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Morning Buzz: Homeless in swank downtown hotel worry nabes, Couple caught having sex in Flatbush Avenue station

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Thursday, May 21
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for the Solemnity of the Ascension. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Sunny skies with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• The Centers for Disease Control now says that coronavirus does not spread easily on surfaces.

• Two are dead and another was injured after police were involved in a shooting in Harlem.

• Buses are proving to be more popular than the subways during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Brooklyn News
• A raunchy couple took advantage of the near-empty subway to get busy inside the Flushing Avenue station.

• Over 150 homeless men are riding out the pandemic in a swank Downtown Brooklyn hotel, sparking fear among its neighbors.

• A 62-year-old man was shot and killed in his Brooklyn apartment, and one of his neighbors is under arrest.

Politics
• “Leave my mom out of it!” Things got heated during a debate between Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her challenger.

• More city employees could work from home in the long term under a new cost-saving plan proposed by the City Council.

Entertainment
•The popularity of The Last Dance is causing prices on Michael Jordan memorabilia to skyrocket.

• The concert manager at Forest Hills Stadium discusses the impact of the outbreak on the summer concert season with the Forest Hills Times.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, Stevie Wonder scored his sixth number-one record on the Billboard Pop chart with this song, written as a tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington.

• In 1952, actor Mr. T is born in Chicago. He was the former bodyguard of this singing superstar.

Opinion
• The Daily News editorial board says it is okay with city beaches staying closed for now.

• Two Slate writers co-penned a piece arguing the COVID-19 outbreak as made President Donald Trump’s deficiencies more apparent.

In the Blogs
• Employees at Met Food in Greenpoint will receive a bonus for their work during the coronavirus outbreak.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Memorial Day observances can take place over the weekend, but with a maximum of ten people.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• Darryl Strawberry says leaving the Mets, New York fans was the biggest mistake of his career.

• Scottie Pippen is livid at Michael Jordan for how he is portrayed in The Last Dance.

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Real Estate
• A judge ruled that while evictions are still on hold, eviction conferences can be held virtually as long as both sides are represented.

• For Sale – 534 Graham Avenue #16R, Greenpoint – Rrenovated 2 BR, 1 bath co-op has custom built-in closets. Low maintenance includes heat, water & taxes. Pets allowed with board approval. $395,000 Trulia.com

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,175-square-foot, two-family home at 2209 East 15th Street in Homecrest for $799,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s a luxe Father’s Day gift guide for the stylish dads out there.

• We’re sorry to tell you this, but there are people who call themselves “Cuomosexuals” that are getting the gov’s name printed on their underwear.

Events
Midwood – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams distributes masks. Halal Food Pantry, 1045 Coney Island Ave.

Virtual – 5 p.m. – Representatives Yvette Clarke, Nydia Velazquez and Hakeem Jeffries host town hall on resources for nonprofits in CARES Act. JOIN HERE (password: ClarkeTownHall1)

• Coney Island – 8 p.m. – The Parachute Jump will be lit green to honor essential Parks Department workers. Coney Island Boardwalk

 

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May 21st, 2020 at 10:11 am

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Morning Buzz: Gunman killed 62-year-old man in apartment, Eight people injured in MTA bus collision

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Wednesday, May 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Coronavirus lockdowns have caused a 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions.

• Long Island beaches will be closed to New York City residents.

• The MTA is rolling out virus-killing UV lamps on city subways and buses.

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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for a gunman who fatally shot a 62-year-old man in his Brownsville apartment.

• At least eight people, including a pedestrian, suffered minor injuries after a collision involving a bus in East Flatbush.

• Cops shut down a Brooklyn barbershop after a “Liberate America” activist paid the owner $500 to reopen.

Politics
• Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer confirmed she’s in talks to possibly be Joe Biden’s VP pick.

• With the State Legislature looking to reconvene next week, good government groups are calling for lawmakers to take a pay cut for lack of activity.

Entertainment
• “Very Cavallari” is ending amid Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s divorce.

• “Batwoman” star Ruby Rose is leaving the CW show after one season, and the role will be recast.

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Queens Craft Brigade Wed May 20th 12-2pm We will be hosting the first ever Queens Craft Brigade Variety Show! Watching the event is free, however we are offering several paid options as well. To get the Zoom linkyou must RSVP here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1998, Frank Sinatra is laid to rest.

• In 1946, pop singer Cher is born in El Centro, CA. She starred with this actressin the 2010 musical film.

