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Monday, April 6
Weather
• Sunny with a high of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
• The nation’s top doctor warned Americans to brace for the “hardest, saddest” week of their lives.

• Nearly 600 New Yorkers died of coronavirus in one day, but the death toll increased by a smaller amount than the day before.

• New York City has amassed enough ventilators to stay ahead of the virus, but only for a few more days.

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Brooklyn News
• Cops broke up a Borough Park funeral as dozens of mourners ignored social distancing rules.

Four men were injured in a Brownsville apartment shooting.

• Police busted a thief trying to steal shoes and baseball caps from a Foot Locker in Brownsville.

Politics
• Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention might be a virtual event.

• Two Queens lawmakers want the mayor to oust the health commissioner over the city’s coronavirus response.

Entertainment
• Queen Elizabeth II gave a rare televised address offering hope in the fight against the coronavirus.

• Netflix will release an extra episode of the hit docu-series “Tiger King.”
Buzzing Back

• In 1974, a seven piece group called Blue Swede became the first Swedish act to top the US charts when their version of this song went #1.

• In 1976, Candace Cameron-Bure is born in Los Angeles. She was nominated 6 times for her portrayal of Donna Jo Tanner on this 1987 TV comedy.

Opinion
• The Post says we should hail the heroes of New York City’s coronavirus struggle.

• The Daily News thanks Oregon’s governor for donating much-needed ventilators to New York.

In the Blogs
• Artist Sally Boy discusses his new album, “Love Songs for Nobody in Particular.

• Bklyner shares where to order takeout and delivery in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Trending in New York
• #90DayFiance
Otis
#LastManStanding
Bronx Zoo
#TrumpIsALoser

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

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan are entering the Hall of Fame as part of an historic class.

• The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a HORSE tournament.

• Trump told sports commissioners he hopes for fans in stadiums by August, and for the NFL season to begin in September.

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Real Estate
• Los Angeles investor Gemini Rosemont purchased a development site in Williamsburg for $18.6 million.

• For Sale – 279 E32nd Street, Flatbush – Two-story multi family home offers 3 BRs/1bath over 2BRs/1 bath over finished basement. Close to Prospect Park, shopping & dining.   $849,000  Homes.com  646-569-9479

• For Sale – 3041 Ocean Avenue #4F, Sheepshead Bay – 1,131 s/f Condo offers 2 BRS, 2 bath layout w/ pvt balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchen w/ SS appliances, spa-like baths.  One space indoor parking included.  $859,000  Realtor.com

• Sold – Marine Park – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,816-square-foot house at 1854 East 33rd Street for $798,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person inside 8 Rockaway Avenue in Ocean Hill. Cops observed a 60-year-old man unresponsive with no signs of trauma. EMS responded and pronounced the person dead at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing.

Events
Navy Yard – 9:45 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio holds media availability after visiting Brooklyn Navy Yard. Crye Factry, Building 128, 19 Morris Ave.

• Virtual – 7 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts virtual vigil with ranking members of NYPD, families of the fallen. Participate here.

 

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April 6th, 2020 at 8:35 am

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