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Monday, March 23
Alternate side-parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Rain all day with a high of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Senate voted against advancing a coronavirus stimulus bill as negotiations continue on Capitol Hill.

• The Javits Center will be converted into a 1,000-bed emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients.

• Mayor de Blasio announced stricter guidelines for public gatherings, and promised that cops will enforce the measures.

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Queens News
• A student at a Jackson Heights elementary school has tested positive for the virus.

• A Forest Hills urgent care facility has seen an uptick in business, but feels inadequately supplied to care for patients.

• Flights to New York City airports were halted temporarily due to a coronavirus-related staffing issue.

Politics
• Senator Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19, forcing other Republican lawmakers to quarantine.

• Joe Biden has spoken with Barack Obama about his potential vice presidential picks.

Entertainment
• Celebrities including Dolly Parton remembered Kenny Rogers after he died at the age of 81.

• DJ D-Nice threw a star-studded social distancing dance party on Instagram.
Buzzing Back

• In 1974, Cher enjoys her third solo, US number one hit with this song.

• In 1978, celebrity gossip columnist Perez Hilton is born in Miami. He started one of the most popular celebrity news blogs in history.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the federal government should nationalize glove and mask production and distribution.

• The Post makes the case that New York should freeze all pay hikes for government workers.

In the Blogs
• These Astoria studios and gyms are live-streaming their workouts.

• A GoFundMe campaign is raising money for Long Island City employees affected by business closings.

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

• Knicks owner James Dolan and Charles Oakley have been ordered into mediation to solve their legal dispute.

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Real Estate
• Mayor de Blasio questioned allowing luxury condo construction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• For Sale – 67-42 Ingram Street, Forest Hills – Renovated 3 BR Townhouse has high ceilings w/ wooden beams, LR w/ fireplace, large FDR, open concept kitchen.  $1.398M. Homes.com. 212-235-1725

• For Rent – Whitestone – Lovey 2 BR apt features spacious living/dining area, 1 full bath, hardwood floors, balcony.  Near shopping & transportation.  $2,300/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Woodhaven – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot house at 87-14 94th Street for $740,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man near Northern Boulevard and Grand Central Parkway in Corona. Police found an unidentified man unresponsive with no apparent trauma. He was pronounced dead on scene. The medical examiner is determining the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

CANCELED: Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Open Mic Renegades. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

 

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March 23rd, 2020 at 9:09 am

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