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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn courthouse workers paying price for packed courtroom, 1,000 dead in NYC in just 36 hours

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Thursday, April 9

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Periods of rain and becoming windy in the afternoon. High of 58.

Top Stories
• Coronavirus killed 1,000 New Yorkers in just 36 hours.

• A health expert at NYU says coronavirus was likely spreading in New York City in February, a month before the first confirmed case.

• The MTA has lost 41 workers to coronavirus, a number that is outpacing first responders.

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Goodnight with Dolly  Featuring Dolly Parton reading a series of kid-friendly Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.  You can join the event via her Facebook page. Click here to join in.
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn courthouse was packed as coronavirus spread, and now judges, staff and lawyers are paying the price.

• A Brooklyn funeral home director says she has to “take a break to cry everyday” because of the number of dead coming into her facility.

• One person is dead and two more were injured in a fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio was heckled by bystanders demanding tests and treatment during an appearance at a Bronx hospital.

• All New Yorkers will be allowed to vote in June’s primary using absentee ballots.

Entertainment
• You got a friend in him. Randy Newman has penned a COVID-19 musical PSA called “Stay Away.”

• President Donald Trump says he will consider a pardon for Joe Exotic, the star of the huge Netflix hit Tiger King.
Buzzing Back

• In 1979, actress Keshia Knight-Pulliam is born in Newark. From the age of four to 13, she portrayed this character in this 1984 TV comedy.

• In 1962, Rita Moreno becomes the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar. It was for her role in this 1961 movie.

Opinion
• A Post columnist argues the “socialist fantasies” of Bernie Sanders lost their appeal after coronavirus hit.

• A columnist for Slate says the excuses President Donald Trump is using now are the same ones Republicans used after 9/11.

In the Blogs
• Coronavirus hasn’t stopped the candidates vying for Councilman Rafael Espinal’s seat from finding ways to connect with voters.

• A campaign to feed medical staff and employ restaurant workers has been launched by North Brooklyn Angels.

Trending in New York
#AEWDynamite
#ModernFamily
#TheChallenge35
#summerhouse
#survivor

Scoreboard
• COVID-19 has derailed plans to crown a first-ever state champion in CHSAA baseball’s AA Division.

• Mets catcher Wilson Ramos discusses the difficulty of being off the field when he would normally be playing baseball.

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Cherry Blossoms at BBG  –  Even though the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed,  the cherries are blooming!  Track the bloom progression and learn more about the collection.
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Real Estate
• Early April numbers show a 15 percent drop in people paying their rent.

• For Sale – 1546 E. 66th Street, Mill Basin – Semi detached single family home features 3 BRs, 2 bath, kitchen w/ dishwasher, washer/dryer.  $650,000  Homes.com

• For Rent – 667 Brooklyn Avenue, #1, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – This turn-of-the-century architecture, this unit has 3 BRs, 1 bath, EIK w/ stone countertops, high ceilings.  $2,700/month  Nooklyn.com  347-992-2799

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 678-square-foot apartment at 471 18th Street in South Park Slope for $575,000.

Style & Fashion
• Universal Standard is helping frontline workers stay comfortable, donating some of its comfy clothes that medical staff can wear under scrubs.

• Reese Witherspoon is gifting teachers with Draper James dresses amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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April 9th, 2020 at 8:33 am

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Morning Buzz: City Hall rolls out $1.3 billion budget cut, Brooklyn father dies at home from coronavirus

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Wednesday, April 8
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Showers in the morning but cloudy later in the day. High of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York City’s coronavirus death toll exceeded 4,000, eclipsing the number of people killed in the 9/11 attacks.

• City Hall rolled out $1.3 billion in budget cuts with big hits to education and social services.

New York canceled its Regents exams, but students still have to pass the courses attached to them.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn father died at home of likely coronavirus despite his family’s efforts to save him.

• A mask-wearing suspect who dumped burning chemicals on a Sunset Park woman had stalked her for days.

• Small businesses in Coney Island say stay-at-home orders are impacting the start of the season.

