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Morning Buzz: New York sees record coronavirus deaths as curve flattens; Activist calls on DOE to feed the homeless

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Friday, April 10
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Cloudy and windy with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Department of Health and Human Services is stepping back from a plan to end support for community-based coronavirus testing sites around the U.S.

• Another 518 coronavirus patients died in NYC over the course of 24 hours, but the curve for new cases appears to be flattening. Still, the governor is urging New Yorkers not to relax on social distancing.

• Billions of dollars worth of food is going to waste as growers and producers across the country face a massive surplus of highly perishable items.

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Queens News
• A total of 51 patients were transferred from Jamaica Hospital and Flushing Medical Center because of malfunctioning oxygen distribution systems.

• Queens activist Crystal Wolfe is calling on DOE to help feed the homeless with excess food from schools.

• The city has agreed to provide free COVID-19 testing for the correction officers who staff Rikers Island jails.

Politics
• Democrats and Republicans blocked each other’s coronavirus relief plans after an acrimonious Senate floor debate.

• The U.S. expelled more than 6,300 migrants along the southern border, under a public health directive that overrides immigration and asylum laws.

Entertainment
• Saturday Night Live is coming back with a socially distant episode this weekend.

• Even though the festival was rescheduled, Coachella organizers are putting out a new documentary celebrating the storied event’s 20th anniversary.
Buzzing Back

• In 1970 Paul McCartney announces the breakup of the Beatles.

• In 1984 pop-singer turned actress Mandy Moore is born in Nashua, NH.  In 2016 she began co-starring as Rebecca Pearson in this NBC hit drama.

Opinion
• The NY Post says Democrats are trying to use the coronavirus crisis to rewrite U.S. election law.

• The Daily News says the federal government must step up for all Americans, whether they are documented or undocumented.

In the Blogs
• You can now watch a live tour of blooming Astoria trees, thanks to the NYC Parks Department.

• Senator Mike Gianaris is urging the Department of Labor to scrap requirements to call in to verify information pertaining to unemployment claims.

Trending in New York
• Good Friday
• #AccurateTrump2020Slogans
• #TrumpBurialPits
 #FridayThoughts
• The New Toronto 3

Scoreboard
• Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9 percent over last year.

• UFC 249 will not proceed on April 18, despite Dana White’s efforts to move forward with the pay-per-view event.

• FC Barcelona’s institutional crisis has deepened, as six board members resigned, citing disagreements over how the club is being run.

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Wonderspark Puppets is putting on free live puppet shows every Friday at 11am and is hosting DIY puppet workshops every single day. For more information visit their Facebook page or website.
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Real Estate
• An MNS Real Estate report shows that Queens saw the lowest rent increase in March.

• For Sale – 144 Beach 135th Street, Belle Harbor - Attractive 4 BR, 3 bath home close to oceanfront. Open floor plan, Master suite w/ ocean views, finished basement w/ full bath.  Front porch, deck, garage, parking for 5 cars.  $1.395M  Trulia.com 

• For Sale – 29-27 163rd Street, Flushing - 1,530 s/f brick Colonial has 3 BRs, living/dining room, 2 full bath.  Close to all.  $438,000  Zillow.com 

• Sold – Rockaway Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,140 square foot condo at 151 Beach 96th St. for $593,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Indian supermarket chain Patel Brothers has reopened its doors at all locations, including Flushing and Jackson Heights, after temporarily shuttering.

• Saved by the city In January, the Historic Neir’s Tavern is shutting down during the pandemic.

Restaurant ABC’s – Whitestone
Grade A – Cafe Rustico, 726 149th St. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized
Grade B – Ginger and Lemongrass, 1253 150th St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Cold food item held above 41º F; Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Rebar by the Bridge, 1507 150th St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
South Ozone Park & Richmond Hill – 4 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts virtual town hall to discuss impact of outbreak on the peninsula. Join Here

Virtual – 6 p.m. – #RepTheVote Virtual Discussion with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Facebook Live.

Saturday
• No events of note.

Sunday
Virtual – 1 p.m. – Stonewall’s online Easter Bonnet Parade. Register here.

 

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Written by QTadmin

April 10th, 2020 at 8:01 am

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