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Morning Buzz: Queens DA tests positive for COVID-19, The Mary Louis Academy educator dies from coronavirus

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Monday, March 30Alternate-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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Queens News
• Trump says conditions at Elmhurst Hospital are like nothing he’s ever seen.

• Joe Lewinger, assistant principal at The Mary Louis Academy, died of coronavirus at age 42.

• The TSA security director for New York’s airports also tested positive for COVID-19.

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
• Queens College donated boxes of gloves, masks and other equipment to combat COVID-19.

• Local leaders have launched a new food initiative to support frontline workers.

Trending in New York
iHeartConcertonFOX
Neyo
#Westworld
#90DayFiance
#WeLoveYamiche

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
• Construction is nearing completion at the residential tower project on the plot of the former 5Pointz warehouse.

• For Sale – 182 Beach 125th Street #1G, Rockaway – 1,660 s/f open concept condo w/ parking.  2 BR, 2 bath duplex has huge pvt yard, kitchen w/ SS appliances, LR, dining area, sliders to pvt terrace. 1/2 block to beach.  $799,000 Homes.com

• For Rent - Whitestone - Apt for rent in home features 2 BRs, 1 full bath, spacious living/dining area, kitchen, balcony.  Near all.  $2,300/month  ID # 1370933  Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636

• Sold – Woodhaven – An eight-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot house at 87-22 Jamaica Avenue for $1.5 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man at Kissena Corridor Park. Cops found an unresponsive 44-year-old man on the ground inside the park. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced him dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

Events
Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – COVID-19 Town Hall with Elmhurst Hospital and Councilman Francisco Moya. Participate here.

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

 

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March 30th, 2020 at 8:13 am

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Morning Buzz: U.S. now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases; Highway officer arrested on child pornography charges

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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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Queens News
• A man and woman were found stabbed to death in an Astoria home in an apparent murder-suicide.

• An NYPD highway officer was arrested in Queens on child pornography charges, according to the District Attorney’s Offie.

• Fifty medical workers have been sent to Elmhurst Hospital, and some patients are being transferred elsewhere to make room for more.

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
• A stretch of 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights will be closed to traffic and opened to pedestrians, in order to promote social distancing.

• As ridership plummets, the MTA is reducing subway, bus and LIRR service.

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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Real Estate
• Local businesses are in limbo as the MTA awaits proposals for the future of the Lefferts Boulevard Bridge.

• For Sale – 76-10 85th Road, Woodhaven - Well maintained single family home offers 3 BRs, 1 bath, private backyard w/side access. One block from Forest Park, near shopping.  $580,000. Zillow

• For Rent – Whitestone - Hi Ranch single family house offers 3 BRs, 3 full bath, family room, EIK, laundry room, garage.  $4,200/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Briarwood – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square foot apartment at 136-75 68th Dr. for $235,000. Zillow.

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

• The long-awaited Chipotle on Steinway Street is now open for business- takeout and delivery only of course.

Restaurant ABC’s – South Richmond Hill
Grade A – 101 Meat Shop, 11601 101st Ave. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Avenue BBQ Hut, 12209 Liberty Ave. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor;Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – New Yong Sheng, 11919 101st Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

• Virtual – 4 p.m. – Senator James Sanders Jr. Coronavirus Virtual Community Conversation for the Rockaways. Facebook Live.

Saturday
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.
Virtual Online Class – 3-5pm. Make Your Own AT Home Bread & Tortillas. 
• Virtual – 4 p.m. – Senator James Sanders Jr. Coronavirus Virtual Community Conversation for South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill. Facebook Live.

Sunday
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

 

 
 
 

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March 27th, 2020 at 8:52 am

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Morning Buzz:  13 deaths in 24 hours at Elmhurst, Queens Uber driver dies from coronavirus

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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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Queens News
• Elmhurst Hospital had 13 coronavirus-related deaths in just 24 hours.

• A Queens Uber driver has died from the coronavirus, more than two weeks after he stopped driving to avoid contracting the disease.

