The Briefly for April 9, 2020 – The "Cuomo and de Blasio Find Common Ground" Edition
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Broadway has been closed since March 12 and will remain closed until at least June 7. Hangmen and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will never open and Beetlejuice's run on Broadway has ended without a closing night. (Adam Feldman for Time Out) Photos: An empty Rockefeller Center is downright eerie. Noah Sheidlower for Untapped New York) Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are regular rivals, but one thing they both have in common is that they didn't listen to the advice of professionals to try to contain the virus. (Tanay Warerkar for Eater) High Dive, one of my favorite bars in the entire city, is doing things with a take-out window. (Rose Adams for Brooklyn Paper) Quickly! Grab your bonnets, this year's Easter Bonnet Parade is happening online. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out) Where to get fresh bread for takeout or delivery. (Daniela Galarza for Eater) Digital Gadgets LLC, a contributor to the mayor's failed presidential campaign to the tune of $32,000, made a deal with the city to produce respirators and breathing kits. Digital Gadgets LLC usually makes hoverboards and other electronic devices for QVC. (Gabriel Sandoval for The City) Hospital tents, abandoned gloves, and refrigerated trucks: New York's new normal. (Todd Heisler for NY Times) Video: Want to watch an idiot destroy a $750,000 Porsche on West 44th and 11th? (Stephen Nessen for Gothamist) Tuesday saw an all-time-high number of COVID-19 deaths in the state at 731, which was immediately topped by Wednesday's body count at 779. (Kathleen Culliton for Patch) RIP Moe Albanese, a.k.a. “Moe the Butcher” of Albanese Meats & Poultry in Nolita. (Emma Orlow for Time Out) Congressperson's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary challenger, who is such an unknown their name doesn't even appear in this headline, is receiving support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce, a lobbying group, usually supports Republicans. Her opponent's name is Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. (Alex Isenstadt for Politico) Illustrations: This is our new life in New York. (Will Gleason for Time Out) In the wake of new data showing that Hispanic and black New Yorkers are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than other racial groups, Mayor de Blasio pledged to come up with a plan to redirect resources and raise public awareness within the communities most affected by the disease. (Brigid Bergin for Gothamist) Confusion and red tape are hampering volunteer health professionals from getting to work to treat New Yorkers suffering from the coronavirus. (Nicole Hong for NY Times) The city's 2020 budget was already looking to be $20 billion more than 2019's, but the mayor newly proposed cuts of $1.3 billion are nothing when you add on a $6 billion revenue shortfall brought on by COVID-19. (Joe Anuta for Politico) Where to get Chinese delivery and takeout in NYC. (Hannah Albertine & Bryan Kim for The Infatuation)