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Morning Buzz: Florida teachers sue state over school reopening; Mayor threatens to crack down on Steinway

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Tuesday, July 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny, high of 91 degrees.

Top Stories
• Teachers in Florida are suing the state to block an emergency order requiringschools to open next month with in-person instruction.

• As NYC began Phase Four of its reopening process, Governor Cuomo threatened to roll back if compliance and enforcement don’t improve.

• Early trials for three coronavirus vaccines have shown promising immune response in subjects.

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Queens News
• Officers allegedly beat and tasered a man in front of his 3-year-old son while responding to a noise complaint at his home in Jamaica.

• De Blasio pledged to crack down on restaurants and bars along Steinway Street after scenes of late-night, maskless partiers over the weekend went viral.

• The Queens Chamber of Commerce and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital announced a grant program to help local businesses obtain PPE.

Politics
• Trump is threatening to send federal agents to New York and other cities, in an expansion of the heavily-militarized crackdown on protesters in Portland.

• Democrats are pushing to fully restore the Voting Rights Act in honor of the late Rep. John Lewis.

Entertainment
• Juice Wrold’s posthumous album has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the biggest album so far this year.

• Nicki Minaj announced her pregnancy on Instagram, posting photos of her baby bump from a maternity shoot.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Carole King sat on top of the Billbard’s singles chart and she received a Gold award for the album, which sat on the U.S. charts for 15 weeks.

• In 1951 movie actor Robin Williams is born in Chicago. He had his breakthrough role as this character on this ABC comedy show. 

Opinion
• In a piece for The Atlantic, a Brooklyn Law School professor argues that the U.S. is in need of a third Reconstruction period.

• On the financial end, Vox says America is sleepwalking toward an economic catastrophe.

In the Blogs
• A prolific developer, best known in Queens for the demolition of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, has died.

• Police are searching for a man who stole $20,000 worth of equipment and furniture from a building site in the Dutch Kills.

Trending in New York
• #TheReidOut
• Michael Brooks
• Kasich
• #TheBachelorGOAT
• #Jeopardy

Scoreboard
• The Giants and Jets will play their 2020 home games at MetLife Stadium with no fans in attendance “until circumstances change.”

• Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are willing to invest this stunning amount of their own money into buying the Mets.

• Heartbreaking details have started to emerge surrounding the death of Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya.
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Real Estate
• According to a recent study, Astoria is seeing a massive spike in subletting amid the pandemic.

• For Sale – Flushing – Charming Tudor style home with 5 BRs, 1.5 bath, LR w/ fireplace, FDR, spacious EIK w/ SS appliances.  Stand up attic w/ bath, full basement, separate garage.  $1.328M. Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Rochdale – A three-bedroom, three and a half-bathroom, 1,440 square foot home at 13634 Westgate St. for $650,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Donald Trump’s presidential campaign pages are running ads on Facebook and Instagram against TikTok.

• Vice goes into the history of TV color bars, one of the first electronic graphics ever made.

Events
Virtual – 12 p.m. – Riders Alliance rallies to demand Gov. Cuomo modify the MTA budget to put transit service before policing. Join Here.

• Virtual - 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries Online: Salt Cracker Crazies.  Watch here. 

Written by QTadmin

July 21st, 2020 at 10:17 am

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