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Wednesday, April 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House is projecting 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths from the virus.

• New York’s positive coronavirus cases soared to 75,000 as the death toll rose to 1,550 people in the state.

• Public and charter schools have been ordered to cancel spring break and continue remote learning.

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Brooklyn News
• Police are looking for a perv in a face mask who groped a subway rider in Flatbush.

• A massive fire in a two-story Crown Heights building displaced a family of four.

• Federal authorities seized $200,000 and 213 pounds of marijuana from the Kensington home of two suspects charged in a 2011 cold case murder.

Politics
• Congressman Max Rose is deploying for National Guard service to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

• Here’s a detailed breakdown of the issues addressed in this year’s state budget.

Entertainment
• Christopher Meloni will reprise his “Law & Order: SVU” character in an NBC spinoff.

• HBO has moved back the premiere date for the limited series “I Know This Much Is True,” starring Mark Ruffalo.

Buzzing Back

• In 1957, this song by The Everly Brothers was rejected by 30 labels before Cadence Records picked it up, reaches #2 on the US Billboard chart.

• In 1961, singer Susan Boyle is born in Scotland. She gained worldwide recognition for singing this song for Britain’s Got Talent. Nine days later, the video had tallied over 100 million views.

Opinion
• USA Today says governors are demonstrating to Trump how to lead during the coronavirus crisis.

• The Times says hostility toward immigrants is actually hurting the fight against the pandemic.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily has a guide of local Brooklyn breweries offering delivery during the pandemic.

• A Brooklyn pizzeria is delivering free pies to essential workers.

Trending in New York
• Tory
#SchittsCreek
#QuarantineAMovie
New Jack
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Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• The Jets have agreed to a one-year deal with backup QB David Fales.

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Real Estate
• Bogue Trondowski Architect has revealed new renderings of a mixed-use development in Williamsburg.

• For Sale – 316 Oriental  Blvd, Manhattan Beach – One family detached brick offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, 2 car garage.  Needs work.  Tenant occupied. Drive by only. Do not disturb the tenant. Short Sale. All offers are subject to bank approval. $1.1M  Realtor.com

• For Rent - 1 Duffield Street #204, Downtown – Sun drenched apt has 1 BR, 1 bath, hardwood floors, central a/c, EIK w/ SS appliances. Laundry in building, gym, storage, roof access.  #2,800/month  Nooklyn.com 203-479-9122

• Sold – East New York – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,150-square-foot house at 51 Van Siclen Avenue for $799,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Xerox has abandoned its $35 billion hostile bid for HP.

Papa John’s sales jumped as the quarantine from coronavirus keeps deliveries moving.

Events
• Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins comedian Majah Hype for discussion on 2020 Census. View on Instagram Live here.

Virtual – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Fake Archaeology: An April Fool’s Exploration of Aliens, Atlantis and Freak Artifacts. Brooklyn Brainery.

Written by BKTicker

April 1st, 2020 at 9:21 am

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