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Tuesday, August 4

Weather
• Tropical storm conditions are likely, with Isaias expected to bring heavy rains to New York City. High of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now topping 100.

• Declaring the city’s outdoor dining program a success, Mayor de Blasio announced the program will come back next June.

• Teachers brought along visual aids, including handmade coffins and a guillotine, while protesting the city’s school reopening plan.

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Brooklyn News
• Gunfire wounded four women and a teenage boy during a bloody half-hour span in Brooklyn.

• Bed-Stuy residents are urging the city to place more trash cans in their neighborhood, which they say sees more litter than other areas.

• Adam Max, chairman of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, lost his battle with cancer. He was 62.

Politics
• Democrats are warning Republicans not to fill a possible Supreme Court vacancy this year, threatening future retaliation.

• According to experts, the GOP may be misguided in its argument against the $600 weekly unemployment benefits.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift set multiple records on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart for women, following the surprise release of her latest album “Folklore.”

• Donna Karan hosted a socially distanced movie night in the Hamptons.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1966 John Lennon’s comment that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus Christ” caused a public outcry in the US and led to mass destruction of Beatle records.

• In 1981 Duchess Meghan Markle is born in Los Angeles.  Before marrying Royalty, she was introduced to television by appearing on this TV game show.

Opinion
• USA Today argues Donald Trump’s “911” campaign ad is a slap in the face to seniors.

• The Daily News says New York City’s cultural institutions need a lifeline, and we need to find creative ways to bring them back.

In the Blogs
• Borough President Eric Adams thinks the MTA should get creative about moving ahead with the Brooklyn Bus Redesign Plan.

• While State Liquor Authority suspended 64 NYC businesses’ alcohol licenses in July, only four of those were Brooklyn, primarily Clinton Hill and Cobble Hill.

Trending in New York
• Cardi
• Zion
• #askkay
• deGrom
• #Isaias

Scoreboard
• The Mets (4-7) beat the Atlanta Braves, 7 to 2. The Amazins go on to face the Washington Nationals at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-1) topped the Phillies, 6 to 3. Tonight’s game has been postponed with Tropical Storm Isaias on the way.

• The Rangers (0-2) fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 1 to 4. The two teams go at it again tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (1-0) play the Florida Panthers at 12 p.m.

• The Nets (31-35) take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 1:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• CetraRuddy announced its selection as part of the winning team chosen for a 291-unit affordable housing complex in Flatbush.

• For Sale – 12 Monitor Street #3B, Greenpoint – 2 BR condo flooded in sunlight offers open concept floor plan, gourmet kitchen w/ SS appliances, breakfast bar w/ stools, washer/dryer, spa-like bath, ample closet space. Common outdoor space, bike storage. Heat, water & cooking gas included in maintenance. Near McCarren & McGolrick Parks.  $750,000. Realtor.com 

• Sold – Mill Basin – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,296 square foot colonial at 6417 Avenue T for $635,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook inked a massive lease deal for 730,000 square feet of space in Midtown, Manhattan’s historic Farley Building.

• Backing down from an immediate ban, the Trump says TikTok will be shut down in the U.S. Sept. 15, unless a deal is made with an American company.

Events
• No Events of Note.

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August 4th, 2020 at 9:15 am

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Morning Buzz: Teen grazed in the head by a bullet, Elevated MTA basketball falls and hits pedestrian

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Monday, August 3

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 91 degrees.

Top Stories
• Microsoft confirmed it is in talks to buy the U.S. arm of the popular app TikTok, and has discussed with Trump about security concerns.

• Democratic and Republican lawmakers are far from a deal on the next coronavirus relief bill.

• The captain and owners of a New York City party boat were arrested for hosting a crowded booze cruise.

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Brooklyn News
• A 16-year-old was grazed in the head by a bullet in a Crown Heights shooting.

• An MTA basket designed to catch falling subway debris fell from the elevated tracks in East New York, injuring a pedestrian.

• A police officer opened fire in Bed-Stuy after a man pulled out a gun at a large gathering, though no one was injured.

Politics
• House Majority Whip James Clyburn, a top Democrat, compared Trump to Benito Mussolini.

• White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reassured that the 2020 election will happen on November 3 as planned.

Entertainment
• Talk show host James Corden may be in line to replace Ellen DeGeneres, but her executive producers say not so fast.

