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Morning Buzz: Brighton Beach man found dead with stab wounds, Cops arrest alleged serial groper

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Monday, May 11

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Showers with a high of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• Georgia’s attorney general has requested the Department of Justice to investigate the handling of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder.

• New York City has reported 38 cases of a virus-related syndrome in children, including three deaths.

• COVID-19 has now killed more nearly 20,000 New York City residents.

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Brooklyn News
• A 41-year-old man was found dead in his Brighton Beach apartment with multiple stab wounds to his chest.

A bump led to a beating outside the Carey Gardens Houses in Coney Island.

• Cops arrested a suspected serial groper who molested six women in nearly one hour in Bed-Stuy.

Politics
• Vice President Pence self-isolated after an aide tested positive for COVID-19, but he plans to return to the White House.

Kamala Harris is emerging as an early favorite to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.

Entertainment
• Rock ‘n’ roll legend Little Richard died at the age of 87 from bone cancer.

Betty Wright, a Grammy-winning soul singer, passed away at 66 years old.

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Scavenger Hunt Mondays Mon May 11th 7pm Race around your home collecting random items against other players who are doing the same thing!
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970, the soundtrack L.P. to the original Woodstock festival was released. Click here to hear the songs from the original performers.

• In 1904, Salvador Dali is born in Spain. He worked with Alfred Hitchcock to create a psychoanalytically driven dream sequence for this 1945 film.

Opinion
• The Times says Mayor de Blasio should let his health department do its COVID-19 tracing.

• The Post says restoring New York’s presidential primary is a win for democracy.

In the Blogs
• The Music House is hosting its 4th annual Window Concert next weekend.

• A Brooklyn mutual aid group has grown to 500 volunteers since March.

Trending in New York
• #TheLastDance
#InsecureHBO
#RHOAReunion
Gary Payton
#MITB

Scoreboard
• Nets star Kevin Durant will not return this season even if NBA action returns.

• The MLB will propose a restart blueprint for the 2020 season to owners today.

• This is how LeBron James and other NBA stars reacted to Episodes 7 and 8 of “The Last Dance.”

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Real Estate
• Here’s who made Mayor de Blasio’s real estate reopening advisory council, and who didn’t.

• 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, 6 baths, large yard. $2.175M  Capri Jet Realty (917) 225-7584

• Sold – Wingate – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,740-square-foot house at 117 East 46th Street for $600,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday afternoon, in front of 203 34th Street in Sunset Park, a 57-year-old victim was parking his car when an unidentified suspect armed with a kitchen knife opened the driver’s side door and took the driver’s phone. The victim exited the car, and the suspect fled. The victim was not injured by the incident.

Events
• Virtual – 1:30 p.m. – Yaffed hosts press conference on mayoral interference in yeshiva investigation. Participate here.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Scavenger Hunt Mondays.

 

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May 11th, 2020 at 8:22 am

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Morning Buzz: City expands COVID-19 antibody testing; Data shows racial bias in social distancing violation arrests

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Friday, May 8
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Cloudy with occasional showers. High of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Despite the CDC’s 17-page draft recommendation, the White House is rejecting the agency’s guidance on reopening the U.S.

• A father and son accused of shooting and killing an unarmed black jogger in Georgia have been charged with murder.

• Mayor De Blasio announced that NYC will expand its antibody testing program to 140,000 residents beginning next week.

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Brooklyn News
• An analysis of data from the Brooklyn DA’s Office shows the vast majority of New Yorkers arrested for social distancing violations in the borough are black.

• With its 2020 graduation ceremony canceled, Brooklyn high school James Madison came up with a creative way to celebrate its departing students.

• According to the FDNY, a fire inside a Coney Island high-rise left 21 people injured.

Politics
• The U.S. has suspended protections for migrant children at border, expelling hundreds from the country amid pandemic.

• In its boldest move yet to undermine Mueller probe, the DOJ has decided to drop the case against former Trump adviser Michael Flynn.

