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Morning Buzz: Beloved pastor dies from coronavirus, Man who jumped in front of oncoming train killed

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Monday, March 30

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with showers later in the day. High of 58 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump has extended coronavirus social distancing guidelines to April 30. Dr. Anthony Fauci, meanwhile, said the U.S. could see up to 200,000 deaths.

• An emergency hospital was erected with tents in Central Park as the city’s death count jumped to 776 people.

• New Yorkers who break social distancing rules will be subject to $500 fines.

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Brooklyn News
• A man was killed over the weekend after he jumped in front of an oncoming train in Fort Greene.

• A beloved Bushwick pastor died of the coronavirus. He is believed to be the first U.S. priest killed by the disease.

• A Bay Ridge restaurateur isn’t letting his homeless and elderly neighbors go hungry.

Politics
• Cuomo warns of drastic state budget cuts as lawmakers prepare to vote remotely.

• Queens DA Melinda Katz is the latest elected official to test positive for COVID-19.

Entertainment
• Country music legend Joe Diffie has died due to coronavirus complications.

• Netflix’s “Tiger King” has ranked as TV’s most popular show right now, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Buzzing Back

• In 1974, John Denver has his first #1 hit with this song.

• In 1971, TV actor Mark Consuelos is born in Zaragoza, Spain. In 1996, he married this actress and talk show host.

Opinion
• USA Today says saving the economy and fighting COVID-19 are intertwined.

• Nicole Gelinas writes in the Post that transit workers are heroes and should be protected too.

In the Blogs
• This is how local Brooklyn grocery stores are adjusting to social distancing rules.

• Two more Brooklyn Heights restaurants have launched GoFundMe campaigns to help staff.

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Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

• St. John’s standout LJ Figueroa will declare for the NBA Draft.

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Real Estate
• A Crown Heights hotel marks the lone mid-market deal this week.

• For Sale – 1109 Banner Avenue, #1A, Sheepshead Bay – The most affordable unit on the market!  1st floor 2 BR, 1 bath apt features large windows, hardwood floors, in-unit, washer/dryer, dishwasher.  Low monthly common charges. Close to transportation.  $399,000
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For Rent – Driggs Avenue, Greenpoint - Spacious 1BR apt for rent with nicely renovated EIK
, heat/hot water included.  $2,200/month  Capri Jet Realty 718-536-7787

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 850-square-foot co-op at 2375 Ocean Avenue for $225,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday night, police responded to a 911 call of a past assault at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. Upon arrival, cops were were informed by staff that earlier that night, a 32-year-old woman and 86-year-old woman, both patients, were involved in an altercation. The 86-year-old woman hit her head on the floor and lost consciousness briefly. She was subsequently pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

Events
Virtual - 8 – 9:30 p.m. – The Science of Relationships. Register here.

 

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March 30th, 2020 at 8:18 am

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Morning Buzz: U.S. now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases; Councilman calls for temporary ban on short-term rentals

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Friday, March 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Showers in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon. High of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, with NY having the highest number in the nation. But help is on the way- The USNS Comfort hospital ship is expected to arrive in New York Harbor on Monday.

• The U.S. has charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and 14 others with narcotrafficking, offering a $15 million reward for Maduro’s capture.

• NY state approved technology allowing two patients to share one ventilator, in an effort to address a desperate need as coronavirus cases surpassed 37,000.

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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn Community Foundation is launching a Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund to provide resources to those in need.

• A suspected Brooklyn cocaine dealer was released due to ‘filthy’ conditions and coronavirus concerns at federal jail he was held in.

• Councilman Justin Brannan is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to temporarily ban short-term rentals citywide, including ones offered by Airbnb.

Politics
• In a letter to the nation’s governors, President Trump said his administration is working on new guidelines for social distancing.

• As the House is expected to vote on the federal coronavirus relief bill, the European Parliament voted to green-light its own emergency funding plan.