Politics
• Kayleigh McEnany will replace Stephanie Grisham as the new White House press secretary.

• The acting Navy secretary resigned amid uproar over the firing of a ship captain.

Entertainment
• Legendary folk singer John Prine has died at the age of 73.

• Post Malone is stuck in a legal battle with a songwriter over “Circles.

Buzzing Back
• In 1978, Eddie Money scored his first U.S. hit with this song, which would reach #11.

• In 1974, Chris Kyle is born in Odessa, TX. His best-selling autobiography was turned into a 2014 film starring this actor.

Opinion

• The Times says Americans shouldn’t have to sacrifice their privacy during this pandemic.

• USA Today says Wisconsin’s voting mess sends a message for the general election in November.

In the Blogs
• Gimme! Coffee has permanently closed its shop in Williamsburg.

Sahadi’s on Atlantic Avenue is narrowing operations to only delivery and takeout.

Trending in New York
John Prine
#SchittsFinale
Soobin
#PinkMoon
#QuarantineWatchParty

Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• Dana White plans to move forward with UFC 249 on “Fight Island” amid coronavirus.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse: Live from the Playroom – Our new FREE MUSICAL PROGRAMMING, keeping your entire crew entertained at home. The daily livestream series airs every weekday at 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
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Real Estate
• BFC Partners’ plan to build a 10-story mixed-use building in Coney Island is the third biggest real estate project coming to NYC.

• For Sale – 65 N. 8th Street #12, Williamsburg - Updated 2 BR, 1 bath co-op acrfoss from the East River.  HFDC regulated.  $400,000  Trulia.com

• For Sale - 80 Winthrop Street #U6, Prospect Lefferts Gardens - Spacious 1 BR unit offers modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, updated bath, hardwood floors.  Close to Prospect Park, restaurants & shopping.  No Pets. $399,000  Trulia.com

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,710-square-foot house at 719 Crawford Avenue for $720,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting $1 billion of his own wealth into a fund for coronavirus relief.

Nissan and Honda will furlough U.S. workers as demand for cars sputters.

Events
• Virtual – 10:30 a.m. – COVID-19 webinar on employment strategies during a pandemic. Participate here.

Virtual – Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams participated in YMCA’s “Census in the Time of COVID-19″ Forum. Participate here.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Common Cause NY, lawmakers urge state legislature to stay in remote session to address major legislation. Participate here.

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April 8th, 2020 at 9:22 am

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Morning Buzz: New York’s coronavirus curve may be flattening; Street vendor sells thousands in protective gear a day

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Tuesday, April 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• With the NY coronavirus body count holding steady for a second day, leaders are hopeful the state is flattening its curve. Meanwhile, Mayor De Blasio said the bodies of some virus victims may be temporarily buried in the Hart Island potter’s field

• More than 10,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in the U.S., and as the pandemic continues a new watchdog report shows hundreds of the nation’s hospitals are worried about supply shortages.

• Cardinal George Pell has been freed from prison after Australia’s High Court unanimously overturned his conviction on five counts of child sex abuse.

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Pizza Boxes of the World  Tues Apr 7th 8:30pm  A Guinness World Record collection of over 1,500 different pizza boxes from nearly 100 countries.  Online class via Zoom.  $5  Brooklyn Brainery
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Brooklyn News
• A man poured an unknown liquid onto a 39-year-old woman in Sunset Park, burning her face, neck, shoulders and back.

• At the intersection of Broadway and Halsey Street, a vendor says he sells $2,000 worth of protective equipment a day.

• Six candidates are suing the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the Board of Elections to end the requirement of listing one of two genders when running.

Politics
• Wisconsin’s elections were thrown into chaos, following the state’s supreme court decision to reinstate them hours after Governor Tony Evers called it off.

• U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

Entertainment
• Matthew McConaughey and his family played virtual bingo with senior living residents in Texas.

