Queens Daily News Ticker

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Morning Buzz: Global coronavirus cases pass one million; Humpback whale washes up at Jacob Riis Park

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Friday, April 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Overcast with occasional showers. High of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• As the number of global confirmed coronavirus cases passes one million, U.S. Senator Martha McSally is calling on the WHO director general to step down over the organization’s handling of the pandemic.

• The latest numbers show more than 49,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NYC and 1,562 related deaths. Governor Cuomo says the state only has six days’ worth of ventilators left, and as NY pays enormous markups for vital medical supplies, the mayor is advising residents to cover their mouths however possible while outside.

• U.S. unemployment claims are rising at staggering rates, and citizens could wait 20 weeks to receive stimulus checks. Meanwhile, Americans are flocking to food banks for meals and emergency supplies.

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Queens News
• Police are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man found sprawled on the floor of a subway car.

• One person was killed and two more injured in a wild crash that propelled a minivan into a check-cashing store in Jamaica.

• A 28-foot-long humpback whale washed ashore at Jacob Riis Park earlier this week.

Politics
• The Democratic National Committee postponed its national convention until mid-August, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Amid increasing fears of ventilator shortages across the country, Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act.

Entertainment
• San Diego Comic-Con says it will go ahead as planned for late July.
• Soundcloud announced a series of initiatives designed to help creators get their music heard on the platform.
Buzzing Back

• In 1978 The rise of the action-adventure blockbuster was on the horizon, but at the Academy Awards, this small-scale romantic comedy triumphs over the big-budget space extravaganza.

• In 1934 zoologist Jane Goodall is born in England.  Stevie Nicks wrote this song about her.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says the “Far Right” is looking for miracles and scapegoats to bail us out of the coronavirus crisis.

• Eater NY explains why the city’s undocumented restaurant workers are forgotten victims of the coronavirus shutdown.

In the Blogs
• Council Members Costa Constantinides and Paul Vallone are self-quarantining for the coronavirus.

• Queens and Brooklyn churches will ring “Bells of Hope” as the city grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

Trending in New York
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• Toosie Slide

Scoreboard
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

• The NHL’s first service dog, a Blueshirts pup named Ranger, has found a new home.

• Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka recently returned to Japan with his family, in fear of contracting the coronavirus.

• Vanessa Bryant announced the release of the second book in a young adult fantasy series Kobe created before he died.

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Real Estate
• For Sale - 249-17 88th Road, Bellerose – Detached Colonial single family home on oversized lot features large porch, LR, FDR, EIK w/ breakfast nook, 3BRs, 1 bath, finished attic.  Large backyard w/ deck.  $648,888  Realtor

• For Rent - 62-98 Woodhaven Blvd #5h, Middle Village - New construction 650 s/f condo apt for rent  offers 1 BR, 1 bath, balcony, virtual doorman, fitness room/gym, outdoor area, indoor parking.  $2,300/month  Homes.com

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,150 square foot home at 2324 99th St. for $535,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• With declining business, many NYC restaurants are mobilizing to feed hospital workers on the front lines of COVID-19.

• Western Queens organizers have joined forces to create a local business source map called “Who’s Open??.”

Restaurant ABC’s – Rego Park
Grade A – Bagelette, 9742 63rd Rd. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Kazan Mangal, 9713 Queens Blvd. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice; Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – UZ Corner Coffee Shop, 5401 99th St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
• Virtual – 1 to 2 p.m. – AARP coronavirus town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Via phone, listen-only, 877-229-8493, PIN # 18948, or via Facebook livestream.

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Online Family Feud.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams holds Virtual Rally and Discussion with fired Amazon employee, Front-line Essential Workers on COVID-19. Register here.

 

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April 3rd, 2020 at 8:39 am

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