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Morning Buzz: Coronavirus field hospital at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal shutting down; State Senator Myrie’s office to distribute PPE to residents

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Friday, May 22

Weather
• Partly cloudy skies giving way to occasional showers. High of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• A NYPD auxiliary cop was killed by police after he fatally shot and stabbed his sister-in-law in a Harlem apartment.

• The CDC, and some states, are conflating numbers from viral and antibody tests, skewing the metrics governors are using to reopen their economies.

• A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting near a popular shopping and entertainment district outside Phoenix wounded three.

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Brooklyn News
• State Senator Zellnor Myrie’s office will distribute PPE to Central Brooklyn residents in need of coronavirus protection.

• A Bay Ridge artist is decorating the windows of businesses with local landmarksand encouraging messages to spark joy amid the pandemic.

Without treating a single coronavirus patient, the field hospital at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal- which cost nearly $21 million to build- is shutting down.

Politics
• The U.S. will be withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, a pact designed to reduce the risk of military miscalculations that could lead to war.

• In light of proposed national security legislation, U.S. officials are accusing China of disregarding commitments to keep Hong Kong semi-autonomous.

Entertainment
• Memorial Day is around the corner and New Yorkers are itching to get to the beach. These are the ones that will be open this weekend.

• Lori Loughlin has agreed to plead guilty to fraud in the college admissions scandal, and spend two months in federal prison.

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Storytime: A New Kind of Wild  Sat May 23rd 11:30am Inspired by the stories her father told her about moving from Puerto Rico to New York as a child, the author-illustrates an imaginative exploration of the true meaning of “home.”
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Buzzing Back

• In 1965 The Beatles attained their eighth Billboard number one hit with this song.

• In 1930 civil rights leader Harvey Milk is born on Long Island, NY.  This actorwon an Academy Award for portraying him in this 2008 film.

Opinion
• The Post’s Editorial Board compiled political commentary from various perspectives on topics that range from lockdowns to Trump.

• A writer for Slate says it’s not too late to save Black lives as the coronaviruspandemic continues.

In the Blogs
• Bored at home? Here are some virtual shows going on this weekend you can attend from the comfort of your living room.

• While trying to stay afloat amid the pandemic, two Brooklyn eateries are focusing on food that speaks a fluent culinary language.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers would face the Carolina Hurricanes in a best-of-five play-in series, should the NHL’s playoff plan come to action.

• Sports writer Pat Jordan opens up about his relationship with Mets pitching great Tom Seaver in an upcoming book.

• ESPN has ordered it’s latest documentary project to be a nine-part series about Patriots great Tom Brady, called “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady.”

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Real Estate
• As rents begin to fall, a flood of new rental inventory is hitting NYC’s real estate market.

• For Sale – 40 Clarkson  Avenue #1G, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Renovated condo features high ceilings, EIK with windows, excellent storage & pantry, laundry in building, shared courtyard, near all.  $338,000  Homes.com  646-569-9479

• Sold – Midwood – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 1801 Ocean Ave. for $280,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Noted architect David Rockwell has created a template for outdoor dining that could potentially save restaurants as NY reopens.

• Famous Williamsburg institution Peter Luger Steak House is getting into the delivery game for the first time in its more-than-130-year history.

Restaurant ABC’s – Cypress Hills 
Grade A – Festac Gril and Lounge, 263 Hendrix St. Cold food item held above 41º F; Evidence of mice; Food not cooled by an approved method; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Roti on the Run, 189 Norwood Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Yolanda Restaurant, 188 Jamaica Ave. Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container; Duties of an officer of the Department interfered with or obstructed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
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Saturday
Virtual - 11:30 a.m. – Storytime: A New Kind of Wild. 

Sunday
• No events of note.

Written by BKTicker

May 22nd, 2020 at 9:59 am

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