical or natural ventilation system not adequate; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Cotta Bene, 291 3rd Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Pig Beach, 480 Union St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Food contact surface not properly washed; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
• No Events of Note.

Saturday
• Harlem – 1 p.m. – Solidarity Rally for George Floyd. Face masks available on site. 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

Sunday
• No Events of Note.

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May 29th, 2020 at 9:32 am

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Morning Buzz: Borough Park business continue to flout coronavirus guidelines, COVID-related deaths in US top 100K

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Thursday, May 28
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.
Weather
• Morning showers with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• The protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, turned deadly after a man was shot outside a pawn shop.

• The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic pass the 100,000 mark as states push to reopan.

• The Central Park “Karen” previously sued a man she claimed was her ex-lover for $65,000, allegations the man says were fabricated.

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Brooklyn News
• Police have arrested the homeless man accused of robbing the hotel room of a Texas doctor who was in Brooklyn helping to fight the coronavirus.

• As construction gets back underway, advocates resume their fight against a National Grid pipeline through North Brooklyn.

• Just hours after a crackdown by the sheriff, stores in Borough Park were packed with maskless customers.

Politics
• Four borough presidents have signed a letter urging the city to create 40 new miles of bus lanes to ease post-pandemic commutes.

• Lawmakers in Albany returned to work, passing a slate of coronavirus-related bills, including one that overturned a ban on wearing masks in public.

Entertainment
• Here’s the best really long movie for when you’re stuck inside and have nothing but time to kill.

• “Voice” judge CeeLo Green hopes to come out of quarantine 30 to 40 pounds lighter.
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Let’s Talk About Mental Health – Zoom Edition. Thurs May 28th 7pm. We welcome all folks. One goal is combating stigma, so listeners are valued. Your level of participation is completely up to you. Click here for more information.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1998, comic Phil Hartman is killed by his wife.

• In 1944, soul singer Gladys Knight is born in Georgia. She is known as the “Empress of Soul” because of hits like this 1973 release.

Opinion
• The chair of the New York State Tourism Advisory Council writes in the Daily News how the private sector can help the city get back to business.

• A columnist for Slate says Twitter’s recent fact-check of President Donald Trump won’t do much, but at least it’s a start.

In the Blogs
• Alternate-side parking rules are now suspended through June 7.

• State Senator Julia Salazar and challenger Andy Marte exchanged accusations of campaign finance violations in heated race in North Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
Target
Minneapolis
#minneapolisriots
Jennifer
#BlackLivesMatter

Scoreboard
• A writer for Slate calls Germany’s guidelines to protect soccer player in the Bundesliga a “Charade.”

• Two Yankees will give Zoom lessons to kids deprived of baseball camp this summer.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 2262 Brown Street, Sheepshead Bay – Two family on 20×100 lot, 3 BR/1.5 bath duplex over 2 BR/1 bath walk-in. Full basement w/ separate entrance. Front patio, community driveway w/multi-car pkg. $949,000   Realtor

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 608-square-foot apartment at 762 41st Street in Sunset Park for $450,000.

Style & Fashion
• Tik-tok star Stephanie Williams shared a video of an at-home remedy to rid yourself of mangy split ends. It has been viewed nearly 2 million times.

• You’ll probably be wearing a dopey mask anyway, so why not give the socks-and-sandals look a try this summer while you’re social distancing?

Events
• Bushwick - 9 a.m. – Assemblywoman Maritza Davila announces first coronavirus testing site in the neighborhood. United Revival Mennonite Church, 390 Melrose St.

• Virtual – 11 a.m. – Councilman Robert Cornegy reads to children at Brooklyn Library Virtual Storytime. Watch on the Macon Library Facebook Page

• Bed-Stuy - Noon – Borough President Eric Adams hosts mask distribution. Our Lady of Victory Church, 583 Throop Ave.

• Sunset Park – 3 p.m. – Adams and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hold food distribution. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7420 Fourth Ave.

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – East New York lawmakers host town hall on proposed city budget cuts to community services. JOIN HERE

Virtual - 7 p.m. - Let’s Talk About Mental Health. 

 

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May 28th, 2020 at 8:40 am

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Morning Buzz: Man shoots ex-girlfriend’s new beau, Stranger sexually assaults 8-year-old in her backyard

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Wednesday, May 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• For the first time, Twitter flagged some of Trump’s tweets with a fact-checking warning.

• Four Minneapolis cops were fired after video captured one of them kneeling on the neck of a black man who later died.

