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Wednesday, March 25
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Overcast with rain showers at times. High of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump hopes to lift coronavirus restrictions by Easter. He also urged people who leave NYC to self-quarantine for 14 days.

• The White House and Congress have agreed to a $2 trillion deal to provide aid to businesses and workers hurting from the pandemic.

• New York officials are pleading for more federal help with ventilators as coronavirus cases spike past 26,000 statewide.

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Brooklyn News
• A pair of crooks broke into a bistro in Bushwick and swiped the cash register.

• Two Department of Education officials who shared a building with a Brooklyn principal who died of coronavirus have been hospitalized.

• The grand opening for Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park has been postponed.

• State officials are eyeing emergency loans to keep the government open during the coronavirus crisis.

• Good government groups are calling on Governor Cuomo to rethink New York’s primary plans.

• Playwright Terrence McNally died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 81.

• Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of “Wonder Woman 1984″ to August.

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, singer Elton John is born in England. He is considered a rock & roll legend who has sold over 250 million albums worldwide.

• The Times advocates for a national shelter-in-place lockdown as the novel coronavirus advances.

• The Daily News says a $2 trillion fiscal stimulus is an essential attempt to hold back a recession.

In the Blogs
• A Manhattan Avenue Rite Aid has closed, and will rebrand as a Walgreens.

• Check out this eerie photo of an empty Court Street.

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• All NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will need Tommy John Surgery after tearing his UCL.

• The Giants signed a new running back straight out of the XFL.

• The Jets have signed wide receiver Breshad Perriman to replace Robbie Anderson.

• Knicks owner James Dolan has sold The Forum in Los Angeles to Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.

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Real Estate
• Renderings have been released for an eight-story apartment building in Crown Heights.

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• For Rent – 663 Hancock Street #7, Bed Stuy – Renovated 3 BR, 1 bath apt w/ new SS dishwasher, gas stove, stone countertops, plenty of living space. Roof access, outdoor space, central ac, hardwood floors.  $2,500/month. 732-962-4547

• Sold – Clinton Hill – A one-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom 1,200-square-foot duplex condo at 430 Clinton Avenue for $900,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Boeing plans to restart production for 737 MAX planes by May.

Nike’s sales beat analysts’ estimates, but earnings still fell due to the pandemic.

• Flatlands – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, TWU Local 100 demand MTA supply more protective equipment. Flatbush Bus Depot, 4901 Fillmore Ave.

Boerum Hill – 12:30 p.m. – BP Adams distributes protective masks to NYCHA residents. Wyckoff Gardens Community Center, 272 Wyckoff St.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, principals union host virtual candlelight vigil to honor death of Brooklyn principal. Join the vigil here.

Written by BKTicker

March 25th, 2020 at 8:56 am

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