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Wednesday, March 25
Alternate side-parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with scattered clouds in the afternoon. High of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• The New York State Academy of Family Physicians is urging Gov. Cuomo to issue an executive order banning the sale of all tobacco products.

• The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York is now 20,875, climbing by more than 5,000 in one day.

• Mayor De Blasio projects NYC students probably won’t return to classrooms this school year at all because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Brooklyn News
• A 35-year-old man was shot in the neck and chin by two men inside his Brooklyn public housing authority apartment.

• Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Cohen used a drone to hit on a girl while on lockdown.

• The building super accused of burning a man’s corpse in a barrel in Bed-Stuy has now been charged with murder.

Politics
• A Senate procedural vote to move ahead with an economic stimulus plan failed for a second time over Democratic opposition.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is offering solutions to reduce crowding in NYC parks.

Entertainment
• The K-pop superstars of BTS are launching a series of Korean language teaching videos, in a bid to connect more strongly with their global fans.

• Sony Pictures announced an early video on demand release date for “Bad Boys for Life,” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
Buzzing Back

• In 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their seven day “bed-in” to promote world peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

• In 1947 rock singer Elton John is born in England.  He is considered a Rock & Roll Legend who has sold over 250 million albums worldwide.

Opinion
• The Post offers a its idea of a “painless” way to save taxpayers trillions of dollars amid the coronavirus pandemic.

• A writer for Slate explores the looming refugee health crisis accompanying a global pandemic.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has been asking fellow New Yorkers to mediate with him, virtually.

• A group of Corona Couriers are facilitating free deliveries for vulnerable New Yorkers in need.

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• #StayAtHomeOrder
• #NotDying4WallStreet
• #Hantavirus
• #COVIDIDIOTS
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Scoreboard
• All NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL and NCAA games are suspended.

• The International Olympic Committee officially postponed the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Josh Gad’s Virtual Story Time  As the voice of Frozen’s Olaf, Josh Gad is a big deal.  To help parents through these difficult times, he will provide at least 10 minutes daily of storytime for children going through this global event. Twitter: @joshgad
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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 10 units in an eight-story building on Pitkin Avenue in East New York.

• For Sale – 1287 Shore Parkway, Bath Beach - Two family brick waterfront duplex has beautiful sunsets from your front porch, 3 BRs, 3 bath, garage and 3 parking spots.  $1.250M. Homes.com  833-252-8033

• For Rent – 783 Knickerbocker Avenue #111, Bushwick – Extra large 1 BR, 1 bath apt features floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, shared backyard, central ac laundry in building.  $2,300/month.  Nooklyn.com

• Sold – Sunset Park – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 563 square foot apartment 420 42nd St. for $460,000. Zillow.

Technology
• NYC is offering delivery jobs to gig workers who are licensed with TLC.

• EU nations are looking into using smartphone location data to track interactions that could spread novel coronavirus.

Events
Sheepshead Bay – 11 a.m. – BP Eric Adams joins restaurant workers in preparing meals to distribute to first responders. OPera Cafe and Lounge, 2255 Emmons Ave.

• Virtual - 1:30 p.m – Riders Alliance launches #RescueRiders campaign for federal rescue of bus and subway service during the COVID-19 crisis. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Forum for immigrant New Yorkers on COVID-19 policies at the city, state and federal level. Register here.

 

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March 24th, 2020 at 8:24 am

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