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Thursday, June 25
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• A slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• The number of coronavirus cases in the United States hit a single-day record yesterday with over 36,000 new infections.

• Protestors are camping outside City Hall demanding cuts to police funding.

• U.S. Marshals have been told they should be prepared to defend national monuments across the country after several were vandalized.

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Brooklyn News
• A North Brooklyn group wants the city to open a rarely used waterfront park to enable residents to enjoy the outdoors while socially distancing.

• Eight members of a Brooklyn Bloods gang are facing federal charges after they terrorized East New York with a campaign of gun violence.

• The Greenpoint Star takes an in-depth look at the toll remote learning is having on the city’s special needs students and their families.

Politics
• A Slate columnist says the likely defeat of Democratic New York congressman Eliot Engel shows what happens when power brokers lost touch with voters.

• The mayor said to close a $1 billion budget gap, as many as 22,000 workers could be laid off or furloughed.

Entertainment
• Here’s a look back at the career of Michael Jackson on the 11th anniversary of his death.

• Mike Tyson warned Jamie Foxx that getting inside the former heavyweight champ’s head for a new biopic is “not going to be pretty.”

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Buzzing Back

• In 2009, the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson dies at age 50.

• In 1956, chef Anthony Bourdain is born in New York City. In 2013, he began hosting this CNN show. 

Opinion
• Even a Post columnist concedes that President Donald Trump is headed for defeat if he doesn’t change course.

•  A veep for Fiverr writes in the Forest Hills Time that businesses must embrace the digital age to survive coronavirus and beyond.

In the Blogs
Blue Hill Farms now has a Greenpoint pickup spot for its sought-after food boxes.

• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has a slim lead over her challenger as she looks to hold on to her congressional seat.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets believe Yoenis Cespedes will be in the lineup on Opening Day when MLB resumes play at the end of July.

• Jamal Adams has made it clear he wants out of New York. In his weekly column, WFAN’s John Jastremski says fans shouldn’t blame the Jets.

• The St. John’s men’s basketball team has lost its leading scorer. LJ Figueroa announced he is transferring to Oregon.

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Real Estate
• Here’s everything you need to know about the state’s eviction moratorium, which the governor has extended, but with some modifications.

• For Rent – Bushwick Renovated 2 BR, 1/5 bath apt w/ front porch.  Available for July 1st move-in! $2,700 per month, heat & hot water included.  Carollo Realty Estate [email protected] or call 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 998-square-foot condo at 40 Oceana Drive in Brighton Beach for $685,000.

Style & Fashion
• Amazon’s “Big Style Sale” began on Tuesday. Here’s everything you need to know to take advantage.

• More sales! Swing into summer with these 25 on-sale summer essentials.

Events
• Borough Park – 3:40 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams tours safety measures for non-COVID patients needing medical care. Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 Tenth Ave.

• Manhattan - 4 p.m. – East New York for Budget Justice holds march and rally. Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers St.

Written by BKTicker

June 26th, 2020 at 8:32 am

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