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Thursday, April 9
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Periods of rain and becoming windy in the afternoon. High of 58.

Top Stories
• Coronavirus killed 1,000 New Yorkers in just 36 hours.

• A health expert at NYU says coronavirus was likely spreading in New York City in February, a month before the first confirmed case.

• The MTA has lost 41 workers to coronavirus, a number that is outpacing first responders.

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Queens News
• A clerk who registered patients at the emergency room at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital has died from coronavirus. She was 34.

• The city has filed a lawsuit against a Queens pharmacy for price gouging on coronavirus-related items.

• After it almost closed earlier this year, the owner of historic Neir’s Tavern discusses staying afloat during the current pandemic.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio was heckled by bystanders demanding tests and treatment during an appearance at a Bronx hospital.

• All New Yorkers will be allowed to vote in June’s primary using absentee ballots.

Entertainment
• You got a friend in him. Randy Newman has penned a COVID-19 musical PSA called “Stay Away.”

• President Donald Trump says he will consider a pardon for Joe Exotic, the star of the huge Netflix hit Tiger King.
Buzzing Back

• In 1979, actress Keshia Knight-Pulliam is born in Newark. From the age of four to 13, she portrayed this character in this 1984 TV comedy.

• In 1962, Rita Moreno becomes the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar. It was for her role in this 1961 movie.

Opinion
• A Post columnist argues the “socialist fantasies” of Bernie Sanders lost their appeal after coronavirus hit.

• A columnist for Slate says the excuses President Donald Trump is using now are the same ones Republicans used after 9/11.

In the Blogs
• A Queens councilman is calling on the mayor to fired the commissioner of the Health Department over the city’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

• The Queens Economic Development Corporation announced the 12 finalists for its annual small business competition.

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Scoreboard
• COVID-19 has derailed plans to crown a first-ever state champion in CHSAA baseball’s AA Division.

• Mets catcher Wilson Ramos discusses the difficulty of being off the field when he would normally be playing baseball.

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Cherry Blossoms at BBG  –  Even though the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed,  the cherries are blooming!  Track the bloom progression and learn more about the collection.
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Real Estate
• Early April numbers show a 15 percent drop in people paying their rent.

• For Sale – 17-23 Centre Street, Ridgewood – One family home featuring a 2 car garage w/ private driveway.  3 BRs, 1.5 bath, partial finished basement. Close to all.  $899,000  Homes.com  646-835-2014

• For Sale – 33-56 Utopia Parkway, Flushing – Charming Tudor w/ main level living.  Large LR, fireplace, 5 BRs/1.5 bath, attic, full basement, separate garage. $1.188M Carollo Realty 516-532-3011

• Sold – One-bath, 550-square-foot studio at 71-36 Austin Street in Forest Hills for $218,000.

Style & Fashion
• Universal Standard is helping frontline workers stay comfortable, donating some of its comfy clothes that medical staff can wear under scrubs.

• Reese Witherspoon is gifting teachers with Draper James dresses amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Events
• Rockaways – 4 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts virtual town hall to discuss impact of outbreak on the peninsula. Join Here

 

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Written by QTadmin

April 9th, 2020 at 8:29 am

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