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Tuesday, May 26
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Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• The World Health Organization is pausing the use of hydroxychloroquine in its global study of COVID-19 treatments amid a review of safety data.

• New data shows the suicide rate in NY prisons last year rose to its highest level in a decade.

• Tensions between the US and China have reached a new peak, as the fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic and the coinciding economic crisis.

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Brooklyn News
• Three people in NYC, including a 23-year-old man in East New York, were fatally stabbed over Memorial Day weekend.

• A band of teenagers stole five carts from Marine Park Golf Course and went on a joyride that caused $100,000 in damage.

• This Memorial Day, a Brooklyn church remembered the life of its lead usher, a Vietnam veteran who recently died of COVID-19.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo announced that families of frontline workers killed by coronavirus will be entitled to government-backed benefits.

• Trump is threatening to pull the Republican National Convention from North Carolina, as the governor can’t guarantee full attendance will be allowed.

Entertainment
• Mary-Kate Olsen officially filed for divorce from her husband Olivier Sarkozy, as New York courts reopened to new cases.

• The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned this fall, says the governor of Veneto, the region where the city of canals is located.

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Music & Medicine  Thurs May 28th 7-8:30pm Societies have used music as a way to cope with depression, disease, illness, and anxiety. We’ll take a look at the science behind music therapy and the healing capabilities of music and song.  $6 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Don McLean is released. Music lovers assume this song is about the day when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash, as ‘the day the music died.’

• In 1983 reality star Scott Disick is born in Eastport,NY.  He gained fame on this reality show. 

Opinion
• The Guardian argues masks should be mandatory, as inconsistent messaging about protective gear is leading to violent altercations among strangers.

• The Daily News says the heavy impact of the pandemic on immigrant New Yorkers underscores the need to swiftly pass the Protect Our Courts Act.

In the Blogs
• Looking for a face mask in Greenpoint or Williamsburg? Greenpointers has your back.

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Scoreboard
• The New York Redbulls and NYCFC are returning to the field for voluntary workouts, abiding by MLS safety procedures.

• The NHL is ready to move to Phase 2 of its plan to return to play, and it will soon allow players to train in small groups at team facilities.

• Former Knicks great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus and is now recovering at home.

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Real Estate
• These are Brooklyn’s top 10 real estate listings, according to Brownstoner.

• For Sale – 125 Oceana Drive East #6C, Brighton Beach – Located in a waterfront gated community, Condo has 3 BRs, 3 bath, great views.  $1.999M  Realtor.com 

• Sold – Bath Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 1535 Independence Ave. for $389,000. Zillow.

Technology
• So far, coronavirus scams have cost Americans nearly $39 million. Here’s how you can protect yourself from pandemic-related fraud.

• Airbnb hosts across the country are planning to sell off their properties due to losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events
Virtual - 7 to 8:30p.m. – Music & Medicine. 

 

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Written by BKTicker

May 26th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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