The Walt Disney Company launched a new free website, Disney Magic Moments, for families and kids to use while staying at home.
Buzzing Back

• In 2008 66 year old Bob Dylan received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture.”

• In 1915 Jazz singer Billie Holiday is born in Philadelphia, PA.  This actress starred as the lead role in the 1972 biographical drama film.

Opinion
• CNN editor Chris Cillizza says there is no contest in the debate between Peter Navarro and Dr. Fauci over using an anti-malarial drug to treat COVID-19.

• Politico analyzes how a lack of racial data is obstructing the nation’s coronavirus fight.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn-based  video game company Beat The Bomb is raising funds for first responders with a single-player web-based game called “Fauci’s Revenge.”

• The Islamic Society at Brooklyn College partnered with the City Line Ozone Park Civilian Patrol to create pantry boxes for those in need.

Trending in New York
• Arnold
• Buffy
• #Manifest
• #worldhealthday2020
• #TuesdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• The NBA and its Players Association have been looking jointly into the viability of multiple blood-testing devices for the coronavirus.

• The MLB is discussing a plan to restart its season that involves all teams playing in Arizona.

• Jets GM Joe Douglas is tipping big at local restaurants in an act of coronavirus kindness.

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Andy & Suzanna will be live streaming music classes on Tuesday & Friday mornings at 10:15am. You can find the classes and more information on their Facebook and Youtube channels.
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Real Estate
• WeWork has closed one of its Brooklyn locations after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

• For Rent – 226 Pulaski Street #10, Bed Stuy – Sunny 3 BR apt has kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, exposed brick, roof access.  $2,250/month  Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• For Sale – 40 Clarkson Avenue #1G, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Renovated studio co-op overlooking planted courtyard providing sun all day. Featuring original art-deco built-ins, hardwood floors, EIK w/ pantry.  Close to Prospect Park, bars & restaurants.  $338,000  Realtor.com

• Sold – Marine Park – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,816 square foot home at 1854 E 33rd St. for $798,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The NYC Department of Education has advised principals not to use Zoom after privacy concerns about the platform accelerated last week.

• As demand for mental health services soars, SonderMind is raising millions of dollars to expand its operations.

Events
Virtual – 2 to 3 p.m. – Legislative Perspective on Coronavirus Pandemic Webinar Series 

• Virtual – 3 to 3:30 p.m. – Israel Insider with Ashley Perry, the Middle East Forum webinar series.

Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – Pizza Boxes of the World. Online Class via Zoom. 

 

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April 7th, 2020 at 8:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Cops break up funeral violating social distancing rules, Four injured in Brownsville shooting

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Monday, April 6
Weather
• Sunny with a high of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
• The nation’s top doctor warned Americans to brace for the “hardest, saddest” week of their lives.

• Nearly 600 New Yorkers died of coronavirus in one day, but the death toll increased by a smaller amount than the day before.

• New York City has amassed enough ventilators to stay ahead of the virus, but only for a few more days.

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Legislative Perspective on Coronavirus Pandemic Webinar Series Tues Apr 7th 2-3pm A series of FREE webinars in response to the crisis, to connect you with the policymakers and political leaders on the front lines. Register here.
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Brooklyn News
• Cops broke up a Borough Park funeral as dozens of mourners ignored social distancing rules.

Four men were injured in a Brownsville apartment shooting.

• Police busted a thief trying to steal shoes and baseball caps from a Foot Locker in Brownsville.

Politics
• Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention might be a virtual event.

• Two Queens lawmakers want the mayor to oust the health commissioner over the city’s coronavirus response.

Entertainment
• Queen Elizabeth II gave a rare televised address offering hope in the fight against the coronavirus.

• Netflix will release an extra episode of the hit docu-series “Tiger King.”
Buzzing Back

• In 1974, a seven piece group called Blue Swede became the first Swedish act to top the US charts when their version of this song went #1.

• In 1976, Candace Cameron-Bure is born in Los Angeles. She was nominated 6 times for her portrayal of Donna Jo Tanner on this 1987 TV comedy.

