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Tuesday, May 12

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 58 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo confirmed the reopening of certain counties on Friday, while Mayor de Blasio warned the city will remain on lockdown through next month.

• As the U.S. coronavirus death toll surpassed 80,000, it is likely the nation’s toughest challenge won’t come until after a vaccine is found.

• Nearly 2000 former DOJ officials have signed onto a letter calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his intervention in Michael Flynn’s case.

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Brooklyn News
• Neighbors mourned the stabbing death of a quiet Brighton Beach man in his home. The man’s roommate was taken into custody, but no charges were filed.

• Two people were arrested and charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime for attacking a group of Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg.

• A Brooklyn mom who gave birth to her child while fighting COVID-19 on a ventilator was healthy enough to be discharged from the hospital.

Politics
• With coronavirus exposure arriving in the West Wing, the White House is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of staff.

• Senator Chuck Schumer is urging the VA to explain why it purchased $208,000 worth of hydroxychloroquine for veterans with coronavirus.

Entertainment
• Famed funnyman Jerry Stiller, father of Ben Stiller, has passed away from natural causes at age 92.

• Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities completed walks and runs in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, the jogger who was senselessly shot and killed in Georgia.

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The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets Tues May 12th 6:30-8pm  Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did?  $6
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Buzzing Back

• In 1963 Bob Dylan walks out on “The Ed Sullivan Show”.

• In 1981 actor Rami Malek is born in Los Angeles.  In 2020 he won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of this superstar in this film.
Opinion
• A writer for The Atlantic warns the Supreme Curt is in danger of stripping Congress of its ability to hold presidents accountable.

• A columnist for The Guardian hopes the pandemic will allow people to acknowledge the lack of systemic avenues to stability.

In the Blogs
• Operation Feed Brooklyn is teaming up with local restaurants to feed hospital workers on the front lines.

Trending in New York
• Bryan Adams
• #WWERaw
• #ListenToYourHeart
• Quibi
• #MorningJoe

Scoreboard
• MLB owners approved a season proposal plan that would see pay cuts for athletes, as the players’ union prepares to weigh in.

• Becky Lynch announced she is having a baby with fellow WWE star and fiance Seth Rollins, and will step away from the sport for a while.

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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 37 newly constructed units in an eight-story building in Brownsville.

• For Sale – 117 N. 4th Street, Williamsburg – Semi detached 8 family home has a total of 24 BRs, 8 baths.  All apts are in good shape.  Oasis-like backyard.  $2.849M  Capri Jet Realty  (917) 225-7584

• Sold – Wingate – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,740 square foot multi family home at 117 E 46th St. for $600,000.

Technology
• Amid the pandemic, sex workers are finding out that making money virtually is not cheap.

• The CEO of Banjo announced his resignation after a report revealed KKK ties in his past.

Events
Flatbush – 11 a.m. – Black Lives Matter distributes masks to residents. Flatbush Gardens, 2054 Nostrand Ave.

Brownsville – 12:15 p.m. – BP Adams and Siemens distribute groceries at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School. 85 Watkins St.

Virtual – 6 to 8 p.m. – State Senate’s NYC Education Committee town hall meeting on the impact of COVID-19 on NYC schools.

Virtual - 6:30 to 8 p.m. - The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets. 

 

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May 12th, 2020 at 11:12 am

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