Nikki Bella gave birth to her first child, while twin sister Brie Bella welcomed her second child into the world.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1996, this song begins its reign atop the U.S. pop charts.

• In 1941, domestic diva and TV personality Martha Stewart is born in Jersey City, NJ. In 2016, she began hosting a TV show with this rapper.

Opinion
• The Times says members of Congress should test themselves for COVID-19 and protect people working on Capitol Hill.

• The Post says turning around New York City’s crime spike will require action from more than the NYPD.

In the Blogs
• One block on Humboldt Street in Bushwick has been converted into a “Play Street.

• A Bushwick restaurant owner makes the case for a new art space for kids in the neighborhood.

Trending in New York
• Aaron Judge
#RHOP
#90DayFiance
#WynonnaEarp
Giannis

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (7-1) swept the Boston Red Sox with a 9-7 victory. The Bronx Bombers will host the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (3-7) were blanked by the Atlanta Braves, 4-0. They play the Braves in Atlanta again at 7:10 p.m.

• The Nets (31-35) topped the Washington Wizards, 118-110.

• The Rangers will take on the Carolina Hurricanes on the road in the second game of their first-round matchup. Puck drops at noon.

• After failing to show up to the Mets game on Sunday, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes decided to opt out of the 2020 season. The move will likely end his tenure in Queens.

• The Mets also acquired veteran outfielder Billy Hamilton for right-handed prospect Jordan Humphreys.

• The Jets released veteran guard Brian Winters, who has been with Gang Green for six years.

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Real Estate
• Construction is nearing completion at The Dime, a 22-story, mixed-use buildingin South Williamsburg.

• For Sale – 214 Clinton Street #3A, Cobble Hill – Renovated 1 BR corner property offers kitchen w/ island, SS appliances, microwave & dishwasher. Large window overlooks living/dining area, home office nook.  Close to shops, restaurants & transportation.  $740,000 Realtor.com 

• Sold – Old Mill Basin – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,296-square-foot house at 64-17 Avenue T for $635,000. Zillow.

Events
• Virtual – 10 a.m. – State Legislature hosts oversight hearings on nursing homes, long-term facilities and hospitals. Livestream here.

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August 3rd, 2020 at 8:43 am

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Friday, July 31
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with showers. High of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. economy suffered its worst period ever in the second quarter, with the GDP falling a historic 32.9 percent.

• NASA’s “Perseverance” rover completed a successful launch to begin its mission to find signs of ancient life on Mars.

• Ellen DeGeneres officially addressed allegations of a “toxic” workplace culture in a memo to staff.

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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn is trailing the other five boroughs in its response to the 2020 census.

• A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 12 years behind bars for his racist attack on a black woman, and a separate assault on an off-duty police officer in 2018.

• After numerous consecutive days of intense heat, Con Edison is asking 96,000 of its customers in south Brooklyn to reduce their energy consumption.

Politics
• President Trump has mused about delaying this year’s election, but he actually does not have the power to do so.

• A stalemate in the Senate means millions of Americans are on the verge of losing $600 in weekly federal unemployment benefits. New York has extended benefits for residents another 20 weeks.

Entertainment
• A woman is reunited with a teddy bear that has special significance for her, after Ryan Reynolds and others offered a $15,000 reward for the stolen toy.

• Are you ready for more of “The Masked Singer?” The trailer for season four of TV’s wildest singing competition show just dropped.

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Brooklyn Drive In: Palm Springs  Fri July 31st 7:30pm.  It’s going to be a beautiful day. Again. And again. And again.  $45 per car.  Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th Street, Sunset Park
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Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Chicago receives a Gold record for their first number one album, “Chicago V”. This single from the LP, would reach number three in September.

• In 1949 voice actress Susan Bennett is born in Vermont.  She is most well known as the original voice of Apple’s virtual assistant Siri.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the right kind of “cancel culture” involves canceling rent.

• A writer for slate doesn’t think the memes celebrating violence against Megan Thee Stallion are funny.

In the Blogs
• In Bay Ridge, community members raised thousands of dollars to help restore damages to a local bagel shop that was targeted by vandals.

• A new study by the company Amast has found that Greenpoint/Williamsburg had the most air quality complaints this year.

Trending in New York
• Lebron
• Edwin Diaz
• #RHONY
• Pelicans
• Kuzma

Scoreboard
• The Mets (3-4) fell to the Boston Red Sox, 4 to 2.

