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Friday, April 10
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Cloudy and windy with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Department of Health and Human Services is stepping back from a plan to end support for community-based coronavirus testing sites around the U.S.

• Another 518 coronavirus patients died in NYC over the course of 24 hours, but the curve for new cases appears to be flattening. Still, the governor is urging New Yorkers not to relax on social distancing.

• Billions of dollars worth of food is going to waste as growers and producers across the country face a massive surplus of highly perishable items.

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Wonderspark Puppets is putting on free live puppet shows every Friday at 11am and is hosting DIY puppet workshops every single day. For more information visit their Facebook page or website.
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Brooklyn News
• A customer at a Red Hook laundromat brutally attacked an employee over a broken washing machine.

• The woman who allegedly killed an elderly woman at a Brooklyn hospital for violating social distancing guidelines.is facing manslaughter charges.

• The franchisee owner of children’s gyms in Brooklyn, who is also a real estate attorney, is choosing to pay his employees over his rent.

Politics
• Democrats and Republicans blocked each other’s coronavirus relief plans after an acrimonious Senate floor debate.

• The U.S. expelled more than 6,300 migrants along the southern border, under a public health directive that overrides immigration and asylum laws.

Entertainment
• Saturday Night Live is coming back with a socially distant episode this weekend.

• Even though the festival was rescheduled, Coachella organizers are putting out a new documentary celebrating the storied event’s 20th anniversary.
Buzzing Back

• In 1970 Paul McCartney announces the breakup of the Beatles.

• In 1984 pop-singer turned actress Mandy Moore is born in Nashua, NH.  In 2016 she began co-starring as Rebecca Pearson in this NBC hit drama. 

Opinion
• The NY Post says Democrats are trying to use the coronavirus crisis to rewrite U.S. election law.

• The Daily News says the federal government must step up for all Americans, whether they are documented or undocumented.

In the Blogs
• A drive-through mobile COVID-19 testing facility will open today at the Sears Parking Lot in Flatbush.

• Brooklyn Based has 10 culture essentials that can be accessed from your home this month.

Trending in New York
• Good Friday
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• #TrumpBurialPits
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• The New Toronto 3

Scoreboard
• Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9 percent over last year.

• UFC 249 will not proceed on April 18, despite Dana White’s efforts to move forward with the pay-per-view event.

• FC Barcelona’s institutional crisis has deepened, as six board members resigned, citing disagreements over how the club is being run.

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Virtual  Nowadays – We’ll stream live every night from 8pm to midnight until we’re open again. Check here for the schedule.
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Real Estate
• Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate has acquired a mixed-use development site in Williamsburg for $18.2 million.

• For Sale – 61 Herbert Street, #1A, East Williamsburg - Studio condo in vibrant neighborhood offers kitchen w/ granite countertops & SS appliances, 1 bath, private bike storage, common roof terrace, laundry in building.  $399,000 Realtor.com 

• For Sale – 91 Grand Avenue #3B, Fort Greene – 783 s/f Loft has old-time charm w/modern conveniences.  16′ ceilings, 12′ windows, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, kitchen w/ SS appliances.  $685,000  Zillow.com

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,548 square foot duplex at 2517 E 18th St. for $800,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Popular Taiwanese-American restaurants Win Son and Win Son Bakery in Williamsburg are reopening for takeout and delivery, after a temporary closure.

• Here’s where to order delivery and takeout in Greenpoint.

Restaurant ABC’s – Midwood
Grade A – Urgut Tandir Express, 3915 18th Ave. Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Hero Shop, 1211 McDonald Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Beans & Bagels, 1683 E 16th St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Evidence of mice; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used; Wiping cloths soiled; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.

Events

Virtual – 2:30 p.m. – BP Adams, NYSADSA and NYC SADC celebrate recently-issued guidance on reinstating social adult day care programs. Zoom.

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – #RepTheVote Virtual Discussion with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Facebook Live.

Saturday
• No events of note.

Sunday
• Virtual – 1 p.m. – Stonewall’s online Easter Bonnet Parade. Register here.

 

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April 10th, 2020 at 8:36 am

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