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Monday, March 30

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with showers later in the day. High of 58 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump has extended coronavirus social distancing guidelines to April 30. Dr. Anthony Fauci, meanwhile, said the U.S. could see up to 200,000 deaths.

• An emergency hospital was erected with tents in Central Park as the city’s death count jumped to 776 people.

• New Yorkers who break social distancing rules will be subject to $500 fines.

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Brooklyn News
• A man was killed over the weekend after he jumped in front of an oncoming train in Fort Greene.

• A beloved Bushwick pastor died of the coronavirus. He is believed to be the first U.S. priest killed by the disease.

• A Bay Ridge restaurateur isn’t letting his homeless and elderly neighbors go hungry.

Politics
• Cuomo warns of drastic state budget cuts as lawmakers prepare to vote remotely.

• Queens DA Melinda Katz is the latest elected official to test positive for COVID-19.

Entertainment
• Country music legend Joe Diffie has died due to coronavirus complications.

• Netflix’s “Tiger King” has ranked as TV’s most popular show right now, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Buzzing Back

• In 1974, John Denver has his first #1 hit with this song.

• In 1971, TV actor Mark Consuelos is born in Zaragoza, Spain. In 1996, he married this actress and talk show host.

Opinion
• USA Today says saving the economy and fighting COVID-19 are intertwined.

• Nicole Gelinas writes in the Post that transit workers are heroes and should be protected too.

In the Blogs
• This is how local Brooklyn grocery stores are adjusting to social distancing rules.

• Two more Brooklyn Heights restaurants have launched GoFundMe campaigns to help staff.

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

• Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

• St. John’s standout LJ Figueroa will declare for the NBA Draft.

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Real Estate
• A Crown Heights hotel marks the lone mid-market deal this week.

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Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday night, police responded to a 911 call of a past assault at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. Upon arrival, cops were were informed by staff that earlier that night, a 32-year-old woman and 86-year-old woman, both patients, were involved in an altercation. The 86-year-old woman hit her head on the floor and lost consciousness briefly. She was subsequently pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

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March 30th, 2020 at 8:18 am

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