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Wednesday, May 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Coronavirus lockdowns have caused a 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions.

• Long Island beaches will be closed to New York City residents.

• The MTA is rolling out virus-killing UV lamps on city subways and buses.

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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for a gunman who fatally shot a 62-year-old man in his Brownsville apartment.

• At least eight people, including a pedestrian, suffered minor injuries after a collision involving a bus in East Flatbush.

• Cops shut down a Brooklyn barbershop after a “Liberate America” activist paid the owner $500 to reopen.

Politics
• Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer confirmed she’s in talks to possibly be Joe Biden’s VP pick.

• With the State Legislature looking to reconvene next week, good government groups are calling for lawmakers to take a pay cut for lack of activity.

Entertainment
• “Very Cavallari” is ending amid Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s divorce.

• “Batwoman” star Ruby Rose is leaving the CW show after one season, and the role will be recast.

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Queens Craft Brigade Wed May 20th 12-2pm We will be hosting the first ever Queens Craft Brigade Variety Show! Watching the event is free, however we are offering several paid options as well. To get the Zoom linkyou must RSVP here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1998, Frank Sinatra is laid to rest.

• In 1946, pop singer Cher is born in El Centro, CA. She starred with this actressin the 2010 musical film.

Opinion
• The Daily News says New York City went easy on a yeshiva that violated social distancing restrictions.

• Nicole Gelinas argues in the Post that New York’s airports should be the last in line for bailouts.

In the Blogs
• Leasing has begun at The Dime, a 177-apartment complex in South Williamsburg.

• Check out this Zoom chat with Brooklyn Heights preservation pioneers set for this afternoon.

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Scoreboard
• Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker pleaded not guilty in an alleged armedrobbery. He requested permission to join the team’s training camp.

• The Knicks have hired former Nets executive Frank Zanin as assistant GM.

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Real Estate
• Renderings have been revealed for a nine-story mixed-use property on Vanderbilt Avenue in Vinegar Hill.

• For Sale – 2230 E 65th Street, Mill Basin – New, high-end designed 2,300 s/f home features an open floor plan with 4 BRs, 6 bath, chef’s kitchen w/ SS appliances.  Master BR has a dressing room and spa like bath.  $1.995M  Trulia.com 917-882-3723

• Sold – East New York – An eight-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 726 Forbell Street for $860,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada.

Walmart’s earnings are soaring as e-commerce sales have jumped.

Events
• Virtual – 10 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at North Brooklyn Pipeline Rally. Join here.

• Virtual - 11 a.m. – Comptroller Stringer hosts faith leaders roundtable. Join here.

Virtual – Noon – Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Ben Kallos announce new legislation strengthening nutritional guidelines for meals for vulnerable New Yorkers. Participate here.

Virtual – Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual rally in support of New York Health Act. Join here.

Virtual - 12 to 2 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade Variety Show.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – Congressman Max Rose holds virtual forum on domestic and international terrorism threats during COVID-19. Livestream here.

• Virtual – 2 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at People’s Assembly on BlackRock. Register here.

Virtual – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams hosts conversation with the Anti-Violence Project on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Facebook Live.

Kensington – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams aids in distribution of meals with Pakistani American Youth Society. 1001 Newkirk Ave.

Written by BKTicker

May 20th, 2020 at 10:01 am

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