Entertainment
• Billie Eilish will premiere her new Apple Music show, “Me & Dad Radio,” with her father.

• Meek Mill and his girlfriend Milan Harris welcomed their first child on the same day as the rapper’s 33rd birthday.

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Homemade Ice Cream Online Class  Sat May 9th 2pm    Learn how to make perfect custard-based, egg-free and vegan ice creams at home.  $15
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Buzzing Back

• In 1976 singer/songwriter John Sebastian hit the top of Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 chart with the theme song to this 1975 TV show.

• In 1996 rapper 6IX9INE is born in Brooklyn,NY.  In 2018 he collaborated with this singer on this song.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says a toilet flush mishap during Supreme Court livestream arguments this week is Chief Justice John Roberts’ worst nightmare come true.

• An insurance expert offers three tips in This Is Queensborough on how small businesses can weather the coronavirus outbreak.

In the Blogs
• Adem Bunkeddeko, Democrat running for Congress in NY-9, is calling for massive investment in environmental infrastructure to rebuild Brooklyn.

• In the age of COVID-19, street fairs are transitioning online, despite the weather warming up.

Trending in New York
• Kehlani
• #STUCKWITHU
 #FridayThoughts
• AMBER Alert
• #Ridin1stwin

Scoreboard
• Schedules have been released for the NFL’s 2020 season. Check out the full slate ahead for the Giants and Jets.

• Yankees president Randy Levine is beating the drum for baseball’s return at some point this summer.

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Real Estate
• Grand Prospect Hall owner Michael Halkias died at age 82 from coronavirus.

• For Sale - 2230 E 65th Street, Mill Basin – New, high-end designed 2,300 s/f home features an open floor plan with 4 BRs, 6 bath, chef’s kitchen w/ SS appliances.  Master BR has a dressing room and spa like bath.  $1.995M  Trulia.com 917-882-3723

• Sold – East New York – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 1065 Vernon Ave. for $315,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Bushwick’s Sweet Chili, a restaurant acclaimed for creative Southeast Asian cuisine, will reopen for pickup and delivery.

• Police dispersed crowds outside of some taquerias across the city, as New Yorkers lined up for Cinco de Mayo, which lined up with Taco Tuesday this year.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flatbush
Grade A – Natural Blend, 2251 Church Ave. Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Deli El Bigotes, 3 East 31st St. Live roaches present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Camille’s Jamaican Restaurant, 711 Flatbush Ave. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Sunset Park – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Emergency Pop-Up Food Pantry. St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 345 43rd St.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Gustavo Casenave Quartet: A South American Jazz Tale 

Saturday
Virtual – 2 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream Online Class. 

Sunday
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May 8th, 2020 at 8:53 am

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Morning Buzz: Adams blasts mayor for having cops enforce social distancing, Coney Island prepares for a return

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Thursday, May 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• Over 60 children in New York have been struck with a mysterious inflammatory disease that may be linked to coronavirus.

• A madmen stabbed two strangers on a bus in Manhattan with a large knife. Both were critically inured.

• A survey of New Yorkers hospitalized with coronavirus found that 66 percent contracted the virus at home, and most were unemployed or retired.

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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn borough president says Mayor Bill de Blasio was “all wrong” to have cops enforce social-distancing guidelines.

• Coney Island vendors are installing plexiglass and social-distancing markers, preparing for a day when the amusement park can reopen.

• JetBlue will do a tribute flyover of Brooklyn today at 7 p.m.

Politics
• A Queens councilman shares details of he and his wife’s bout with COVID-19.

• After the mayor announced a plan to layoff frontline workers, city leaders told him to scrap ThriveNYC, the embattled $1 billion program headed by his wife.

Entertainment
• NASA has confirmed that Tom Cruise is filming a movie in space.

• Kristin Cavallari is divorcing Jay Cutler because he is “unmotivated,” which was one of the knocks against him while he was a quarterback in the NFL.

