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Friday, May 29
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy and scattered thunderstorms, with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• Lawmakers approved a controversial measure meant to provide rent relief to New York tenants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

• More than 30 arrests were made during a protest in Union Square over the police-involved death of George Floyd.

• Ignoring U.S. threats, China’s legislature approved controversial new security laws that exert control over Hong Kong.

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Brooklyn News
• MTV is working with numerous government and health agencies in hopes of hosting its annual Video Music Awards live from Barclays Center.

• Starting in June, the Brooklyn Museum will turn into a temporary food pantry.

• A man was shot, as gunfire erupted a funeral for rapper KJ Balla in East New York.

Politics
• President Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”

• After a second day of protests in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says  its investigation into the death of George Floyd has been made a “top priority.”

Entertainment
• Dolly Parton has a new quarantine-inspired single called “When Life is Good.”

• Ruby Rose finally broke her silence on the reasons behind her shocking “Batwoman” exit in a social-media post.

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Coney Island Festival “One Liner” Competition. Submissions are now being accepted and can be any one liner of choice as long as it’s in English and under 30 words. One can submit their one liner via ConeyIslandComedyFestival.NYC.  Winner will be announced on Sept 12th via our social media, website, email.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1942, this song by Bing Crosby is recorded and would go on to become the biggest selling single of all time.

• In 1984 basketball player Carmelo Anthony is born in NYC.  He was the 2013 scoring champion for this NYC team.

Opinion
• Writers at Bloomberg analyze why New York suffered more than other citiesduring the COVID-19 pandemic.

• A columnist for the Post says the new Netflix documentary on Jeffrey Epstein should finally lead to a “reckoning” with Bill Clinton.

In the Blogs
• “Masks In the Wild” is a grassroots project that provides aid to artists who want to create and distribute free masks to those in need.

• The governor issued an executive order authorizing businesses to deny entryto individuals who do not wear masks or face coverings.

Trending in New York
• #donaldisoverparty
• #Chromatica
• #MinneapolisRiot
• #BlackLivesMater
• Omar Jimenez

Scoreboard
• For the first time in its 124-year history, the Boston Marathon was canceled.

• The Premier League is set to return on June 17 after the clubs gave “Project Restart” the green light at a shareholders’ meeting.

• With the possibility of a minor league season looking bleak, the Mets are among the teams releasing players from their organization.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WOODLEY VS. BURNS at Nevada’s UFC APEX arena begins at 9 p.m.

Sunday
• NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Race begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Naftali Group closed on a $100 million development site on the Williamsburg waterfront.

• For Sale – 43 Newel Street #1 Penthouse, Greenpoint – 2 BR, 1 bath 829 s/f condo w/ views of Manhattan & Brooklyn. Common roof area, close to parks.  $970,000  Trulia.com

• Sold – Bushwick – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,800 square foot home at 72 Granite St. for $690,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The 56-year-old Midwood institution Michael’s of Brooklyn leveled up its new takeout menu with a parm-to-go counter.

• Iconic NYC nightclub Copacabana has permanently shuttered its doors after 80 years, but the club says it aims to open in a new location next year.

Restaurant ABC’s – Gowanus
Grade A – Colony 274, 274 4th Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Mechanical or natural ventilation system not adequate; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Cotta Bene, 291 3rd Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Pig Beach, 480 Union St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Food contact surface not properly washed; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
• No Events of Note.

Saturday
• Harlem – 1 p.m. – Solidarity Rally for George Floyd. Face masks available on site. 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

Sunday
• No Events of Note.

Written by BKTicker

May 29th, 2020 at 9:32 am

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