• A New York City finance firm fired the “Central Park Karen” who called the police on a black man after he asked her to leash her dog.

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Brooklyn News
• A father fatally shot his ex-girlfriend’s new beau in her apartment in the Gowanus Houses.

• A grocery store clerk was arrested after fatally shooting a man inside an East New York bodega.

• An 8-year-old girl told cops a stranger sexually assaulted her in her Bensonhurst backyard as she was putting her bike away.

Politics
• Joe Biden called Trump an “absolute fool” for stoking controversy around the use of face masks.

• State and city lawmakers are pushing back against Cuomo’s proposed budgetcuts to education.

Entertainment
• Jimmy Fallon apologized for wearing blackface in a 2000 “Saturday Night Live” skit that recently resurfaced.

Amazon is developing a series centered on Lisbeth Salander from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

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Buzzing Back

• In 2017, Gregg Allman, guitarist and keyboard player for The Allman Brothers Band, died due to complications from liver cancer at the age of 69.

• In 1971, rapper Lisa Lopes is born in Philadelphia. She was known as Left Eye and was a member of this hip-hop group.

Opinion
• The Post details the hidden risk in President Trump’s tweets of baseless accusations.

• The Daily News is calling on 2021 mayoral candidates to show how they will fixthe city’s fiscal nightmare.

In the Blogs
• Neighbors are giving back to immigrant communities in southern Brooklyn.

• River Deli in Brooklyn Heights is open for takeout and delivery again.

Trending in New York
• #GeorgeFloyd
Gary Sheffield
#JusticeForCarolyn
Oscar Isaac
Anderson Cooper

Scoreboard
• The NHL will go right into the playoffs with a 24-team format if it can resume its suspended season.

• Here’s how the MLB’s proposed economic plan would affect the Yankees and the Mets.

• Two New York Liberty players plan to stay abroad and forgo the 2020 season amid the pandemic.

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Real Estate
• Leser Group is looking for a $74 million refinancing of two Brooklyn propertiesand one in the Bronx.

• For Sale – 117 N. 4th Street, Williamsburg – Semi detached 8 family home has a total of 24 BRs, 8 baths.  All apts are in good shape.  Oasis-like backyard.  $2.849M  Capri Jet Realty  (917) 225-7584

• Sold – Bushwick – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot townhouse at 72 Granite Street for $690,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple will reopen 100 more U.S. retail stores this week, but most won’t let customers inside.

• Amazon is in advanced talks to buy the self-driving startup company Zoox.

Events
• Virtual – Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual rally on “Building Back: How a Green New Deal can help New York recover from COVID-19.” Join here.

• Virtual – 1 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray hosts “Bring Your Light: Faith and Mental Health in COVID-19.” Facebook Live.

Virtual – 2:30 p.m. State lawmakers, 32BJ SEIU members demand passage of Healthy Terminals Act. Join here.

Virtual – 4:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts phonebank to Get Out the Vote for the 2020 Census. Register here.

Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – The Office Trivia: Live Online.

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May 27th, 2020 at 10:12 am

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Morning Buzz: WHO pauses use of hydroxychloroquine in global study; Teens cause damage on golf cart joyride

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Tuesday, May 26
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• The World Health Organization is pausing the use of hydroxychloroquine in its global study of COVID-19 treatments amid a review of safety data.

• New data shows the suicide rate in NY prisons last year rose to its highest level in a decade.

• Tensions between the US and China have reached a new peak, as the fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic and the coinciding economic crisis.

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Brooklyn News
• Three people in NYC, including a 23-year-old man in East New York, were fatally stabbed over Memorial Day weekend.

• A band of teenagers stole five carts from Marine Park Golf Course and went on a joyride that caused $100,000 in damage.

• This Memorial Day, a Brooklyn church remembered the life of its lead usher, a Vietnam veteran who recently died of COVID-19.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo announced that families of frontline workers killed by coronavirus will be entitled to government-backed benefits.

• Trump is threatening to pull the Republican National Convention from North Carolina, as the governor can’t guarantee full attendance will be allowed.

Entertainment
• Mary-Kate Olsen officially filed for divorce from her husband Olivier Sarkozy, as New York courts reopened to new cases.

• The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned this fall, says the governor of Veneto, the region where the city of canals is located.

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Music & Medicine  Thurs May 28th 7-8:30pm Societies have used music as a way to cope with depression, disease, illness, and anxiety. We’ll take a look at the science behind music therapy and the healing capabilities of music and song.  $6 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Don McLean is released. Music lovers assume this song is about the day when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash, as ‘the day the music died.’