• The Yankees (4-1) beat the Baltimore Orioles, 8 to 6.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets head to Atlanta to take on the Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox at 7 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Orlando Magic at 2:30 p.m. to kick off the 2020 season restart
Saturday
• The Rangers travel to North Carolina to take on the Hurricanes at 12 p.m. in the qualifying round of the 2020 Stanley Cup.
•  The Islanders host the Florida Panthers at 4 p.m.,
• The Mets play the Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees go head-to-head with the Red Sox at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. Main Card starts at 9 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets complete their series against the Braves at 1 p.m.
• The Nets host the Washington Wizards at 2 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Red Sox at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A New York City-based affordable housing development firm has acquired the  Spring Creek Gardens Apartments multifamily complex in Lindenwood.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 2nd 4 – 5 pm (By Appt Only) – 82 Central Avenue, Bushwick – Renovated mixed-use 2 family & store in prime location! 1st flr is commercial space, 1st flr has 3 BRs & 2 bath, 3rd flr has 4 BRs, 1 bath. Trendy neighborhood w/ bars, restaurants, Farmer’s Markets & more!  $1.850M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Marine Park – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot ranch home at 2153 Hendrickson St. for $560,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY has a map of exciting places to order takeout and delivery from in Brooklyn.

• New York State has charged five eateries in North Brooklyn with violating new COVID-19 restrictions since the start of the pandemic

Restaurant ABC’s – Bed-Stuy
Grade A – Bravi Ragazzi BK, 570 Putnam Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Single service item reused, improperly stored, dispensed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Accoustik Garden, 1515 Atlantic Ave. Evidence of mice; Hand wash sign not posted; Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Skal, 373 Lewis Ave. Food not cooled by an approved method; Cold food item held above 41º F; Evidence of mice; Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container; Hand wash sign not posted; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Virtual - 7 p.m. – A Band Called Honalee – A Tribute to Peter, Paul & Mary.  Register here. 

Sunset Park - 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Drive In: Palm Springs.  $45 per car.Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th Street

Virtual - 8:30 p.m. – Mavis 80: A Newport Folk Revival Celebrating Legendary Gospel & Soul Singer Mavis Staples.  Information & Tickets 

Saturday
Virtual – 1 p.m. – Rock My Soul: A Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration.  Provide email for access.
Sunset Park - 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Drive In: The Outside Story.  $35 per car. Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th Street
Virtual - 8 p.m. – Partners: A World Premier – Streaming Online.  What does love look like in times of crisis?  Tickets

Sunday
Virtual - 2 p.m. – Photos with Stories: The Rock and Roll Photography of Rosie McGee.  Provide email for access. 
Virtual - 4 p.m. – Partners: A World Premier – Streaming Online.  What does love look like in times of crisis?  Tickets 

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July 31st, 2020 at 9:17 am

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Morning Buzz: Member of Jewish safety patrol slashed, Ex-employee calls Revel mopeds ‘cheap’

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Thursday, July 30
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon with a high of 94 degrees.

Top Stories
• Activists are flooding ICE’s new “vigilante academy” with fake applications to try and overwhelm the system.

• An ex-employee for Revel says the companies mopeds are “cheap” and that he did not trust them.

• A 21-year-old college student captured a 400-pound bull shark off the coast of a Long Island beach.

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Brooklyn News
• A member of the Jewish volunteer safety patrol was slashed in Borough Park while responding to a separate assault.

• The first trial in Brooklyn since the pandemic got underway in yesterday without a jury. It was delayed so the defendant could get a mask.

• Transit officials are testing out a new subway map based off a controversial minimalist design from the 1970s, hanging five of them in a Bay Ridge station.

Politics
• Ivanka Trump is getting roasted on social media for participating in the Challenge Accepted trend.

• Who will he choose? Experts break down Joe Biden’s potential choices for vicepresident.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle’s Wikipedia page was altered just before her relationship with Prince Harry was revealed, changing her modeling work to “activism.”

• A longtime employee of the popular Three Sons Pizzeria in Maspeth has opened a new slice joint and restaurant at the same site.

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Brooklyn Drive In: She Dies Tomorrow. Thurs July 30th 7:30pm.  Amy knows she’s going to die tomorrow and her fear is contagious.  $45 per car.  Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th Street, Sunset Park
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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, The Bee Gees‘ younger brother Andy Gibb started a three-week stay at the top of the Billboard Pop chart with this song.

