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Thursday, March 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Rain in the morning with a high of 53.

Top Stories
• A four-year-old girl’s coronavirus symptoms worsened after taking Ibuprofen. Meanwhile, a Japanese flu drug is “clearly effective” in treating the virus.

• The city has reached over 1,800 COVID-19 cases with 11 deaths. The mayor is pushing for a shelter-in-place policy, but the governor is not willing back it.

• Congress passed a coronavirus relief bill with free testing and paid sick leave, but is working on another bill that would send checks directly to citizens.

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10 Celebs Who Are Streaming Free Concerts  Countless celebrities are broadcasting free online concerts in light of the coronavirus pandemic using the hashtag #TogetherAtHome.
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Brooklyn News
• Borough President Eric Adams is forcing his 65-member staff to commute to Borough Hall during the coronavirus outbreak.

• Police are looking for a woman who threw an oxygen tank at a subway train in downtown Brooklyn.

• The super of a Bed-Stuy apartment building is expected to be charged with murder for burning a corpse in a barrel.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to begin releasing “vulnerable” inmates from Rikers Island to stop the spread of COVID-19.

• Sharon Lee’s temporary gig as Queens borough president just got a whole lot more permanent after COVID-19 forced the special election to be cancelled.

Entertainment
• Louis CK has been spotted at the Comedy Cellar schmoozing with younger comics as he tries to mount a comeback.

• A panicked nation came together to watch nu-metal band Trapt have a two-day meltdown on Twitter.
Buzzing Back

• In 1957, Elvis Presley puts a down payment on Graceland. It is the second most-visited house in the nation after the White House.

• In 1848, American frontiersman Wyatt Earp is born in Monmouth, Illinois. He is regarded as the central figure in the shootout at OK Corral in Tombstone.

Opinion
• The Daily News argues it is time for Bernie Sanders to give up his bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

• Attorney Stephen Hans breaks down how employees and employers can whether the new workplace reality with coronavirus in the Greenpoint Star.

In the Blogs
• The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is compiling a list of area businesses that could use local support during the coronavirus outbreak.

• Esme in Greenpoint is offering meals-to-go for a suggested donation, with proceeds going to feed the hungry.

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• NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to the mayor’s criticisms on the speed with which league players are getting tested for coronavirus.

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Real Estate
• The Real Deal has a breakdown of the firms with the highest dollar volume of listings in Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 72 Cooper Street, Bushwick – Two-family home on 3 levels plus basement. 1st & 2nd flrs are duplexes w/ 3 Bs, full bath. 3rd flr is a 3 BR apt. Updated roof and heating system. $1,248,888. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale – 212 Starr Street #1R, Bushwick – Renovated 4 BR, 1.5 bath apt offers laundry in bldg, common outdoor space, SS appliances, health club, hardwood floors.  $4,300/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-783-4672

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 507-square-foot apartment at 425 Prospect Place in Crown Heights for $485,000.

Style & Fashion
• Vogue says Erykah Badu’s “social distancing couture” is the coronavirus response we need right now.

• Amal Clooney’s sister fights back against allegations she is profiting off coronavirus fears by selling $33 designer face masks.

Events
Fort Greene – 3 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams to promote new telemedicine command center for coronavirus pre-screening. Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Ave.

 

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March 19th, 2020 at 8:53 am

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