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Tuesday, May 19
Alternate-side parking rules are in effect. Meters are also in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. High of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
•  The Navajo Nation has surpassed New York and New Jersey for the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate in the U.S.

• Biotech company Moderna, a major player in the coronavirus vaccine effort, announced promising early results from human safety tests.

• According to stats released by City Hall, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 1,200 NYCHA residents and infected another 6,600 with the virus.

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Brooklyn News
• Police shut down a Bed-Stuy yeshiva, after discovering nearly 60 students in attendance despite public health orders.

• A former Brooklyn judge, known for taking down John Gotti, was tapped to prosecute Michael Flynn.

• The Small Business Angel Fund is offering two types of interest-free loans designed to help neighborhood businesses through the pandemic.

Politics
• AG William Barr revealed the existence of evidence linking the Saudi military officer behind the Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting to al Qaeda.

• A report from the Congressional Oversight Commission finds much of the bailout stimulus money instituted by the CARES Act remains unspent.

Entertainment
• The cast of “Modern Family” paid tribute to Fred Willard, who died recently at age 86, and starred as the father of character Phil Dunphy on the hit sitcom.

• Adapting to a world on quarantine, Niantic turned “Pokémon Go” into a game that can be more comfortably played from home.

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Instagram DJ Livestream with Ralph McDaniels Tues May 19th 3-4pm  Join Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) for his Instagram Live all-vinyl DJ sets of hip hop, dance, and old-school favorites. Tune in live on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/qplnyc
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973  Paul Simon releases this single which would become a hit in the US, but was banned from air play in the UK because it contains a brand name.

• In 1992 pop singer Sam Smith is born in London.  In 2015 he won a Grammy as Best New Artist for this song.

Opinion
• A contributor to the NY Times uses Germany’s pandemic experience to demonstrate that the way out of a lockdown is much harder than the way in.

• In a piece for CNN, Ed Morales explains why Latinos have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19.

In the Blogs
• The Brooklyn-based company Prospect Cleaning Service is part of the army disinfecting and sanitizing the MTA each night.

• Bushwick Mutual Aid has grown from a Facebook group with 500 members into an organization feeding a network of more than 2,000 members.

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Scoreboard
• Governor Cuomo says he wants to bring back sports to New York, even as the state faces hurdles in reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.

• A NASCAR race and an NBC golf event, the first live sports events on network TV in more than two months, delivered strong ratings this weekend.

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Real Estate
• Two months into the coronavirus pandemic, NYC rental prices are beginning to fall.

• For Sale – 43 Newel Street #1 Penthouse, Greenpoint – 2 BR, 1 bath 829 s/f condo w/ views of Manhattan & Brooklyn. Common roof area, close to parks.  $970,000  Trulia.com

• Sold – East New York – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 900 square foot home at 212 Bradford St. for $845,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Research by Lean In, founded by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, shows many women are burned out balancing work and home life amid the pandemic.

• Uber is laying off another 3,000 employees, as the company closes 45 offices and rethinks its approach.

Events
Virtual - 3 – 4 p.m. – Instagram DJ Livestream with Ralph McDaniels. 

• Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hosts virtual Iftar with faith leaders from across NYC. Facebook Live.

 

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Written by BKTicker

May 19th, 2020 at 8:46 am

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