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Morning Buzz: Global coronavirus cases pass one million; Lawmakers push for essential worker testing site in Bay Ridge

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Friday, April 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Overcast with occasional showers. High of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• As the number of global confirmed coronavirus cases passes one million, U.S. Senator Martha McSally is calling on the WHO director general to step down over the organization’s handling of the pandemic.

• The latest numbers show more than 49,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NYC and 1,562 related deaths. Governor Cuomo says the state only has six days’ worth of ventilators left, and as NY pays enormous markups for vital medical supplies, the mayor is advising residents to cover their mouths however possible while outside.

• U.S. unemployment claims are rising at staggering rates, and citizens could wait 20 weeks to receive stimulus checks. Meanwhile, Americans are flocking to food banks for meals and emergency supplies.

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Brooklyn News
• As a result of an order handed down by a Brooklyn judge, the feds must report numbers on confirmed coronavirus casing and testing at three jails in the city.

• A teacher at PS9 in Prospect Heights has died ate age 54 due to coronavirus complications.

• Elected officials are calling on the governor and the mayor to open a coronavirus testing site in Bay Ridge for frontline essential workers.

Politics
• The Democratic National Committee postponed its national convention until mid-August, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Amid increasing fears of ventilator shortages across the country, Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act.

Entertainment
• San Diego Comic-Con says it will go ahead as planned for late July.
• Soundcloud announced a series of initiatives designed to help creators get their music heard on the platform.
Buzzing Back

• In 1978 The rise of the action-adventure blockbuster was on the horizon, but at the Academy Awards this small-scale romantic comedy triumphs over this big-budget space extravaganza.

• In 1934 zoologist Jane Goodall is born in England.  Stevie Nicks wrote this song about her.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says the “Far Right” is looking for miracles and scapegoats to bail us out of the coronavirus crisis.

• Eater NY explains why the city’s undocumented restaurant workers are forgotten victims of the coronavirus shutdown.

In the Blogs
• Queens and Brooklyn churches will ring “Bells of Hope” as the city grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

• These are ten truly affordable housing lotteries in Brooklyn that are currently open.

Trending in New York
Frank Ocean
• #FridayThoughts
• Max and Ruby
• #LaCasaDePapel4
• Toosie Slide

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

• The NHL’s first service dog, a Blueshirts pup named Ranger, has found a new home.

• Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka recently returned to Japan with his family, in fear of contracting the coronavirus.

• Vanessa Bryant announced the release of the second book in a young adult fantasy series Kobe created before he died.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Online Family Feud - Fri Apr 3rd 6:30pm - In this crazy Coronavirus world, many of us are feeling isolated and need to socialize. We created the Online Friendly Feud event to allow you to do just that. Click here for more information.
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Real Estate
• INOA Architecture has released renderings for an abstract rental building in Greenpoint.

• For Sale – 40 Clarkson  Avenue #1G, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Renovated condo features high ceilings, EIK with windows, excellent storage & pantry, laundry in building, shared courtyard, near all.  $338,000  Homes.com  646-569-9479

• For Rent – 137 Prospect Avenue #4A, Gowanus – 3 BR, 2 bath apt has kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, central a/c, laundry in building, outdoor space.  All pets allowed.  $4,500/month  Nooklyn.com

• Sold – Brownsville – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,340 square foot home at 530 Thomas S. Boyland St. for $479,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• With declining business, many NYC restaurants are mobilizing to feed hospital workers on the front lines of COVID-19.

• Here is a list of where you can order delivery and take out in Gowanus.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fort Hamilton
Grade A – Coffee Rx, 276 88th St. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Embers Restaurant, 9519 3rd Ave. Evidence of mice; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Cebu, 8801 3rd Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food not cooled by an approved method; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
• Virtual – 1 to 2 p.m. – AARP coronavirus town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Via phone, listen-only, 877-229-8493, PIN # 18948, or via Facebook livestream.

Virtual – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Sorry, No Sugar Tonight: Rationing in WWII.  Brooklyn Brainery

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Online Family Feud.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams holds Virtual Rally and Discussion with fired Amazon employee, Front-line Essential Workers on COVID-19. Register here.

