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Thursday, May 21
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for the Solemnity of the Ascension. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Sunny skies with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• The Centers for Disease Control now says that coronavirus does not spread easily on surfaces.

• Two are dead and another was injured after police were involved in a shooting in Harlem.

• Buses are proving to be more popular than the subways during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Queens News
• More details emerge in the case of the Suffolk County couple who abandoned a six-year-old girl on a street in Laurelton.

• Commonpoint Queens has adapted its program to deal with the pandemic, including social distancing in child care classrooms.

• A 28-year-old man was discharged from LIJ Forest Hills after a 53-day battle with coronavirus.

Politics
• “Leave my mom out of it!” Things got heated during a debate between Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her challenger.

• More city employees could work from home in the long term under a new cost-saving plan proposed by the City Council.

Entertainment
•The popularity of The Last Dance is causing prices on Michael Jordan memorabilia to skyrocket.

• The concert manager at Forest Hills Stadium discusses the impact of the outbreak on the summer concert season with the Forest Hills Times.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, Stevie Wonder scored his sixth number-one record on the Billboard Pop chart with this song, written as a tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington.

• In 1952, actor Mr. T is born in Chicago. He was the former bodyguard of this singing superstar.

Opinion
• The Daily News editorial board says it is okay with city beaches staying closed for now.

• Two Slate writers co-penned a piece arguing the COVID-19 outbreak as made President Donald Trump’s deficiencies more apparent.

In the Blogs
• Not surprisingly, neighborhoods in Queens where a large number of resident work in the restaurant and hospitality industries were hit hard by COVID-19.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Memorial Day observances can take place over the weekend, but with a maximum of ten people.

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Scoreboard
• Darryl Strawberry says leaving the Mets, New York fans was the biggest mistake of his career.

• Scottie Pippen is livid at Michael Jordan for how he is portrayed in The Last Dance.

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Real Estate
• A judge ruled that while evictions are still on hold, eviction conferences can be held virtually as long as both sides are represented.

• For Sale – 191-29 Hillside Avenue, Holliswood – Short sale property subject to third-party approval. One-family three-bedroom house close to public transportation, property needs some work. $525,000 Trulia.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 700-square-foot apartment at 61-35 98th Street in Rego Park for $310,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s a luxe Father’s Day gift guide for the stylish dads out there.

• We’re sorry to tell you this, but there are people who call themselves “Cuomosexuals” that are getting the gov’s name printed on their underwear.

Events
• Rockaways – 8 a.m. – State Senator James Sanders distributes masks. Mott Avenue Station

Virtual - 11 a.m. – Acting Borough President Sharon Lee and DA Melinda Katz hold Memorial Day Observance. JOIN HERE

• Rockaways – 4 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders distributes masks. Beach 67th Street Station

Virtual – 6:45 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Meeting JOIN HERE (passwrd: qlevent)

 

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May 21st, 2020 at 10:10 am

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