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Thursday, May 21
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Top Stories
• The Centers for Disease Control now says that coronavirus does not spread easily on surfaces.

• Two are dead and another was injured after police were involved in a shooting in Harlem.

• Buses are proving to be more popular than the subways during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Brooklyn News
• A raunchy couple took advantage of the near-empty subway to get busy inside the Flushing Avenue station.

• Over 150 homeless men are riding out the pandemic in a swank Downtown Brooklyn hotel, sparking fear among its neighbors.

• A 62-year-old man was shot and killed in his Brooklyn apartment, and one of his neighbors is under arrest.

• “Leave my mom out of it!” Things got heated during a debate between Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her challenger.

• More city employees could work from home in the long term under a new cost-saving plan proposed by the City Council.

•The popularity of The Last Dance is causing prices on Michael Jordan memorabilia to skyrocket.

• The concert manager at Forest Hills Stadium discusses the impact of the outbreak on the summer concert season with the Forest Hills Times.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, Stevie Wonder scored his sixth number-one record on the Billboard Pop chart with this song, written as a tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington.

• In 1952, actor Mr. T is born in Chicago. He was the former bodyguard of this singing superstar.

• The Daily News editorial board says it is okay with city beaches staying closed for now.

• Two Slate writers co-penned a piece arguing the COVID-19 outbreak as made President Donald Trump’s deficiencies more apparent.

In the Blogs
• Employees at Met Food in Greenpoint will receive a bonus for their work during the coronavirus outbreak.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Memorial Day observances can take place over the weekend, but with a maximum of ten people.

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• Darryl Strawberry says leaving the Mets, New York fans was the biggest mistake of his career.

• Scottie Pippen is livid at Michael Jordan for how he is portrayed in The Last Dance.

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Real Estate
• A judge ruled that while evictions are still on hold, eviction conferences can be held virtually as long as both sides are represented.

• For Sale – 534 Graham Avenue #16R, Greenpoint – Rrenovated 2 BR, 1 bath co-op has custom built-in closets. Low maintenance includes heat, water & taxes. Pets allowed with board approval. $395,000

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,175-square-foot, two-family home at 2209 East 15th Street in Homecrest for $799,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s a luxe Father’s Day gift guide for the stylish dads out there.

• We’re sorry to tell you this, but there are people who call themselves “Cuomosexuals” that are getting the gov’s name printed on their underwear.

Midwood – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams distributes masks. Halal Food Pantry, 1045 Coney Island Ave.

Virtual – 5 p.m. – Representatives Yvette Clarke, Nydia Velazquez and Hakeem Jeffries host town hall on resources for nonprofits in CARES Act. JOIN HERE (password: ClarkeTownHall1)

• Coney Island – 8 p.m. – The Parachute Jump will be lit green to honor essential Parks Department workers. Coney Island Boardwalk



Written by BKTicker

May 21st, 2020 at 10:11 am

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