Opinion
• The Post says we should hail the heroes of New York City’s coronavirus struggle.

• The Daily News thanks Oregon’s governor for donating much-needed ventilators to New York.

In the Blogs
• Artist Sally Boy discusses his new album, “Love Songs for Nobody in Particular.

• Bklyner shares where to order takeout and delivery in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Trending in New York
• #90DayFiance
Otis
#LastManStanding
Bronx Zoo
#TrumpIsALoser

Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan are entering the Hall of Fame as part of an historic class.

• The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a HORSE tournament.

• Trump told sports commissioners he hopes for fans in stadiums by August, and for the NFL season to begin in September.

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518 Rainbow Hunt – Spreading Rainbows Worldwide A great fun way to be with family, get outdoors and be socially distant during this 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. Go to the Facebook page to learn more.
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Real Estate
• Los Angeles investor Gemini Rosemont purchased a development site in Williamsburg for $18.6 million.

• For Sale – 279 E32nd Street, Flatbush – Two-story multi family home offers 3 BRs/1bath over 2BRs/1 bath over finished basement. Close to Prospect Park, shopping & dining.   $849,000  Homes.com  646-569-9479

• For Sale – 3041 Ocean Avenue #4F, Sheepshead Bay – 1,131 s/f Condo offers 2 BRS, 2 bath layout w/ pvt balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchen w/ SS appliances, spa-like baths.  One space indoor parking included.  $859,000  Realtor.com

• Sold – Marine Park – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,816-square-foot house at 1854 East 33rd Street for $798,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person inside 8 Rockaway Avenue in Ocean Hill. Cops observed a 60-year-old man unresponsive with no signs of trauma. EMS responded and pronounced the person dead at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing.

Events
Navy Yard – 9:45 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio holds media availability after visiting Brooklyn Navy Yard. Crye Factry, Building 128, 19 Morris Ave.

• Virtual – 7 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts virtual vigil with ranking members of NYPD, families of the fallen. Participate here.

 

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April 6th, 2020 at 8:35 am

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Morning Buzz: Global coronavirus cases pass one million; Lawmakers push for essential worker testing site in Bay Ridge

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Friday, April 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Overcast with occasional showers. High of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• As the number of global confirmed coronavirus cases passes one million, U.S. Senator Martha McSally is calling on the WHO director general to step down over the organization’s handling of the pandemic.

• The latest numbers show more than 49,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NYC and 1,562 related deaths. Governor Cuomo says the state only has six days’ worth of ventilators left, and as NY pays enormous markups for vital medical supplies, the mayor is advising residents to cover their mouths however possible while outside.

• U.S. unemployment claims are rising at staggering rates, and citizens could wait 20 weeks to receive stimulus checks. Meanwhile, Americans are flocking to food banks for meals and emergency supplies.

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Brooklyn News
• As a result of an order handed down by a Brooklyn judge, the feds must report numbers on confirmed coronavirus casing and testing at three jails in the city.

• A teacher at PS9 in Prospect Heights has died ate age 54 due to coronavirus complications.

• Elected officials are calling on the governor and the mayor to open a coronavirus testing site in Bay Ridge for frontline essential workers.

Politics
• The Democratic National Committee postponed its national convention until mid-August, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Amid increasing fears of ventilator shortages across the country, Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act.

Entertainment
• San Diego Comic-Con says it will go ahead as planned for late July.
• Soundcloud announced a series of initiatives designed to help creators get their music heard on the platform.
Buzzing Back

• In 1978 The rise of the action-adventure blockbuster was on the horizon, but at the Academy Awards this small-scale romantic comedy triumphs over this big-budget space extravaganza.

• In 1934 zoologist Jane Goodall is born in England.  Stevie Nicks wrote this song about her.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says the “Far Right” is looking for miracles and scapegoats to bail us out of the coronavirus crisis.

• Eater NY explains why the city’s undocumented restaurant workers are forgotten victims of the coronavirus shutdown.