Opinion
• The Daily News says New York City went easy on a yeshiva that violated social distancing restrictions.

• Nicole Gelinas argues in the Post that New York’s airports should be the last in line for bailouts.

In the Blogs
• Leasing has begun at The Dime, a 177-apartment complex in South Williamsburg.

• Check out this Zoom chat with Brooklyn Heights preservation pioneers set for this afternoon.

Trending in New York
• #PumpRules
#darksideofthering
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#TheStoryofSoaps
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Scoreboard
• Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker pleaded not guilty in an alleged armedrobbery. He requested permission to join the team’s training camp.

• The Knicks have hired former Nets executive Frank Zanin as assistant GM.

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Real Estate
• Renderings have been revealed for a nine-story mixed-use property on Vanderbilt Avenue in Vinegar Hill.

• For Sale – 2230 E 65th Street, Mill Basin – New, high-end designed 2,300 s/f home features an open floor plan with 4 BRs, 6 bath, chef’s kitchen w/ SS appliances.  Master BR has a dressing room and spa like bath.  $1.995M  Trulia.com 917-882-3723

• Sold – East New York – An eight-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 726 Forbell Street for $860,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada.

Walmart’s earnings are soaring as e-commerce sales have jumped.

Events
• Virtual – 10 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at North Brooklyn Pipeline Rally. Join here.

• Virtual - 11 a.m. – Comptroller Stringer hosts faith leaders roundtable. Join here.

Virtual – Noon – Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Ben Kallos announce new legislation strengthening nutritional guidelines for meals for vulnerable New Yorkers. Participate here.

Virtual – Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual rally in support of New York Health Act. Join here.

Virtual - 12 to 2 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade Variety Show.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – Congressman Max Rose holds virtual forum on domestic and international terrorism threats during COVID-19. Livestream here.

• Virtual – 2 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at People’s Assembly on BlackRock. Register here.

Virtual – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams hosts conversation with the Anti-Violence Project on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Facebook Live.

Kensington – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams aids in distribution of meals with Pakistani American Youth Society. 1001 Newkirk Ave.

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May 20th, 2020 at 10:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Early coronavirus vaccine tests yield promising results; Cops shut down yeshiva for violating lockdown and allegedly holding class

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Tuesday, May 19
Alternate-side parking rules are in effect. Meters are also in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. High of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
•  The Navajo Nation has surpassed New York and New Jersey for the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate in the U.S.

• Biotech company Moderna, a major player in the coronavirus vaccine effort, announced promising early results from human safety tests.

• According to stats released by City Hall, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 1,200 NYCHA residents and infected another 6,600 with the virus.

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Brooklyn News
• Police shut down a Bed-Stuy yeshiva, after discovering nearly 60 students in attendance despite public health orders.

• A former Brooklyn judge, known for taking down John Gotti, was tapped to prosecute Michael Flynn.

• The Small Business Angel Fund is offering two types of interest-free loans designed to help neighborhood businesses through the pandemic.

Politics
• AG William Barr revealed the existence of evidence linking the Saudi military officer behind the Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting to al Qaeda.

• A report from the Congressional Oversight Commission finds much of the bailout stimulus money instituted by the CARES Act remains unspent.

Entertainment
• The cast of “Modern Family” paid tribute to Fred Willard, who died recently at age 86, and starred as the father of character Phil Dunphy on the hit sitcom.

• Adapting to a world on quarantine, Niantic turned “Pokémon Go” into a game that can be more comfortably played from home.

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Instagram DJ Livestream with Ralph McDaniels Tues May 19th 3-4pm  Join Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) for his Instagram Live all-vinyl DJ sets of hip hop, dance, and old-school favorites. Tune in live on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/qplnyc
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973  Paul Simon releases this single which would become a hit in the US, but was banned from air play in the UK because it contains a brand name.

• In 1992 pop singer Sam Smith is born in London.  In 2015 he won a Grammy as Best New Artist for this song.

Opinion
• A contributor to the NY Times uses Germany’s pandemic experience to demonstrate that the way out of a lockdown is much harder than the way in.

• In a piece for CNN, Ed Morales explains why Latinos have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19.

In the Blogs
• The Brooklyn-based company Prospect Cleaning Service is part of the army disinfecting and sanitizing the MTA each night.

• Bushwick Mutual Aid has grown from a Facebook group with 500 members into an organization feeding a network of more than 2,000 members.