• An American Legion post in Forest Hills is offering to open up its space as a triage and testing unit to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

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 Queens Ledger how to protect yourself from coronavirus, but more importantly what to do if you have it.

In the Blogs
• A new group in Woodside and Sunnyside is providing food to the needy. They are also looking to raise money to support are restaurants in the process.

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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Real Estate
• The massive stimulus package passed by Congress has limited upside for the real estate industry.

• For Sale – 5 Court Square West #4G, LIC – 581 s/f 1 BR, 1 bath condo in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City.  $790,000  Zillow

• For Sale – 66-83 70th Street #2B, Middle Village – 2 BR, 1.5 bath apt w/ hardwood flooring, SS appliances, dishwasher, parking space. Close to schools, park & transportation. $ 559,000. Realtor 

• Sold – three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,173-square-foot home in multi-family residence at 14-39 131st Street in College Point for $790,000.

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
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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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Do I Really Need 32 Rolls of Toilet Paper?  What to stock up on for the Coronavirus.
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Queens News
• Elmhurst Hospital had 13 coronavirus-related deaths in just 24 hours.

• A Queens Uber driver has died from the coronavirus, more than two weeks after he stopped driving to avoid contracting the disease.

• An American Legion post in Forest Hills is offering to open up its space as a triage and testing unit to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

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 Queens Ledger how to protect yourself from coronavirus, but more importantly what to do if you have it.

In the Blogs
• A new group in Woodside and Sunnyside is providing food to the needy. They are also looking to raise money to support are restaurants in the process.

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?

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Make Your Own AT Home: Bread & Tortillas – ONLINE CLASS Sat Mar 28th 3-5pm Click here to register. $25

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Real Estate
• The massive stimulus package passed by Congress has limited upside for the real estate industry.

• For Sale – 5 Court Square West #4G, LIC – 581 s/f 1 BR, 1 bath condo in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City.  $790,000  Zillow

• For Sale – 66-83 70th Street #2B, Middle Village – 2 BR, 1.5 bath apt w/ hardwood flooring, SS appliances, dishwasher, parking space. Close to schools, park & transportation. $ 559,000. Realtor 

• Sold – three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,173-square-foot home in multi-family residence at 14-39 131st Street in College Point for $790,000.

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
• No Events of Note Scheduled

 

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March 26th, 2020 at 9:35 am

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Morning Buzz: Gang member charged in Corona bar shooting, Statewide coronavirus cases spike past 26,000

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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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Queens News
• A Black Stone Gorilla Gang member was charged in a fatal shooting at a Corona bar.

• The Campaign Finance Board suggested that the city should hold the Queens borough president special election on June 23.

• A Forest Hills coronavirus relief group is helping neighbors in need.

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
• An off-duty Port Authority police officer helped save a suicidal woman near Astoria Park.

• These Bayside restaurants are still open for takeout and delivery.

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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Real Estate
• Construction was temporarily halted at LaGuardia Airport’s overhaul of Terminal B after a worker tested positive for coronavirus.

• For Sale – 61-48 82nd Street, Middle Village – Attached single family brick w/ enclosed garage in rear of building.  Front porch, living room lead to formal dining area, 2 BRS, modern bath. Fully finished basement, central air, rare double alley.  $769,000 Homes.com. 212-235-1725

• For Rent – Oakland Gardens – 2nd floor 2 BR apt features LR, DR, open & updated kitchen, full bath, hardwood floors throughout.  $2,250/month. Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636

• Sold – Auburndale – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,980-square-foot house at 189-34 46th 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
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

Virtual – 10:30 a.m. – Black mothers call on elected officials to say no to bail rollbacks and reduce incarceration amid COVID-19 pandemic. Participate here.

Virtual – 4 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts Rochdale Village COVID-19 virtual conversation. Follow the conversation here.