• In 1963, TV actress Lisa Kudrow is born in Los Angeles. She rose to fame for portraying the ditzy Phoebe Buffay on this Emmy-Award winning TV show.

Opinion
• The Brooklyn Downtown Star argues that Governor Andrew Cuomo should waste no time signing new voting reform legislation into law.

• A guest contributor to the Greenpoint Star has some middle-of-the-road ideas for police reform that will result in justice for all and a “freer NYC.”

In the Blogs
• A new report finds that the most complaints about terrible air quality come fromGreenpoint and Williamsburg.

• With no tourists in the city to rent rooms, hotels in North Brooklyn are trying to appeal to locals looking to take a staycation.

Trending in New York
#NobodyLikesTrump
Kamala Harris
Tim Allen
Johnny
Mahomes

Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Orioles, 9-3. The Yankees (3-1) are in Baltimore for a 7:35 meeting with the Orioles.

• The Mets fell to the Red Sox, 6-5 The Mets (3-3) wrap up their four-game home-and-home series with the Red Sox in Flushing at 7:07 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Here’s what the Albany shakeup in the Assembly could mean for the real estate industry.

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – 6 Family, 5 V.O.T. Great investment. Train/shopping 1 block away. Large yard to entertain or extend. Projected rent: $160,000. Just listed. $2.288M Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 900-square-foot apartment at 243 78th Street in Bay Ridge for $430,950.

Style & Fashion
• Pharrell’s new line of Adidas slides are reportedly so comfortable they “feel like socks.”

• Celebrities are giving up! Many are ditching high-fashion couture for sloppy “COVIDcore” duds.

Events
Flatbush - 10 a.m. – State Senator Zellnor Myrie takes part in Census outreach event. 450 Clarkson Ave.

• Webinar - 2 to 3 p.m. – Health Dept. Issue for Restaurants.  Best practices for a Post COVID World.  RSVP 

Sunset Park – 8:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Drive In: She Dies Tomorrow. $45 per car

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July 31st, 2020 at 9:16 am

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Morning Buzz: Repeat bank robber caught, Cops seek three men for Dyker Heights bagel store vandalism

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Wednesday, July 29
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 94 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration won’t take new applications for DACA and will shorten renewal periods to just one year.

• Governor Cuomo now has 34 states and Puerto Rico on New York’s 14-day quarantine coronavirus travel advisory list.

Revel suspended moped rentals in New York City after a second fatality in less than two weeks.

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Brooklyn News
• A repeat robber was caught in Flatbush and charged with sticking up banks for $3,000.

• A 22-year-old man was shot in the shoulder at a memorial for two teens who were shot to death in Cypress Hills.

• NYPD are seeking three men wanted for vandalizing a bagel store in Dyker Heights.

Politics
• Attorney General William Barr defended the Trump administration’s protest crackdowns in a combative House hearing.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson denied nixing a $2 million grant in retaliation of a group that protested the city’s budget.

Entertainment
• Here is the complete list of nominations for the 2020 Emmys.

• Actress Lucy Hale will star in a survival thriller movie called “Borrego.”

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Outdoor Cinema: My Big Fat Greek Wedding Wed July 29th 8:30pm Time to get out and enjoy cocktails, tacos & movies in the great outdoors (weather permitting). Parklife, 636 Degraw St., Boerum Hill.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, The Doors score their first #1 hit with this song.

• In 1974, actor Josh Radnor is born in Ohio. He played a major role on this 2005 Emmy-Award winning TV show.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump using federal agents as political stage props is anything but law and order.

• The Post says the latest assault on the Seal of New York City is just silly.

In the Blogs
• Here are the best events happening in and around Bushwick this week.

• Cobble Hill Association’s president is stepping down after a two-year term.

Trending in New York
• Joe Kelly
#whereisnikki
NYPD
#WhyIDontLikeTrump
DeGrom

Scoreboard
• The Mets (3-2) throttled the Red Sox, 8-3. They host Boston tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees will resume action tonight on the road against the Baltimore Orioles. First pitch is at 7:35 p.m.

• The Amazins’ have agreed to a deal with catcher Bruce Maxwell.

• A growing number of NFL players are opting out of the season due to the risks of coronavirus.

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Real Estate
• The City Council is looking at legislation to temporarily repeal the commercial rent tax for businesses for the rest of COVID-19.