Trending in New York
• Korra
• #TrumpMorbidlyObese
• #TMobileTuesdays
• Cavuto
 tannie

Scoreboard
• Governor Cuomo says he wants to bring back sports to New York, even as the state faces hurdles in reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.

• A NASCAR race and an NBC golf event, the first live sports events on network TV in more than two months, delivered strong ratings this weekend.

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Real Estate
• Two months into the coronavirus pandemic, NYC rental prices are beginning to fall.

• 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 – East New York – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 900 square foot home at 212 Bradford St. for $845,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Research by Lean In, founded by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, shows many women are burned out balancing work and home life amid the pandemic.

• Uber is laying off another 3,000 employees, as the company closes 45 offices and rethinks its approach.

Events
Virtual - 3 – 4 p.m. – Instagram DJ Livestream with Ralph McDaniels. 

• Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hosts virtual Iftar with faith leaders from across NYC. Facebook Live.

 

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May 19th, 2020 at 8:46 am

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Morning Buzz: Concessions open in Coney Island, CityMD offers free COVID-19 tests for uninsured

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Monday, May 18
Alternate-side parking rules are in effect. Meters are also in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high around 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Former President Obama criticized the country’s leaders for fumbling the coronavirus pandemic response in virtual commencement addresses.

• New York City beaches will remain closed for the foreseeable future, including Memorial Day weekend.

• CityMD will provide free coronavirus tests for uninsured New Yorkers as part of a partnership with the city.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn judge denied “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s bid to be released from prison to work on a coronavirus cure.

Concessions opened on the Coney Island boardwalk with safety measures in place.

• A Brooklyn youth summer soccer camp has gone virtual, and has even brought in pro athletes to offer advice.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo took a coronavirus test on national television to encourage New Yorkers to do the same.

• Justin Amash has pulled the plug on his libertarian third-party run for president.

Entertainment
• Fred Willard, a comic actor who delighted audiences in “Best in Show” and other sitcoms, died at age 86.

• CBS All Access has green-lighted a new “Star Trek” spinoff series.

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Let’s Make Fire Cider Mon May 18th 5:30-7pm Fire Cider is a traditional tonic that herbalists have used for generations to ward off colds, flu, ease inflammation, pain and a myriad of other ailments. $22.
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Buzzing Back
• In 2012, Facebook raises $16 billion in largest tech IPO in U.S. history.• In 1946, baseball player Reggie Jackson is born in Wyncote, PA. He is known as “Mr. October” for his World Series heroics.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump has expressed skepticism about COVID-19 fatality figures from his own experts.

• The Daily News says de Blasio must start making responsible cuts in light of the pandemic’s fiscal impact.

In the Blogs
• To survive the pandemic, several Bushwick bars have brought the party outdoors.

Social distancing circles have been added to the lawn at Domino Park.

Trending in New York
• #TheLastDance
#InsecureHBO
#TaylorSwiftCityOfLover
#90DayFiance
#AmericanIdol

Scoreboard
• Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was released from jail after posting bail, but was told to stay away from virtual team meetings.

“The Last Dance” has changed the way the public thinks of Michael Jordan.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building on Evergreen Avenuein Bushwick.

• For Sale – 234 Brighton Lane, Brighton Beach – Brick 3-family home w/ driveway & pkg for two cars, close to beach. 3 BRs over 3 BRs, stand up attic, finished basement. All new electric and heating. $899,000 Realtor.com

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,700-square-foot house at 1823 East 29th Street for $825,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, in front of 2211 Pitkin Avenue in East New York, a 23-year-old man was approached by an unknown male suspect who displayed a gun and fired multiple rounds at the victim. The victim was struck three times in the torso. The suspect fled on foot. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Brookdale Hospital. He’s in critical but stable condition.

Events
• Virtual – 9 a.m. – The State of Black and Brown TGNC Communities in New York Virtual Rally. Register here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Frontline Fitness Fundraiser workout, Force Fitness Club x North Brooklyn Angels. Make a donation via Venmo to @Force-Force-Club for the class link.

Virtual – 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Let’s Make Fire Cider.

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May 18th, 2020 at 9:50 am

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Morning Buzz: NYSE plans for partial reopen this month; Prosecutors charge ten MS-13 members in relation three murders

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Friday, May 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Scattered showers, with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• As NYC sees a decline in all coronavirus indicators over the course of 24 hours, the MTA is considering a reservation system for the subways once the pandemic is over.

• After closing in late March, the New York Stock Exchange is planning to partially open its floor later this month.

