More Coronavirus Updates: Borough President Adams, BPL, BHS, BBP

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (photo) has announced that, starting this coming Monday, March 16, all events at Borough Hall are cancelled, excluding “Grow Brooklyn Free Tax Prep, for which appointments remain necessary, pending eligibility.”  The Constituent Assistance Center won’t be available for walk-ins, but can be reached through email – – or by calling 718-820-7800.

The Brooklyn Public Library is suspending “public programming and events” from tomorrow, March 13 until March 31. More details are found on the BPL website. This decision was made in conjunction with the New York and Queens public libraries, who, along with BPL, issued this joint statement:

The decision to cancel library programs was not taken lightly, as programs such as story times, technology training classes, and English language classes are lifelines for so many. But considering the current situation, and the need to limit large crowds, this was the most responsible path forward to support the health and well-being of our communities.

Libraries will remain open during their normal hours, and will “continue to offer access to books, public computers, wi-fi, expert staff recommendations, and a variety of resources and computers dedicated to the Census.”

Brooklyn Historical Society will be closed to the public and all public programs cancelled from March 13 through March 31. Any registration fees or ticket purchases for these events will be refunded. BHS says: “This decision was not made lightly. We know that this is the best way to support ongoing efforts to protect our city and its inhabitants.”

Brooklyn Bridge Park will, of course, remain open, but the Environmental Educational Center will be closed from March 13 to 31.


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  • CassieVonMontague

    How old is that picture of Eric Adams?

  • Andrew Porter

    The Brooklyn Botanic Garden cancelled their Garden Fest, scheduled for the 14th.

  • Arch Stanton

    Remember, Don’t touch your face, or anything else, Andrew…

  • KXrVrii1

    At least the world health organization released the quarantine on dogs…

    Yes, WHO let the dogs out.


  • Stacey Mankoff

    Have to report today’s incident at Key Food: Went into buy some supplies and looking for sugar. None there. While I was staring at the half-empty shelf, the store manager ( I think Eduardo – slim Hispanic man with salt and pepper beard) came by with one of the staff. He was right up behind me so I turned around and said “Please would you step back” and used the hands up gesture. His response was “Then why are you shopping here?! You shouldn’t be here then.” I was astonished and he continued yelling at me. I said I had elderly parents to buy food for and his response was “You shouldn’t be here.” – just incredibly rude. I emptied my cart and then said to those around what he said and then said loudly “I’m off to Fresh Start where the food is fresher, the prices are lower and the people are kinder.” Won’t be stepping foot in that store again!

  • SongBirdNYC

    Enrico. His name is Enrico. Report him to Key Food Corporate.