Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: U.S. Open stadium complex will be used as temporary hospital; Queens borough president election rescheduled for June

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Tuesday, March 31
Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The coronavirus death toll in NYC surged to 914, accelerated by six hellish hours that saw one fatality every 2.9 minutes. Meanwhile, the Air Force Academy, the only military campus in the country housing students amid the pandemic, has seen two suspected suicides since last Thursday.

• The White House renewed several waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran, allowing companies to continue to work on civilian nuclear facilities there.

• Idaho Governor Brad Little signed two anti-transgender bills into law, marking the state as the first in the nation to enact such legislation.

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Andy & Suzanna will be live streaming music classes on Tuesday & Friday mornings at 10:15am. You can find the classes and more information on their Facebook and Youtube channels.
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Queens News
• Part of the Queens stadium complex that’s home to the U.S. Open will be transformed into a temporary hospital.

• The Queens borough president special election has been rescheduled for June 23.

• A 59-year-old woman crossing Queens Boulevard was left in critical condition by a hit-and-run driver.

Politics
• Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez announced on Twitter that she was diagnosed with a “presumed coronavirus infection.”

• House Democrats want infrastructure to be part of a fourth coronavirus bill.

Entertainment
• Opera legend Plácido Domingo was hospitalized in Mexico for complications related to the coronavirus.

• Everyone has been watching “Tiger King” on Netflix while in quarantine. Find out where the characters are now.
Buzzing Back

• In 1949 RCA Victor introduces the 45 rpm single record, which was designed to compete with the 33 1/3 LP introduced by Columbia a year earlier.

• In 1934 Movie and TV actress Shirley Jones is born in Charleroi, PA.  She gained fame for portraying the Mom in this 1970 hit TV series.

Opinion
• A writer for CNN explains how the coronavirus shutdown has been a body blow to freelancers.

• Slate says the governor of Florida is scapegoating New Yorkers for his state’s coronavirus catastrophe.

In the Blogs
• Queens Community Board 2 will hold its first ever monthly meeting online this Thursday through Zoom.

• Here are five ways you could support Queens during the coronavirus outbreak.

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

• Coronavirus is disrupting Blake Martinez’s transition to the Giants.

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Real Estate
• Despite calls to cancel rent in NYC, Governor Cuomo insists that he has already provided relief for tenants.

• For Sale – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – Renovated two family on 3 levels w/ backyard & garage.  Both units have new kitchen w/ SS appliances, 2 BRs, office space, open layout.  Finished basement w/ separate entrance, full bath, laundry room w/ storage.  $1.075M  Capri Jet Realty  917-288-0660

• For Sale – 1 Bay Club Drive #4C, Bayside – One story Condo in gated community offers 3 BRs, office space, bath w/ soaking tub.  Close to all.  $948,000  Homes.com  646-835-2389

• Sold – Elmhurst – A eight-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,340 square foot multi family home at 74-22 Woodside Ave. for $1.37 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Amazon fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees against coronavirus.

• Germany’s space agency DLR has started using its 3D printing resources to produce protective medical equipment.

Events
Virtual – 9 to 11 a.m. – Bayside Business Association annual meeting. Register in advance here.

 

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March 31st, 2020 at 9:19 am

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