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Wednesday, April 8
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Showers in the morning but cloudy later in the day. High of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York City’s coronavirus death toll exceeded 4,000, eclipsing the number of people killed in the 9/11 attacks.

• City Hall rolled out $1.3 billion in budget cuts with big hits to education and social services.

New York canceled its Regents exams, but students still have to pass the courses attached to them.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn father died at home of likely coronavirus despite his family’s efforts to save him.

• A mask-wearing suspect who dumped burning chemicals on a Sunset Park woman had stalked her for days.

• Small businesses in Coney Island say stay-at-home orders are impacting the start of the season.

• Kayleigh McEnany will replace Stephanie Grisham as the new White House press secretary.

• The acting Navy secretary resigned amid uproar over the firing of a ship captain.

• Legendary folk singer John Prine has died at the age of 73.

• Post Malone is stuck in a legal battle with a songwriter over “Circles.

Buzzing Back
• In 1978, Eddie Money scored his first U.S. hit with this song, which would reach #11.

• In 1974, Chris Kyle is born in Odessa, TX. His best-selling autobiography was turned into a 2014 film starring this actor.


• The Times says Americans shouldn’t have to sacrifice their privacy during this pandemic.

• USA Today says Wisconsin’s voting mess sends a message for the general election in November.

In the Blogs
• Gimme! Coffee has permanently closed its shop in Williamsburg.

Sahadi’s on Atlantic Avenue is narrowing operations to only delivery and takeout.

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

• Dana White plans to move forward with UFC 249 on “Fight Island” amid coronavirus.

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Real Estate
• BFC Partners’ plan to build a 10-story mixed-use building in Coney Island is the third biggest real estate project coming to NYC.

• For Sale – 65 N. 8th Street #12, Williamsburg - Updated 2 BR, 1 bath co-op acrfoss from the East River.  HFDC regulated.  $400,000

• For Sale - 80 Winthrop Street #U6, Prospect Lefferts Gardens - Spacious 1 BR unit offers modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, updated bath, hardwood floors.  Close to Prospect Park, restaurants & shopping.  No Pets. $399,000

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,710-square-foot house at 719 Crawford Avenue for $720,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting $1 billion of his own wealth into a fund for coronavirus relief.

Nissan and Honda will furlough U.S. workers as demand for cars sputters.

• Virtual – 10:30 a.m. – COVID-19 webinar on employment strategies during a pandemic. Participate here.

Virtual – Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams participated in YMCA’s “Census in the Time of COVID-19″ Forum. Participate here.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Common Cause NY, lawmakers urge state legislature to stay in remote session to address major legislation. Participate here.

Written by BKTicker

April 8th, 2020 at 9:22 am

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