 

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Friday, April 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Overcast with occasional showers. High of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• As the number of global confirmed coronavirus cases passes one million, U.S. Senator Martha McSally is calling on the WHO director general to step down over the organization’s handling of the pandemic.

• The latest numbers show more than 49,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NYC and 1,562 related deaths. Governor Cuomo says the state only has six days’ worth of ventilators left, and as NY pays enormous markups for vital medical supplies, the mayor is advising residents to cover their mouths however possible while outside.

• U.S. unemployment claims are rising at staggering rates, and citizens could wait 20 weeks to receive stimulus checks. Meanwhile, Americans are flocking to food banks for meals and emergency supplies.

••••••••••••
Sorry, No Sugar Today: Rationing in WWII - ONLINE CLASS. Fri Apr 3rd  7-8:15pm. Click here to register.
••••••••••••

If you are interested in advertising in the Newsticker, click here.

Brooklyn News
• As a result of an order handed down by a Brooklyn judge, the feds must report numbers on confirmed coronavirus casing and testing at three jails in the city.

• A teacher at PS9 in Prospect Heights has died ate age 54 due to coronavirus complications.

• Elected officials are calling on the governor and the mayor to open a coronavirus testing site in Bay Ridge for frontline essential workers.

Politics
• The Democratic National Committee postponed its national convention until mid-August, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Amid increasing fears of ventilator shortages across the country, Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act.

Entertainment
• San Diego Comic-Con says it will go ahead as planned for late July.
• Soundcloud announced a series of initiatives designed to help creators get their music heard on the platform.
Buzzing Back

• In 1978 The rise of the action-adventure blockbuster was on the horizon, but at the Academy Awards this small-scale romantic comedy triumphs over this big-budget space extravaganza.

• In 1934 zoologist Jane Goodall is born in England.  Stevie Nicks wrote this song about her.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says the “Far Right” is looking for miracles and scapegoats to bail us out of the coronavirus crisis.

• Eater NY explains why the city’s undocumented restaurant workers are forgotten victims of the coronavirus shutdown.

In the Blogs
• Queens and Brooklyn churches will ring “Bells of Hope” as the city grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

• These are ten truly affordable housing lotteries in Brooklyn that are currently open.

Trending in New York
Frank Ocean
• #FridayThoughts
• Max and Ruby
• #LaCasaDePapel4
• Toosie Slide

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

• The NHL’s first service dog, a Blueshirts pup named Ranger, has found a new home.

• Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka recently returned to Japan with his family, in fear of contracting the coronavirus.

• Vanessa Bryant announced the release of the second book in a young adult fantasy series Kobe created before he died.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

••••••••••••
Online Family Feud - Fri Apr 3rd 6:30pm - In this crazy Coronavirus world, many of us are feeling isolated and need to socialize. We created the Online Friendly Feud event to allow you to do just that. Click here for more information.
••••••••••••

Real Estate
• INOA Architecture has released renderings for an abstract rental building in Greenpoint.

• For Sale – 40 Clarkson  Avenue #1G, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Renovated condo features high ceilings, EIK with windows, excellent storage & pantry, laundry in building, shared courtyard, near all.  $338,000  Homes.com  646-569-9479

• For Rent – 137 Prospect Avenue #4A, Gowanus – 3 BR, 2 bath apt has kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, central a/c, laundry in building, outdoor space.  All pets allowed.  $4,500/month  Nooklyn.com

• Sold – Brownsville – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,340 square foot home at 530 Thomas S. Boyland St. for $479,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• With declining business, many NYC restaurants are mobilizing to feed hospital workers on the front lines of COVID-19.

• Here is a list of where you can order delivery and take out in Gowanus.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fort Hamilton
Grade A – Coffee Rx, 276 88th St. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Embers Restaurant, 9519 3rd Ave. Evidence of mice; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Cebu, 8801 3rd Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food not cooled by an approved method; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
• Virtual – 1 to 2 p.m. – AARP coronavirus town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Via phone, listen-only, 877-229-8493, PIN # 18948, or via Facebook livestream.

Virtual – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Sorry, No Sugar Tonight: Rationing in WWII.  Brooklyn Brainery

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Online Family Feud.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams holds Virtual Rally and Discussion with fired Amazon employee, Front-line Essential Workers on COVID-19. Register here.

 

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April 3rd, 2020 at 8:51 am

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