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VIDEO: BROOKLYN HOSPITAL BUILDS OUTSIDE CORONAVIRUS BEDS IN STREET

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Maimonides Medical Center
A reader gave us this video of Maimonides Medical Center. They allege the hospital is creating outside hospital beds under a tent outside in the street to get ready for the surge of Coronavirus patients. The Hospital is a non-profit, non-sectarian hospital located in Borough Park, in the New York City.
New York City's Javits Center is also transforming into a  field hospital for coronavirus patients
CBS NEWS -- Conversion of the main showroom floor of the Javits Center in Manhattan is expected to begin this week, turning the 1.8 million square feet of convention space into New York City's first field hospital to respond to the coronavirus crisis, CBS New York reports.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plans Saturday and toured the space Monday afternoon. He said setting up four 250-bed field hospitals at the site would take about a week to 10 days.
"This is going to get much worse before it gets better," said Cuomo. "We are still in t…

SOUTHAMPTON INN REMAINS OPEN FOR THE COMMUNITY

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Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and the declaration of a national emergency, the Southampton Inn remains open to care for guests and the wider community. While larger gatherings are currently not possible, people still need somewhere safe to stay, whether construction workers supporting emergency infrastructure projects or families trying to visit loved ones. Housekeeping protocols at the Inn meet the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Southampton Inn wants to first reassure you that you can book with confidence. They understand that people are concerned about the evolving situation and, specifically, scheduled overnight stays and future travel plans. To accommodate guests during this time of uncertainty, the Inn will cancel any reservations through April 15, 2020 or will credit your reservations to any available date through March 31, 2021. They are also taking the following steps to accommodate guests:
· The I…

CORONAVIRUS VIDEO: HOW FOX NEWS COST AMERICANS LIVES WITH THEIR LIES

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THE FOX NEWS LIES
This video speaks for itself. This is by the Washington Post, posted to Twitter. Horrible how Fox News spewed for weeks that this was a Democratic Hoax and now they have changed their tune. How many lives were lost and how many people got sick that believed their lies.
Fox News put every Republican on air that they could find to lie and lie about Coronavirus. Fox News should be held accountable, they have supported each and every lie Donald Trump and the Republicans have told us. If You Trump supporters haven't seen the light yet, there is no helping, you are as mental as Donald Trump and his criminal Republicans. Fox News is guilty for crimes against America. Plain and simple. 
BOYCOTT FOX NEWS!

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S ANNUAL 'TASTE OF HOPE' HOSTED BY CBS NEWS CHRIS WRAGGE MAY 21ST 2020

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The American Cancer Society hosts the 15th Annual Taste of Hope on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This years’ Volunteer Host Committee includes David Alan Basche, Danny Burstein (Moulin Rouge), Harry Carson (HOF NY Giants), Richard Kind, Harry Lennix (The Blacklist), Rebecca Luker, Alysia Reiner (OITNB), and Clarke Thorell.
This year’s celebration recognizes James Beard Award-winning Culinary Honorees, Chef Michael White and Chef JJ Johnson with more honorees to be announced in the coming months. CBS News’ Chris Wragge is back to Emcee. Now in its 15th year, the event is hosted annually by the Taste of Hope volunteer committee and has raised millions to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight to a world against cancer.

Event Co-Chairs Mark D. Friedman (Halstead) and Jamie Koff (Fabric To Finish) volunteer year-round to produce this signature culinary, wine, and spirits event that provi…

NYC KEY FOOD - URBAN MARKET SUPERMARKET MANAGER SAYS NO FOOD DELIVERIES GUARANTEED

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I spoke to the manager of the Key Food - Urban Markets today and asked about food deliveries to re-stock their shelves. No matter what the Criminal And Chief Donald Trump say's, there is no guarantee that more food and supplies will be coming to the shelves of stores. 
On a visit today to our Urban Market, the shelves was just empty. I asked about food deliveries and the manager said Key Food refuses to guarantee any deliveries. 
On another note, all New York City Restaurants have been ordered closed and schools are now closed. 
Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered that all bars, restaurants and cafes in New York City to close starting on Tuesday due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  It was unclear how long the closure would take place. "Our lives are all changing in ways that were unimaginable just a week ago. We are taking a series of actions that we never would have taken otherwise in an effort to save the lives of loved ones and our neighbors," de Blasio said in a statem…