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Gustavo Casenave Quartet: A South American Jazz Tale  Fri May 8th 7pm A South American Jazz Tale – Featuring original jazz, tango, and classical works. FTH at Home: Facebook Watch Party!
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Buzzing Back

• In 1992 movie actor Alexander Ludwig is born in Vancouver, Canada.  He is best known for his role as Cato in this 2012 film.

• In 1977, ten weeks after entering the Billboard singles chart this Eagles masterpiece became the band’s fourth U.S. #1 hit.

Opinion

• The Post argues that the scrapping of letter grades for the school year will give the chancellor the chance to upend admissions for specialized high school.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star says the city is wrong for scrapping the Department of Sanitation’s composting program.

In the Blogs
• A fundraising campaign aims to save the last cobbler in Carroll Gardens, which may have to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the federal government for failing to equitably aid the states hit hardest by the coronavirus.

Trending in New York
Earl Thomas
#SeanReed
Buy Say So
Vermont
#thursdaymorning

Scoreboard
• WFAN host John Jastremski writes in his column in the Queens Ledger that the ESPN doc “The Last Dance” is what sports-starved fans needed.

• MLB is finalizing a plan it will present to the player’s union that calls for bringing back baseball in late July.

• Austin police say Ravens star Earl Thomas was held at gunpoint by his wife after she found out he was having an affair.

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Real Estate
• A local realtor believes the real estate market this summer. Here’s how to be prepared whether you are a buyer or a seller.

• For Sale – 234 Brighton Lane, Brighton Beach – Brick 3-family home w/ driveway & pkg for two cars, close to beach. 3 BRs over 3 BRs, stand up attic, finished basement. All new electric and heating. $899,000 Realtor.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 600-square-foot apartment at 6802 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge for $320,000.

Style & Fashion
• A pregnant Katy Perry reveals the outfit she would have worn to Met Gala 2020. Meanwhile, Vogue is hosting a Met Gala Youtube special.

• This Bad Bunny-approved designer is at the forefront of the Mexico City fashion scene.

Events
Coney Island - 10 a.m. – Councilman Mark Treyger leads car parade to salute maintenance staff. Abraham Lincoln H.S., 2800 Ocean Parkway

Sheepshead Bay- 10:30 a.m. – Treyger leads car parade to salute maintenance staff. PS 254, 1801 Avenue Y

• In The Skies – 7 to 8 p.m. – Three JetBlue airplanes will fly low over Queens, Manhattan & Brooklyn to salute front-line workers.

 

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May 7th, 2020 at 8:34 am

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Morning Buzz: NYPD roughly arrest three for defying social distancing, Judge rules to reinstate NY primary

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Wednesday, May 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with showers in the afternoon and evening. High of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• As the national coronavirus death toll topped 70,000, Trump says the U.S. economy must reopen “soon,” even if it means people are “affected badly.”

• Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was hospitalized with a gallstone infection, but still plans to take part in arguments by telephone.

• The NYPD is deploying more than 1,000 cops to remove the homeless from the subways.

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Brooklyn News
• NYPD officers were caught on video roughly arresting three men for defying social distancing in East New York.

• The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has launched a new coronavirus loan program.

• The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Canarsie is trying to stay afloat during the pandemic.

Politics
• The White House is winding down its coronavirus task force as it shifts its focus to reopening the economy.

• A federal judge has reinstated New York’s presidential primary after Andrew Yang challenged its cancellation.

Entertainment
• NSYNC reunited virtually to give a birthday surprise to Lance Bass.

• Chris Pratt’s TV series “The Terminal List” has landed at Amazon.

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Online Harry Potter Movie Trivia: Live Thurs May 7th 8:30 pm Have some fun playing our Live Harry Potter Movies trivia game while socializing and making friends from the safety and comfort of your home. $10.99.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1937, the Hindenburg disaster occurs.

• In 1955, game show host Tom Bergeron is born in Haverhill, MA. He is the TV host of this 1989 ABC Reality Show.Opinion
• USA Today says Trump claims he supports troops, but his record suggests otherwise.

