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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
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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.

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• #StayAtHomeOrder
• #NotDying4WallStreet
• #Hantavirus
• #COVIDIDIOTS
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• 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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