Entertainment
• Governors Ball 2020 has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, will be the voice of the upcoming Disney film ‘Elephant.’
Buzzing Back

• 1n 1979, Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton are married. She is the inspiration behind this song.

• In 1975 pop singer Fergie is born in Hacienda Heights, CA.  She is best known for being the lead singer of this group.

Opinion
• A writer for the Daily News recommends the U.S. follow Britain’s example by forming “Mother Teresa Patrols” of able-bodied youth to help those in need.

• The Post says coronavirus is killing Joe Biden’s campaign, and making the presidential hopeful look bad.

In the Blogs
• Mayor De Blasio announced the removal of 80 hoops from basketball courts where New Yorkers have consistently failed to follow directive not to engage in team sports.

• A Greenpoint sommelier who got laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is now creating nude paintings of her friends while in quarantine.

Trending in New York
• Rihanna
• #ImAwakeThisLateBecause
• #KickIt1stwin
• #CoronaLockdown
• #TimesUpBiden

Scoreboard
• Fred “Curly” Neal, the face of the Harlem Globetrotters for 22 years, died at age 77.

• Amidst a shutdown, the NBA is reducing base salaries by 20 percent for about 100 of the league office’s top-earning executives around the world

Weekend Sports Schedule
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA games have been suspended

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Wonderspark Puppets is putting on free live puppet shows every Friday at 11am and is hosting DIY puppet workshops every single day. For more information visit their Facebook page or website.
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Real Estate
• A $154.6 million loan for a Brooklyn development site has fallen into default, says Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance.

• For Sale –  99 Kingsland Ave #205, Greenpoint - Generously sized 1 BR, 1 bath apt renovated, LR, common courtyard, parquet hardwood floors, open kitchen layout.  $630,00. Zillow

• For Sale – 316 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach – Legal 1 fam detached brick house. 3BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Needs work. Tenant occupied. Drive by only. Do not disturb the tenant. Short Sale. All offers are subject to bank approval.  $1.1M.  Realtor

• Sold – Crown Heights – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square foot apartment at 773 Eastern Pkwy. for $215,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A new website called Help Main Street aggregates NYC restaurant gift cards in one place.

• Here is a list of restaurants you can order and take out from in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Restaurant ABC’s – New Utrecht
Grade A – Sorrento, 7716 18th Ave. Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – Da Vinci Pizza, 6514 18th Ave. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Orchid Dynasty Restaurant, 7706 New Utrecht Ave. Live roaches present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Wiping cloths soiled.

Events
• There are no local events of note

Saturday
• Virtual Online Class – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m – Recovering Your Creativity. Brooklyn Brainery.
Virtual Online Class – 3 to 5 p.m. -How to Make AT HOME: Bread & Tortillas.

Sunday
• Virtual Online Class – 7:30 to 9 p.m – Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers. Brooklyn Brainery.

 

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March 27th, 2020 at 8:57 am

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Morning Buzz: Family of charter school teacher on life support pleads for help, Mayor says half of NYers will get COVID-19

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Thursday, March 26

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Sunny with a high of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor Bill de Blasio warns that half of New Yorkers – or 4 million people – will get coronavirus before the pandemic ends.

• A new NYPD task force will enforce social distancing, but department heads hopes they won’t have to arrest anyone for not standing six feet apart.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will remove the basketball hoops at some city parks to stop people from playing during the outbreak.

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Brooklyn News
• A 30-year-old charter school teacher in Brooklyn is on life support, and her family is appealing to a pharmaceutical giant to help.

• The widow of a slain NYPD officer has coordinated a donation of coronavirus-fighting supplies to her late husband’s downtown Brooklyn precinct.

• Bushwick Avenue will be closed to cars from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio says the NYPD doesn’t need help despite the growing coronavirus outbreak.

• The MTA is losing $125 million a week, and the $3.8 billion federal bailout might not close the gap.

Entertainment
• A Slate critic says the new Netflilx documentary Tiger King is the only thing crazier than the world outside right now.