• The Post says Chancellor Carranza is trying to use the coronavirus crisis to destroy NYC’s best schools.

In the Blogs
• For the first time since WWII, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be cancelled.

• After the original one was demolished, a new Squibb Bridge has been rebuilt.

Trending in New York
• #AhmaudArbery
#SaveOurCompost
#PumpRules
#DarkSideOfTheRing
Live and Let Die

Scoreboard
• The Yankees have little answers on whether Aaron Judge’s rib has healed.

• The Jets have signed a one-year deal with running back Frank Gore.

• Gang Green also placed wide receiver Quincy Enunwa on the PUP list, ending his season.

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Real Estate
• Landlords are asking the Rent Guidelines Board for rent hikes on rent-stabilized apartments.

• For Sale – 154 Van Buren Street, Bed Stuy – Newly renovated 2 family Brownstone has 5 BRs, 4 bath, kitchens w/ high end appliances, wood burning fireplace, central HVAC, laundry room, backyard fire pit, gas BBQ.  $1.795M  Trulia.com

• Sold – East New York – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot townhouse at 993 Dumont Avenue for $829,800. Zillow.

Business News
• With 54.5 million users, Disney Plus is now Netflix’s top challenger.

Lord & Taylor will liquidate its stores as soon as they reopen.

Events
• Virtual – 10 a.m. – Statewide Day of Action to demand NY resumes session and HALT Solitary. Participate here.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and black elected officials make announcement regarding racial disparities in COVID-19 impact.. Join here.

Virtual - 8:30 p.m. – Online Harry Potter Movie Trivia: Live.

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May 6th, 2020 at 9:11 am

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Morning Buzz: Governor lays out four-phase plan to reopen NY; Medical Examiner runs disaster morgue on the 39th Street Pier

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Tuesday, May 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mixed sunshine and clouds. High of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• During his daily pandemic update, Governor Cuomo fleshed out a four-phase strategy for reopening businesses and awakening the state’s economy.

• The Mayor announced that NYC will distribute 7.5 million free cloth and non-medical face coverings immediately, to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

• State officials believe roughly 90,000 out-of-work New Yorkers may have missed a critical step needed for them to receive unemployment benefits.

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Brooklyn News
• NYC’s Medical Examiner is now operating a long-term disaster morgue at Brooklyn’s 39th Street Pier.

• A barber set up shop on a Brighton Beach sidewalk, taking advantage of the weather to give a client a haircut.

• This Muslim funeral home in West Midwood is doing its best to keep up with the overwhelming pace of death during the pandemic.

Politics
• The Supreme Court began what will be an extraordinary two weeks of oral arguments, in which cases are heard by phone and livestreamed to the public.

• As the Senate returns to session, Democrats and Republicans are at sharp odds over terms of the next relief package.

Entertainment
• Nicolas Cage is set to play “Tiger King” Joe Exotic in a new scripted eight-episode series.

• Chance the Rapper is hosting his very own virtual award show on Instagram, dubbed “The Twilight Awards,” in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Spring Detox with Plant Medicine Tues May 5th 6-7:30pm Learn what herbal alternatives, bitters, and lymphatics are, and which ones will best serve you as you “spring clean” your digestion.  $10
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Buzzing Back

• In 1961 Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.

• In 1983 movie actor Henry Cavill is born in Jersey, England.  He is best known for his role in the DC films portraying this superhero.

Opinion
• A writer for NBC’s THINK says Donald Trump’s COVID-19 meatpacking order is bringing us back to the days of Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle.”

• Vox sat down with an economist who believes a federal job guarantee is the answer to mass unemployment.

In the Blogs
• A comedian says her elderly Jewish cousin, who died last month, inexplicably got saddled with a pricey Christian burial package while in a BK nursing home.

• Learn about the best bike rides in Brooklyn from the woman who has cycled them all.

