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Wednesday, May 13
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• A federal judge has put off ruling on the Department of Justice’s request to dismiss the criminal case against Michael Flynn.

• House Democrats introduced a $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, but Senate Republicans feel no urgency to act.

• New York will face hefty funding cuts to schools and hospitals unless it receives $61 billion in federal aid.

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Brooklyn News
• A 16-year-old teen was fatally shot around the corner from his Crown Heights apartment.

• A sickly 61-year-old man and his 49-year-old caretaker were found dead in an East Williamsburg apartment.

• A family plans to file a lawsuit against Brooklyn funeral homes over the treatment of their grandmother’s remains.

Politics
• Joe Biden sailed to an easy victory in Nebraska’s in-person primary.

• AOC was knocked off the Working Families Party’s ballot line by her Democratic challenger.

Entertainment
• A reboot of “Head of the Class” from producer Bill Lawrence is in the works at HBO Max.

• The CW has ordered a “Kung Fu” reboot and “The Republic of Sarah” for the 2020-2021 season.

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Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong Wed May 13th 7pm To watch live, tune in to Facebook or Zoom. To participate, email [email protected] and identify the 3- to 4-minute tune you intend to play.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Rolling Stones release this song, one of the first rock records to use a sitar.

• In 1950, singer Stevie Wonder is born in Saginaw, MI. He is known as a Motown prodigy and multi-instrumentalist who broke the record for Grammys.

Opinion
• USA Today says Donald Trump won’t beat COVID-19 by sidelining scientists.

• The Post says de Blasio’s nonstop gushing about the success of cleaning subways is over the top.

In the Blogs
• BAM is honoring Cate Blanchett and Zadie Smith in its first-ever virtual gala.

• A state lawmaker is calling for more open streets in north Brooklyn.

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Scoreboard
• The MLB delivered its opening presentation to start the shortened-season, but did not include an economic proposal.

• NBA players will be anonymously polled by the union on restarting the season.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building on Throop Avenuein Bedford-Stuyvesant.

• For Sale – 303 E. 48th Street, East Flatbush – Beautiful 2 family house located on charming tree lined block. Home boasts 1,785 sq feet of living space. Private driveway and backyard. Walking distance to all.  $695,000  Homes.com  646-741-3824

• Sold – Williamsburg – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 885-square-foot condo at 261 Union Avenue for $999,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Hyatt Hotels has announced 1,300 layoffs worldwide as it deals with the coronavirus crisis.

• Uber is in negotiations to buy online food delivery company Grubhub.

Events
• Virtual – 9:30 a.m. – Marketing Strategies for Your Business. Register here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual press conference to call for reduction in NYPD budget. Register here.

Virtual – 11:30 a.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso, Councilman Keith Powers and environmental groups launch effort to preserve composting and recycling site. Participate here.

Virtual – 12:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams holds virtual roundtable with NYPD, community groups to discuss alternatives to police involvement. Join here.

Cobble Hill – 7 p.m. – Family donates N95 masks to workers and residents. Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry St.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Assemblywoman Malliotakis hosts virtual town hall with physicians for conversation on COVID-19. Facebook Live.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 8 p.m. – “Illuminate Our Heroes” presented at SUNY Downstate. 440 Lenox Rd.

Written by BKTicker

May 13th, 2020 at 10:13 am

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