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March 25th, 2020 at 8:54 am

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Morning Buzz: Coronavirus cases in New York surpass 20,000; Queens pol proposes rent relief measures

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Tuesday, March 24
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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Sunnyside Shines provides a COVID-19 Resources Page for Sunnyside Businesses and Residents.  Click here for more information.
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Queens News
• State Senator Michael Gianaris unveiled a proposal to aid tenants and small business owners who are struggling to make rent.

• Queens College donated protective gear to the city Office of Emergency Management for use by those working to reduce spread of COVID-19.

• New Yorkers can now visit the Queens County Farm Museum from inside their own homes, thanks to its new “#barncam” social media campaign.

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 2001 Duane Allman Boulevard is dedicated in Macon, Georgia, near where he died in a 1971 motorcycle crash. 

• In 1973, TV actor Jim Parsons is born in Houston, TX.  For his role as this character, he won two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy series.

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
• In order to keep drivers safe, MTA bus trips will now be free while NYC fights the coronavirus pandemic.

• New York State has closed all the playgrounds, athletic courts and sports fields that it administers in LIC.

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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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
• The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association is calling for specific mortgage payment relief for small landlords.

• For Sale - Bayside – Well maintained home in Oakland Gardens section of Bayside features LR, FDR, EIK, 3 BRs, 1 full bath, finished basement w/family room and laundry. $699,000. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636

• For Sale – Maspeth - Detached one family home offers 3 BRS, 2 bath, hardwood floors, modern kitchen, 3 BRS, fully finished basement.  $899,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square foot apartment at 100-10 67th Rd. for $495,000. 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
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

• 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 8:17 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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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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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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Queens News
• A student at a Jackson Heights elementary school has tested positive for the virus.

• A Forest Hills urgent care facility has seen an uptick in business, but feels inadequately supplied to care for patients.

• Flights to New York City airports were halted temporarily due to a coronavirus-related staffing issue.

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
• These Astoria studios and gyms are live-streaming their workouts.

• A GoFundMe campaign is raising money for Long Island City employees affected by business closings.

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.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus: Tips from an Expert – Some tips on how to navigate this difficult topic. Click here for more information.
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Real Estate
• Mayor de Blasio questioned allowing luxury condo construction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• For Sale – 67-42 Ingram Street, Forest Hills – Renovated 3 BR Townhouse has high ceilings w/ wooden beams, LR w/ fireplace, large FDR, open concept kitchen.  $1.398M. Homes.com. 212-235-1725

• For Rent – Whitestone – Lovey 2 BR apt features spacious living/dining area, 1 full bath, hardwood floors, balcony.  Near shopping & transportation.  $2,300/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Woodhaven – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot house at 87-14 94th Street for $740,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man near Northern Boulevard and Grand Central Parkway in Corona. Police found an unidentified man unresponsive with no apparent trauma. He was pronounced dead on scene. The medical examiner is determining the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

CANCELED: Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Open Mic Renegades. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

 

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March 23rd, 2020 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Cuomo announces temporary waive on mortgage payments; Amazon reopens warehouse after employee tests positive for coronavirus

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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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Queens News
• Amazon reopened a warehouse in Queens, one day after closing it because an employee tested positive for novel coronavirus.

• Commonpoint Queens is offering free virtual mental health counseling with licensed therapists to help residents cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

• A Queens man who was missing for four months was found dead in a car in Maspeth, with cuts on his neck and wrists.

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

• Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard suspended presidential campaign 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
• Sunnyside Shines put together a list of local businesses that are open or are providing services, like take out and delivery, during the coronavirus pandemic.

• Here are the Astoria restaurants offering delivery during the coronavirus restriction period.

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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Pyrros & Serres – New York’s Injured Workers Law Firm. Office in Astoria, Queens , Brooklyn and the Bronx.  Call 718-626-7730 fr a FREE consultation.                 
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Real Estate
• Newmark Knight Frank has been retained as the exclusive agent for the sale ofthe property at 24-02 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City Queens.

