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Tuesday, March 17

Weather
• Overcast skies with showers in the morning. High of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Dow Jones dropped nearly 3,000 points, making it the third worst day for the stock market of all time.

• The city will allow delivery workers to use illicit e-bikes as the restaurant industry shifts to takeout and delivery-only.

• U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine.

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POSTPONED – Dexys Midnight Runners Tribute  Tues Mar 17th 8pm  A Celtic celebration with Too-Rye-Ay featuring Ted Leo. $15  The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• A man was found dead in the basement after authorities put out a fire in a Bed-Stuy apartment building. A suspect was taken into custody.

• Two of New York’s Bravest, and one EMT, have tested positive for coronavirus in Brooklyn, and firefighters are calling on the city to test its first responders.

• Popular Brooklyn-born ice cream chain Ample Hills Creamery has filed forChapter 11 bankruptcy.

Politics
• The House passed by unanimous consent the revised coronavirus emergency bill, sending it to the Senate for deliberation.

• The governor of Ohio said the state will suspend its primary scheduled for today, after a judge declined to postpone the contest until June.

Entertainment
• Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a surprise album titled “Donald Glover Presents,” featuring artists 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and SZA.

TV dog Beatrice, recognized for playing Stella, the beloved French bulldog on “Modern Family,” died recently after the show’s final season wrapped.

Buzzing Back

• In 1762 the first St. Patrick’s Day parade is held in NYC.

• In 1964 movie actor Rob Lowe is born in Charlottesville, VA.  In 1983, he landed the role of Sodapop Curtis in this movie drama.

Opinion
• Senator Elizabeth Warren calls for a grassroots stimulus package to provide coronavirus relief in an op-ed for CNN.

• A writer for Slate cautions on how to take care of your mental health during a potential coronavirus lockdown.

In the Blogs
• The popular event “The Other Art Fair” is postponing its anticipated stop at The Brooklyn Expo Center next month.

• A Studio 54 “reject” was ironically one of the only people to see the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit on the nightclub before it closed.

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

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POSTPONED - Lucky You: St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party  Tues Mar 17th 9pm  Tonight we roll the dice with Saints and Sinners for a green-tinted world filled with games of chance and dance magic in honor of St. Patrick.  Free!  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Real estate agents in NYC are swapping open houses for virtual home tours as the coronavirus crisis escalates.

• For Sale – 811 Cortelyou Road, Kensington - 1 BR, 1 bath corner unit condo in art-deco building w/ elevator.  Hardwood floors, EIK w/ updated appliances, laundry in basement, cats welcome, dogs under 40 lbs OK.  $420,000. Homes.com 646-569-9479

• For Rent – 783 Knickerbocker Avenue #209, Bushwick – Fully renovated 2 BR, 1.5 bath apt features floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, shared backyard, private roof deck, laundry in building kitchen w/ SS appliances & dishwasher. $2,775/month. Nooklyn.com 904-707-0673

• Sold – Canarsie – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,153 square foot home at 944 E 94th St. for $530,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple publicized restrictions on coronavirus-themed apps, as well as part of its decision to ban games and entertainment related to the outbreak.

• A recent study found that Lego bricks could linger up to 1,300 years in the ocean.

Events
Fort Greene – 1 p.m. – The Brooklyn Hospital Center unveils new on-site tent facility for coronavirus screening. Fort Greene Place & DeKalb Avenue.

 POSTPONED – Park Slope – 8 p.m.- Dexys Midnight Runners Tribute.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street

POSTPONED – Williamsburg – 9 p.m. – Lucky You: St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Written by BKTicker

March 17th, 2020 at 9:45 am

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