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Morning Buzz: Cuomo announces temporary waive on mortgage payments; Man hits neighbor with car during ‘social distancing’ dispute

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Friday, March 20
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meter are in effect.

• Mostly cloudy with a chance of shower in the afternoon and evening. High of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo announced the state will waive mortgage payments for the next 90 days, as well as other orders based on coronavirus impacts.

• As known cases of novel coronavirus in the U.S. reach more than 11,000, Italy’s death toll related to the pandemic has surpassed that of China.

• Senate Republicans released a proposal for a massive emergency stimulus bill, which includes direct cash payments for some Americans.

C3S Job Fair  Sat Mar 21st 11am – 2pm  Join C3S at our Citywide Community Charter School Job Fair.  Meet professionals seeking employment as well as experienced entrants in the field of education.  Click here for more information.  VOICE Charter School, 36-24 12th Street. LIC  – POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 9TH 

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Brooklyn News
• A high schooler in Carroll Gardens is offering to deliver groceries to help seniorsavoid crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic.

• Angered over a neighbor’s social distancing practices, a man rammed the guy with his car outside of a Midwood synagogue.

• City Council candidate Rick Echevarria posted a video showing him confronting the manager at a Williamsburg warehouse about price gouging.

• Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr and several other senators sold big stock stakes right before the market dropped in February.

• Rep. Tulsi Gabbard- who was still in the presidential race by the way- suspended her candidacy and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden.

• The Metropolitan Opera suspended the employment of much of its staff, including its musicians and chorus, after its coronavirus shutdown.

• Cardi B and DJ iMarkkeyz say they will donate proceeds from their hit“Coronavirus” single to those in economic need as a result of the pandemic.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 David Bowie marries American-born model Angela Barnett.  She is said to be the subject behind this Rolling Stones tune.

• In 1928 TV actor Fred Rogers is born in Latrobe, PA.   From 1968 to 2001, children everywhere tuned into his TV show.

• A writer for the Post warns of the “wrong” way to decide which patients get hospital care.

• A CNN op-ed ponders why South Korea has seen so few coronavirus deaths, while Italy has seen so many.

In the Blogs
• Personal service businesses in Brooklyn are at risk, and being offered little assistance from the government.

• Brooklyn’s self-declared “world’s smallest venue” has no plans to disappear.

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

• League sources say, NFL teams are placing coronavirus-related provisions in their contracts that penalize failed physicals with forfeited signing bonus money. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is the NFL’s first confirmed case of coronavirus.

• Minor league players shut out of spring training camps will receive allowances from teams through April 8.

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Indie Artists Turn to Livestreaming as Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds Artists and venues are coming up with innovative way to keep the lights on.   Click here for more information.

Real Estate
• Real estate firm Helmsley Spear arranged a refinancing loan for the Kings Hotel, located at 2416 Atlantic Ave.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 22nd 12-1:30pm. 347 Bainbridge Street, Ocean Hill - Two family brick, fully renovated offers a total of 10 rooms, 5 BRs, 3 full & 2 half baths, open kitchen w/ SS appliances, full basement, large backyard.  $1.649M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

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• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 889 square foot apartment at 330 Lenox Rd. for $391,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• According new guidance from the State Liquor Authority, restaurants and bars can now sell wine and liquor for takeout or delivery, but only with food.

• As business for NYC’s street food vendors comes to a standstill, EaterNY has a running list of the city’s restaurants expanding delivery and takeout.

Restaurant ABC’s – Brownsville
Grade A – Hardee, 771 Saratoga Ave. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Grade B – Forde’s Sports Bar, 85 Dumont Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Hand washing facility not provided; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Royal Fried Chicken, 496 Rockaway Pkwy. Evidence of mice; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.

Prospect Heights - 12 to 2 p.m. – Stir-Fry On The Fly.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue. ONLINE CLASS 

• POSTPONED: Downtown - 7:30 p.m.- Billie Eilish performs.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

POSTPONED Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OR Noon to 4 p.m. – 15th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
CANCELED – Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -The Art of Bonsai.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
CANCELED Fort Greene – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Nature’s Workshop: Creating Music from Nature.  Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, 85 So. Oxford Street
CANCELED Prospect Park - 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Beyonce Dreamland Ice Disco.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

• POSTPONED Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OR Noon to 4 p.m. – 15th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Prospect Heights - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Fundamentals of Astrology.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue. ONLINE CLASS 
Williamsburg - 1 p.m. – Cat and Kitten Adoptions.  Whiskers-A-Go-Go, 447 Graham Street
CANCELED Prospect Park – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Historic New York: Nature & Design of Prospect Park.  Arch @ Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Heights - 2 to 3:30 p.m. – 5 Common Investor Mistakes.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue. ONLINE CLASS 

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Written by BKTicker

March 20th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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