Trending in New York
• taekook
Happy Cinco de Mayo
• #TuesdayThoughts
• Feliz Cinco de Mayo
• Chris Christie

Scoreboard
• Iconic NFL coach and two-time Super Bowl champion Don Shula is dead at age 90.

• Nets owner Joe Tsai says there is a divide among NBA power brokers on if and when to resume the season.

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Real Estate
• Goldman Sachs is buying one of Downtown Brooklyn’s newly-completed apartment towers at a steep discount.

• For Rent –  1002 Bushwick Avenue, Bushwick – Modern & spacious 2 BR w/ large LR, all new appliances, shared courtyard, laundry in building, parking for additional fee, all pets welcome.  $2,400/month  Nooklyn.com  631-560-2163

• Sold – Canarsie – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,260 square foot home at 754 E 78th St. for $629,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple and Google said they will not allow use of GPS data along with the contact tracing systems.

• Amazon VP Tim Bray quit his job over the recent firing of employees who raised concerns about protections for warehouse workers during the pandemic.

Events
• Virtual – 1 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer presents analysis on FY 2021 executive budget. Register here.

• Virtual - 5 p.m. – Take Back the Vote’ Youth Rally and Discussion, moderated by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Facebook Live.

Virtual - 6 p.m. – Council Member Antonio Reynoso hosts #SaveOurCompost town hall. RSVP here.

Virtual – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Spring Detox with Plant Medicine. 

 

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May 5th, 2020 at 8:46 am

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Morning Buzz: Two homeless men found dead in trains, Thief caught on camera stealing envelope of money

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Monday, May 4

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FDA gave emergency approval to a COVID-19 antibody test that boasts near-perfect accuracy.

• Seven northeast governors are banding together to buy medical supplies as a unit to avoid a possible scramble should the virus return.

• New Yorkers flocked to parks in the balmy weather, resulting in dozens of tickets for violating social distancing.

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Brooklyn News
• Two homeless men were found dead in city subways in 13 hours, including on the 4 train in Crown Heights.

• A thief was caught on camera stealing an envelope filled with money from a woman’s pocket in Brighton Beach.

• A pregnant Brooklyn nurse with PTSD was ordered back to work after recovering from COVID-19.

Politics
• Joe Biden won the Kansas primary, which was conducted with all-mail balloting.

• State lawmakers are starting to hold hearings and get back to business during the stalled legislative session.

Entertainment
• “Tiger King’s” Carole Baskin was tricked into a fake “Tonight Show” interview with two YouTubers.

• “Scrubs” actor Sam Lloyd died at the age of 56 of complications from lung cancer.

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Food History Horror Stories: Witches, Poisoners & Puritans Mon May 4th 8pm We’ll be leaning in to the macabre with three scary stories from food history. Online class. $6. Brooklyn Brainery.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1963, this song by The Beach Boys debuts on Billboard’s album chart, where it will enjoy a 78 week stay and top out at #2.

• In 1930, Katherine Jackson is born in Clayton, AL. She is the mother of this famous performer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says FEMA should send funeral aid to New York families impacted by COVID-19.

• The Post says de Blasio is using coronavirus as an excuse to empty the city’s jails at the public’s expense.

In the Blogs
• Flying Squirrel vacated its store and put its curbside items for donation.

• Bushwick’s source for BBQ brisket pho has reopened for delivery.

Trending in New York
• #TheLastDance
#InsecureHBO
Lincoln
#90DayFiance
#Westworld

Scoreboard
• Matt Keough, a former MLB All-Star and ex-Yankee, has died at age 64.

• Here are the takeaways from Episodes 5 and 6 in “The Last Dance” documentary on Michael Jordan.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a nine-story residential building on Pacific Street in Crown Heights.

• For Rent – St. James Place, Clinton Hill – Renovated 4 BR, 1 bath apt has laundry in building, central heat & a/c, granite kitchen w/ SS appliances, large LR, hardwood floors.  $4,500/month  Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,100-square-foot condo at 3034 Brighton 1st Street for $700,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday afternoon, inside a liquor store at 2801 Knapp Street in Sheepshead Bay, an unknown man attempted to leave with a case of store merchandise valued at about $700. A 53-year-old employee attempted to prevent them from leaving. The suspect pushed by the employee and fled. The employee suffered bruising and pain but refused medical attention.

