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Morning Buzz: Borough Park business continue to flout coronavirus guidelines, COVID-related deaths in US top 100K

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Thursday, May 28
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.
Weather
• Morning showers with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• The protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, turned deadly after a man was shot outside a pawn shop.

• The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic pass the 100,000 mark as states push to reopan.

• The Central Park “Karen” previously sued a man she claimed was her ex-lover for $65,000, allegations the man says were fabricated.

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Brooklyn News
• Police have arrested the homeless man accused of robbing the hotel room of a Texas doctor who was in Brooklyn helping to fight the coronavirus.

• As construction gets back underway, advocates resume their fight against a National Grid pipeline through North Brooklyn.

• Just hours after a crackdown by the sheriff, stores in Borough Park were packed with maskless customers.

Politics
• Four borough presidents have signed a letter urging the city to create 40 new miles of bus lanes to ease post-pandemic commutes.

• Lawmakers in Albany returned to work, passing a slate of coronavirus-related bills, including one that overturned a ban on wearing masks in public.

Entertainment
• Here’s the best really long movie for when you’re stuck inside and have nothing but time to kill.

• “Voice” judge CeeLo Green hopes to come out of quarantine 30 to 40 pounds lighter.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1998, comic Phil Hartman is killed by his wife.

• In 1944, soul singer Gladys Knight is born in Georgia. She is known as the “Empress of Soul” because of hits like this 1973 release.

Opinion
• The chair of the New York State Tourism Advisory Council writes in the Daily News how the private sector can help the city get back to business.

• A columnist for Slate says Twitter’s recent fact-check of President Donald Trump won’t do much, but at least it’s a start.

In the Blogs
• Alternate-side parking rules are now suspended through June 7.

• State Senator Julia Salazar and challenger Andy Marte exchanged accusations of campaign finance violations in heated race in North Brooklyn.

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Scoreboard
• A writer for Slate calls Germany’s guidelines to protect soccer player in the Bundesliga a “Charade.”

• Two Yankees will give Zoom lessons to kids deprived of baseball camp this summer.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 2262 Brown Street, Sheepshead Bay – Two family on 20×100 lot, 3 BR/1.5 bath duplex over 2 BR/1 bath walk-in. Full basement w/ separate entrance. Front patio, community driveway w/multi-car pkg. $949,000   Realtor

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 608-square-foot apartment at 762 41st Street in Sunset Park for $450,000.

Style & Fashion
• Tik-tok star Stephanie Williams shared a video of an at-home remedy to rid yourself of mangy split ends. It has been viewed nearly 2 million times.

• You’ll probably be wearing a dopey mask anyway, so why not give the socks-and-sandals look a try this summer while you’re social distancing?

Events
• Bushwick - 9 a.m. – Assemblywoman Maritza Davila announces first coronavirus testing site in the neighborhood. United Revival Mennonite Church, 390 Melrose St.

• Virtual – 11 a.m. – Councilman Robert Cornegy reads to children at Brooklyn Library Virtual Storytime. Watch on the Macon Library Facebook Page

• Bed-Stuy - Noon – Borough President Eric Adams hosts mask distribution. Our Lady of Victory Church, 583 Throop Ave.

• Sunset Park – 3 p.m. – Adams and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hold food distribution. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7420 Fourth Ave.

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – East New York lawmakers host town hall on proposed city budget cuts to community services. JOIN HERE

Virtual - 7 p.m. - Let’s Talk About Mental Health. 

 

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May 28th, 2020 at 8:40 am

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