In the Blogs
• Queens and Brooklyn churches will ring “Bells of Hope” as the city grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

• These are ten truly affordable housing lotteries in Brooklyn that are currently open.

Trending in New York
Frank Ocean
• #FridayThoughts
• Max and Ruby
• #LaCasaDePapel4
• Toosie Slide

Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• The NHL’s first service dog, a Blueshirts pup named Ranger, has found a new home.

• Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka recently returned to Japan with his family, in fear of contracting the coronavirus.

• Vanessa Bryant announced the release of the second book in a young adult fantasy series Kobe created before he died.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Online Family Feud - Fri Apr 3rd 6:30pm - In this crazy Coronavirus world, many of us are feeling isolated and need to socialize. We created the Online Friendly Feud event to allow you to do just that. Click here for more information.
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Real Estate
• INOA Architecture has released renderings for an abstract rental building in Greenpoint.

• 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

• 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 – Brownsville – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,340 square foot home at 530 Thomas S. Boyland St. for $479,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• With declining business, many NYC restaurants are mobilizing to feed hospital workers on the front lines of COVID-19.

• Here is a list of where you can order delivery and take out in Gowanus.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fort Hamilton
Grade A – Coffee Rx, 276 88th St. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Embers Restaurant, 9519 3rd Ave. Evidence of mice; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Cebu, 8801 3rd Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food not cooled by an approved method; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
• Virtual – 1 to 2 p.m. – AARP coronavirus town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Via phone, listen-only, 877-229-8493, PIN # 18948, or via Facebook livestream.

Virtual – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Sorry, No Sugar Tonight: Rationing in WWII.  Brooklyn Brainery

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Online Family Feud.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams holds Virtual Rally and Discussion with fired Amazon employee, Front-line Essential Workers on COVID-19. Register here.

 

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Friday, April 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Overcast with occasional showers. High of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• As the number of global confirmed coronavirus cases passes one million, U.S. Senator Martha McSally is calling on the WHO director general to step down over the organization’s handling of the pandemic.

• The latest numbers show more than 49,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NYC and 1,562 related deaths. Governor Cuomo says the state only has six days’ worth of ventilators left, and as NY pays enormous markups for vital medical supplies, the mayor is advising residents to cover their mouths however possible while outside.

• U.S. unemployment claims are rising at staggering rates, and citizens could wait 20 weeks to receive stimulus checks. Meanwhile, Americans are flocking to food banks for meals and emergency supplies.

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Sorry, No Sugar Today: Rationing in WWII - ONLINE CLASS. Fri Apr 3rd  7-8:15pm. Click here to register.
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Brooklyn News
• As a result of an order handed down by a Brooklyn judge, the feds must report numbers on confirmed coronavirus casing and testing at three jails in the city.

• A teacher at PS9 in Prospect Heights has died ate age 54 due to coronavirus complications.

• Elected officials are calling on the governor and the mayor to open a coronavirus testing site in Bay Ridge for frontline essential workers.

Politics
• The Democratic National Committee postponed its national convention until mid-August, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Amid increasing fears of ventilator shortages across the country, Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act.

Entertainment
• San Diego Comic-Con says it will go ahead as planned for late July.
• Soundcloud announced a series of initiatives designed to help creators get their music heard on the platform.
Buzzing Back

• In 1978 The rise of the action-adventure blockbuster was on the horizon, but at the Academy Awards this small-scale romantic comedy triumphs over this big-budget space extravaganza.

• In 1934 zoologist Jane Goodall is born in England.  Stevie Nicks wrote this song about her.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says the “Far Right” is looking for miracles and scapegoats to bail us out of the coronavirus crisis.

• Eater NY explains why the city’s undocumented restaurant workers are forgotten victims of the coronavirus shutdown.

In the Blogs
• Queens and Brooklyn churches will ring “Bells of Hope” as the city grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

• These are ten truly affordable housing lotteries in Brooklyn that are currently open.

