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Morning Buzz: Worker at Queens Amazon warehouse tests positive for COVID-19, NYC cases top 1,800 with 11 deaths

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Thursday, March 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Rain in the morning with a high of 53.

Top Stories
• A four-year-old girl’s coronavirus symptoms worsened after taking Ibuprofen. Meanwhile, a Japanese flu drug is “clearly effective” in treating the virus.

• The city has reached over 1,800 COVID-19 cases with 11 deaths. The mayor is pushing for a shelter-in-place policy, but the governor is not willing back it.

• Congress passed a coronavirus relief bill with free testing and paid sick leave, but is working on another bill that would send checks directly to citizens.

Queens World Film Festival  Mar 19th – 29th  The show must go on!  Stream this year’s festival at DISCOVERED.TV. or visit queensworldfilmfestival.com.  Enjoy cinema from all over the globe.

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Queens News
• A worker at an Amazon warehouse in Queens has tested positive for coronavirus. So did a Rikers inmate and a Corrections officer.

• A Queens woman built a roller rink in her fifth-floor apartment in an attempt to stay fit during the coronavirus outbreak.

• A Facebook group centered about Forest Hills is mobilizing its 16,000-plus members to help neighbors in need during the outbreak.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to begin releasing “vulnerable” inmates from Rikers Island to stop the spread of COVID-19.

• Sharon Lee’s temporary gig as Queens borough president just got a whole lot more permanent after COVID-19 forced the special election to be cancelled.

• Louis CK has been spotted at the Comedy Cellar schmoozing with younger comics as he tries to mount a comeback.

• A panicked nation came together to watch nu-metal band Trapt have a two-day meltdown on Twitter.
Buzzing Back

• In 1957, Elvis Presley puts a down payment on Graceland. It is the second most-visited house in the nation after the White House.

• In 1848, American frontiersman Wyatt Earp is born in Monmouth, Illinois. He is regarded as the central figure in the shootout at OK Corral in Tombstone.

• The Daily News argues it is time for Bernie Sanders to give up his bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

• Attorney Stephen Hans breaks down how employees and employers can whether the new workplace reality with coronavirus in the Queens Ledger.

In the Blogs
• Here’s a list of the restaurants in Astoria that are still offering delivery service.

• A Eucharistic minister at a Woodside church has tested positive for coronavirus. He last handed out communion on Ash Wednesday.

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• NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to the mayor’s criticisms on the speed with which league players are getting tested for coronavirus.

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COMMUNITY BOARD 3 – Meeting will be via Tele-Conferencing

Real Estate
• The Real Deal has a breakdown of the firms with the highest dollar volume of listings in Queens.

• For Sale – 61-53 67th Street, Middle Village – Two family brick, 6 room 2 bath duplex plus 1 BR walk-in, private driveway, large private yard, move in condition. Reduced to $887,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567 

• For Rent – Glendale – Beautiful 3 BR, 1 full bath apt for rent features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, hardwood flooring throughout. $2,300/month.
ID #1370954. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 882-square-foot apartment at 10-24 166th Street in Whitestone for $280,000.

Style & Fashion
• Vogue says Erykah Badu’s “social distancing couture” is the coronavirus response we need right now.

• Amal Clooney’s sister fights back against allegations she is profiting off coronavirus fears by selling $33 designer face masks.

•  VirtualQueens World Film Festival. 

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish, 50-22 44th St.

CANCELEDMiddle Village - 7:30 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Town Meeting. Our Lady of Hope, 71st St. & Eliot Ave.

Meeting will be via Tele-Conferencing  Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Queens Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.


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March 19th, 2020 at 10:32 am

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