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Morning Buzz: Family of charter school teacher on life support pleads for help, Mayor says half of NYers will get COVID-19

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Thursday, March 26

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Sunny with a high of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor Bill de Blasio warns that half of New Yorkers – or 4 million people – will get coronavirus before the pandemic ends.

• A new NYPD task force will enforce social distancing, but department heads hopes they won’t have to arrest anyone for not standing six feet apart.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will remove the basketball hoops at some city parks to stop people from playing during the outbreak.

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Brooklyn News
• A 30-year-old charter school teacher in Brooklyn is on life support, and her family is appealing to a pharmaceutical giant to help.

• The widow of a slain NYPD officer has coordinated a donation of coronavirus-fighting supplies to her late husband’s downtown Brooklyn precinct.

• Bushwick Avenue will be closed to cars from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio says the NYPD doesn’t need help despite the growing coronavirus outbreak.

• The MTA is losing $125 million a week, and the $3.8 billion federal bailout might not close the gap.

• A Slate critic says the new Netflilx documentary Tiger King is the only thing crazier than the world outside right now.

• Ariana Grande has been secretly sending money to fans struggling due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Buzzing Back

• In 1958, Eddie Cochran records his only U.S. top-ten hit. In 1970, this band recorded it for their Live at Leeds album.

• In 1985, movie actress Keira Knightly is born in London. She gained fame through her role in this movie franchise.

• A writer for Slate says the Senate’s coronavirus bailout bill doesn’t go far enough.

• A local doctor shares in the Greenpoint Star how to protect yourself from coronavirus, but more importantly what to do if you have it.

In the Blogs
• A City Council candidate for District 37 posted a video of himself confronting price gougers at a wholesaler warehouse in Bushwick.

• Gertie in Williamsburg is offering free meal to laid off hospitality workers.

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• The origin of Yankees slugger Aaron Judge’s partially collapsed lung just got a little weirder.

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Real Estate
• The massive stimulus package passed by Congress has limited upside for the real estate industry.

• For Sale – 243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg – Six family home in good condition.  Property features 4,125 s.f of living space.  6 Units – each a 2 BR apt, 6 bath, large yard.  $2.299M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• For Sale – 214 Richardson Street #6, Greenpoint – Step out of the elevator to a 2 BR, 2 bath condo w/panoramic views of Manhattan & Brooklyn skylines.  Two balconies, high ceilings, open concept layout.  $1.2M. Zillow.

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 908-square-foot apartment at 27 Dodworth Street in Bushwick for $835,000.

Style & Fashion
• Meet the fashion artist who is making tie-dye cool, rescuing it from the crunchy set.

• New York-based designer Brandon Maxwell is using his talents to stop coronavirus, making masks and gowns for those on the front line of the fight.

Vinegar Hill - 11:15 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams responds to complaints about a lack of protective gear for school employees. PS 307, 209 York St.






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March 26th, 2020 at 9:45 am

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