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Morning Buzz: New York’s coronavirus curve may be flattening; Street vendor sells thousands in protective gear a day

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Tuesday, April 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• With the NY coronavirus body count holding steady for a second day, leaders are hopeful the state is flattening its curve. Meanwhile, Mayor De Blasio said the bodies of some virus victims may be temporarily buried in the Hart Island potter’s field

• More than 10,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in the U.S., and as the pandemic continues a new watchdog report shows hundreds of the nation’s hospitals are worried about supply shortages.

• Cardinal George Pell has been freed from prison after Australia’s High Court unanimously overturned his conviction on five counts of child sex abuse.

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Pizza Boxes of the World  Tues Apr 7th 8:30pm  A Guinness World Record collection of over 1,500 different pizza boxes from nearly 100 countries.  Online class via Zoom.  $5  Brooklyn Brainery
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Brooklyn News
• A man poured an unknown liquid onto a 39-year-old woman in Sunset Park, burning her face, neck, shoulders and back.

• At the intersection of Broadway and Halsey Street, a vendor says he sells $2,000 worth of protective equipment a day.

• Six candidates are suing the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the Board of Elections to end the requirement of listing one of two genders when running.

Politics
• Wisconsin’s elections were thrown into chaos, following the state’s supreme court decision to reinstate them hours after Governor Tony Evers called it off.

• U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

Entertainment
• Matthew McConaughey and his family played virtual bingo with senior living residents in Texas.

The Walt Disney Company launched a new free website, Disney Magic Moments, for families and kids to use while staying at home.
Buzzing Back

• In 2008 66 year old Bob Dylan received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture.”

• In 1915 Jazz singer Billie Holiday is born in Philadelphia, PA.  This actress starred as the lead role in the 1972 biographical drama film.

Opinion
• CNN editor Chris Cillizza says there is no contest in the debate between Peter Navarro and Dr. Fauci over using an anti-malarial drug to treat COVID-19.

• Politico analyzes how a lack of racial data is obstructing the nation’s coronavirus fight.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn-based  video game company Beat The Bomb is raising funds for first responders with a single-player web-based game called “Fauci’s Revenge.”

• The Islamic Society at Brooklyn College partnered with the City Line Ozone Park Civilian Patrol to create pantry boxes for those in need.

Trending in New York
• Arnold
• Buffy
• #Manifest
• #worldhealthday2020
• #TuesdayThoughts

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

• The NBA and its Players Association have been looking jointly into the viability of multiple blood-testing devices for the coronavirus.

• The MLB is discussing a plan to restart its season that involves all teams playing in Arizona.

• Jets GM Joe Douglas is tipping big at local restaurants in an act of coronavirus kindness.

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

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Andy & Suzanna will be live streaming music classes on Tuesday & Friday mornings at 10:15am. You can find the classes and more information on their Facebook and Youtube channels.
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Real Estate
• WeWork has closed one of its Brooklyn locations after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

• For Rent – 226 Pulaski Street #10, Bed Stuy – Sunny 3 BR apt has kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, exposed brick, roof access.  $2,250/month  Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• For Sale – 40 Clarkson Avenue #1G, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Renovated studio co-op overlooking planted courtyard providing sun all day. Featuring original art-deco built-ins, hardwood floors, EIK w/ pantry.  Close to Prospect Park, bars & restaurants.  $338,000  Realtor.com

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

Technology
• The NYC Department of Education has advised principals not to use Zoom after privacy concerns about the platform accelerated last week.

• As demand for mental health services soars, SonderMind is raising millions of dollars to expand its operations.

Events
Virtual – 2 to 3 p.m. – Legislative Perspective on Coronavirus Pandemic Webinar Series 

• Virtual – 3 to 3:30 p.m. – Israel Insider with Ashley Perry, the Middle East Forum webinar series.

Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – Pizza Boxes of the World. Online Class via Zoom. 

 

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Written by BKTicker

April 7th, 2020 at 8:01 am

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