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Morning Buzz: Governor lays out four-phase plan to reopen NY; Medical Examiner runs disaster morgue on the 39th Street Pier

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Tuesday, May 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mixed sunshine and clouds. High of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• During his daily pandemic update, Governor Cuomo fleshed out a four-phase strategy for reopening businesses and awakening the state’s economy.

• The Mayor announced that NYC will distribute 7.5 million free cloth and non-medical face coverings immediately, to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

• State officials believe roughly 90,000 out-of-work New Yorkers may have missed a critical step needed for them to receive unemployment benefits.

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Brooklyn News
• NYC’s Medical Examiner is now operating a long-term disaster morgue at Brooklyn’s 39th Street Pier.

• A barber set up shop on a Brighton Beach sidewalk, taking advantage of the weather to give a client a haircut.

• This Muslim funeral home in West Midwood is doing its best to keep up with the overwhelming pace of death during the pandemic.

Politics
• The Supreme Court began what will be an extraordinary two weeks of oral arguments, in which cases are heard by phone and livestreamed to the public.

• As the Senate returns to session, Democrats and Republicans are at sharp odds over terms of the next relief package.

Entertainment
• Nicolas Cage is set to play “Tiger King” Joe Exotic in a new scripted eight-episode series.

• Chance the Rapper is hosting his very own virtual award show on Instagram, dubbed “The Twilight Awards,” in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1961 Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.

• In 1983 movie actor Henry Cavill is born in Jersey, England.  He is best known for his role in the DC films portraying this superhero.

Opinion
• A writer for NBC’s THINK says Donald Trump’s COVID-19 meatpacking order is bringing us back to the days of Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle.”

• Vox sat down with an economist who believes a federal job guarantee is the answer to mass unemployment.

In the Blogs
• A comedian says her elderly Jewish cousin, who died last month, inexplicably got saddled with a pricey Christian burial package while in a BK nursing home.

• Learn about the best bike rides in Brooklyn from the woman who has cycled them all.

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Scoreboard
• Iconic NFL coach and two-time Super Bowl champion Don Shula is dead at age 90.

• Nets owner Joe Tsai says there is a divide among NBA power brokers on if and when to resume the season.

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Real Estate
• Goldman Sachs is buying one of Downtown Brooklyn’s newly-completed apartment towers at a steep discount.

• For Rent –  1002 Bushwick Avenue, Bushwick – Modern & spacious 2 BR w/ large LR, all new appliances, shared courtyard, laundry in building, parking for additional fee, all pets welcome.  $2,400/month  Nooklyn.com  631-560-2163

• Sold – Canarsie – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,260 square foot home at 754 E 78th St. for $629,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple and Google said they will not allow use of GPS data along with the contact tracing systems.

• Amazon VP Tim Bray quit his job over the recent firing of employees who raised concerns about protections for warehouse workers during the pandemic.

Events
• Virtual – 1 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer presents analysis on FY 2021 executive budget. Register here.

• Virtual - 5 p.m. – Take Back the Vote’ Youth Rally and Discussion, moderated by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Facebook Live.

Virtual - 6 p.m. – Council Member Antonio Reynoso hosts #SaveOurCompost town hall. RSVP here.

Virtual – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Spring Detox with Plant Medicine. 

 

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Written by BKTicker

May 5th, 2020 at 8:46 am

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