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Wednesday, March 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Mostly sunny with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York City’s coronavirus death toll is up to 10 with 923 confirmed cases. Mayor de Blasio is considering a shelter-in-place, but Cuomo is not.

• Joe Biden swept Florida, Illinois and Arizona, pulling further away from Bernie Sanders.

• The IRS is giving Americans a three-month reprieve on paying their taxes this year.

CANCELLED – Billie Eilish Fri Mar 20th 7:30pm Performing her “Where Do We Go?” Tour. Tickets. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Downtown.

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Brooklyn News
• A Flatbush high school teacher was found guilty of sexually abusing a student.

• Brooklyn ice cream shop Ample Hills Creamery has filed for bankruptcy, but won’t close its locations.

• Officials are working on a plan to turn Coney Island’s ballpark parking lot into an infirmary.

• Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres is the latest elected official to test positive for the novel coronavirus.

• No surprises here: Trump officially clinched the Republican nomination for president.

• John Legend performed a live concert from his home on Instagram Live.

• From “Mulan” to “Black Widow,” here are all the films that have been delayeddue to the coronavirus.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Neil Young enjoyed his only solo & US #1 hit with this song. Backing vocals were done by this singer and this singer.

• In 1970, actress Queen Latifah is born in Newark, NJ. In 2002, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in this movie.

• The Post says the Legal Aid Society’s demand for a moratorium on arrests and emptying jails is insane.

• The Daily News says direct cash payments to the American people are what the economy needs right now.

In the Blogs
• Despite the limits on restaurants and bars, these Grand Street eateries are still open for delivery and takeout.

• Carroll Gardens neighbors are still helping one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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• #NYCLockdown
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• All NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA games are suspended due to the coronavirus.

• Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, tested positive for COVID-19.

• Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots and is reportedly signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Real Estate
• The Pacific Park project has been delayed by a legal dispute over one of its sites.

• For Sale – 147 Bay 20, Bensonhurst - 900 s/f  2 BR, 1 bath condo w/ nice living space and outdoor space. Walk to shopping and transportation.  Pet friendly.  $628,000.  833-252-8033

• For Rent – 163 Washington Avenue #108, Clinton Hill - 701 s/f 1 BR, 1 bath apt with jaw-dropping city views! Chef’s kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, in-unit washer/dryer, generous closet space.  $3,695/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Gerritsen Beach – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot house at 2314 Plumb 1st Street for $605,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Adidas has joined Nike in announcing store closures in response to the pandemic.

• Macy’s will also close stores nationwide due to the coronavirus.

• Virtual – 1:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Councilman Brad Lander call for suspension of broken windows policing. Register here.

 CANCELLED: Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 6 to 9 p.m. – Seed Starting Annual Vegetables and Flowers. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Ave., Room 213.

Written by BKTicker

March 18th, 2020 at 9:02 am

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