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Morning Buzz: States look toward easing coronavirus shutdown restrictions; Mayor slams funeral home holding bodies in U-Hauls

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Friday, May 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Overcast with scattered showers. High of 67 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than half of U.S. states will ease lockdown restrictions over the next few days, and other daily coronavirus updates.

• Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza told NYC principals there is a “50-50″ shot that school buildings will open in September.

• Michael Bloomberg is going to help NY develop apps and train an “army” of contact tracers to track those who test positive for coronavirus.

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Brooklyn News
• Mayor De Blasio called the storing of bodies at a Flatlands funeral home in unrefrigerated trucks “absolutely unacceptable,”

• Thirty-six SUNY Downstate College of Medicine students will receive their diplomas early in a virtual commencement ceremony.

• Armed with a gold-colored gun, invaders swiped jewelry and $15,000 in cash from a man’s Coney Island home.

Politics
• Congresswoman AOC says she would vote for Joe Biden, but stopped short of endorsing him.

• Many world leaders have seen double-digit polling surges amid coronavirus, but Trump isn’t one of them.

Entertainment
• Will Smith reunited with the cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” during the latest episode of his Snapchat Discover series “Will From Home.

• Disney debuted new character-themed face masks, with U.S. sales profits going to the nonprofit Medshare.

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Clap to an Asian Beat: Light & Beat from Korea  Fri May 1st 7pm Presenting the highest level of the traditional Korean art of drumming, performed by Korean master drummers.  Presented by Flushing Town Hall
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 The The Rolling Stones‘ release this song. Mick Jagger would later say, “God knows what I’m on about on that song. It’s such a mishmash. I never would write that song now.”

• In 2003 TV actress Lizzy Greene is born in Dallas, TX.  In 2018 she began starring on this ABC drama.

Opinion
• The Daily News explains why the federal government should deliver aid to state budgets hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

• Should someone have to die so others can savor a steak? A CNN analysis explores the inequalities of White House orders to keep meat plants open.

In the Blogs
• A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge revived the candidacy of East New York businessman Misba Abdin, who is running for City Council.

• A cyclist is dead after being sideswiped by an MTA bus in Greenpoint.

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Scoreboard
• Saquon Barkley and the Giants gave back to the community as part of SAP’s virtual “Take Your Child to Work Day” last week.

• Biotech investor Wayne Rothbaum is still interested in buying the Mets, but at a discounted price.

• The Little League World Series was canceled for first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Real Estate
• DXA studio has been engaged by the Rivington Company to design a new residential property in Bushwick.

• For Sale – 9902 3rd Avenue #3N, Bay Ridge – 750 s/f co-op has 1 BR, 1 bath, plenty of light, EIK w/ SS appliances, LR w/ hardwood floors, laundry in building, common garden area.  $365,000  Redfin.com 

• Sold – Prospect Lefferts Gardens – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,812 square foot two family at 22 Winthrop St. for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The state liquor authority suspended the license of Atlantic Boat Clubwhich was allegedly continuing to serve patrons on site despite the lockdown.

• Hot dog icon Nathan’s Famous will join the growing list of companies that have returned PPP loans.

Restaurant ABC’s – Red Hook
Grade A – Hometown Bar-B-Que, 454 Van Brunt St. Wiping cloths soiled; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Single service item reused.
Grade B – Defonte’s Sandwich Shop, 379 Columbia St. Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Cold food item held above 41º F; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Virtual - 7 p.m. – Clap to an Asian Beat: Light & Beat from Korea. 

Saturday
• No events of note

Sunday
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Written by BKTicker

May 1st, 2020 at 8:22 am

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