• Whistleblower Rick Bright testified before the House that despite White House claims, the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus.

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Brooklyn News
• Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn brought criminal charges against members of MS-13 as part of a larger takedown of a crew implicated in several murders.

• A longtime resident of Brooklyn Heights is giving opera performances on Hicks Street every night, just before front line workers are applauded at 7 p.m.

• Police say the killing of a 16-year-old boy in Crown Heights was a “retaliatory shooting,” stemming from the brutal beating of a teenage girl two months ago.

Politics
• Trump is calling on Barack Obama to testify before Congress about what he calls “the biggest political crime” in history.

• The Senate voted to reauthorize lapsed provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and also revise some aspects of how it can be used.

Entertainment
• Starting Saturday, the Queensboro Dance Festival kicks off it’s annual tour with a schedule of virtual performance and activities.

• Privacy watchdogs say that the popular TikTok video app is violating a children’s privacy law and putting kids at risk.

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Smart Phone Food Photography Sun May 17th 2-4pm  Whether you want to start a food blog, or blow up your Instagram, this class will help you take better food photographs.  $30
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Buzzing Back

•  In 1997 Governor George W. Bush declares May 15th as ZZ Top Day in the state of Texas.• In 1969 football player Emmit Smith is born in Pensacola, FL.  As a Dallas Cowboy running back, he was selected to eight Pro Bowls, led the NFL in rushing four times, and won three Super Bowl Championships.

Opinion
• An article in the New Yorker demonstrates how the coronavirus is killing the middle class.

• Vox attempts to explain why the process of reopening the economy after COVID-19 has gotten confusing.

In the Blogs
• At a Brooklyn small business town hall, PPP loans and additional fundingdominated the conversation.

• Data from the app WhatToOrder shows that small restaurants in NYC tended to stay open, while larger closed up shop during the pandemic.

Trending in New York
• #HTGAWM
• #AvatarTheLastAirbender
• #fridaymorning
• Polo G
• Adora

Scoreboard
• Costco is asking $30,000 for a baseball signed by the legendary Babe Ruth.

• Anfernee Hardaway says his injury-riddled stint with the Knicks stands out as most disappointing period of his career.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT OVEREEM VS. HARRIS @ Jacksonville Arena. Preliminary Card starts at 6 p.m.; Main Card kicks off at 9 p.m.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 184 Kent Avenue, #A307, Williamsburg – 634 s/f Condo has open layout living/dining area, great views of the Williamsburg Bridge, high-end kitchen appliances, spa style bath, plenty of closets.  $975,000  Realtor.com 

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,771 square foot two family at 632 Crawford Ave. for $999,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Prospect Heights restaurant Olmsted has reopened as a grocery store, selling restaurant favorites like condiments, produce, and pastries.

• With beaches closed, beachside restaurants and bars like those on the Coney Island boardwalk are bracing for a slower summer.

Restaurant ABC’s – Williamsburg
Grade A – The Craic, 488 Driggs Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed; Hand wash sign not posted; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Taqueria Diana, 367 Metropolitan Ave. Wiping cloths soiled; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Food contact surface not properly maintained.
Grade C – Ryujin Ramen, 513 Grand St. Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact; Evidence of rats; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Cold food item held above 41º F; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
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Saturday
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Sunday
Virtual - 2 to 4 p.m. – Smart Phone Food Photography. 

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May 15th, 2020 at 9:53 am

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Morning Buzz: Naked couple found dead in Brooklyn garage, Woman arrested for improperly wearing mask at Barclays Center stop

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Thursday, May 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 64.

Top Stories
• The health commissioner blew off the NYPD’s request for 500,000 masks, telling a high-ranking official, “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops.”

• President Donal Trump blasted Anthony Fauci’s testimony to Congress, vowing to open up the country despite fear of a second wave of coronavirus.

• The FBI has seized the cell phone of North Carolina senator Richard Burr following his eyebrow-raising stock trades at the start of the coronavirus.

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Brooklyn News
• A woman was pepper-sprayed after getting into a fight at a food stamp facility in Boerum Hill.

• A woman was arrested after she scuffled with cops who stopped from getting on a train at the Barclays Center for improperly wearing a face mask.

• A naked couple was found dead in an East Flatbush garage in a possible sexual tryst gone wrong.

Politics
• Senator Bernie Sanders is endorsing state senators Julia Salazar of Brooklyn and Michael Gianaris of Queens in their re-election bids.

• The annual Queens Day in Albany was forced to go virtual this year, with state legislators joining from the places of quarantine.