MARIBEL LIEBERMAN OF MARIEBELLE CHOCOLATES GOWN SHOWCASED AT THE MUSEUM OF FIT

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Founder and CEO of MarieBelle Chocolates, Maribel Lieberman, has one of her beautiful Maggie Norris designed gowns, exhibited at The Museum of FIT during the opening of Ballerina Fashion’s Modern Muse. The special exhibits gallery is on display from February 11 to April 18, 2020.
Many of the couture objects in Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse were designed and made in Paris. The exhibition also presents the idea of the ballerina as a “woman of style.” Over one dozen ensembles by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Halston and worn by stars such as Margot Fonteyn, Alicia Markova, Maria Tallchief, Virginia Johnson, along with Maribel Lieberman’s gown, illustrate the important role fashion played in the ballerina’s career.
While the exhibition presents the international impact of ballet on fashion, it also addresses the lack of diversity in both creative fields. In order to expand knowledge about pioneering ballerinas who broke barriers, MFIT will present a special public program on…

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER COREY JOHNSON STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS

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 COREY JOHNSON (FILE PHOTO)
NEW YORK CITY -- I agree with the decision to ban large scale gatherings in New York City, as I called for yesterday.
Life is going to have to change for some period of time in order to better control this outbreak. This is no longer business as usual. It is time for a more aggressive strategy and measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
I know many of the measures required of us will hurt people’s livelihoods. There will be an economic impact on places like our theaters and concert venues, movie theaters, gyms and sporting arenas, not for profits and other public gathering places. The City must take actions to give them relief. To start, the Council is looking at creating a fund to help people and businesses impacted.
The Council will also be coming out with policies to help protect and provide essential services for the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including individuals without homes, prison populations, elderly New Yorkers, senior centers and resident…

CORONAVIRUS SHUTS DOWN BROADWAY TILL APRIL 12TH

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Broadway Will Close
NY POST -- Broadway will shut down tonight until April 12th.
Actors’ Equity has been pushing for the shutdown as the union’s members are concerned about contracting the virus. “Equity is driving this,” said a producer. “If actors don’t feel safe, they don’t have to perform.”
Broadway Shuts Down Over Coronavirus
Along with Broadway going dark, classic music fans will be shut out, too, as the New York Philharmonic announced today that it has canceled all of its concerts immediately and through March 31. “As always, the safety and security of our guests, musicians and employees is a priority,” the organization stated.

HBO MAX GREENLIGHTS MARK WAHLBERG’S 8-EPISODE DOCUMENTARY SERIES WAHL STREET

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LOS ANGELES –  HBO Max announced today an 8-episode series order for WAHL STREET, a new premium documentary series that offers fans a glimpse into global star Mark Wahlberg’s life as he juggles the demands of a rigorous film schedule coupled with an ever-growing network of diverse businesses. Along the way, viewers will learn about his successes and failures and glean powerful business and life lessons while also getting to know the cast of colorful characters that make up Wahlberg’s real-life entourage. The series began production in December.
“This series will be an intimate exploration behind the drive that makes Mark Wahlberg one of the most unique stars in entertainment,” said Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president of original non-fiction and kids programming, HBO Max. “Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit is fun to watch and we hope to show both the struggle and triumphs of what it takes to succeed.”
Each episode of WAHL STREET will follow Wahlberg as he navigates his expansive b…

SENATOR CORY BOOKER EXPLAINS HIS ENDORSEMENT OF JOE BIDEN ON 'THE VIEW'