• Ariana Grande has been secretly sending money to fans struggling due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Buzzing Back

• In 1958, Eddie Cochran records his only U.S. top-ten hit. In 1970, this band recorded it for their Live at Leeds album.

• In 1985, movie actress Keira Knightly is born in London. She gained fame through her role in this movie franchise.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says the Senate’s coronavirus bailout bill doesn’t go far enough.

• A local doctor shares in the Greenpoint Star how to protect yourself from coronavirus, but more importantly what to do if you have it.

In the Blogs
• A City Council candidate for District 37 posted a video of himself confronting price gougers at a wholesaler warehouse in Bushwick.

• Gertie in Williamsburg is offering free meal to laid off hospitality workers.

Trending in New York
#AEWDynamite
#MarriedAtFirstSight
elmhurst hospital
#Survivor
#summerhouse

Scoreboard
• The origin of Yankees slugger Aaron Judge’s partially collapsed lung just got a little weirder.

• What does the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” broadcast in a world without sports?

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Do I Really Need 32 Rolls of Toilet Paper?  What to stock up on for the Coronavirus.
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Real Estate
• The massive stimulus package passed by Congress has limited upside for the real estate industry.

• For Sale – 243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg – Six family home in good condition.  Property features 4,125 s.f of living space.  6 Units – each a 2 BR apt, 6 bath, large yard.  $2.299M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• For Sale – 214 Richardson Street #6, Greenpoint – Step out of the elevator to a 2 BR, 2 bath condo w/panoramic views of Manhattan & Brooklyn skylines.  Two balconies, high ceilings, open concept layout.  $1.2M. Zillow.

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 908-square-foot apartment at 27 Dodworth Street in Bushwick for $835,000.

Style & Fashion
• Meet the fashion artist who is making tie-dye cool, rescuing it from the crunchy set.

• New York-based designer Brandon Maxwell is using his talents to stop coronavirus, making masks and gowns for those on the front line of the fight.

Events
Vinegar Hill - 11:15 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams responds to complaints about a lack of protective gear for school employees. PS 307, 209 York St.

 

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March 26th, 2020 at 9:45 am

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Morning Buzz: Crooks steal cash register from Bushwick bistro, Two more Brooklyn DOE officials hospitalized

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Wednesday, March 25
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Overcast with rain showers at times. High of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump hopes to lift coronavirus restrictions by Easter. He also urged people who leave NYC to self-quarantine for 14 days.

• The White House and Congress have agreed to a $2 trillion deal to provide aid to businesses and workers hurting from the pandemic.

• New York officials are pleading for more federal help with ventilators as coronavirus cases spike past 26,000 statewide.

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Brooklyn News
• A pair of crooks broke into a bistro in Bushwick and swiped the cash register.

• Two Department of Education officials who shared a building with a Brooklyn principal who died of coronavirus have been hospitalized.

• The grand opening for Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park has been postponed.

Politics
• State officials are eyeing emergency loans to keep the government open during the coronavirus crisis.

• Good government groups are calling on Governor Cuomo to rethink New York’s primary plans.

Entertainment
• Playwright Terrence McNally died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 81.

• Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of “Wonder Woman 1984″ to August.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their seven day “bed-in” to promote world peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

• In 1947, singer Elton John is born in England. He is considered a rock & roll legend who has sold over 250 million albums worldwide.

Opinion
• The Times advocates for a national shelter-in-place lockdown as the novel coronavirus advances.

• The Daily News says a $2 trillion fiscal stimulus is an essential attempt to hold back a recession.

In the Blogs
• A Manhattan Avenue Rite Aid has closed, and will rebrand as a Walgreens.

• Check out this eerie photo of an empty Court Street.

Trending in New York
• #ThisIsUs
Swizz
Easter
#PumpRules
Tory Lanez

Scoreboard
• All NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will need Tommy John Surgery after tearing his UCL.

• The Giants signed a new running back straight out of the XFL.

• The Jets have signed wide receiver Breshad Perriman to replace Robbie Anderson.

