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Thursday, March 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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.



Written by BKTicker

March 19th, 2020 at 8:53 am

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