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Thursday, October 8

• Sunny with a high of 65.

Top Stories
• Thirty-three more public schools will close this morning because they are in coronavirus cluster zones.

• Mask usage on subways was on the decline until $50 fines started being issuedto offenders.

• The government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak was a heated topic in last night’s vice presidential debate.

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Brooklyn News
• Hours after beating a man unconscious, Hasidic protestors turned on a reporter and torched face masks as they returned to the streets last night.

• One man was killed and three others wounded following a shooting inside an illegal gambling den in Brownsville.

• Angry Park Slope residents says a posh private school blindsided them with unannounced street closures.

• Aleda Gagarin is the tenth person to announce they will seek to replace Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz when she vacates her Forest Hills seat.

• Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon has announced that she if running for Brooklyn borough president. She would be the first woman to hold the post.

• Sammy Hagar told Howard Stern that he and Eddie Van Halen secretly reconciled earlier this year.

• Country singer Morgan Wallen was supposed to be this week’s musical guest on SNL, until he was caught on video partying without a mask.

Rebuild My Town: New York City Oct 8th 2:30 p.m.- Spectrum Reach has partnered with entrepreneurs and marketing experts to share insights and ideas to help businesses rebuild. Local Businesses are Encouraged to Participate

Buzzing Back

• In 1974, after a long dry-spell Dionne Warwick returned to the top ten with this song, recorded with The Spinners.

• In 1970, actor Matt Damon is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He first became known for his co-writing collaboration with this actor.

• A public school teacher shares in the Daily News what it is like to be an educator during an outbreak.

• A columnist for the Post says Mike Pence did well in last night’s debate, but this year’s election is still all about Donald Trump.

In the Blogs
• The full program for the 13th Annual Bushwick Film Festival has been released.

Trending in New York

• The Yankees are down 2-1 after an 8-4 loss to Tampa Bay. The Yankees will look to avoid elimination tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• Tampa Bay (3-1) and Chicago (3-1) meet on Thursday Night Football. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Real estate on Roosevelt Island is booming thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath 1,215-square-foot apartment at 1206 Pacific Street in Crown Heights for $700,000.

Style & Fashion
• A $19 turtleneck with a face mask sells out after Kate Moss’ sister wears it.

• Levi’s has launched Levi’s Secondhand, its own recommerce site and buybackprogram.

Sunset Park - 11 a.m.LiveOnNY’s annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day. NYU Langone Hospital, 150 55th St.

• Brownsville – Noon – Borough President Eric Adams and SL Green CEO Marc Holiday deliver 2,000 meals. Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, 555 Rockaway Parkway

• Downtown - 2 p.m – Adams joins LiveOnNY to urge New Yorkers to register to become organ donors. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Webinar - 2:30 p.m. – Rebuild My Town: New York City.  Sponsored by Spectrum Reach. Join here.

Written by BKTicker

October 9th, 2020 at 8:38 am

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