• In 1983 reality star Scott Disick is born in Eastport,NY.  He gained fame on this reality show. 

Opinion
• The Guardian argues masks should be mandatory, as inconsistent messaging about protective gear is leading to violent altercations among strangers.

• The Daily News says the heavy impact of the pandemic on immigrant New Yorkers underscores the need to swiftly pass the Protect Our Courts Act.

In the Blogs
• Looking for a face mask in Greenpoint or Williamsburg? Greenpointers has your back.

Trending in New York
• Amy Cooper
• #KarenStrikesAgain
• #MONSTAX_FANTASIA
• #jimmyfallonisoverparty
• Jayda

Scoreboard
• The New York Redbulls and NYCFC are returning to the field for voluntary workouts, abiding by MLS safety procedures.

• The NHL is ready to move to Phase 2 of its plan to return to play, and it will soon allow players to train in small groups at team facilities.

• Former Knicks great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus and is now recovering at home.

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Real Estate
• These are Brooklyn’s top 10 real estate listings, according to Brownstoner.

• For Sale – 125 Oceana Drive East #6C, Brighton Beach – Located in a waterfront gated community, Condo has 3 BRs, 3 bath, great views.  $1.999M  Realtor.com 

• Sold – Bath Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 1535 Independence Ave. for $389,000. Zillow.

Technology
• So far, coronavirus scams have cost Americans nearly $39 million. Here’s how you can protect yourself from pandemic-related fraud.

• Airbnb hosts across the country are planning to sell off their properties due to losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events
Virtual - 7 to 8:30p.m. – Music & Medicine. 

 

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May 26th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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Morning Buzz: Man fatally shout outside East New York deli, Longtime school safety agent dies of COVID-19

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Monday, May 25

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Memorial Day.
Meters are not in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House has imposed a coronavirus travel ban on Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in confirmed cases.

• Coronavirus hospitalizations and the daily death toll ticked up slightly in New York amid an overall decline.

• New York City has set these Memorial Day rules for the city’s parks and beaches.

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Brooklyn News
• A man was fatally stabbed in the neck and stomach during a fight outside an East New York deli.

• COVID-19 claimed the life of a school safety agent who dedicated more than 30 years to protecting Brooklyn children.

• Police arrested a Bushwick suspect in a brutal sexual assault caught on camera.

Politics
• Black and Latino activists are warning Joe Biden not to choose Amy Klobuchar as his vice president.

• Guardian Angels founder and mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa defied de Blasio’s no-swimming order.

Entertainment
• Zack Snyder revealed his $20 million “Justice League” director’s cut project that will debut in 2021.

• The Pixar short film “Out” features the studio’s first gay main character.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse Ultimate Memorial Day Weekend playlist Bid adieu to spring and say hello to summer with these favorite summertime tunes!
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Buzzing Back

• In 1978, The Who performed a concert filmed for their documentary movie on the band’s history, The Kids Are Alright, which would be Keith Moon’s last performance before his death.

• In 1963, actor Mike Meyers is born in Toronto. He won 4 American Comedy Awards for his performance in this movie franchise.

Opinion
• The Times says the most patriotic thing Americans can do now is meet the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

• The Daily News details what went wrong that led to the U.S. to have 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A is hosting a virtual town hall on tenants’ rights this week.

• Here’s a rundown of where to buy face masks in north Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
• #InsecureHBO
#90DayFiance
RHOA
#TheMatch
#HistoryMakerV

Scoreboard
• Although Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning won “The Match,” Tom Brady sunk a miracle golf shot, followed by ripping his pants.

• Although New York is allowing team training camps to begin, the Jets and Giants are still sidelined.

• Disney World’s complex in Orlando will likely be the landing spot for the NBA’s return to action this summer.

• Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard responded to his landlord’s lawsuit with a message that ended in, “See you in court pal.”

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Real Estate
• A new public plaza under the Brooklyn Bridge is expected to break ground this fall.

• For Rent – 137 Prospect Avenue #4A, Gowanus – 3 BR, 2 bath apt has kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, central a/c, laundry in building, outdoor space.  All pets allowed.  $4,500/month  Nooklyn.com

• Sold – East New York – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,320-square-foot house at 131 Norwood Avenue for $575,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, police responded to a 911 call for a man shot in front of 656 Bradford Street in New Lots. Cops found 23-year-old Noel Kennedy with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An investigation determined that a 26-year-old man was also shot at the location and was also taken to the hospital. He is listed in stable condition for gunshot wounds to the ads, back and arm. The investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Coney Island – 10 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, first responders and veterans host guided meditation on Coney Island beach. West 17th St. and Riegelmann Boardwalk.

