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Morning Buzz: Police looking for suspect who fatally punched man, Woman caught walking into court with loaded gun

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Friday, July 19

Weather
• The heat wave is here. High of 93 with mostly sunny skies. Partly cloudy on Saturday with a high of 98. Mostly sunny on Sunday and a high of 100 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump will nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court justice, for Labor Secretary.

• Tense protests outside Gracie Mansion led to arrests after Eric Garner’s family met with the mayor to discuss the NYPD trial.

• Organizers have canceled the New York City Triathlon this weekend due to the heat wave.

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Coney Island Music Festival  Sat July 20th 1-9pm Car-free event to promote the use of streets as public space w/ family-friendly activities. Hosted by Alliance for Coney Island. Stillwell Ave. from Surf Ave. to Boardwalk W.
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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for a suspect who fatally sucker punched a man in Coney Island.

• A 22-year-old woman was busted for trying to enter Brooklyn Criminal Court with a loaded gun and ammunition.

• A sex offender was busted for rubbing his genitals against a woman on a trainbetween Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Politics
• Trump now says he disagrees with the “send her back” chants about Ilhan Omar at his own campaign rally.

• Republican Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee are backing down from their opposition to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

Entertainment
• Check out the first trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick” starring Tom Cruise.

• ABC series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is concluding with its seventh season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, this song by Orleans hits #6 in the Billboard Hot 100 and has since been played on the radio over four million times.

• In 1976, actor Benedict Cumberbatch is born in London. He is best known for playing the lead in this BBC crime drama series.

Opinion
• The Times explores the meaning of “send her back” and says it’s become the message of Trump’s presidency.

• The Post says the Senate must not delay the replenishing of the 9/11 victims fund.

In the Blogs
• Catch a free screening of “Aquaman” at Transmitter Park tonight on the waterfront.

• A Bushwick mainstay is closing its doors to due a rent hike.

Trending in New York
• #TheGiftAlbum
Aaron Boone
#PRETTYMUCHLying
#RHONY
Gardy

Scoreboard
• The Mets (44-52) fell to the San Francisco Giants in 15 innings, 3-2.

• The Yankees (62-33) beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 and then 5-1 in a double header in the Bronx.

• Yanks manager Aaron Boone delivered a memorable tirade after being tossedin the first game.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets are in San Francisco to face the Giants at 10:15 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Colorado Rockies at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Giants at Oracle Park. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Rockies to Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their four-game set in San Francisco at 4:05 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their home stand against the Rockies at 1:05 p.m.

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Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour Sun July 21st  1-3pm Explore the amazing story of this bridge as we show you the true story of the men and women who built it. $25. Thomas Paine Park, corner of Worth and Lafayette Streets.
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Real Estate
• Commercial real estate transactions in Brooklyn dropped to $2.7 billion in the first six months of the year, according to a recent analysis.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 20th & Sun July 21st 12:30-3pm. 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on 4 levels.  1st unit has 2 BRs/1 bath.  2nd unit is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex.  Close to parks & transportation.  $1.899M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Ridgewood – 2 BRs, LR/Dr, EIK, 1 full bath.  Utilities included, ample street parking.  Close to all.  $2,000/month. Carollo Rentals 718-747-7747

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A seven-bedroom, four-bathroom, 5,280-square-foot house at 1956 72nd Street for $1.35 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are Eater’s recommendations for standout restaurants and bars in Prospect Heights.

• Korean cult favorite Kichin has found a new home in Bushwick.

Restaurant ABC’s – Clinton Hill
Grade A – Putnam’s, 419 Myrtle Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Peckish, 49 Willoughby Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – Moishe’s Place, 868 Bedford Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Downtown – 2 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts press conference to discuss heat emergency. NYC Emergency Management, 165 Cadman Plaza E.

Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Unplugged: Degraw Sound w/ Pearla, Yellow Belly. Pier 3 Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Coney Island – 6:30 p.m. – Frankie Valli and the Four Season. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: 90s Hip Hop. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Prospect Heights – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival – Burna Boy, Tampa the Great, DJ Tunez. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.

Sunset Park – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series w/ Nick Hakim. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – SummerStarz 2019: “Aquaman.” Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River Waterfront.

