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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.

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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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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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