• Knicks owner James Dolan has sold The Forum in Los Angeles to Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.

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The Austin 100 Meet the 100 acts we’d hope to see at this year’s SXSW music festival in Austin, TX, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Find out who they are here.
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Real Estate
• Renderings have been released for an eight-story apartment building in Crown Heights.

• For Sale – 1275 East 5th Street #4g, Sunset Park - 1,000 s/f renovated co-op on 4th flr features 2 BRS, LR, kitchen, dining room, full bath.  Low maintenance covers heat & water. Parking available for an additional $150/month.  $399,000. Homes.com 

• For Rent – 663 Hancock Street #7, Bed Stuy – Renovated 3 BR, 1 bath apt w/ new SS dishwasher, gas stove, stone countertops, plenty of living space. Roof access, outdoor space, central ac, hardwood floors.  $2,500/month. Nooklyn.com 732-962-4547

• Sold – Clinton Hill – A one-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom 1,200-square-foot duplex condo at 430 Clinton Avenue for $900,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Boeing plans to restart production for 737 MAX planes by May.

Nike’s sales beat analysts’ estimates, but earnings still fell due to the pandemic.

Events
• Flatlands – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, TWU Local 100 demand MTA supply more protective equipment. Flatbush Bus Depot, 4901 Fillmore Ave.

Boerum Hill – 12:30 p.m. – BP Adams distributes protective masks to NYCHA residents. Wyckoff Gardens Community Center, 272 Wyckoff St.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, principals union host virtual candlelight vigil to honor death of Brooklyn principal. Join the vigil here.

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March 25th, 2020 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: Coronavirus cases in New York surpass 20,000; Bed-Stuy super charged with murder

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Wednesday, March 25
Alternate side-parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with scattered clouds in the afternoon. High of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• The New York State Academy of Family Physicians is urging Gov. Cuomo to issue an executive order banning the sale of all tobacco products.

• The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York is now 20,875, climbing by more than 5,000 in one day.

• Mayor De Blasio projects NYC students probably won’t return to classrooms this school year at all because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Brooklyn News
• A 35-year-old man was shot in the neck and chin by two men inside his Brooklyn public housing authority apartment.

• Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Cohen used a drone to hit on a girl while on lockdown.

• The building super accused of burning a man’s corpse in a barrel in Bed-Stuy has now been charged with murder.

Politics
• A Senate procedural vote to move ahead with an economic stimulus plan failed for a second time over Democratic opposition.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is offering solutions to reduce crowding in NYC parks.

Entertainment
• The K-pop superstars of BTS are launching a series of Korean language teaching videos, in a bid to connect more strongly with their global fans.

• Sony Pictures announced an early video on demand release date for “Bad Boys for Life,” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
Buzzing Back

• In 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their seven day “bed-in” to promote world peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

• In 1947 rock singer Elton John is born in England.  He is considered a Rock & Roll Legend who has sold over 250 million albums worldwide.

Opinion
• The Post offers a its idea of a “painless” way to save taxpayers trillions of dollars amid the coronavirus pandemic.

• A writer for Slate explores the looming refugee health crisis accompanying a global pandemic.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has been asking fellow New Yorkers to mediate with him, virtually.

• A group of Corona Couriers are facilitating free deliveries for vulnerable New Yorkers in need.

Trending in New York
• #StayAtHomeOrder
• #NotDying4WallStreet
• #Hantavirus
• #COVIDIDIOTS
• Texas Lt

Scoreboard
• All NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL and NCAA games are suspended.

• The International Olympic Committee officially postponed the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Josh Gad’s Virtual Story Time  As the voice of Frozen’s Olaf, Josh Gad is a big deal.  To help parents through these difficult times, he will provide at least 10 minutes daily of storytime for children going through this global event. Twitter: @joshgad
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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 10 units in an eight-story building on Pitkin Avenue in East New York.