Entertainment
• A columnist for the Post says President Donald Trump has met his match now that equally foul-mouthed Howard Stern has set his sights on him.

• Mary-Kate Olsen is asking a judge for an emergency divorce after her husband ordered her to leave their luxury apartment despite the pandemic.

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That’s My Home: A Virtual Tour of Louis Armstrong’s House Museum  Log on to see archival footage, rare photos, essays, and priceless audio from the jazz legend’s private reel-to-reel tapes.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1968, The Rascals recorded this song, which was written following the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy.

• In 1944, director George Lucas is born in Modesto, California. He first received acclaim for this 1973 coming of age film.

Opinion
• A local doctor offers some thoughts on what to eat and what to avoid while you continue to shelter in place.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star urges voters to get an absentee ballot early for June’s primary so their voice can be heard.

In the Blogs
• A Jackson Heights couple arrested for attacking a group of Hasidic men in Williamsburg say they are being unfairly portrayed.

• Enamoo, a store/gallery that has been in Carroll Gardens for 20 years, is facing closure due to the pandemic. A GoFundMe campaign is trying to save it.

Trending in New York
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Jeff Bezos
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#SurvivorFinale
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Scoreboard
• A UFC fighter from Queens had his match cancelled because his opponent tested positive for coronavirus.

• John Jastremski of WFAN writes in his Queens Ledger column it would be a slap in the face to suffering fans if money derails baseball’s return.

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Real Estate
• The City Council approved a measure that would protect restaurants and retailers from some legal actions if they violate their leases.

• 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 – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,445-square-foot apartment at 1611 Bergen Street in Crown Heights for $485,000.

Style & Fashion
• Because it’s a fashion trend that likely won’t be going away anytime soon, Vogue lists sites where you can find stylish cloth masks.

• Famed wedding dress designer Vera Wang is suddenly a sex symbol at the age of 70.

Events
• Downtown – 12:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams and Taj Gibson of the Knicks distribute Meals to NYCHA workers. Ingersoll Houses, 16 Fleet Walk

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – Adams holds vigil for clergy members who have died during the coronavirus outbreak. Join Here Password: 52ggMVpmcR6

 

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May 14th, 2020 at 8:50 am

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Morning Buzz: Teen fatally shot in Crown Heights, Sick man and caretaker found dead in apartment

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Wednesday, May 13
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• A federal judge has put off ruling on the Department of Justice’s request to dismiss the criminal case against Michael Flynn.

• House Democrats introduced a $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, but Senate Republicans feel no urgency to act.

• New York will face hefty funding cuts to schools and hospitals unless it receives $61 billion in federal aid.

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Brooklyn News
• A 16-year-old teen was fatally shot around the corner from his Crown Heights apartment.

• A sickly 61-year-old man and his 49-year-old caretaker were found dead in an East Williamsburg apartment.

• A family plans to file a lawsuit against Brooklyn funeral homes over the treatment of their grandmother’s remains.

Politics
• Joe Biden sailed to an easy victory in Nebraska’s in-person primary.

• AOC was knocked off the Working Families Party’s ballot line by her Democratic challenger.

Entertainment
• A reboot of “Head of the Class” from producer Bill Lawrence is in the works at HBO Max.

• The CW has ordered a “Kung Fu” reboot and “The Republic of Sarah” for the 2020-2021 season.

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Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong Wed May 13th 7pm To watch live, tune in to Facebook or Zoom. To participate, email [email protected] and identify the 3- to 4-minute tune you intend to play.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Rolling Stones release this song, one of the first rock records to use a sitar.

• In 1950, singer Stevie Wonder is born in Saginaw, MI. He is known as a Motown prodigy and multi-instrumentalist who broke the record for Grammys.

Opinion
• USA Today says Donald Trump won’t beat COVID-19 by sidelining scientists.

• The Post says de Blasio’s nonstop gushing about the success of cleaning subways is over the top.

In the Blogs
• BAM is honoring Cate Blanchett and Zadie Smith in its first-ever virtual gala.

• A state lawmaker is calling for more open streets in north Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
• #PumpRules
#AsianAmPBS
#ForLife
kcon
Howard Stern

Scoreboard
• The MLB delivered its opening presentation to start the shortened-season, but did not include an economic proposal.

• NBA players will be anonymously polled by the union on restarting the season.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building on Throop Avenuein Bedford-Stuyvesant.