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Cory Booker On The View
Sen. Cory Booker explains his endorsement of Joe Biden, saying he “has the best chance" of beating President Trump.
Booker explains why he's backing the former vice president, saying he “has the best chance of not only beating Donald Trump, but of beginning to heal the country.”
"As I look at the future, I know that Joe Biden is the best position of the people in that race," Booker tells the hosts, just one day after endorsing Biden. "I'm excited about the prospect that he could help unify the Democrats ... and actually be the leader that can reach out to independents, to moderate Republicans."
On his critiques of Biden early in the race, Booker says he’d “support the candidate that can best beat Donald Trump and I’m doing exactly that.” Adding, “He ain’t perfect, but I think he’s the guy that’s going to help us to create a more perfect union.”
“I respect Bernie, love Bernie, and will continue to work with him,” Booker tells the…

TAX COALITION TELLS CONGRESS: POORLY TARGETED TAX CUTS NOT A RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY

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Washington, D.C.— A diverse coalition of national groups cautioned Congress today not to use the novel coronavirus emergency as an excuse to lavish more tax cuts on the wealthy and corporations or to enact payroll tax cuts.
The 13 initial letter signers argued in a letter to the House and Senate for “an aggressive response to the economic and societal impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak, but caution[ed] against allowing this national emergency to be used to demand tax cuts that will be poorly targeted, lack the biggest bang-for-the-buck and favor those families that have the most resources to weather the crisis.” Other groups are expected to sign the letter in coming days.
The groups also wrote: “Such undesirable tax strategies also include payroll tax cuts. They would provide little immediate stimulus to the economy because they would be relatively inefficient and paid out in small increments over time. Moreover, payroll tax cuts provide the largest weekly payout to those who le…

JOEL MCHALE TO RETURN AS HOST OF THE SAG-AFTRA FOUNDATIONS GOLF CLASSIC

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Joel McHale
LOS ANGELES (March 12, 2020) – Actor, comedian and TV host Joel McHale has returned to host the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s 11th Annual L.A. Golf Classic on Monday, June 8 in Westlake Village, CA. The annual charity golf tournament benefits the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance Program for performing artists facing life-threatening illness and severe economic hardship. McHale stars in the upcoming Stargirl and Psych: The Movie 2. He is currently touring the country with his stand-up act, and hosts the revival game show Card Sharks on the ABC Television Network.
Since 1985, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has granted more than $20 million in financial and medical assistance including $8 million in scholarships to SAG-AFTRA artists and their dependents. In addition, the Foundation has offered 9,400 free educational workshops, panels and screenings to performing artists nationwide.
The celebrity golf tournament will make its debut at the North Ranch Country …

ELISABETH HASSELBECK GUEST HOSTS AT THE VIEW TO DISCUSS CORONAVIRUS

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Hot Topics: Calming Coronavirus Fears
After more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases in the U.S. were confirmed on Tuesday evening, the co-hosts discuss President Trump’s handling of the novel coronavirus and share what precautions they’re taking amid the outbreak.
"I'm hoping that they're going to be able to get a handle on it because people are doing what they’re supposed to be doing,” adds Whoopi Goldberg. “They're washing their hands, they are self-quarantining if they feel maybe they should be. I think people are starting to recognize all over the country that this is no joke.”
“There can be a fine line between what is precaution, right, what is taking precaution and what is panic. So I think a lot of it has to be decided. Yes, we're going to take precautions," says guest co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “We have affected cases, those are serious. We've had deaths, those are serious. They're not to be taken lightly at all.”
“We shouldn’t be in a state of pa…

BROOKLYN TEENAGE GIRL ATTACKED BY GANG - BEATEN UNCONSCIOUS

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Gang Attacks Brooklyn Girl
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A teenage girl was brutally attacked for her shoes and iPhone by a gang in Brooklyn.
It happened Thursday at 4:10 p.m. on Utica Avenue in Crown Heights
Video shows a group of teenage boys pounce on a 15-year-old girl. They punched and kicked her over and over until she was unconscious.
The video also shows one of the boys stealing her Air Jordan sneakers, and police say her phone and debit card were also stolen in the attack.
She was taken to the hospital for bruising and trauma and is expected to recover.
Detectives are looking into whether the victim was involved in a previous incident as the reason she was targeted by this group.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these individuals is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Story Courtesy Of ABC / Disney / Video Via CBS / You Tube