• On Saturday morning, inside a home near Oriental Boulevard and Ocean Avenue in Manhattan Beach, a 44-year-old victim woke up and discovered property missing. A police investigation determined that earlier that day, a man entered the suspect’s home through an unsecured back door. The suspect took several laptops and a bike totaling $11,000. No injuries were reported.

Events
• Virtual – Noon – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at rally to stop the Williams Pipeline. Join here.

• Virtual – 12:15 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams convenes bereavement task force to develop comprehensive plan to ensure dignified handling of decedents. Participate here.

• Virtual – 1 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams holds media availability on COVID-19 response transparency. Register here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams moderates “Community and Culture in the Time of COVID-19″ Discussion. View here.

Virtual – 8 p.m. – Food Horror Stories: Witches, Poisoners & Puritans.

 

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May 4th, 2020 at 8:15 am

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Morning Buzz: States look toward easing coronavirus shutdown restrictions; Mayor slams funeral home holding bodies in U-Hauls

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Friday, May 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Overcast with scattered showers. High of 67 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than half of U.S. states will ease lockdown restrictions over the next few days, and other daily coronavirus updates.

• Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza told NYC principals there is a “50-50″ shot that school buildings will open in September.

• Michael Bloomberg is going to help NY develop apps and train an “army” of contact tracers to track those who test positive for coronavirus.

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Brooklyn News
• Mayor De Blasio called the storing of bodies at a Flatlands funeral home in unrefrigerated trucks “absolutely unacceptable,”

• Thirty-six SUNY Downstate College of Medicine students will receive their diplomas early in a virtual commencement ceremony.

• Armed with a gold-colored gun, invaders swiped jewelry and $15,000 in cash from a man’s Coney Island home.

Politics
• Congresswoman AOC says she would vote for Joe Biden, but stopped short of endorsing him.

• Many world leaders have seen double-digit polling surges amid coronavirus, but Trump isn’t one of them.

Entertainment
• Will Smith reunited with the cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” during the latest episode of his Snapchat Discover series “Will From Home.

• Disney debuted new character-themed face masks, with U.S. sales profits going to the nonprofit Medshare.

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Clap to an Asian Beat: Light & Beat from Korea  Fri May 1st 7pm Presenting the highest level of the traditional Korean art of drumming, performed by Korean master drummers.  Presented by Flushing Town Hall
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 The The Rolling Stones‘ release this song. Mick Jagger would later say, “God knows what I’m on about on that song. It’s such a mishmash. I never would write that song now.”

• In 2003 TV actress Lizzy Greene is born in Dallas, TX.  In 2018 she began starring on this ABC drama.

Opinion
• The Daily News explains why the federal government should deliver aid to state budgets hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

• Should someone have to die so others can savor a steak? A CNN analysis explores the inequalities of White House orders to keep meat plants open.

In the Blogs
• A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge revived the candidacy of East New York businessman Misba Abdin, who is running for City Council.

• A cyclist is dead after being sideswiped by an MTA bus in Greenpoint.

Trending in New York
• May Day
• Carti
• Drake
• #Order66
• #fridaymorning

Scoreboard
• Saquon Barkley and the Giants gave back to the community as part of SAP’s virtual “Take Your Child to Work Day” last week.

• Biotech investor Wayne Rothbaum is still interested in buying the Mets, but at a discounted price.

• The Little League World Series was canceled for first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Real Estate
• DXA studio has been engaged by the Rivington Company to design a new residential property in Bushwick.

