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Tuesday, May 19
Alternate-side parking rules are in effect. Meters are also in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. High of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Navajo Nation has surpassed New York and New Jersey for the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate in the U.S.

• Biotech company Moderna, a major player in the coronavirus vaccine effort, announced promising early results from human safety tests.

• According to stats released by City Hall, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 1,200 NYCHA residents and infected another 6,600 with the virus.

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Queens News
• The case of a Woodside ninth grader may help doctors understand the frightening new affliction in children linked to the coronavirus.

• A man accused of gunning down two cops in an armored car heist in Flushing had his conviction overturned, after more than 20 years in prison.

• Queens DA Melinda Katz announced the creation of a new Human Trafficking Bureau to prosecute sex and labor traffickers.

Politics
• The fired State Department watchdog was investigating Trump’s effort to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval, the House revealed.

• Queens BP candidate Jim Quinn is now off the ballot after a court upheld Governor Cuomo’s executive order to cancel the special election.

Entertainment
• The cast of “Modern Family” paid tribute to Fred Willard, who died recently at age 86, and starred as the father of character Phil Dunphy on the hit sitcom.

• Adapting to a world on quarantine, Niantic turned “Pokémon Go” into a game that can be more comfortably played from home.

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Spectrum Reach: Looking Beyond  Tues May 19th 2pm EST  Join our webinar to arm yourself with the tactics your local business needs to think beyond the current climate and thrive in the coming months.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973  Paul Simon releases this single which would become a hit in the US, but was banned from air play in the UK because it contains a brand name.

• In 1992 pop singer Sam Smith is born in London.  In 2015 he won a Grammy as Best New Artist for this song.

Opinion
• A contributor to the NY Times uses Germany’s pandemic experience to demonstrate that the way out of a lockdown is much harder than the way in.

• In a piece for CNN, Ed Morales explains why Latinos have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19.

In the Blogs
• Council Member Daniel Dromm has endorsed insurgent candidate for state assembly district 34 Jessica González-Rojas.

• Data released by the NYC Department of Health reveals that Corona has seen more COVID-19 deaths than any other neighborhood.

Trending in New York
• #HarryandMeghan
• #JUNGKOOK_BEST_BOY
• Korra
• #TrumpMorbidlyObese
• #TMobileTuesdays

Scoreboard
• Governor Cuomo says he wants to bring back sports to New York, even as the state faces hurdles in reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.

• A NASCAR race and an NBC golf event, the first live sports events on network TV in more than two months, delivered strong ratings this weekend.

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Real Estate
• Two months into the coronavirus pandemic, NYC rental prices are beginning to fall.

• For Sale – 86-10 151st Avenue #3A, Howard Beach – Lovely L Shaped 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, co-op, large LR, DR, kitchen, foyer with 2 closets, spacious BR with wall to wall closets. Close to all.   $168,888  Homes.com

• Sold – Glen Oaks – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 754 square foot co-op at 75-01a Commonwealth Blvd. for $340,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Research by Lean In, founded by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, shows many women are burned out balancing work and home life amid the pandemic.

• Uber is laying off another 3,000 employees, as the company closes 45 offices and rethinks its approach.

Events
Virtual – 9:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet briefed on food insecurity and open streets. Livestream.

Webinar – 2 p.m. – Spectrum Reach: Looking Beyond. 

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hosts virtual Iftar with faith leaders from across NYC. Facebook Live.

 

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May 19th, 2020 at 8:42 am

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