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Tuesday, March 31
Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The coronavirus death toll in NYC surged to 914, accelerated by six hellish hours that saw one fatality every 2.9 minutes. Meanwhile, the Air Force Academy, the only military campus in the country housing students amid the pandemic, has seen two suspected suicides since last Thursday.

• The White House renewed several waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran, allowing companies to continue to work on civilian nuclear facilities there.

• Idaho Governor Brad Little signed two anti-transgender bills into law, marking the state as the first in the nation to enact such legislation.

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Brooklyn News
• A Borough Park man claiming to be infected with the coronavirus coughed on FBI agents, who were investigating him for hoarding medical supplies.

• The proprietor of Bergen Restaurant in Brooklyn is serving up free meals for those economically impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

• Public defenders have filed a lawsuit for the immediate release of nearly 540 “medically vulnerable” prisoners from Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.

Politics
• Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez announced on Twitter that she was diagnosed with a “presumed coronavirus infection.”

• House Democrats want infrastructure to be part of a fourth coronavirus bill.

Entertainment
• Opera legend Plácido Domingo was hospitalized in Mexico for complications related to the coronavirus.

• Everyone has been watching “Tiger King” on Netflix while in quarantine. Find out where the characters are now.
Buzzing Back

• In 1949 RCA Victor introduces the 45 rpm single record, which was designed to compete with the 33 1/3 LP introduced by Columbia a year earlier.

• In 1934 Movie and TV actress Shirley Jones is born in Charleroi, PA.  She gained fame for portraying the Mom in this 1970 hit TV series.

Opinion
• A writer for CNN explains how the coronavirus shutdown has been a body blow to freelancers.

• Slate says the governor of Florida is scapegoating New Yorkers for his state’s coronavirus catastrophe.

In the Blogs
• Drive-In movie theaters, and one upstate in particular, could potentially bring joy to this moment of darkness.

• An 86-year-old woman is dead after another woman allegedly attacked her for not standing more than six feet away in the ER.

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

• Coronavirus is disrupting Blake Martinez’s transition to the Giants.

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Real Estate
• Despite calls to cancel rent in NYC, Governor Cuomo insists that he has already provided relief for tenants.

• For Sale – 3016 Brighton 5th Street, Brighton Beach - Where style & value meet the beach! 2nd flr unit offers open layout w/ 1 BR & subway-tiled bath, in-unit washer/dryer.  $399,000  Realtor.com

• For Rent - 181 Front Street #G2, Dumbo – Loft-like 2 BR, 2 full bath apt offers state-of-the-art kitchen w/ SS appliances, open living/dining area, communal rooftop w/ panoramic views of Manhattan.  Close to all.  $6,000/month   Halstead Real Estate 718-878-1797

• Sold – Canarsie – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,077 square foot home at 1166 E 87th St. for $629,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Amazon fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees against coronavirus.

• Germany’s space agency DLR has started using its 3D printing resources to produce protective medical equipment.

Events
• There are no local events of note.

 

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Written by BKTicker

March 31st, 2020 at 9:21 am

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