• For Sale – 9902 3rd Avenue #3N, Bay Ridge – 750 s/f co-op has 1 BR, 1 bath, plenty of light, EIK w/ SS appliances, LR w/ hardwood floors, laundry in building, common garden area.  $365,000  Redfin.com 

• Sold – Prospect Lefferts Gardens – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,812 square foot two family at 22 Winthrop St. for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The state liquor authority suspended the license of Atlantic Boat Clubwhich was allegedly continuing to serve patrons on site despite the lockdown.

• Hot dog icon Nathan’s Famous will join the growing list of companies that have returned PPP loans.

Restaurant ABC’s – Red Hook
Grade A – Hometown Bar-B-Que, 454 Van Brunt St. Wiping cloths soiled; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Single service item reused.
Grade B – Defonte’s Sandwich Shop, 379 Columbia St. Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Cold food item held above 41º F; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Virtual - 7 p.m. – Clap to an Asian Beat: Light & Beat from Korea. 

Saturday
• No events of note

Sunday
• No events of note

 

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May 1st, 2020 at 8:22 am

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Morning Buzz: Bodies found in truck outside Brooklyn funeral home, Man swiped $12K in stimulus checks from Sunset Park mailboxes

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Thursday, April 30
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Windy with a high of 60 degrees. Chance of light rain in the morning with heavier rain likely in the evening.

Top Stories
• A ranting stripper drove all the way from Illinois with 18 knives looking for the USNS Comfort, only to be arrested outside the USS Intrepid.

• New York City’s school bus companies plan to furlough all 16,000 of their employees.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the MTA to come up with a plan to disinfect buses and subway every 24 hours as part of a plan to reopen New York City.

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Brooklyn News
• Dozens of bodies were found in a U-Haul truck outside a Brooklyn funeral home.

• A Sunset Park man was arrested for raiding neighborhood mailboxes and swiping more than $12,000 in stimulus checks.

• A disturbed man dangling from the elevated subway tracks outside Woodhull Hospital caused an hours-long traffic jam.

Politics
• Seven states are restricting younger adults from mailing in absentee ballots.

• President Donald Trump announced he will be ending his months-long confinement at the White House with a visit to Arizona next week.

Entertainment
• A judge is allowing Brooklyn-born rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to film music videos in his backyard while under home confinement.

• Britney Spears revealed in a TikTok video that she accidentally burned down her home gym with candles.

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Buzzing Back

•  In 1939, the New York World’s Fair opens Flushing Meadows Park.

• In 1985, actress Gal Gadot is born in Israel. In 2017 she starred in the lead role as this superhero.

Opinion
• A guest writer for the Daily News asks if the Catholic Church’s moral clarity is compromised after a recorded call with President Trump recently surfaced.

• Has the coronavirus pandemic triggered the end of the nation state as governors become increasingly independent? A Slate columnist weighs in.

In the Blogs
• The Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA is scheduled to return in June. They are currently accepting orders.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo said the high number of layoffs related to coronavirus has “collapsed” the state’s unemployment system.

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Chris Hayes
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Scoreboard
• Derek Jeter’s call to Cooperstown will have to wait a year, as MLB announces it is cancelling this year’s Hall of Fame induction.

• John Jastremski of WFAN writes in his column for the Greenpoint Star that the NFL draft shows both local teams are serious about protecting their QBs.

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Real Estate
• Brooklyn Bridge Park’s new Squibb Bridge will open on May 4.

• 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 – One-bbedroom, two-bath, 1.089-square-foot apartment at 372 Dekalb Avenue in Clinton Hill for $885,000.

Style & Fashion
• Vogue has a list of the best monogrammed and bespoke gifts for the moms in your life this Mother’s Day.

• The fashion industry in New York City has shifted from making evening gowns to making medical gowns.

Events
• Virtual – 9 a.m. – Virtual “Java With Assemblywoman Jo Ann Simon” via Zoom. RSVP: [email protected]

Virtual - 11 a.m. – Councilman Stephen Levin. leads children’s storytime. Adams Street Library Facebook Page

• Virtual - 7:30 p.m. – Little Old Lady Comedy.

 

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April 30th, 2020 at 8:36 am

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