OPEN HOUSE – By Appt Only – Sun Mar 22nd 1-3pm. 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach - Gorgeous one family brick w/ garage & backyard on large lot features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, mother/daughter layout, renovated kitchen w/ dishwasher, FDR, working fireplace LR. $660,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE- By Appt Only – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village - Renovated 2 family on 3 levels w/backyard & garage.  Both units have new kitchens w/ SS appliances, 2 BRs, office space, open layout.  Finished basement w/ separate entrance, full bath, laundry room w/ walk-in closet & Samsung washer/dryer. 1 car garage.  $1.075M Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Elmhurst – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 850 square foot apartment at 8615 Broadway for $400,000. 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 – Woodside
Grade A – Natalia Bar, 6210 39th Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Ruma’s Kitchen, 3701 61st St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present.
Grade C – Station Bar, 3950 61st St. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Virtual – Queens World Film Festival 

Saturday
Virtual - Various times & venues – Queens World Film Festival.  
POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 9TH LIC - 11 a.m. – C3S Job Fair.  VOICE Charter School, 36-24 12th Street
CANCELED Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Exploration: Signs of Spring.  Kissena Park, Oak & Rose Avenues
CANCELED – Woodhaven – Noon – Woodhaven Resident’s Block Association Meeting.  American Legion Hall, 89-02 91st Street
CANCELED Middle Village – 2 to 5 p.m. – Family Bingo.  St. Margaret’s Gym, 66-10 80th Street
Kew Gardens – 4 to 6 p.m. – Mulan, Disney Animated Film (1998).  Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Road
Sunday
Virtual – Various times & venues – Queens World Film Festival.  
POSTPONED UNTIL NOV 15TH – Corona - 8 a.m. – 2020 Queens Marathon.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
CANCELED Richmond Hill – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Nature’s Workshop: Poetry in the Park.  Buddy Monument, Park lane South & Myrtle Avenue
CANCELED Flushing – 2 p.m. – Con Brio Ensemble.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
Ridgewood – 3 to 6 p.m. – Made in Ridgewood.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue

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March 20th, 2020 at 8:58 am

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Morning Buzz: Worker at Queens Amazon warehouse tests positive for COVID-19, NYC cases top 1,800 with 11 deaths

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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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Queens World Film Festival  Mar 19th – 29th  The show must go on!  Stream this year’s festival at DISCOVERED.TV. or visit queensworldfilmfestival.com.  Enjoy cinema from all over the globe.
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Queens News
• A worker at an Amazon warehouse in Queens has tested positive for coronavirus. So did a Rikers inmate and a Corrections officer.

• A Queens woman built a roller rink in her fifth-floor apartment in an attempt to stay fit during the coronavirus outbreak.

• A Facebook group centered about Forest Hills is mobilizing its 16,000-plus members to help neighbors in need during the outbreak.

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 Queens Ledger.

In the Blogs
• Here’s a list of the restaurants in Astoria that are still offering delivery service.

• A Eucharistic minister at a Woodside church has tested positive for coronavirus. He last handed out communion on Ash Wednesday.

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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COMMUNITY BOARD 3 – Meeting will be via Tele-Conferencing
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Real Estate
• The Real Deal has a breakdown of the firms with the highest dollar volume of listings in Queens.

• For Sale – 61-53 67th Street, Middle Village – Two family brick, 6 room 2 bath duplex plus 1 BR walk-in, private driveway, large private yard, move in condition. Reduced to $887,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567 

• For Rent – Glendale – Beautiful 3 BR, 1 full bath apt for rent features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, hardwood flooring throughout. $2,300/month.
ID #1370954. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 882-square-foot apartment at 10-24 166th Street in Whitestone for $280,000.

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
•  VirtualQueens World Film Festival. 

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish, 50-22 44th St.

CANCELEDMiddle Village - 7:30 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Town Meeting. Our Lady of Hope, 71st St. & Eliot Ave.

Meeting will be via Tele-Conferencing  Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Queens Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

 

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March 19th, 2020 at 10:32 am

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