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Monday, March 16

• Mostly sunny with a high of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC recommended postponing or cancelling all events nationwide with 50 or more people for eight weeks.

NYC schools will shut down until at least April 20. All nightclubs, theaters and concert venues will close, while restaurants, bars and cafes can only do take-out.

• Catholic parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens cancelled Mass after a parishioner tested positive for coronavirus.

Glass Etching Mon Mar 16th  6:30 – 8:30pm Design a stencil of your choice and etch it on a pair of wine glasses. $42. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights.

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Brooklyn News
• A man was found dead of a gunshot wound to his head in the passenger seat of a car in Bushwick.

• Two Brooklyn Assembly members have tested positive for novel coronavirus.

• Police are asking for help identifying a suspect in a violent cab robbery in Brooklyn.

• Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders clashed over health care in a heated debateamid the coronavirus pandemic.

• The Queens borough president special election, originally set for March 24, has been suspended.

• The box office plunged to its lowest level in over two decades amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Weekend Box Office
• Onward: $10.5 million
I Still Believe: $9.5 million
Bloodshot: $9.3 million
The Invisible Man: $6 million
The Hunt: $5.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1963, this song by Peter, Paul & Mary is released in the US and reaches #2. Although banned by some radio stations thinking it was drug related, it’s really a song about a little boy according to its writer, Peter Yarrow.

• In 1967, actress Lauren Graham is born in Honolulu, HI. She became best know for her role as Lorelai in this CW series.

• The Daily News says de Blasio made the difficult but sane choice to close New York City public schools.

• The Post says state lawmakers must pass a budget that sticks to what’s necessary.

In the Blogs
• Bklyner shares tips on what you can do to help amid the coronavirus.

• Amid the hysteria on the virus, a Bushwick Chinese restaurant appealed directlyto its customers.

Trending in New York
• #DemDebate

• NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA games have been suspended due to the coronavirus.

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Seed Starting Annual Vegetables and Flowers Wed Mar 18th 6-9pm A hand-on workshop to learn the basic steps of seed starting & nurturing, practicing on vegetable and plant seeds. Pre-Reg Req. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 900 Washington Ave., Room 123, Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a 10-story, mixed-use building in Coney Island.

• For Sale – 161 Dupont Street #5, Greenpoint - 482 s/f Condo located on tree-lined block features 1 BR, 1 bath, large kitchen with updated appliances, Quartz counter tops, common roof deck, storage in basement.  $595,000. 

• For Rent - 115 Stanwix Street #501, Bushwick – 1 BR, 1 bath, central a/c, exposed brick, laundry in building, waterfront rooftop view, EIK w/ SS appliances. Pets upon approval.  $2,800/month. 917-805-7546

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,080-square-foot house at 6907 20th Avenue for $1.8 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot at the corner of 6th Avenue and 1st Street in Park Slope. Officers observed a 31-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head, within the driver’s seat of a white 2019 Chevrolet Impala. He was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Glass Etching. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

CANCELLED Downtown – 8:30 p.m. – Nick Canon Presents: Wild ‘n Out.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

Written by BKTicker

March 16th, 2020 at 1:38 pm

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