Saturday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Flower Arranging for the Senses. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.
• Coney Island – Noon to 4 p.m. – 29th annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition. West 12th St. and Coney Island boardwalk.
Coney Island - 1 to 9 p.m. – Coney Island Music Festival. Stillwell Ave. from Surf Ave. to Coney Island Boardwalk.
Fort Greene – 3 to 7 p.m. – Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival. Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford St.
Coney Island – 5:30 p.m. – Saturday Night Summer Fever. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.
Prospect Heights – 8 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival w/ Alloy Orchestra. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.
Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Davina and The Vagabonds. Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Sunday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Planting for a Fall Harvest. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of David Bowie for Kids. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn Heights – 1 to 3 p.m. – Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour. Thomas Paine Park, corner of Worth & Livingston Streets
Fort Greene - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: The Professional.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street.

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July 19th, 2019 at 9:11 am

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Morning Buzz: Cop stabbed outside Angry Wade’s, Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ at rally

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Thursday, July 18

Weather
• High of 85 with scattered thunderstorms.

Top Stories
• A judge ordered materials – including details on hush money payments made for the president – seized from Michael Cohen be posted online by 11 a.m.

• President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina, where supporters chanted “send her back.”

• Senator Rand Paul is blocking a bipartisan bill to ensure that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund never runs out of money.

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Graffiti, Street Art, Advertisers & the Future of Urban Visual Space  Thurs July 18th  8:30-10pm   The tactics of early graffiti have been taken up by marketing professionals. $10 Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Brooklyn News
• The NYPD is offering a record $111,500 for information that can crack the cold-case murder of a cop in Brooklyn in 1971.

• Tenants in a Bushwick rent-stabilized building are suing the landlords over repairs, including to the top floors that were destroyed by fire years ago.

• An off-duty corrections officer was stabbed trying to break up a bar brawl outside Angry Wade’s in Boerum Hill.

Politics
• The de Blasio presidential campaign raised one-third of its money from donors who have business with the city.

• Senator Charles Schumer wants the FBI to probe possible Kremlin ties to the popular FaceApp software.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle hinted at possible troubles after Pharell Williams praised her marriage at a premiere of “The Lion King” in London.

• The sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey has been dropped, according to prosecutors in Massachusetts.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy has an “incident” on Chappaquiddick Island.

• In 1980, actress Kristen Bell is born in Huntington Woods, Michigan. She played the title role in this 2004 TV drama series.

Opinion
• A director at the Carnegie Association argues Irish-Americans should remember they were once told to “go back” to where they came from.

• An Uber driver explains in the Greenpoint Star how the mayor’s cap on for-hire vehicles hurts his ability to make a living.

In the Blogs
• Key Food meat department workers in Greenpoint will head back to work after signing a new contract.

• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says the MTA needs to do more to keep riders apprised of service disruptions.

Trending in New York
#IStandWithIlhan
#TAEYONG_LongFlight
#IStandWithPresTrump
#FoundAtArea51
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (60-33) and Rays were rained out. The teams will play a double-header today in the Bronx starting at 3 p.m.

• The Mets made it four straight wins with a 15-4 drubbing of the Twins. New York (44-51) heads to San Francisco for four games. First pitch is at 9:45 p.m.

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Saturday Night Summer Fever  Sat July 20th 5:30pm A Tribute to the greatest soundtrack in History! Tickets Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st Street, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• A renovated home in Bushwick with a big garden can be yours for a cool $1.5 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 21st 2-4pm. 8 Herbert Street, Greenpoint – Semi detached one family home 1.5 bath/2 BRs. Unfinished attic & basement, backyard. Needs renovation. $979,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Bed-Stuy – Duplex apt features LR/DR, EIK, 2 BRs, 1 full bath, access to backyard, ample street parking. Utilities included. $2,400/month. Carollo Rentals 718-747-7747

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,300-square-foot apartment at 70-02 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge for $550,000.

Style & Fashion
• Stella McCartney has tapped Grimes to be the face of her new collection for Adidas.

• Saks Fifth Avenue has plans to create a huge men’s luxury shoe department.

Events
Clinton Hill – 10:30 a.m. – Kids Concert & Sing-Along. Myrtle Ave Plaza, Myrtle Ave & Steuben St.

Downtown – Noon – R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019. MetroTech Commons, 304 Bridge St.

DUMBO – 5:30 p.m. – Live at The Archway: Kombilesa Mi. Water St. & Anchorage Pl.

Sunset Park – 6 p.m. – Elected officials host ICE Rapid Response Session. Sunset Park High School, 153 35th St.

Downtown – 6 to 10 p.m. – Movies with a View: Girlfight. Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Prospect Heights – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Women in Music. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.

