Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brooklyn Responds to the Coronavirus

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    Coronavirus Surges in Hasidic Brooklyn as Schools Remain Open and Weddings Continue

    Despite a ban on gatherings of nearly any size and calls for social distancing, Hasidic schools continued to operate Tuesday and weddings proceeded as usual.


    Park Slope. Photo by Susan De Vries

    The Rooftops of Brownstone Brooklyn Will Be Alive With Song

    Inspired by Italians who have been sharing the gift of music even while under quarantine, Brooklyn neighbors coordinated a singalong on Thursday to soothe the spirit during these stressful times.

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    Construction at LIU’s campus in Downtown Brooklyn

    As Coronavirus Spreads, Construction Crews in Downtown Brooklyn Continue Working

    As many people begin to settle into homebound lives for the foreseeable future, one thing that has not slowed down in Brooklyn is construction. On Monday, a check on a few of the big construction sites around Downtown Brooklyn found that large crews — some wearing masks, some not — were continuing to work.

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    Ample Hills in Prospect Heights Sunday. Photo by Craig Hubert

    Wildly Popular Brooklyn-Based Ice Cream Maker Ample Hills Files for Bankruptcy

    So popular lines wrap around the block at their Gowanus location on nice summer days, ice cream maker Ample Hills filed Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of New York Sunday.


    Rationing at Target in Downtown Brooklyn Monday. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Brooklyn Preps for Coronavirus (Updated)

    Nearly all March events were cancelled Thursday, grocery store shelves were bare at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, subway platforms are less crowded than usual, many people were toting huge bags of groceries and crazy rumors of all sorts are flying around. The smell of hand sanitizer lingers in the air. We spied a few more delivery people than usual Thursday night, so folks may be opting for takeout in lieu of sitting in a restaurant.

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