Trending in New York
Frank Ocean
• #FridayThoughts
• Max and Ruby
• #LaCasaDePapel4
• Toosie Slide

Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• The NHL’s first service dog, a Blueshirts pup named Ranger, has found a new home.

• Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka recently returned to Japan with his family, in fear of contracting the coronavirus.

• Vanessa Bryant announced the release of the second book in a young adult fantasy series Kobe created before he died.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Online Family Feud - Fri Apr 3rd 6:30pm - In this crazy Coronavirus world, many of us are feeling isolated and need to socialize. We created the Online Friendly Feud event to allow you to do just that. Click here for more information.
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Real Estate
• INOA Architecture has released renderings for an abstract rental building in Greenpoint.

• 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

• 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 – Brownsville – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,340 square foot home at 530 Thomas S. Boyland St. for $479,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• With declining business, many NYC restaurants are mobilizing to feed hospital workers on the front lines of COVID-19.

• Here is a list of where you can order delivery and take out in Gowanus.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fort Hamilton
Grade A – Coffee Rx, 276 88th St. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Embers Restaurant, 9519 3rd Ave. Evidence of mice; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Cebu, 8801 3rd Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food not cooled by an approved method; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
• Virtual – 1 to 2 p.m. – AARP coronavirus town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Via phone, listen-only, 877-229-8493, PIN # 18948, or via Facebook livestream.

Virtual – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Sorry, No Sugar Tonight: Rationing in WWII.  Brooklyn Brainery

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Online Family Feud.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams holds Virtual Rally and Discussion with fired Amazon employee, Front-line Essential Workers on COVID-19. Register here.

 

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April 3rd, 2020 at 8:51 am

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Morning Buzz: Inside a Brooklyn healthcare facility fighting coronavirus, NYC cases top 45,000

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Thursday, April 2

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• Another 278 die of coronavirus as cases in New York City rise above 45,000.

• Cardiac arrest victims whose hearts cannot be revived at the scene are no longer being taken to the hospital.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city needs 400 ventilators by Sunday to keep up with the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

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Friends Trivia OnlineThurs Apr 2nd 6:30pm – In this completely online and live event, you’ll be able to see and hear the other participants while playing.  Click here for more information.
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Brooklyn News
• A look inside a Brooklyn healthcare facility on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak.

• A respiratory therapist at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center recovered from COVID-19 and returned to work.

Politics
• Former police commissioner James O’Neill has been appointed as the city’s coronavirus senior advisor.

• State lawmakers have reached a “conceptual agreement” on a budget that would include tweaks to recent bail reforms.

Entertainment
• George Takei pulled off an April Fool’s joke of Olympic-size proportions.

• Chris Cuomo shared on his CNN show that he has never experienced anything like the coronavirus, and that he chipped a tooth from shivering.
Buzzing Back

• In 1969, Frank Sinatra’s version of this song entered the Billboard Hot 100 where it would reach #27. The song would spend an amazing 75 weeks in the Top 40.

• In 1939, soul singer Marvin Gaye is born in Washington, D.C. Gaye was a Motown icon with such songs as this 1966 hit.

Opinion

• The Daily News applauds the governor’s move to shutter all playgrounds in New York City.

• Comptroller Scott Stringer writes in the Brooklyn Downtown Star that now is not the time to consider rolling back bail reform laws.

In the Blogs
• A longtime Greenpoint shop owner and Holocaust survivor passed away from COVID-19.

• Bushwick Daily has a list of local breweries who are offering delivery service.

Trending in New York
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#TakeYourselfHome
#COVID19Pandemic
#TheMagicians
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Scoreboard
• Elton Brand is a candidate for the Knicks general manager post.

• For now, the U.S. Open will continue as planned in Flushing even after the cancellation of Wimbledon.

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Goodnight with Dolly  Thurs Apr 2nd 7-7:15pm -Featuring Dolly Parton reading a series of kid-friendly Imagination Library books. You can join the event via her Facebook page.
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Real Estate
• Selling your home during an outbreak: a local realtor gives advice on how to be ready to enter the market when the quarantine ends.

