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Thursday, April 9

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Periods of rain and becoming windy in the afternoon. High of 58.

Top Stories
• Coronavirus killed 1,000 New Yorkers in just 36 hours.

• A health expert at NYU says coronavirus was likely spreading in New York City in February, a month before the first confirmed case.

• The MTA has lost 41 workers to coronavirus, a number that is outpacing first responders.

Goodnight with Dolly  Featuring Dolly Parton reading a series of kid-friendly Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.  You can join the event via her Facebook page. Click here to join in.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn courthouse was packed as coronavirus spread, and now judges, staff and lawyers are paying the price.

• A Brooklyn funeral home director says she has to “take a break to cry everyday” because of the number of dead coming into her facility.

• One person is dead and two more were injured in a fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio was heckled by bystanders demanding tests and treatment during an appearance at a Bronx hospital.

• All New Yorkers will be allowed to vote in June’s primary using absentee ballots.

• You got a friend in him. Randy Newman has penned a COVID-19 musical PSA called “Stay Away.”

• President Donald Trump says he will consider a pardon for Joe Exotic, the star of the huge Netflix hit Tiger King.
Buzzing Back

• In 1979, actress Keshia Knight-Pulliam is born in Newark. From the age of four to 13, she portrayed this character in this 1984 TV comedy.

• In 1962, Rita Moreno becomes the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar. It was for her role in this 1961 movie.

• A Post columnist argues the “socialist fantasies” of Bernie Sanders lost their appeal after coronavirus hit.

• A columnist for Slate says the excuses President Donald Trump is using now are the same ones Republicans used after 9/11.

In the Blogs
• Coronavirus hasn’t stopped the candidates vying for Councilman Rafael Espinal’s seat from finding ways to connect with voters.

• A campaign to feed medical staff and employ restaurant workers has been launched by North Brooklyn Angels.

Trending in New York

• COVID-19 has derailed plans to crown a first-ever state champion in CHSAA baseball’s AA Division.

• Mets catcher Wilson Ramos discusses the difficulty of being off the field when he would normally be playing baseball.

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Cherry Blossoms at BBG  –  Even though the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed,  the cherries are blooming!  Track the bloom progression and learn more about the collection.

Real Estate
• Early April numbers show a 15 percent drop in people paying their rent.

• For Sale – 1546 E. 66th Street, Mill Basin – Semi detached single family home features 3 BRs, 2 bath, kitchen w/ dishwasher, washer/dryer.  $650,000

• For Rent – 667 Brooklyn Avenue, #1, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – This turn-of-the-century architecture, this unit has 3 BRs, 1 bath, EIK w/ stone countertops, high ceilings.  $2,700/month  347-992-2799

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 678-square-foot apartment at 471 18th Street in South Park Slope for $575,000.

Style & Fashion
• Universal Standard is helping frontline workers stay comfortable, donating some of its comfy clothes that medical staff can wear under scrubs.

• Reese Witherspoon is gifting teachers with Draper James dresses amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Written by BKTicker

April 9th, 2020 at 8:33 am

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