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Monday, May 4

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FDA gave emergency approval to a COVID-19 antibody test that boasts near-perfect accuracy.

• Seven northeast governors are banding together to buy medical supplies as a unit to avoid a possible scramble should the virus return.

• New Yorkers flocked to parks in the balmy weather, resulting in dozens of tickets for violating social distancing.

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Brooklyn News
• Two homeless men were found dead in city subways in 13 hours, including on the 4 train in Crown Heights.

• A thief was caught on camera stealing an envelope filled with money from a woman’s pocket in Brighton Beach.

• A pregnant Brooklyn nurse with PTSD was ordered back to work after recovering from COVID-19.

Politics
• Joe Biden won the Kansas primary, which was conducted with all-mail balloting.

• State lawmakers are starting to hold hearings and get back to business during the stalled legislative session.

Entertainment
• “Tiger King’s” Carole Baskin was tricked into a fake “Tonight Show” interview with two YouTubers.

• “Scrubs” actor Sam Lloyd died at the age of 56 of complications from lung cancer.

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Food History Horror Stories: Witches, Poisoners & Puritans Mon May 4th 8pm We’ll be leaning in to the macabre with three scary stories from food history. Online class. $6. Brooklyn Brainery.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1963, this song by The Beach Boys debuts on Billboard’s album chart, where it will enjoy a 78 week stay and top out at #2.

• In 1930, Katherine Jackson is born in Clayton, AL. She is the mother of this famous performer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says FEMA should send funeral aid to New York families impacted by COVID-19.

• The Post says de Blasio is using coronavirus as an excuse to empty the city’s jails at the public’s expense.

In the Blogs
• Flying Squirrel vacated its store and put its curbside items for donation.

• Bushwick’s source for BBQ brisket pho has reopened for delivery.

Trending in New York
• #TheLastDance
#InsecureHBO
Lincoln
#90DayFiance
#Westworld

Scoreboard
• Matt Keough, a former MLB All-Star and ex-Yankee, has died at age 64.

• Here are the takeaways from Episodes 5 and 6 in “The Last Dance” documentary on Michael Jordan.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a nine-story residential building on Pacific Street in Crown Heights.

• For Rent – St. James Place, Clinton Hill – Renovated 4 BR, 1 bath apt has laundry in building, central heat & a/c, granite kitchen w/ SS appliances, large LR, hardwood floors.  $4,500/month  Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,100-square-foot condo at 3034 Brighton 1st Street for $700,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday afternoon, inside a liquor store at 2801 Knapp Street in Sheepshead Bay, an unknown man attempted to leave with a case of store merchandise valued at about $700. A 53-year-old employee attempted to prevent them from leaving. The suspect pushed by the employee and fled. The employee suffered bruising and pain but refused medical attention.

• On Saturday morning, inside a home near Oriental Boulevard and Ocean Avenue in Manhattan Beach, a 44-year-old victim woke up and discovered property missing. A police investigation determined that earlier that day, a man entered the suspect’s home through an unsecured back door. The suspect took several laptops and a bike totaling $11,000. No injuries were reported.

Events
• Virtual – Noon – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at rally to stop the Williams Pipeline. Join here.

• Virtual – 12:15 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams convenes bereavement task force to develop comprehensive plan to ensure dignified handling of decedents. Participate here.

• Virtual – 1 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams holds media availability on COVID-19 response transparency. Register here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams moderates “Community and Culture in the Time of COVID-19″ Discussion. View here.

Virtual – 8 p.m. – Food Horror Stories: Witches, Poisoners & Puritans.

 

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Written by BKTicker

May 4th, 2020 at 8:15 am

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