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Morning Buzz: Inside a Brooklyn healthcare facility fighting coronavirus, NYC cases top 45,000

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Thursday, April 2

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• Another 278 die of coronavirus as cases in New York City rise above 45,000.

• Cardiac arrest victims whose hearts cannot be revived at the scene are no longer being taken to the hospital.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city needs 400 ventilators by Sunday to keep up with the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

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Friends Trivia OnlineThurs Apr 2nd 6:30pm – In this completely online and live event, you’ll be able to see and hear the other participants while playing.  Click here for more information.
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Brooklyn News
• A look inside a Brooklyn healthcare facility on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak.

• A respiratory therapist at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center recovered from COVID-19 and returned to work.

Politics
• Former police commissioner James O’Neill has been appointed as the city’s coronavirus senior advisor.

• State lawmakers have reached a “conceptual agreement” on a budget that would include tweaks to recent bail reforms.

Entertainment
• George Takei pulled off an April Fool’s joke of Olympic-size proportions.

• Chris Cuomo shared on his CNN show that he has never experienced anything like the coronavirus, and that he chipped a tooth from shivering.
Buzzing Back

• In 1969, Frank Sinatra’s version of this song entered the Billboard Hot 100 where it would reach #27. The song would spend an amazing 75 weeks in the Top 40.

• In 1939, soul singer Marvin Gaye is born in Washington, D.C. Gaye was a Motown icon with such songs as this 1966 hit.

Opinion

• The Daily News applauds the governor’s move to shutter all playgrounds in New York City.

• Comptroller Scott Stringer writes in the Brooklyn Downtown Star that now is not the time to consider rolling back bail reform laws.

In the Blogs
• A longtime Greenpoint shop owner and Holocaust survivor passed away from COVID-19.

• Bushwick Daily has a list of local breweries who are offering delivery service.

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Scoreboard
• Elton Brand is a candidate for the Knicks general manager post.

• For now, the U.S. Open will continue as planned in Flushing even after the cancellation of Wimbledon.

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Goodnight with Dolly  Thurs Apr 2nd 7-7:15pm -Featuring Dolly Parton reading a series of kid-friendly Imagination Library books. You can join the event via her Facebook page.
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Real Estate
• Selling your home during an outbreak: a local realtor gives advice on how to be ready to enter the market when the quarantine ends.

• For Rent – 2756 East 23rd St. #1C, Sheepshead Bay - 2 BR/2 Bath condo with central AC & heat, washer/dryer hook-up indoor/outdoor parking. $595,000  Realtor.com

• For Rent – 383 S3rd Street #5, Williamsburg – Cute 1BR, 1 bath apt w/ big EIK, spacious LR, hardwood floors.  Heat & water included.  All pets allowed.  Near all.  $2,200/month  Nooklyn.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath 646-square-foot apartment at 251 7th Street in Gowanus for $695,000.

Style & Fashion
• Louis Vuitton’s new LV Escale collection is the dreamy escape we all need right now.

• Want to help from home? Here’s how you can donate to coronavirus aid causes by shopping online.

Events
• Brownsville – 2:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams delivers masks to ACS workers. Crossroads Juvenile Center, 17 Bristol St.

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Friends Trivia online. 

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Goodnight with Dolly via Facebook. 

 

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April 2nd, 2020 at 8:09 am

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