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Morning Buzz: NYC will see another curfew tonight at 8 p.m.; MTA removes free transfer between Broadway and Lorimer St.

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Tuesday, June 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor De Blasio confirmed an extension of the NYC curfew implemented by Governor Cuomo, which will be in place starting 8 p.m. tonight.

• An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family- led by a former NYC medical examiner- found his death was a “homicide caused by asphyxia.”

• The U.S. began its first human trial of potential antibody treatment for COVID-19, which could be available by fall if the tests are successful.

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Brooklyn News
• According to the MTA, there will no longer be a free transfer between the Broadway station on the G line and the Lorimer St. station on the J and M lines.

• The two Brooklyn lawyers accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a police car during a protest are set to be released on bail. Another protestor accused in a separate firebombing incident was held without bail.

• Community leaders and clergy members stood and kneeled side-by-side with the NYPD in a show of unity outside Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct.

Politics
• Mayor De Blasio defended his daughter at a press conference, following her arrest during weekend protests.

• The first federal data released counts more than 25,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes.

Entertainment
• In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the music industry will pause in observance of “Black Out Tuesday” and in solidarity of nationwide protests.

• Walt Disney World is enlisting the help of Stormtroopers form “Star Wars” to enforce social distancing guidelines in the park.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1935 Babe Ruth retires. 

• In 1977 TV actor Zachary Qunito is born in Pittsburgh, PA.He was cast as Spock in this 2009 sci fi reboot. Opinion
• A contributor to the New York Times shares her findings on what it’s like to wear a face mask in the South during the pandemic.

• The Daily News says the protests taking over NYC are proof that the lockdownis already over.

In the Blogs
• State lawmakers are inching closer to repealing a law shielding police disciplinary records in New York.

• A Brooklyn cop spoke anonymously to BKLYNER about racism in the NYPD.

Trending in New York
• Fordham
• Bible
• Macy
• #BlackLiveMattters
• #BlackOutTuesday

Scoreboard
• Floyd Mayweather has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral services of George Floyd in four cities across the country.

• The MLB is considering a shorter season, as union negotiations continue to wage on.

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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 29 newly constructed units in Williamsburg.

• For Sale – 586 Pennsylvania Ave, Brownsville – This property has 3 legal apartments in which each apartment consists of a living Room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, and full bath. Nice backyard space to entertain.$949,000   Realtor.com

• Sold – Coney Island – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 square foot co-op apartment at 2928 W 5th St. for $400,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apps that listen to police scanners are becoming popular in the wake of protests against the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers.

• Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout in protest of company’s stance on recent posts from President Trump.

Events
Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness. 

Written by BKTicker

June 2nd, 2020 at 8:56 am

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