• For Rent – 2756 East 23rd St. #1C, Sheepshead Bay - 2 BR/2 Bath condo with central AC & heat, washer/dryer hook-up indoor/outdoor parking. $595,000  Realtor.com

• For Rent – 383 S3rd Street #5, Williamsburg – Cute 1BR, 1 bath apt w/ big EIK, spacious LR, hardwood floors.  Heat & water included.  All pets allowed.  Near all.  $2,200/month  Nooklyn.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath 646-square-foot apartment at 251 7th Street in Gowanus for $695,000.

Style & Fashion
• Louis Vuitton’s new LV Escale collection is the dreamy escape we all need right now.

• Want to help from home? Here’s how you can donate to coronavirus aid causes by shopping online.

Events
• Brownsville – 2:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams delivers masks to ACS workers. Crossroads Juvenile Center, 17 Bristol St.

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Friends Trivia online. 

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Goodnight with Dolly via Facebook. 

 

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April 2nd, 2020 at 8:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Perv with face mask gropes subway rider, Crown Heights fire displaces family of four

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Wednesday, April 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House is projecting 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths from the virus.

• New York’s positive coronavirus cases soared to 75,000 as the death toll rose to 1,550 people in the state.

• Public and charter schools have been ordered to cancel spring break and continue remote learning.

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Fake Archaeology: An April Fool’s Exploration of Aliens, Atlantis, and Freaky Artifacts – ONLINE CLASS Wed Apr 1 6:30-8pm We’ve all heard the conspiracy theories that claim to prove ancient aliens visited Earth, but are aliens really the answer to the puzzles of the past? Click here to register.
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Brooklyn News
• Police are looking for a perv in a face mask who groped a subway rider in Flatbush.

• A massive fire in a two-story Crown Heights building displaced a family of four.

• Federal authorities seized $200,000 and 213 pounds of marijuana from the Kensington home of two suspects charged in a 2011 cold case murder.

Politics
• Congressman Max Rose is deploying for National Guard service to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

• Here’s a detailed breakdown of the issues addressed in this year’s state budget.

Entertainment
• Christopher Meloni will reprise his “Law & Order: SVU” character in an NBC spinoff.

• HBO has moved back the premiere date for the limited series “I Know This Much Is True,” starring Mark Ruffalo.

Buzzing Back

• In 1957, this song by The Everly Brothers was rejected by 30 labels before Cadence Records picked it up, reaches #2 on the US Billboard chart.

• In 1961, singer Susan Boyle is born in Scotland. She gained worldwide recognition for singing this song for Britain’s Got Talent. Nine days later, the video had tallied over 100 million views.

Opinion
• USA Today says governors are demonstrating to Trump how to lead during the coronavirus crisis.

• The Times says hostility toward immigrants is actually hurting the fight against the pandemic.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily has a guide of local Brooklyn breweries offering delivery during the pandemic.

• A Brooklyn pizzeria is delivering free pies to essential workers.

Trending in New York
• Tory
#SchittsCreek
#QuarantineAMovie
New Jack
Yellowstone

Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• The Jets have agreed to a one-year deal with backup QB David Fales.

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#ATasteofFifth Take Out or Delivery – Order takeout or delivery from participating restaurants in the 11215/11217 area and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Click here for more information. Park Slope BID, Brooklyn.
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Real Estate
• Bogue Trondowski Architect has revealed new renderings of a mixed-use development in Williamsburg.

• For Sale – 316 Oriental  Blvd, Manhattan Beach – One family detached brick offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, 2 car garage.  Needs work.  Tenant occupied. Drive by only. Do not disturb the tenant. Short Sale. All offers are subject to bank approval. $1.1M  Realtor.com

• For Rent - 1 Duffield Street #204, Downtown – Sun drenched apt has 1 BR, 1 bath, hardwood floors, central a/c, EIK w/ SS appliances. Laundry in building, gym, storage, roof access.  #2,800/month  Nooklyn.com 203-479-9122

• Sold – East New York – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,150-square-foot house at 51 Van Siclen Avenue for $799,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Xerox has abandoned its $35 billion hostile bid for HP.