• For Sale – 1287 Shore Parkway, Bath Beach - Two family brick waterfront duplex has beautiful sunsets from your front porch, 3 BRs, 3 bath, garage and 3 parking spots.  $1.250M. Homes.com  833-252-8033

• For Rent – 783 Knickerbocker Avenue #111, Bushwick – Extra large 1 BR, 1 bath apt features floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, shared backyard, central ac laundry in building.  $2,300/month.  Nooklyn.com

• Sold – Sunset Park – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 563 square foot apartment 420 42nd St. for $460,000. Zillow.

Technology
• NYC is offering delivery jobs to gig workers who are licensed with TLC.

• EU nations are looking into using smartphone location data to track interactions that could spread novel coronavirus.

Events
Sheepshead Bay – 11 a.m. – BP Eric Adams joins restaurant workers in preparing meals to distribute to first responders. OPera Cafe and Lounge, 2255 Emmons Ave.

• Virtual - 1:30 p.m – Riders Alliance launches #RescueRiders campaign for federal rescue of bus and subway service during the COVID-19 crisis. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Forum for immigrant New Yorkers on COVID-19 policies at the city, state and federal level. Register here.

 

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March 24th, 2020 at 8:24 am

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Morning Buzz: Man arrested for robbery and anti-Asian tirade, Physician serenades neighbors amid lockdown

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Monday, March 23

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Rain all day with a high of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Senate voted against advancing a coronavirus stimulus bill as negotiations continue on Capitol Hill.

• The Javits Center will be converted into a 1,000-bed emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients.

• Mayor de Blasio announced stricter guidelines for public gatherings, and promised that cops will enforce the measures.

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Brooklyn News
• A man was busted for robbing an Asian woman inside a Borough Park train station and telling her to “go back to China.”

• A Tony Award-winning actress who lost an unborn child in a Park Slope crash announced she’s pregnant again.

• A Brooklyn physician and fiddler serenaded neighbors who were stuck in a coronavirus lockdown.

Politics
• Senator Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19, forcing other Republican lawmakers to quarantine.

• Joe Biden has spoken with Barack Obama about his potential vice presidential picks.

Entertainment
• Celebrities including Dolly Parton remembered Kenny Rogers after he died at the age of 81.

• DJ D-Nice threw a star-studded social distancing dance party on Instagram.
Buzzing Back

• In 1974, Cher enjoys her third solo, US number one hit with this song.

• In 1978, celebrity gossip columnist Perez Hilton is born in Miami. He started one of the most popular celebrity news blogs in history.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the federal government should nationalize glove and mask production and distribution.

• The Post makes the case that New York should freeze all pay hikes for government workers.

In the Blogs
• Town Square has cancelled its April events, including its Spring Egg Hunt.

• Greenpointers gives advice on how to support local restaurants and bars during the crisis.

Trending in New York
• #TheRosieODonnellShow
#90DayFiance
#RHOA
Harvey Weinstein
#TAHLive

Scoreboard
• All NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL and NCAA games are suspended.

• Knicks owner James Dolan and Charles Oakley have been ordered into mediation to solve their legal dispute.

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Brooklyn Museum, which is temporary closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, offers a virtual tour through their new “Studio 54: Night Magic” exhibit – a nostalgic look at disco-era glamour, energy and decadence. Click here.
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Real Estate
• Mayor de Blasio questioned allowing luxury condo construction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• For Sale – 1142 Dekalb Avenue, Bushwick – Solid two family brick well-maintained multi-level home features a main unit duplex w/ LR, DR, open kitchen and bath, 3 BRs.  2nd unit walk-in has 1 BR, LR, open kitchen, full bath.  $1.298M. Homes.com  917-983-9712 

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Six family home features six 1 BR apts, 6 bath, partially finished basement, terrific location!  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

• Sold – East New York – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775-square-foot apartment at 380 Cozine Avenue for $270,000. Zillow.

Events
POSTPONED: Downtown – Belle & Beau of the Ball: Prom Dress & Suit Drive. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

 

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Monday, March 23

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Rain all day with a high of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Senate voted against advancing a coronavirus stimulus bill as negotiations continue on Capitol Hill.