• For Sale – 147 Warren Street, Cobble Hill - Legal 4 family, 4 story Colonial w/ basement. Three 2 BR and one 1 BR units.  Great neighborhood, close to shopping, dining & nightlife, close to transportation.  $3.250M. O’Kane Realty. 917-859-9362

• Sold – Coney Island – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,050-square-foot co-op at 2932 West 5th Street for $440,000. Zillow.

Business News
• AMC Theatres and Universal have reached a deal to bring new movies to audiences at home earlier.

Starbucks shares jumped as investors shrugged off the coffee chain’s losses.

Events
• Brownsville – 8:30 a.m. – NYC Census 2020 lit distribution. Sutter Ave. and East 98th St.

Sunset Park – 10 a.m. – NYC Census 2020 lit and PPE distribution and completion assistance. Sunset Park Library, 43rd St. and 5th Ave.

Bed-Stuy – 12:30 p.m. – NYC Census 2020 community canvass, lit distribution and completion assistance. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St.

Greenpoint – 4:30 p.m. – Union, nonunion construction workers protest to demand contractors pay owed back wages. 45 Commercial St.

Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – NYC Census 2020 “Millennial and Gen Z” community canvass, lit distribution and completion asisstance. Berry St. and Grand St.

Virtual – 7:15 p.m. – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”.

Boerum Hill – 8:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Parklife, 638 Degraw St.

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July 29th, 2020 at 8:57 am

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Morning Buzz: Mayors ask feds to block Trump from sending in federal law enforcement; Family holds funeral for 1-year-old killed by stray bullet

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Tuesday, July 28
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with afternoon showers. High of 94 degrees.

Top Stories
• Several states have issued warnings, after reports that residents received unsolicited packages containing seeds, that may have originated from China.

• A group of six mayors penned a letter to Congress asking it to pass legislation blocking the White House from deploying federal law enforcement to cities without consent.

• Defense attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell want to keep x-rated evidence in her trial from going public.

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Brooklyn News
• Family and friends held a heartwrenching funeral service for a one-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet while at a barbecue earlier this month.

• Officials say funds diverted from the NYPD’s 2021 budget will be used to build a decked-out community center at Nostrand playground.

• A Brooklyn man has confessed to stabbing his wife to death in France, dismembering her body and dumping it in a storm drain.

Politics
• Politicians and the American public paid respects to the late Congressman, Rep. John Lewis, who is now the first Black lawmaker to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

• The Senate GOP’s new coronavirus relief bill proposes cutting weekly pandemic unemployment benefits from $600 to $200.

Entertainment
• Drake has broken the record for most top 10 hits in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.

• Amid the pandemic, many films slated for 2020 were rescheduled. Here’s a list of those movies shifted by coronavirus, and their new release dates.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1978 National Lampoon’s  “Animal House” is released in theaters and stars this actor. The film  centered around the disreputable Delta House fraternity.

• In 1990 rapper Soulja Boy is born in Chicago.  He is best known for this song, which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate wonders whether the Black Lives Matter movement will be able to accomplish what the Me Too movement could not.

• New York Magazine says America’s public schools are currently facing a “triple crisis.”

In the Blogs
• Simultaneous battles with COVID-19 and racial injustice have sparked a push for Black food sovereignty in Brooklyn.

• The 86 St R station and the Bedford Av L station are set to become ADA accessible by early August.

Trending in New York
• Tory
• Megan
• #TrumpIsACompleteFailure
• Elon Musk
• #TrumpleThinSkin

Scoreboard
• The Mets (2-2) beat the Boston Red Sox, 7 to 4. They will remain at Fenway for the second game in the series tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• After the Yankees (2-1) vs. Phillies series opener was postponed due to Marlins players and staff testing positive for COVID-19, it is unclear if tonight’s game will go on as scheduled for 6 p.m.

• Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, essentially forced by the NFL to take a paid leave of absence while waiting for his legal situation to resolve.

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Real Estate
• A thorough renovation has given this 1870s brownstone a side of moderndesigner style, along with its historic character.

• For Sale – 112a McKibbens Street, Williamsburg – Two family brick features 5 BRs, 3 bath, high-end upgrades, 2 car private driveway, finished basement w/ washer/dryer, bath, beautiful outdoor pavers. $1.399M. O’Kane Realty. 917-376-8780

• Sold – Mill Basin – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square foot co-op at 2011 Pearson St. for $199,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Jeff Bezos will finally be grilled by Congress, as he joins the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, and Google at Wednesday’s antitrust hearing.

