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Morning Buzz: Decomposing body found in Breezy Point waters, Two men wounded in Jamaica shooting

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Monday, May 25

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Memorial Day.
Meters are not in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House has imposed a coronavirus travel ban on Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in confirmed cases.

• Coronavirus hospitalizations and the daily death toll ticked up slightly in New York amid an overall decline.

• New York City has set these Memorial Day rules for the city’s parks and beaches.

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Queens News
• Police pulled two decomposing bodies from the waters, including a man’s body found floating in Breezy Point.

• Two men were wounded in an early morning shooting in Jamaica.

• A Queens veteran played “Taps” to pay tribute to lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics
• Black and Latino activists are warning Joe Biden not to choose Amy Klobuchar as his vice president.

• Guardian Angels founder and mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa defied de Blasio’s no-swimming order.

Entertainment
• Zack Snyder revealed his $20 million “Justice League” director’s cut project that will debut in 2021.

• The Pixar short film “Out” features the studio’s first gay main character.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1978, The Who performed a concert filmed for their documentary movie on the band’s history, The Kids Are Alright, which would be Keith Moon’s last performance before his death.

• In 1963, actor Mike Meyers is born in Toronto. He won 4 American Comedy Awards for his performance in this movie franchise.

Opinion
• The Times says the most patriotic thing Americans can do now is meet the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

• The Daily News details what went wrong that led to the U.S. to have 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.

In the Blogs
• NYC H2O has curated a new exhibit about the Ridgewood Reservoir that can be seen online.

• A Queens lawmaker officiated a socially-distanced wedding for two constituents.

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Scoreboard
• Although Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning won “The Match,” Tom Brady sunk a miracle golf shot, followed by ripping his pants.

• Although New York is allowing team training camps to begin, the Jets and Giants are still sidelined.

• Disney World’s complex in Orlando will likely be the landing spot for the NBA’s return to action this summer.

• Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard responded to his landlord’s lawsuit with a message that ended in, “See you in court pal.”

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Real Estate
• BRP Companies has selected JLL Capital Markets as its partner to finance the construction of the 605-unit Archer Towers in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 94-33 Park Lane, Woodhaven – Move-in ready one family with garage updated from inside and out. New kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances, beautiful island, new stucco and private parking.  $700,000 Trulia.com  917-420-4420

• Sold – College Point – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,184-square-foot house at 9-27 128th Street for $655,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person inside 37-82 101st Street in Corona. Upon arrival, cops found a man unresponsive and lying on the floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim, Flushing small business leaders and nonprofit organizations distribute 60,000 pieces of PPE. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Virtual – Noon – Northeast Queens to hold virtual Memorial Day observance in lieu of parade. Facebook Live.

 

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May 25th, 2020 at 10:05 am

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