• The Javits Center will be converted into a 1,000-bed emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients.

• Mayor de Blasio announced stricter guidelines for public gatherings, and promised that cops will enforce the measures.

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Indie Artists Turn to Livestreaming as Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds Artists and venues are coming up with innovative way to keep the lights on. Click here for more information.
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Brooklyn News
• A man was busted for robbing an Asian woman inside a Borough Park train station and telling her to “go back to China.”

• A Tony Award-winning actress who lost an unborn child in a Park Slope crash announced she’s pregnant again.

• A Brooklyn physician and fiddler serenaded neighbors who were stuck in a coronavirus lockdown.

Politics
• Senator Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19, forcing other Republican lawmakers to quarantine.

• Joe Biden has spoken with Barack Obama about his potential vice presidential picks.

Entertainment
• Celebrities including Dolly Parton remembered Kenny Rogers after he died at the age of 81.

• DJ D-Nice threw a star-studded social distancing dance party on Instagram.
Buzzing Back

• In 1974, Cher enjoys her third solo, US number one hit with this song.

• In 1978, celebrity gossip columnist Perez Hilton is born in Miami. He started one of the most popular celebrity news blogs in history.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the federal government should nationalize glove and mask production and distribution.

• The Post makes the case that New York should freeze all pay hikes for government workers.

In the Blogs
• Town Square has cancelled its April events, including its Spring Egg Hunt.

• Greenpointers gives advice on how to support local restaurants and bars during the crisis.

Trending in New York
• #TheRosieODonnellShow
#90DayFiance
#RHOA
Harvey Weinstein
#TAHLive

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• All NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL and NCAA games are suspended.

• Knicks owner James Dolan and Charles Oakley have been ordered into mediation to solve their legal dispute.

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Brooklyn Museum, which is temporary closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, offers a virtual tour through their new “Studio 54: Night Magic” exhibit – a nostalgic look at disco-era glamour, energy and decadence. Click here.
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Real Estate
• Mayor de Blasio questioned allowing luxury condo construction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• For Sale – 1142 Dekalb Avenue, Bushwick – Solid two family brick well-maintained multi-level home features a main unit duplex w/ LR, DR, open kitchen and bath, 3 BRs.  2nd unit walk-in has 1 BR, LR, open kitchen, full bath.  $1.298M. Homes.com  917-983-9712 

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Six family home features six 1 BR apts, 6 bath, partially finished basement, terrific location!  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

• Sold – East New York – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775-square-foot apartment at 380 Cozine Avenue for $270,000. Zillow.

Events
POSTPONED: Downtown – Belle & Beau of the Ball: Prom Dress & Suit Drive. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

 

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March 23rd, 2020 at 9:15 am

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Morning Buzz: Cuomo announces temporary waive on mortgage payments; Man hits neighbor with car during ‘social distancing’ dispute

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Friday, March 20
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meter are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a chance of shower in the afternoon and evening. High of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo announced the state will waive mortgage payments for the next 90 days, as well as other orders based on coronavirus impacts.

• As known cases of novel coronavirus in the U.S. reach more than 11,000, Italy’s death toll related to the pandemic has surpassed that of China.

• Senate Republicans released a proposal for a massive emergency stimulus bill, which includes direct cash payments for some Americans.

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C3S Job Fair  Sat Mar 21st 11am – 2pm  Join C3S at our Citywide Community Charter School Job Fair.  Meet professionals seeking employment as well as experienced entrants in the field of education.  Click here for more information.  VOICE Charter School, 36-24 12th Street. LIC  – POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 9TH 
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Brooklyn News
• A high schooler in Carroll Gardens is offering to deliver groceries to help seniorsavoid crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic.

• Angered over a neighbor’s social distancing practices, a man rammed the guy with his car outside of a Midwood synagogue.

• City Council candidate Rick Echevarria posted a video showing him confronting the manager at a Williamsburg warehouse about price gouging.

