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Friday, May 8
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Cloudy with occasional showers. High of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Despite the CDC’s 17-page draft recommendation, the White House is rejecting the agency’s guidance on reopening the U.S.

• A father and son accused of shooting and killing an unarmed black jogger in Georgia have been charged with murder.

• Mayor De Blasio announced that NYC will expand its antibody testing program to 140,000 residents beginning next week.

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Brooklyn News
• An analysis of data from the Brooklyn DA’s Office shows the vast majority of New Yorkers arrested for social distancing violations in the borough are black.

• With its 2020 graduation ceremony canceled, Brooklyn high school James Madison came up with a creative way to celebrate its departing students.

• According to the FDNY, a fire inside a Coney Island high-rise left 21 people injured.

• The U.S. has suspended protections for migrant children at border, expelling hundreds from the country amid pandemic.

• In its boldest move yet to undermine Mueller probe, the DOJ has decided to drop the case against former Trump adviser Michael Flynn.

• Billie Eilish will premiere her new Apple Music show, “Me & Dad Radio,” with her father.

• Meek Mill and his girlfriend Milan Harris welcomed their first child on the same day as the rapper’s 33rd birthday.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1976 singer/songwriter John Sebastian hit the top of Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 chart with the theme song to this 1975 TV show.

• In 1996 rapper 6IX9INE is born in Brooklyn,NY.  In 2018 he collaborated with this singer on this song.

• A writer for Slate says a toilet flush mishap during Supreme Court livestream arguments this week is Chief Justice John Roberts’ worst nightmare come true.

• An insurance expert offers three tips in This Is Queensborough on how small businesses can weather the coronavirus outbreak.

In the Blogs
• Adem Bunkeddeko, Democrat running for Congress in NY-9, is calling for massive investment in environmental infrastructure to rebuild Brooklyn.

• In the age of COVID-19, street fairs are transitioning online, despite the weather warming up.

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• Schedules have been released for the NFL’s 2020 season. Check out the full slate ahead for the Giants and Jets.

• Yankees president Randy Levine is beating the drum for baseball’s return at some point this summer.

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Real Estate
• Grand Prospect Hall owner Michael Halkias died at age 82 from coronavirus.

• For Sale - 2230 E 65th Street, Mill Basin – New, high-end designed 2,300 s/f home features an open floor plan with 4 BRs, 6 bath, chef’s kitchen w/ SS appliances.  Master BR has a dressing room and spa like bath.  $1.995M 917-882-3723

• Sold – East New York – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 1065 Vernon Ave. for $315,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Bushwick’s Sweet Chili, a restaurant acclaimed for creative Southeast Asian cuisine, will reopen for pickup and delivery.

• Police dispersed crowds outside of some taquerias across the city, as New Yorkers lined up for Cinco de Mayo, which lined up with Taco Tuesday this year.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flatbush
Grade A – Natural Blend, 2251 Church Ave. Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Deli El Bigotes, 3 East 31st St. Live roaches present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Camille’s Jamaican Restaurant, 711 Flatbush Ave. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.

Sunset Park – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Emergency Pop-Up Food Pantry. St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 345 43rd St.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Gustavo Casenave Quartet: A South American Jazz Tale 

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream Online Class. 

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Written by BKTicker

May 8th, 2020 at 8:53 am

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