• For Sale – 303 E. 48th Street, East Flatbush – Beautiful 2 family house located on charming tree lined block. Home boasts 1,785 sq feet of living space. Private driveway and backyard. Walking distance to all.  $695,000  Homes.com  646-741-3824

• Sold – Williamsburg – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 885-square-foot condo at 261 Union Avenue for $999,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Hyatt Hotels has announced 1,300 layoffs worldwide as it deals with the coronavirus crisis.

• Uber is in negotiations to buy online food delivery company Grubhub.

Events
• Virtual – 9:30 a.m. – Marketing Strategies for Your Business. Register here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual press conference to call for reduction in NYPD budget. Register here.

Virtual – 11:30 a.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso, Councilman Keith Powers and environmental groups launch effort to preserve composting and recycling site. Participate here.

Virtual – 12:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams holds virtual roundtable with NYPD, community groups to discuss alternatives to police involvement. Join here.

Cobble Hill – 7 p.m. – Family donates N95 masks to workers and residents. Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry St.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Assemblywoman Malliotakis hosts virtual town hall with physicians for conversation on COVID-19. Facebook Live.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 8 p.m. – “Illuminate Our Heroes” presented at SUNY Downstate. 440 Lenox Rd.

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May 13th, 2020 at 10:13 am

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Morning Buzz: While some counties reopen, Mayor says city stays on lockdown until June; Mom gives birth while fighting COVID-19 on a ventilator

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Tuesday, May 12

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 58 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo confirmed the reopening of certain counties on Friday, while Mayor de Blasio warned the city will remain on lockdown through next month.

• As the U.S. coronavirus death toll surpassed 80,000, it is likely the nation’s toughest challenge won’t come until after a vaccine is found.

• Nearly 2000 former DOJ officials have signed onto a letter calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his intervention in Michael Flynn’s case.

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Brooklyn News
• Neighbors mourned the stabbing death of a quiet Brighton Beach man in his home. The man’s roommate was taken into custody, but no charges were filed.

• Two people were arrested and charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime for attacking a group of Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg.

• A Brooklyn mom who gave birth to her child while fighting COVID-19 on a ventilator was healthy enough to be discharged from the hospital.

Politics
• With coronavirus exposure arriving in the West Wing, the White House is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of staff.

• Senator Chuck Schumer is urging the VA to explain why it purchased $208,000 worth of hydroxychloroquine for veterans with coronavirus.

Entertainment
• Famed funnyman Jerry Stiller, father of Ben Stiller, has passed away from natural causes at age 92.

• Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities completed walks and runs in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, the jogger who was senselessly shot and killed in Georgia.

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The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets Tues May 12th 6:30-8pm  Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did?  $6
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Buzzing Back

• In 1963 Bob Dylan walks out on “The Ed Sullivan Show”.

• In 1981 actor Rami Malek is born in Los Angeles.  In 2020 he won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of this superstar in this film.
Opinion
• A writer for The Atlantic warns the Supreme Curt is in danger of stripping Congress of its ability to hold presidents accountable.

• A columnist for The Guardian hopes the pandemic will allow people to acknowledge the lack of systemic avenues to stability.

In the Blogs
• Operation Feed Brooklyn is teaming up with local restaurants to feed hospital workers on the front lines.

Trending in New York
• Bryan Adams
• #WWERaw
• #ListenToYourHeart
• Quibi
• #MorningJoe

Scoreboard
• MLB owners approved a season proposal plan that would see pay cuts for athletes, as the players’ union prepares to weigh in.

• Becky Lynch announced she is having a baby with fellow WWE star and fiance Seth Rollins, and will step away from the sport for a while.

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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 37 newly constructed units in an eight-story building in Brownsville.

• 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 – Wingate – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,740 square foot multi family home at 117 E 46th St. for $600,000.

Technology
• Amid the pandemic, sex workers are finding out that making money virtually is not cheap.

• The CEO of Banjo announced his resignation after a report revealed KKK ties in his past.

Events
Flatbush – 11 a.m. – Black Lives Matter distributes masks to residents. Flatbush Gardens, 2054 Nostrand Ave.

Brownsville – 12:15 p.m. – BP Adams and Siemens distribute groceries at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School. 85 Watkins St.

Virtual – 6 to 8 p.m. – State Senate’s NYC Education Committee town hall meeting on the impact of COVID-19 on NYC schools.

Virtual - 6:30 to 8 p.m. - The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets. 

 

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Written by BKTicker

May 12th, 2020 at 11:12 am

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