Politics
• Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr and several other senators sold big stock stakes right before the market dropped in February.

• Rep. Tulsi Gabbard- who was still in the presidential race by the way- suspended her candidacy and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden.

Entertainment
• The Metropolitan Opera suspended the employment of much of its staff, including its musicians and chorus, after its coronavirus shutdown.

• Cardi B and DJ iMarkkeyz say they will donate proceeds from their hit“Coronavirus” single to those in economic need as a result of the pandemic.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 David Bowie marries American-born model Angela Barnett.  She is said to be the subject behind this Rolling Stones tune.

• In 1928 TV actor Fred Rogers is born in Latrobe, PA.   From 1968 to 2001, children everywhere tuned into his TV show.

Opinion
• A writer for the Post warns of the “wrong” way to decide which patients get hospital care.

• A CNN op-ed ponders why South Korea has seen so few coronavirus deaths, while Italy has seen so many.

In the Blogs
• Personal service businesses in Brooklyn are at risk, and being offered little assistance from the government.

• Brooklyn’s self-declared “world’s smallest venue” has no plans to disappear.

Trending in New York
• #AfterHours
• #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons
• #FridayFeeling
• #Nygard
• Feinstein

Scoreboard
• All NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, and NCAA games are suspended due to the coronavirus.

• League sources say, NFL teams are placing coronavirus-related provisions in their contracts that penalize failed physicals with forfeited signing bonus money. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is the NFL’s first confirmed case of coronavirus.

• Minor league players shut out of spring training camps will receive allowances from teams through April 8.

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Indie Artists Turn to Livestreaming as Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds Artists and venues are coming up with innovative way to keep the lights on.   Click here for more information.
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Real Estate
• Real estate firm Helmsley Spear arranged a refinancing loan for the Kings Hotel, located at 2416 Atlantic Ave.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 22nd 12-1:30pm. 347 Bainbridge Street, Ocean Hill - Two family brick, fully renovated offers a total of 10 rooms, 5 BRs, 3 full & 2 half baths, open kitchen w/ SS appliances, full basement, large backyard.  $1.649M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 22nd 2-3:30pm. 259 Sumpter Street, Ocean Hill- Renovated 3 family – 1st flr duplexed into basement w/ 3 BRS, 1.5 bath.  2nd & 3rd flrs each have 2 BRS, 1.5 bath.  All units have open kitchens w/SS appliances.  $1.649M  Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 889 square foot apartment at 330 Lenox Rd. for $391,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• According new guidance from the State Liquor Authority, restaurants and bars can now sell wine and liquor for takeout or delivery, but only with food.

• As business for NYC’s street food vendors comes to a standstill, EaterNY has a running list of the city’s restaurants expanding delivery and takeout.

Restaurant ABC’s – Brownsville
Grade A – Hardee, 771 Saratoga Ave. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Grade B – Forde’s Sports Bar, 85 Dumont Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Hand washing facility not provided; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Royal Fried Chicken, 496 Rockaway Pkwy. Evidence of mice; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Prospect Heights - 12 to 2 p.m. – Stir-Fry On The Fly.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue. ONLINE CLASS 

• POSTPONED: Downtown - 7:30 p.m.- Billie Eilish performs.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

Saturday
POSTPONED Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OR Noon to 4 p.m. – 15th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
CANCELED – Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -The Art of Bonsai.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
CANCELED Fort Greene – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Nature’s Workshop: Creating Music from Nature.  Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, 85 So. Oxford Street
CANCELED Prospect Park - 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Beyonce Dreamland Ice Disco.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Sunday
• POSTPONED Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OR Noon to 4 p.m. – 15th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Prospect Heights - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Fundamentals of Astrology.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue. ONLINE CLASS 
Williamsburg - 1 p.m. – Cat and Kitten Adoptions.  Whiskers-A-Go-Go, 447 Graham Street
CANCELED Prospect Park – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Historic New York: Nature & Design of Prospect Park.  Arch @ Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Heights - 2 to 3:30 p.m. – 5 Common Investor Mistakes.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue. ONLINE CLASS 

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March 20th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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Morning Buzz: NYC cases top 1,800 with 11 deaths, Bed-Stuy super accused of burning corpse in a barrel

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Thursday, March 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Rain in the morning with a high of 53.

