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Friday, March 13

• Mostly cloudy with showers in the morning. High of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
CORONAVIRUS: In an effort to combat contagion, Governor Cuomo banned public events hosting more than 500 people and Mayor De Blasio called for a state of emergency for NYC.

• The Dow plummeted 10 percent, making the worst day for the stocks since the 1987 market crash.

• The U.S. struck back at an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq after two American troops were killed in a rocket attack  the previous day.

CANCELLED – Dead Kennedys Sun Mar 15th 7:30pm   With special guest DOA. $27-$30  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

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Brooklyn News
• The driver who fatally struck a pedestrian in Fort Greene when he passed out at the wheel plead guilty to manslaughter, but will not face jail time.

• A heated confrontation between shoppers at a Brooklyn Costco was caught on video, as fears COVID-19 fears continue to escalate.

• Police arrested the alleged perpetrator in the 40-year-old cold case of the strangulation of a teen who was working for the Brooklyn District Attorney.

• The House was unable to reach agreement on a legislative package to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. They are hoping for a final vote today.

• Thousands of migrants remain in tent city limbo after a Supreme Court decision to maintain the “Remain in Mexico” program.

• Broadway went dark last night as a result of a state ban on gatherings of more than 500 people.

• New technology might help dance music producers collect millions in missing royalties.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 The Four Seasons score their fifth and final US #1 hit with this song.

• In 1939 American singer and songwriter Neil Sedaka is born in Brooklyn, NY.  In 1961, he had a hit with this song, which earned him his first appearance on this show.

• The Post ponders why NYC is lagging in getting its public school students free breakfast.

• The Daily News proposes the “right” way to tackle NYC’s homelessness.

In the Blogs
• New exhibitions exploring Honk Kong video art and Filipino oceans at various venues are now open.

• Café Esencia, home of the six-foot churro wheel, has closed its doors.

Trending in New York
• Friday the 13th
• Jay Electronica
• #SweetNightOST
• #coronapocalypse
• Boomer Remover

• The NCAA canceled March Madness, as teams were pulling out of the tournament one-by-one.

• POSTPONED: The Nets (30-34) vs Golden State Warriors game has been postponed as the NBA has suspended the season.

• POSTPONED: The Islanders (35-23-10) vs Calgary Flames game has been postponed as the NHL has suspended the season.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.
• All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 170 is still on at Brasilia, Brazil’s Ginasio Nilson Nelson. The Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
• All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.

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Dreamland Roller Disco  Sat Mar 14th   7-9:30pm   Soul Train Dreamland Ice Disco.  21+ Tickets  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 1717 East Drive, Prospect Park

Real Estate
• Expansion is full speed ahead at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Mar 14th 2-3:30pm. 259 Sumpter Street, Ocean Hill – Renovated 3 family – 1st flr is duplexed with the basement w/ 3 BRs.  2nd & 3rd flrs each have 2 BRs, 1.5 bath.  All units have open kitchen w/ SS appliances.  $1.649M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale – 72 Cooper Street, Bushwick – Two family home located 1 block from train.  Three story house plus basement, two working fireplaces, open floor plan, move in condition.  $1,248,888 Lou Pastorini. 917-757-7567 

• Sold – Greenpoint – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom 1,191 square foot apartment at 59 Green St. for $1.28 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Amid COVID-19 fears, diners, vendors, delivery, workers, and staff must now “pass” a temperature reading before entering Sushi Katsuei  in Park Slope.

• Pastrami Masters, a new East Williamsburg restaurant with Lebanese influence is slinging pastrami that’s almost on par with Katz’s, writes a “New York Times” critic.

Restaurant ABC’s – Borough Park
Grade A – Cafe Pobeda, 5610 New Utrecht Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Mechanical or natural ventilation system not provided, improperly installed, in disrepair.
Grade B – Mi Pequeño Ranchito, 4614 New Utrecht Ave. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Evidence of mice; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade C – Orchidea Restaurant, 4815 12th Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Live roaches present; Current letter grade sign not posted.

POSTPONEDDowntown – Noon to 2 p.m.-Women’s Luncheon 2020: Women Who Win.  1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 60 Furman Street

POSTPONED Flatbush – 6:30 p.m. – MasterChef Junior Live!  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

CANCELLED Park Slope - 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Spellbound Theatre presents “The Naughty Penguin”.  Old Stone House, 336 third Avenue
CANCELLED Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Making Brooklyn Bloom 2020. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Avenue
POSTPONEDSunset Park - 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Music of the Grateful Dead.  Industry City, 220 36th St #2A
Prospect Park – 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Soul Train Ice Disco.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive
POSTPONED• Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. to Midnight – PROM FOREVER: The Rizzo’s 6th Annual Prom.  Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue

 Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Take A Closer Look – At Spring!  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave
CANCELLEDProspect Lefferts Gardens - 11:30 a.m.- Story Time: How to be a Pirate.  Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave.
POSTPONED Williamsburg- Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Music of the Grateful Dead. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Williamsburg – 1 p.m. – Cat & Kitten Adoption.  Whiskers-A-Go-Go, 447 Graham Street
POSTPONED Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – Dead Kennedys perform.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue

Written by BKTicker

March 13th, 2020 at 9:57 am

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