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Morning Buzz: Experts weigh in on why Queens was hit so hard by  coronavirus, Cases in NYC top 45,000

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Thursday, April 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• Another 278 die of coronavirus as cases in New York City rise above 45,000.

• Cardiac arrest victims whose hearts cannot be revived at the scene are no longer being taken to the hospital.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city needs 400 ventilators by Sunday to keep up with the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

Friends Trivia OnlineThurs Apr 2nd 6:30pm – In this completely online and live event, you’ll be able to see and hear the other participants while playing.  Click here for more information.

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Queens News
• Joe Brostek, a longtime activist in Broadway-Flushing, has passed away from complications related to coronavirus.

• Experts say the demographics of Queens – immigrants and low-income service workers – may explain why it has been hit so hard by coronavirus.

• Rikers Island inmates are increasing concerned for their safety as the coronavirus spreads.

• Former police commissioner James O’Neill has been appointed as the city’s coronavirus senior advisor.

• State lawmakers have reached a “conceptual agreement” on a budget that would include tweaks to recent bail reforms.

• George Takei pulled off an April Fool’s joke of Olympic-size proportions.

• Chris Cuomo shared on his CNN show that he has never experienced anything like the coronavirus, and that he chipped a tooth from shivering.
Buzzing Back

• In 1969, Frank Sinatra’s version of this song entered the Billboard Hot 100 where it would reach #27. The song would spend an amazing 75 weeks in the Top 40.

• In 1939, soul singer Marvin Gaye is born in Washington, D.C. Gaye was a Motown icon with such songs as this 1966 hit.


• The Daily News applauds the governor’s move to shutter all playgrounds in New York City.

• Comptroller Scott Stringer writes in the Queens Ledger that now is not the time to consider rolling back bail reform laws.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Asotira has five ways you can help queens during the coronavirus outbreak.

• A huge “Thank You” sign across the street from Elmhurst Hospital greets healthcare workers on the front lines.

Trending in New York

• Elton Brand is a candidate for the Knicks general manager post.

• For now, the U.S. Open will continue as planned in Flushing even after the cancellation of Wimbledon.

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Goodnight with Dolly Thurs Apr 2nd 7-7:15pm  Featuring Dolly Parton reading a series of kid-friendly Imagination Library books. You can join the event via her Facebook page. Click here to join in.

Real Estate
• Selling your home during an outbreak: a local realtor gives advice on how to be ready to enter the market when the quarantine ends.

• For Sale – 66-07 Gray Street, Middle Village – One family home with 2 BRs/2 bath. Private backyard, driveway & garage. Near Juniper Park. Great starter home! $689,000  O’Kane Realty  917-756-9495

• For Rent – Woodside – Spacious 2BR apt with 1 bath, hardwood floors, laundry in building. $2,250/month  ID #1370957 Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath 1,250-square-foot single-family home at 146-41 Hawthorne Avenue in Flushing for $760,000.

Style & Fashion
• Louis Vuitton’s new LV Escale collection is the dreamy escape we all need right now.

• Want to help from home? Here’s how you can donate to coronavirus aid causes by shopping online.

• Virtual - 11 a.m. – Queens Chamber hosts town hall for businesses dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Join Here

• Woodside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Teleconference Board Meeting.  Click on link to participate. Meeting ID: 140 223 231 Password:  047207

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Friends Trivia online.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Good Night with Dolly via Facebook.


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April 2nd, 2020 at 8:06 am

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