Papa John’s sales jumped as the quarantine from coronavirus keeps deliveries moving.

Events
• Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins comedian Majah Hype for discussion on 2020 Census. View on Instagram Live here.

Virtual – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Fake Archaeology: An April Fool’s Exploration of Aliens, Atlantis and Freak Artifacts. Brooklyn Brainery.

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April 1st, 2020 at 9:21 am

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Morning Buzz: Borough Park man accused of hoarding masks and price gauging coughs on FBI agent; Defenders file for release of “vulnerable” prisoners

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Tuesday, March 31
Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The coronavirus death toll in NYC surged to 914, accelerated by six hellish hours that saw one fatality every 2.9 minutes. Meanwhile, the Air Force Academy, the only military campus in the country housing students amid the pandemic, has seen two suspected suicides since last Thursday.

• The White House renewed several waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran, allowing companies to continue to work on civilian nuclear facilities there.

• Idaho Governor Brad Little signed two anti-transgender bills into law, marking the state as the first in the nation to enact such legislation.

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Brooklyn News
• A Borough Park man claiming to be infected with the coronavirus coughed on FBI agents, who were investigating him for hoarding medical supplies.

• The proprietor of Bergen Restaurant in Brooklyn is serving up free meals for those economically impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

• Public defenders have filed a lawsuit for the immediate release of nearly 540 “medically vulnerable” prisoners from Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.

Politics
• Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez announced on Twitter that she was diagnosed with a “presumed coronavirus infection.”

• House Democrats want infrastructure to be part of a fourth coronavirus bill.

Entertainment
• Opera legend Plácido Domingo was hospitalized in Mexico for complications related to the coronavirus.

• Everyone has been watching “Tiger King” on Netflix while in quarantine. Find out where the characters are now.
Buzzing Back

• In 1949 RCA Victor introduces the 45 rpm single record, which was designed to compete with the 33 1/3 LP introduced by Columbia a year earlier.

• In 1934 Movie and TV actress Shirley Jones is born in Charleroi, PA.  She gained fame for portraying the Mom in this 1970 hit TV series.

Opinion
• A writer for CNN explains how the coronavirus shutdown has been a body blow to freelancers.

• Slate says the governor of Florida is scapegoating New Yorkers for his state’s coronavirus catastrophe.

In the Blogs
• Drive-In movie theaters, and one upstate in particular, could potentially bring joy to this moment of darkness.

• An 86-year-old woman is dead after another woman allegedly attacked her for not standing more than six feet away in the ER.

Trending in New York
• #suitornosuit
• #HomeFest
• #Selena25
• #TransDayOfVisibility
• #tmc

Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA games have been suspended.

• Coronavirus is disrupting Blake Martinez’s transition to the Giants.

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Pyrros & Serres – New York’s Injured Workers Law Firm. Office in Astoria, Queens , Brooklyn and the Bronx.  Call 718-626-7730 for a FREE consultation.
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Real Estate
• Despite calls to cancel rent in NYC, Governor Cuomo insists that he has already provided relief for tenants.

• For Sale – 3016 Brighton 5th Street, Brighton Beach - Where style & value meet the beach! 2nd flr unit offers open layout w/ 1 BR & subway-tiled bath, in-unit washer/dryer.  $399,000  Realtor.com

• For Rent - 181 Front Street #G2, Dumbo – Loft-like 2 BR, 2 full bath apt offers state-of-the-art kitchen w/ SS appliances, open living/dining area, communal rooftop w/ panoramic views of Manhattan.  Close to all.  $6,000/month   Halstead Real Estate 718-878-1797

• Sold – Canarsie – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,077 square foot home at 1166 E 87th St. for $629,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Amazon fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees against coronavirus.

• Germany’s space agency DLR has started using its 3D printing resources to produce protective medical equipment.

Events
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March 31st, 2020 at 9:21 am

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