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Morning Buzz: Bodies found in truck outside Brooklyn funeral home, Man swiped $12K in stimulus checks from Sunset Park mailboxes

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Thursday, April 30
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Windy with a high of 60 degrees. Chance of light rain in the morning with heavier rain likely in the evening.

Top Stories
• A ranting stripper drove all the way from Illinois with 18 knives looking for the USNS Comfort, only to be arrested outside the USS Intrepid.

• New York City’s school bus companies plan to furlough all 16,000 of their employees.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the MTA to come up with a plan to disinfect buses and subway every 24 hours as part of a plan to reopen New York City.

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Brooklyn News
• Dozens of bodies were found in a U-Haul truck outside a Brooklyn funeral home.

• A Sunset Park man was arrested for raiding neighborhood mailboxes and swiping more than $12,000 in stimulus checks.

• A disturbed man dangling from the elevated subway tracks outside Woodhull Hospital caused an hours-long traffic jam.

• Seven states are restricting younger adults from mailing in absentee ballots.

• President Donald Trump announced he will be ending his months-long confinement at the White House with a visit to Arizona next week.

• A judge is allowing Brooklyn-born rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to film music videos in his backyard while under home confinement.

• Britney Spears revealed in a TikTok video that she accidentally burned down her home gym with candles.

Little Old Lady Comedy  Thurs Apr 30th 7:30pm Greenlight’s quarterly comedy series goes virtual, as the editors of humor site Little Old Lady Comedy brings a night of humor readings and stand-up comedy to Zoom! Register here.  
Buzzing Back

•  In 1939, the New York World’s Fair opens Flushing Meadows Park.

• In 1985, actress Gal Gadot is born in Israel. In 2017 she starred in the lead role as this superhero.

• A guest writer for the Daily News asks if the Catholic Church’s moral clarity is compromised after a recorded call with President Trump recently surfaced.

• Has the coronavirus pandemic triggered the end of the nation state as governors become increasingly independent? A Slate columnist weighs in.

In the Blogs
• The Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA is scheduled to return in June. They are currently accepting orders.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo said the high number of layoffs related to coronavirus has “collapsed” the state’s unemployment system.

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• Derek Jeter’s call to Cooperstown will have to wait a year, as MLB announces it is cancelling this year’s Hall of Fame induction.

• John Jastremski of WFAN writes in his column for the Greenpoint Star that the NFL draft shows both local teams are serious about protecting their QBs.

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Real Estate
• Brooklyn Bridge Park’s new Squibb Bridge will open on May 4.

• For Sale – 43 Newel Street #1 Penthouse, Greenpoint – 2 BR, 1 bath 829 s/f condo w/ views of Manhattan & Brooklyn. Common roof area, close to parks.  $970,000

• Sold – One-bbedroom, two-bath, 1.089-square-foot apartment at 372 Dekalb Avenue in Clinton Hill for $885,000.

Style & Fashion
• Vogue has a list of the best monogrammed and bespoke gifts for the moms in your life this Mother’s Day.

• The fashion industry in New York City has shifted from making evening gowns to making medical gowns.

• Virtual – 9 a.m. – Virtual “Java With Assemblywoman Jo Ann Simon” via Zoom. RSVP: [email protected]

Virtual - 11 a.m. – Councilman Stephen Levin. leads children’s storytime. Adams Street Library Facebook Page

• Virtual - 7:30 p.m. – Little Old Lady Comedy.



Written by BKTicker

April 30th, 2020 at 8:36 am

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