• According to FBI documents, senior Sinaloa cartel leaders were using a network of highly sophisticated encrypted phones, which was compromised by law enforcement earlier this year.

Events
Virtual - 6 p.m. – Creative Endurance: Online.  $26

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries Online: Brooklyn Raga Massive.  Watch Here. 

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July 28th, 2020 at 8:57 am

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Morning Buzz: Three teens shot at Cypress Hills park, Four injured in East New York apartment fire

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Monday, July 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy, but still hot and humid. High of 99.

Top Stories
• The casket carrying late civil rights leader John Lewis traveled across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma one last time.

• Thousands of New Yorkers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest federal enforcement tactics used against activists in Portland.

• New York state and the city have hit record low COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Brooklyn News
• Three teenagers were shot, one fatally, outside a park in Cypress Hills.

• Cops racing to respond to what turned out to be a false report of a shooting fatally struck a motorcyclist in Williamsburg.

• A woman and her three children were seriously hurt in an apartment fire in East New York.

Politics
• Maya Wiley, a former top legal counsel to de Blasio, has placed calls to prominent politicians seeking support for a mayoral run.

• City & State lists the 100 most influential Asian-Americans in New York politics and policy.

Entertainment
• Talk show legend Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88.

• Olivia de Havilland, one of the last actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, passed away at 104 years old.

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown Wed July 29th 7:15pm Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood, experiencing everything together, from chaotic baseball games and unrequited valentines to World War I flying beagles. Tickets.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Cass Elliot releases her first solo single following the breakup of The Mamas And Papas.

• In 1998, stage actor Myles Erlick is born in Canada. He earned his most notable part in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway.

Opinion
• The Daily News says NYC and the nation must realize the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

• The Post says subways are bouncing back, which is a huge sign of progress.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Charm is closing up its current location and relocating to California.

• Betsy Head Pool in Brownsville is slated to open its doors on August 1.

Trending in New York
• #90DayFiance
Mets
#WynonnaWatchParty
#TheChi
Usher

Scoreboard
• The Mets (1-2) were shellacked by the Atlanta Braves, 14-1. They fly to Boston to take on the Red Sox at 7:35 p.m.

• The Yankees (2-1) win their first series over the Washington Nationals, 3-2. The Bronx Bombers will head to Philadelphia to face the Phillies at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees optioned Clint Frazier to the alternate training site to bring up more bullpen arms.

• President Trump won’t throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, but plans to at some point. The decision comes after two key Yankees announced they plan to kneel during the national anthem all season.

• The Giants cut Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas after his hit-and-run arrest. They immediately signed Chandler Catanzaro as a replacement.

• The Jets traded star safety Jamal Adams to the Seahawks for Bradley McDougald and three high draft picks.

• The Knicks are finalizing a five-year deal with head coach Tom Thibodeau.

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Real Estate
• The owners of 400,000 rent-stabilized apartments in NYC reported an improvement in rent collection in early July.

• For Sale – 59 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg – Three family home close to McCarren & Cooper parks.  8 BRs, 3 full bath total. Unfinished basement, gorgeous backyard.  $2.649M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Georgetown – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,302-square-foot condo at 1950 Bergen Avenue for $625,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, inside a Flatbush Optical store at 11122 Flatlands Avenue in East New York, unidentified suspects entered the building by breaking he lock on the rear door. They stole $14,820 worth of sunglasses. The suspects left from the rear of the building.

• On Sunday night, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 405 East 16th Street in Flatbush. Cops discovered a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest and face. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and an investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams announces school reopening proposal, release report. Live stream here.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – State lawmakers, community groups call for legislative leadership to enact budget reforms. Register here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams speaks at Dominican Bar Association’s “Policing in America” panel. Register here.

Written by BKTicker

July 27th, 2020 at 8:51 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Morning Buzz: U.S. reaches 4 million coronavirus cases; 12-year-old boy brutally beaten in Bed-Stuy bodega

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Friday, July 24

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. High of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. has hit 4 million cases of coronavirus, with 1 million of those cases confirmed over a 15-day period.