DONALD J. TRUMP & CORONAVIRUS WARNINGS POSTED BY NEW YORK CITY LANDLORDS IN LOBBIES

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New York City landlords started the other day putting up Coronavirus warnings along with hand washing sanitizer in all the lobbies throughout many buildings and sending out e-mails to residents. 
Many New Yorker's are in a panic. I can not tell you how many people I know that have a running nose or cough and they are running to the emergency room. People are also not taking the Governors advice to call the hospitals first, so they know your coming and can prepare. This way you do not walk into a crowded hospital and infect everyone or maybe become infected.
Donald J. Trump is a moron. I have known this man for over 35 years. I was able to ignore him at photo shoots around NYC, but this man each and every day amazes me at how much dumber he has gotten. I do not know if it could be from drugs, though I have heard the rumors over the years or is he just losing his mind. Remember Trump gutted the CDC and other agencies to save money that we lost by giving the rich their tax cut. Our …

ATTORNEY THOMAS J. HENRY LAUNCHES PUERTO RICO SHELTER EFFORT

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Thomas J. Henry, Attorney and Founder of Texas based leading law Firm Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys visited the town of Guayanilla in South Puerto Rico and made a donation of 200 tents to assist in speed up the process of re-opening schools in the areas that have been most affected by the recent earthquake swarm comprising some eleven magnitude 5 quakes starting December 28, 2019 through January 2020.
Since the beginning of his legal career and the inception of his law firm, Thomas J. Henry has supported national and international charitable causes with the underpinning desire to spread the benefits of his own success and philosophy that It is only through human interaction and helping others that we form a closer community, closer country, and closer world
Students and teachers of the towns of Guánica, Guayanilla and Yauco will be able to use the 200 tents as classrooms equipped with tables, desks, and other necessary materials.
In addition to Thomas J. Henry (Attorney and Founde…

JEAN SHAFIROFF & CHRISTINE SCHOTT LEDES HOST AMERICAN INFLUENCERS LUNCHEON IN PALM BEACH

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Philanthropic Influencer Jean Shafiroff (@jeanshafiroff) and Christine Schott Ledes(@schottledes @the.beauty.influencers @aiaawards @beautyInfluencerAssoc @ThisWeekwithGeorgeLedes), president of the American Influencer Association, hosted a philanthropic luncheon on Saturday, February 15th, at The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach. This was the second of a series of events the two will host on influencers and philanthropy this year. A toast was made to Robin Baker Leacock —wife of renowned film maker Robert Leacock (Madonna’s Truth or Dare) and daughter-in-law of the late pioneer of documentary film, Richard Leacock, on her PBS film on philanthropy, A Passion for Giving.

Guests included: Siobhan & Chris Cameron (The NY Post’s Alexa), Jayne Chase (Modern Luxury Palm Beach), Ava Roosevelt, Anka Palitz, Felicia Taylor, Pamela O’Connor, Maria Fishel, Amy Hadley , Della Rounick, Paola Bachinni, Chris Cameron, Bill Richards , Bea Cayzer a Suzanne Stoll and others.

With more than 430K fol…

SOUTHAMPTON INN OPENS CLAUDE'S GALLERY

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After recent renovations, the Southampton Inn joined the East End art community with the opening of “Claude’s Gallery at the Southampton Inn” with a cocktail reception. The Gallery, located between the main lobby of the Southampton Inn and Claude’s Restaurant, featured beautiful artwork from renowned artists Ceravolo and Candice CMC, as well as local artists Charles Ford and Robin Morris. The art exhibit was curated by ARDT Galley. Pianist Betsy Hirsch performed at the reception. Shane Moan Lighting Design provided and designed the Gallery’s lighting.

Notable attendees included: Artists Ceravolo and Candice CMC, Dede Gotthelf, Terry Moan, Shane Moan, Glenn Vickers from Discover the Hamptons, Diane Tucci Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) Board Member and Winterfest; Julie Fitzgerald, Southampton Village (assistant to the Mayor); Justin Ceravolo, Artist Nickol Renae, Pianist Betsy Hirsch, Elise Douglas of Corcoran, Angela Boyer of Sotheby's, Village Trustees Kimberly Allan, Andrew…