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Morning Buzz: Adams blasts mayor for having cops enforce social distancing, Coney Island prepares for a return

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Thursday, May 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• Over 60 children in New York have been struck with a mysterious inflammatory disease that may be linked to coronavirus.

• A madmen stabbed two strangers on a bus in Manhattan with a large knife. Both were critically inured.

• A survey of New Yorkers hospitalized with coronavirus found that 66 percent contracted the virus at home, and most were unemployed or retired.

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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn borough president says Mayor Bill de Blasio was “all wrong” to have cops enforce social-distancing guidelines.

• Coney Island vendors are installing plexiglass and social-distancing markers, preparing for a day when the amusement park can reopen.

• JetBlue will do a tribute flyover of Brooklyn today at 7 p.m.

Politics
• A Queens councilman shares details of he and his wife’s bout with COVID-19.

• After the mayor announced a plan to layoff frontline workers, city leaders told him to scrap ThriveNYC, the embattled $1 billion program headed by his wife.

Entertainment
• NASA has confirmed that Tom Cruise is filming a movie in space.

• Kristin Cavallari is divorcing Jay Cutler because he is “unmotivated,” which was one of the knocks against him while he was a quarterback in the NFL.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1992 movie actor Alexander Ludwig is born in Vancouver, Canada.  He is best known for his role as Cato in this 2012 film.

• In 1977, ten weeks after entering the Billboard singles chart this Eagles masterpiece became the band’s fourth U.S. #1 hit.

Opinion

• The Post argues that the scrapping of letter grades for the school year will give the chancellor the chance to upend admissions for specialized high school.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star says the city is wrong for scrapping the Department of Sanitation’s composting program.

In the Blogs
• A fundraising campaign aims to save the last cobbler in Carroll Gardens, which may have to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the federal government for failing to equitably aid the states hit hardest by the coronavirus.

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Scoreboard
• WFAN host John Jastremski writes in his column in the Queens Ledger that the ESPN doc “The Last Dance” is what sports-starved fans needed.

• MLB is finalizing a plan it will present to the player’s union that calls for bringing back baseball in late July.

• Austin police say Ravens star Earl Thomas was held at gunpoint by his wife after she found out he was having an affair.

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Real Estate
• A local realtor believes the real estate market this summer. Here’s how to be prepared whether you are a buyer or a seller.

• For Sale – 234 Brighton Lane, Brighton Beach – Brick 3-family home w/ driveway & pkg for two cars, close to beach. 3 BRs over 3 BRs, stand up attic, finished basement. All new electric and heating. $899,000 Realtor.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 600-square-foot apartment at 6802 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge for $320,000.

Style & Fashion
• A pregnant Katy Perry reveals the outfit she would have worn to Met Gala 2020. Meanwhile, Vogue is hosting a Met Gala Youtube special.

• This Bad Bunny-approved designer is at the forefront of the Mexico City fashion scene.

Events
Coney Island - 10 a.m. – Councilman Mark Treyger leads car parade to salute maintenance staff. Abraham Lincoln H.S., 2800 Ocean Parkway

Sheepshead Bay- 10:30 a.m. – Treyger leads car parade to salute maintenance staff. PS 254, 1801 Avenue Y

• In The Skies – 7 to 8 p.m. – Three JetBlue airplanes will fly low over Queens, Manhattan & Brooklyn to salute front-line workers.

 

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Written by BKTicker

May 7th, 2020 at 8:34 am

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