• Two U.S. watchdogs launched probes into the use of force by federal law enforcement agents in Portland, Oregon, and D.C., after the mayor of Portland was tear-gassed by federal officers at a protestearlier this week.

• It took 35 MTA workers and $17,000 to clean out the mess left behind by “Occupy City Hall” protesters.

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Brooklyn News
• The mother of a 12-year-old boy brutally beaten at a bodega in Bed-Stuy says her son was the victim of bullies for years.

• A Brooklyn man suffered a fractured skull after a building facade collapsed and fell on him in Crown Heights.

• Abducted by his father from a Bushwick hospital, a three-day-old baby was found safe and sound outside of a NYCHA complex.

Politics
• Michael Cohen has been ordered to be released from prison, after a judge found his imprisonment “retaliatory.”

• Senate Republicans and the White House have reached a tentative deal on a new stimulus package.

Entertainment
• An Australian entertainment company is bringing “floating cinemas” to various U.S. cities, including New York, using socially distanced boats.

• Kanye West’s presidential bid has been roundly dismissed as a publicity stunt, but some conservatives tired of Trump say it has some political significance.

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BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere! July 25th & 26th  7pm This year the beloved festival will be transformed into a virtual multi-platform destination designed to bring the spirit of the outdoor concert series to your home.  Tickets
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Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Apollo 11 safely returns to Earth.

• In 1998 TV show host Bindi Irwin is born in Australia.  She is the daughter of this famous Crocodile Hunter. 

Opinion
• The NY Post says falling rents mean trouble for New York City’s future.

• With more nations banning U.S. travelers, a NY Times writer ponders whether the coronavirus will finally show Americans how much privilege they’ve enjoyed.

In the Blogs
• Jabari Brisport has declared victory in New York State Senate Democratic Primary for District 25.

• Popular upscale sushi restaurant Chiko has shifted from omakase to sichuan takeout, in order to better accommodate clientele during the pandemic.

Trending in New York
• #MLBOpeningDay
• Yankees
• Jacksonville
• #MySummerInSixWords
• Lakers

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (1-0) beat the Washington Nationals 4 to 1 on Opening Day, after the game was called early due to weather.

• After weeks of uncertainty, the Washington NFL franchise will temporarily take the name ‘Washington Football Team.’

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Atlanta Braves at 4:10 p.m. for their opening game of the 2020 season. No in-person spectators will be in attendance.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Braves at Citi Field at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Nationals in D.C. at 7:15 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night 174. Preliminary Card begins at 5 p.m.; Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees complete their series with the Nationals at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets tee off against the Braves for a third time at 7:08 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Several neighborhoods in Brooklyn saw increased demand from renters even as the coronavirus plunged New York City’s housing market.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 26th 4-5pm (By Appt Only)  82 Central Avenue, Bushwick – Renovated mixed-use 2 family + store in prime location. Ground flr is commercial space, 2nd flr has 3 BRs, 2 bath; 3rd flr has 4 BRs, 1 bath, full basement.  Located near Wyckoff Hospital, Maria Hernandez ark and trendy bars.  $1.850M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

OPEN HOUSE. Sun July 26th 12-1pm – 13 Stuyvesant Avenue, Bed Stuy – Renovated 2 family brick offers 10 BRs, 3 bath, high ceilings, finished basement. Delivered Vacant – Motivated Seller!  $1.150M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,400 square foot three-unit row house at 36 Macdonough St. for $1.43 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A vibrant new pan-Caribbean restaurant, Kokomo, debuts with outdoor dining in Williamsburg this month.

• Why did a former Navy SEAL, who now makes precision lasers, just buy iconic Brooklyn creamery Ample Hills?

Restaurant ABC’s – Kings Highway
Grade A – Taste of Georgia, 1637 East 18th St. Evidence of mice; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Meraki, 1673 East 13th St. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Beans & Bagels, 1683 East 16th St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used; Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
Virtual - 7 p.m. – Love Is A Rose: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Tickets 

Saturday
Virtual - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Tomorrowland Around the World Music Festival.  Tickets 
Virtual - 3 p.m. – Online Art Class: Draw, Paint, Create!  $7.50 – $10 
Virtual - 7 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere! Tickets 

Sunday
• Virtual – 7 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere! Tickets 
Virtual - 7 p.m. – Online Sex and the City Trivia: Fundraiser.  $10

Written by BKTicker

July 24th, 2020 at 8:42 am

Posted in Uncategorized