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Monday, May 18
Alternate-side parking rules are in effect. Meters are also in effect.

• Mostly cloudy with a high around 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Former President Obama criticized the country’s leaders for fumbling the coronavirus pandemic response in virtual commencement addresses.

• New York City beaches will remain closed for the foreseeable future, including Memorial Day weekend.

• CityMD will provide free coronavirus tests for uninsured New Yorkers as part of a partnership with the city.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn judge denied “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s bid to be released from prison to work on a coronavirus cure.

Concessions opened on the Coney Island boardwalk with safety measures in place.

• A Brooklyn youth summer soccer camp has gone virtual, and has even brought in pro athletes to offer advice.

• Governor Cuomo took a coronavirus test on national television to encourage New Yorkers to do the same.

• Justin Amash has pulled the plug on his libertarian third-party run for president.

• Fred Willard, a comic actor who delighted audiences in “Best in Show” and other sitcoms, died at age 86.

• CBS All Access has green-lighted a new “Star Trek” spinoff series.

Let’s Make Fire Cider Mon May 18th 5:30-7pm Fire Cider is a traditional tonic that herbalists have used for generations to ward off colds, flu, ease inflammation, pain and a myriad of other ailments. $22.

Buzzing Back
• In 2012, Facebook raises $16 billion in largest tech IPO in U.S. history.• In 1946, baseball player Reggie Jackson is born in Wyncote, PA. He is known as “Mr. October” for his World Series heroics.

• The Times says Trump has expressed skepticism about COVID-19 fatality figures from his own experts.

• The Daily News says de Blasio must start making responsible cuts in light of the pandemic’s fiscal impact.

In the Blogs
• To survive the pandemic, several Bushwick bars have brought the party outdoors.

Social distancing circles have been added to the lawn at Domino Park.

Trending in New York
• #TheLastDance

• Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was released from jail after posting bail, but was told to stay away from virtual team meetings.

“The Last Dance” has changed the way the public thinks of Michael Jordan.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building on Evergreen Avenuein Bushwick.

• For Sale – 234 Brighton Lane, Brighton Beach – Brick 3-family home w/ driveway & pkg for two cars, close to beach. 3 BRs over 3 BRs, stand up attic, finished basement. All new electric and heating. $899,000

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,700-square-foot house at 1823 East 29th Street for $825,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, in front of 2211 Pitkin Avenue in East New York, a 23-year-old man was approached by an unknown male suspect who displayed a gun and fired multiple rounds at the victim. The victim was struck three times in the torso. The suspect fled on foot. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Brookdale Hospital. He’s in critical but stable condition.

• Virtual – 9 a.m. – The State of Black and Brown TGNC Communities in New York Virtual Rally. Register here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Frontline Fitness Fundraiser workout, Force Fitness Club x North Brooklyn Angels. Make a donation via Venmo to @Force-Force-Club for the class link.

Virtual – 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Let’s Make Fire Cider.

Written by BKTicker

May 18th, 2020 at 9:50 am

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