Top Stories
• A four-year-old girl’s coronavirus symptoms worsened after taking Ibuprofen. Meanwhile, a Japanese flu drug is “clearly effective” in treating the virus.

• The city has reached over 1,800 COVID-19 cases with 11 deaths. The mayor is pushing for a shelter-in-place policy, but the governor is not willing back it.

• Congress passed a coronavirus relief bill with free testing and paid sick leave, but is working on another bill that would send checks directly to citizens.

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10 Celebs Who Are Streaming Free Concerts  Countless celebrities are broadcasting free online concerts in light of the coronavirus pandemic using the hashtag #TogetherAtHome.
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Brooklyn News
• Borough President Eric Adams is forcing his 65-member staff to commute to Borough Hall during the coronavirus outbreak.

• Police are looking for a woman who threw an oxygen tank at a subway train in downtown Brooklyn.

• The super of a Bed-Stuy apartment building is expected to be charged with murder for burning a corpse in a barrel.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to begin releasing “vulnerable” inmates from Rikers Island to stop the spread of COVID-19.

• Sharon Lee’s temporary gig as Queens borough president just got a whole lot more permanent after COVID-19 forced the special election to be cancelled.

Entertainment
• Louis CK has been spotted at the Comedy Cellar schmoozing with younger comics as he tries to mount a comeback.

• A panicked nation came together to watch nu-metal band Trapt have a two-day meltdown on Twitter.
Buzzing Back

• In 1957, Elvis Presley puts a down payment on Graceland. It is the second most-visited house in the nation after the White House.

• In 1848, American frontiersman Wyatt Earp is born in Monmouth, Illinois. He is regarded as the central figure in the shootout at OK Corral in Tombstone.

Opinion
• The Daily News argues it is time for Bernie Sanders to give up his bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

• Attorney Stephen Hans breaks down how employees and employers can whether the new workplace reality with coronavirus in the Greenpoint Star.

In the Blogs
• The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is compiling a list of area businesses that could use local support during the coronavirus outbreak.

• Esme in Greenpoint is offering meals-to-go for a suggested donation, with proceeds going to feed the hungry.

Trending in New York
#MyQuarantineInSixWords
#StaySafeStayHome
#nygard
#ThursdayThoughts
#ThursdayMotivation

Scoreboard
• NO GAMES

• NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to the mayor’s criticisms on the speed with which league players are getting tested for coronavirus.

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5 Common Investor Mistakes  Sun Mar 22nd 2-3:30pm  How these actions cause you to lose money and simple practices you can adopt. $12  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights  ONLINE CLASS 
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Real Estate
• The Real Deal has a breakdown of the firms with the highest dollar volume of listings in Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 72 Cooper Street, Bushwick – Two-family home on 3 levels plus basement. 1st & 2nd flrs are duplexes w/ 3 Bs, full bath. 3rd flr is a 3 BR apt. Updated roof and heating system. $1,248,888. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale – 212 Starr Street #1R, Bushwick – Renovated 4 BR, 1.5 bath apt offers laundry in bldg, common outdoor space, SS appliances, health club, hardwood floors.  $4,300/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-783-4672

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 507-square-foot apartment at 425 Prospect Place in Crown Heights for $485,000.

Style & Fashion
• Vogue says Erykah Badu’s “social distancing couture” is the coronavirus response we need right now.

• Amal Clooney’s sister fights back against allegations she is profiting off coronavirus fears by selling $33 designer face masks.

Events
Fort Greene – 3 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams to promote new telemedicine command center for coronavirus pre-screening. Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Ave.

 

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March 19th, 2020 at 8:53 am

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