Downtown – 11:30 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and DVS Commissioner James Hendon lay wreaths for Memorial Day. 195 Cadman Plaza West.

 

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May 25th, 2020 at 10:07 am

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Morning Buzz: Coronavirus field hospital at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal shutting down; State Senator Myrie’s office to distribute PPE to residents

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Friday, May 22

Weather
• Partly cloudy skies giving way to occasional showers. High of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• A NYPD auxiliary cop was killed by police after he fatally shot and stabbed his sister-in-law in a Harlem apartment.

• The CDC, and some states, are conflating numbers from viral and antibody tests, skewing the metrics governors are using to reopen their economies.

• A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting near a popular shopping and entertainment district outside Phoenix wounded three.

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Brooklyn News
• State Senator Zellnor Myrie’s office will distribute PPE to Central Brooklyn residents in need of coronavirus protection.

• A Bay Ridge artist is decorating the windows of businesses with local landmarksand encouraging messages to spark joy amid the pandemic.

Without treating a single coronavirus patient, the field hospital at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal- which cost nearly $21 million to build- is shutting down.

Politics
• The U.S. will be withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, a pact designed to reduce the risk of military miscalculations that could lead to war.

• In light of proposed national security legislation, U.S. officials are accusing China of disregarding commitments to keep Hong Kong semi-autonomous.

Entertainment
• Memorial Day is around the corner and New Yorkers are itching to get to the beach. These are the ones that will be open this weekend.

• Lori Loughlin has agreed to plead guilty to fraud in the college admissions scandal, and spend two months in federal prison.

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Storytime: A New Kind of Wild  Sat May 23rd 11:30am Inspired by the stories her father told her about moving from Puerto Rico to New York as a child, the author-illustrates an imaginative exploration of the true meaning of “home.”
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Buzzing Back

• In 1965 The Beatles attained their eighth Billboard number one hit with this song.

• In 1930 civil rights leader Harvey Milk is born on Long Island, NY.  This actorwon an Academy Award for portraying him in this 2008 film.

Opinion
• The Post’s Editorial Board compiled political commentary from various perspectives on topics that range from lockdowns to Trump.

• A writer for Slate says it’s not too late to save Black lives as the coronaviruspandemic continues.

In the Blogs
• Bored at home? Here are some virtual shows going on this weekend you can attend from the comfort of your living room.

• While trying to stay afloat amid the pandemic, two Brooklyn eateries are focusing on food that speaks a fluent culinary language.

Trending in New York
• #AGUSTD2
• #FridayFeeling
• #HongKong
Karachi
• Migos

Scoreboard
• The Rangers would face the Carolina Hurricanes in a best-of-five play-in series, should the NHL’s playoff plan come to action.

• Sports writer Pat Jordan opens up about his relationship with Mets pitching great Tom Seaver in an upcoming book.

• ESPN has ordered it’s latest documentary project to be a nine-part series about Patriots great Tom Brady, called “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady.”

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Real Estate
• As rents begin to fall, a flood of new rental inventory is hitting NYC’s real estate market.

• For Sale – 40 Clarkson  Avenue #1G, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Renovated condo features high ceilings, EIK with windows, excellent storage & pantry, laundry in building, shared courtyard, near all.  $338,000  Homes.com  646-569-9479

• Sold – Midwood – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 1801 Ocean Ave. for $280,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Noted architect David Rockwell has created a template for outdoor dining that could potentially save restaurants as NY reopens.

• Famous Williamsburg institution Peter Luger Steak House is getting into the delivery game for the first time in its more-than-130-year history.

Restaurant ABC’s – Cypress Hills 
Grade A – Festac Gril and Lounge, 263 Hendrix St. Cold food item held above 41º F; Evidence of mice; Food not cooled by an approved method; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Roti on the Run, 189 Norwood Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Yolanda Restaurant, 188 Jamaica Ave. Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container; Duties of an officer of the Department interfered with or obstructed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
• No events of note.

Saturday
Virtual - 11:30 a.m. – Storytime: A New Kind of Wild. 

Sunday
• No events of note.

Written by BKTicker

May 22nd, 2020 at 9:59 am

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