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Morning Buzz: Kew Gardens Hills playground closed due to crowds, Spring break canceled for NYC schools

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Wednesday, April 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House is projecting 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths from the virus.

• New York’s positive coronavirus cases soared to 75,000 as the death toll rose to 1,550 people in the state.

• Public and charter schools have been ordered to cancel spring break and continue remote learning.

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Queens News
• Mauro Playground in Kew Gardens Hills was one of 10 city playground that will be closed because it drew crowds.

• Two men cut a hole in the roof of a Forest Hills market and made off with $10,000.

• A Forest Hills chocolatier is giving Easter sweets to neighbors in need.

Politics
• Congressman Max Rose is deploying for National Guard service to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

• Here’s a detailed breakdown of the issues addressed in this year’s state budget.

Entertainment
• Christopher Meloni will reprise his “Law & Order: SVU” character in an NBC spinoff.

• HBO has moved back the premiere date for the limited series “I Know This Much Is True,” starring Mark Ruffalo.

Buzzing Back

• In 1957, this song by The Everly Brothers was rejected by 30 labels before Cadence Records picked it up, reaches #2 on the US Billboard chart.

• In 1961, singer Susan Boyle is born in Scotland. She gained worldwide recognition for singing this song for Britain’s Got Talent. Nine days later, the video had tallied over 100 million views.

Opinion
• USA Today says governors are demonstrating to Trump how to lead during the coronavirus crisis.

• The Times says hostility toward immigrants is actually hurting the fight against the pandemic.

In the Blogs
• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign raised $82,000 to support six local organizations.

• The Woodhaven BID made a list of local restaurants and bars that are open for business.

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

• The Jets have agreed to a one-year deal with backup QB David Fales.

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Queens Chamber COVID-19 Town Hall: Helping Businesses Move Forward Thurs Apr 2nd 11am The Queens Chamber invites you to join us as we bring several voices to the table to assist in addressing your concerns as a business owner. Click here to participate.
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Real Estate
• Sven, the 755-foot-tall residential tower at Queens Plaza Park, is closing to topping out.

• For Sale – 43-33 46th Street, #10, Astoria – Well maintained Condo near Bliss Street 7 train station offers 1BR w/ walk-in closet, 1 bath, city views from LR & BR, voice intercom, storage, laundry in basement. Close to dog park, shopping & transportation.  $340,000 Homes.com  646-835-2389

• For Sale – 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach – Gorgeous one family home w/ garage & backyard on large lot features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, mother/daughter layout, renovated kitchen w/ dishwasher, FDR, working fireplace in LR.  $669,000  Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577

• Sold – East Elmhurst –  A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,900-square-foot house at 25-29 Humphreys Street for $761,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Xerox has abandoned its $35 billion hostile bid for HP.

Papa John’s sales jumped as the quarantine from coronavirus keeps deliveries moving.

Events
Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins comedian Majah Hype for discussion on 2020 Census. View on Instagram Live here.

Virtual – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Fake Archeology: An April Fool’s Exploration of Aliens, Atlantis, and Freaky Artifacts. Brooklyn Brainery. Register here.

Written by QTadmin

April 1st, 2020 at 9:19 am

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