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Friday, May 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Scattered showers, with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• As NYC sees a decline in all coronavirus indicators over the course of 24 hours, the MTA is considering a reservation system for the subways once the pandemic is over.

• After closing in late March, the New York Stock Exchange is planning to partially open its floor later this month.

• Whistleblower Rick Bright testified before the House that despite White House claims, the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus.

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Brooklyn News
• Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn brought criminal charges against members of MS-13 as part of a larger takedown of a crew implicated in several murders.

• A longtime resident of Brooklyn Heights is giving opera performances on Hicks Street every night, just before front line workers are applauded at 7 p.m.

• Police say the killing of a 16-year-old boy in Crown Heights was a “retaliatory shooting,” stemming from the brutal beating of a teenage girl two months ago.

Politics
• Trump is calling on Barack Obama to testify before Congress about what he calls “the biggest political crime” in history.

• The Senate voted to reauthorize lapsed provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and also revise some aspects of how it can be used.

Entertainment
• Starting Saturday, the Queensboro Dance Festival kicks off it’s annual tour with a schedule of virtual performance and activities.

• Privacy watchdogs say that the popular TikTok video app is violating a children’s privacy law and putting kids at risk.

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Buzzing Back

•  In 1997 Governor George W. Bush declares May 15th as ZZ Top Day in the state of Texas.• In 1969 football player Emmit Smith is born in Pensacola, FL.  As a Dallas Cowboy running back, he was selected to eight Pro Bowls, led the NFL in rushing four times, and won three Super Bowl Championships.

Opinion
• An article in the New Yorker demonstrates how the coronavirus is killing the middle class.

• Vox attempts to explain why the process of reopening the economy after COVID-19 has gotten confusing.

In the Blogs
• At a Brooklyn small business town hall, PPP loans and additional fundingdominated the conversation.

• Data from the app WhatToOrder shows that small restaurants in NYC tended to stay open, while larger closed up shop during the pandemic.

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Scoreboard
• Costco is asking $30,000 for a baseball signed by the legendary Babe Ruth.

• Anfernee Hardaway says his injury-riddled stint with the Knicks stands out as most disappointing period of his career.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT OVEREEM VS. HARRIS @ Jacksonville Arena. Preliminary Card starts at 6 p.m.; Main Card kicks off at 9 p.m.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 184 Kent Avenue, #A307, Williamsburg – 634 s/f Condo has open layout living/dining area, great views of the Williamsburg Bridge, high-end kitchen appliances, spa style bath, plenty of closets.  $975,000  Realtor.com 

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,771 square foot two family at 632 Crawford Ave. for $999,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Prospect Heights restaurant Olmsted has reopened as a grocery store, selling restaurant favorites like condiments, produce, and pastries.

• With beaches closed, beachside restaurants and bars like those on the Coney Island boardwalk are bracing for a slower summer.

Restaurant ABC’s – Williamsburg
Grade A – The Craic, 488 Driggs Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed; Hand wash sign not posted; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Taqueria Diana, 367 Metropolitan Ave. Wiping cloths soiled; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Food contact surface not properly maintained.
Grade C – Ryujin Ramen, 513 Grand St. Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact; Evidence of rats; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Cold food item held above 41º F; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
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Saturday
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Sunday
Virtual - 2 to 4 p.m. – Smart Phone Food Photography. 

Written by BKTicker

May 15th, 2020 at 9:53 am

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