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Thursday, May 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 64.

Top Stories
• The health commissioner blew off the NYPD’s request for 500,000 masks, telling a high-ranking official, “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops.”

• President Donal Trump blasted Anthony Fauci’s testimony to Congress, vowing to open up the country despite fear of a second wave of coronavirus.

• The FBI has seized the cell phone of North Carolina senator Richard Burr following his eyebrow-raising stock trades at the start of the coronavirus.

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Brooklyn News
• A woman was pepper-sprayed after getting into a fight at a food stamp facility in Boerum Hill.

• A woman was arrested after she scuffled with cops who stopped from getting on a train at the Barclays Center for improperly wearing a face mask.

• A naked couple was found dead in an East Flatbush garage in a possible sexual tryst gone wrong.

Politics
• Senator Bernie Sanders is endorsing state senators Julia Salazar of Brooklyn and Michael Gianaris of Queens in their re-election bids.

• The annual Queens Day in Albany was forced to go virtual this year, with state legislators joining from the places of quarantine.

Entertainment
• A columnist for the Post says President Donald Trump has met his match now that equally foul-mouthed Howard Stern has set his sights on him.

• Mary-Kate Olsen is asking a judge for an emergency divorce after her husband ordered her to leave their luxury apartment despite the pandemic.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1968, The Rascals recorded this song, which was written following the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy.

• In 1944, director George Lucas is born in Modesto, California. He first received acclaim for this 1973 coming of age film.

Opinion
• A local doctor offers some thoughts on what to eat and what to avoid while you continue to shelter in place.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star urges voters to get an absentee ballot early for June’s primary so their voice can be heard.

In the Blogs
• A Jackson Heights couple arrested for attacking a group of Hasidic men in Williamsburg say they are being unfairly portrayed.

• Enamoo, a store/gallery that has been in Carroll Gardens for 20 years, is facing closure due to the pandemic. A GoFundMe campaign is trying to save it.

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Scoreboard
• A UFC fighter from Queens had his match cancelled because his opponent tested positive for coronavirus.

• John Jastremski of WFAN writes in his Queens Ledger column it would be a slap in the face to suffering fans if money derails baseball’s return.

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Real Estate
• The City Council approved a measure that would protect restaurants and retailers from some legal actions if they violate their leases.

• For Sale – 125 Oceana Drive East #6C, Brighton Beach – Located in a waterfront gated community, Condo has 3 BRs, 3 bath, great views.  $1.999M  Realtor.com 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,445-square-foot apartment at 1611 Bergen Street in Crown Heights for $485,000.

Style & Fashion
• Because it’s a fashion trend that likely won’t be going away anytime soon, Vogue lists sites where you can find stylish cloth masks.

• Famed wedding dress designer Vera Wang is suddenly a sex symbol at the age of 70.

Events
• Downtown – 12:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams and Taj Gibson of the Knicks distribute Meals to NYCHA workers. Ingersoll Houses, 16 Fleet Walk

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – Adams holds vigil for clergy members who have died during the coronavirus outbreak. Join Here Password: 52ggMVpmcR6

 

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Written by BKTicker

May 14th, 2020 at 8:50 am

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