Prospect Heights – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Graffiti, Street Art, Advertisers & the Future of Urban Visual Space.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

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July 19th, 2019 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: Man wanted in subway slashing, Retired US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

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Wednesday, July 17

Weather
• Thunderstorms possible today. High of 93 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration has been permanently blocked from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

• Retired US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, nominated in the wake of Watergate, has died at the age of 99.

• Citi Bikes are heading to the Bronx and are expanding in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan by the end of 2023.

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Shakespeare in the Club: The Dream Midsummer ’19  Wed July 17th & Thurs July 19th 7pm  Mischievous fairies, complicated romances, bumbling actors in grand fashion as the mythos of the forest.  Tickets  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for a man who slashed a subway rider inside the Broadway Junction subway station on July 5.

• The company We Are the New Farmers discuss what it’s like to grow spirulinain Brooklyn.

• Lara Birnback will serve as the new executive director for the neighborhood group The Brooklyn Heights Association.

Politics
• New Yorkers have raised more money for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign than Mayor de Blasio has been able to garner nationwide.

• In an attempt to defend Trump’s racist tweets, Kellyanne Conway asked a reporter: “What’s your ethnicity?” Meanwhile, the House voted to condemn the tweets.

Entertainment
• With 32 nods, “Game of Thrones” set a single-season record for the most Emmy nominations ever for a show.

“Peaky Blinders” actor Karl Shiels has died at the age of 47.

Buzzing Back

• In 1967 Jimi Hendrix drops out of opening act for The Monkees.

• In 1975 motorcycle racer Carey Hart is born in Seal Beach, CA.  In 2006 he married this singer.

Opinion
• The Times is frustrated that the officer who killed Eric Garner hasn’t been fired yet.

• The Post supported the Justice Department’s decision not to charge the officer in Garner’s death and argued that the acts of many, including Garner himself, led to the tragedy.

In the Blogs
• After a two-month ordeal, the Key Food Meat Department has signed a new contract.

• Bushwick’s House of Kava unexpectedly shuttered its doors after alleged issues of poor and abusive management.

Trending in New York
• #WorldEmojiDay
• #NationalHotDogDay
• Xbox Cup
• I WAS BORN
• Isn’t He

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (60-33) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3.

• The Mets (42-51) beat the Minnesota Twins, 3-2.

• The Giants have suspended safety Kamrin Moore after he was he was charged with aggravated assault.

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Planting for a Fall Harvest  Sun July 21st 10:30am-12:30pm  Plant now and extend your garden’s bounty into fall!  Take home seeds and transplants ideal for a fall harvest.  Registration Required.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Real Estate
• Real estate investment group Hope Street Capital has officially launched sales for 98 Front Street, a new ten-story condominium development in Dumbo.

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family Colonial features six 1BR apts, partially finished basement, large pvt yard, close to all.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 341 Herzl Street, Brownsville – Two family brick home – 9 BRs, 5 bath total, open layout kitchen, DR, LR, hardwood floors.  Entrance to backyard accessible from 1st floor.  $850,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Clinton Hill - A studio with 1,187-square-feet at 111 Steuben St. for $1,195,000. Zillow

Business News
• Did you make a purchase on Amazon Prime Day? Here are ways to spot if it’s a scam or not.

• Here’s a list of 25 fast-growing, venture-backed startups most likely to reach $1 billion in value.

Events
Fort Greene – 10 a.m. – Music. in the Grove – Concert for Kids.  Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford Street

Downtown Brooklyn – 11 a.m. – De Blasio speaks about the extreme heat. NYC Emergency Management, 165 Cadman Plaza E

Park Slope - 1 p.m. – Councilman Brad Lander joins Parks and Recreation Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver to cut the ribbon on the reconstruction of Ennis Playground. 12th St. between Second Ave. and Third Ave.

Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – Shakespeare. in the Club: The Dream Midsummer ’19.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Edge of Tomorrow.  parklike, 636 Degraw Street

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July 17th, 2019 at 9:11 am

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Morning Buzz: ICE raid unsuccessful in Brooklyn, Five hurt after car crashes into deli

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Monday, July 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• Tropical Depression Barry’s flood threat lingers as the storm slowly sweepsinland in Louisiana.

Con Edison officials still can’t explain what caused the west side of Manhattan to plunge into darkness.

• ICE agents were unsuccessful in three attempted raids in Brooklyn and Manhattan over the weekend.

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Free Rooftop Movie Mon July 15th 8:30pm “Grindhouse” (Deathproof & Planet Terror). Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave., Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• Five people were hurt after a car jumped a sidewalk and slammed into a deliin Dyker Heights.

• A 53-year-old man was stabbed in the chest at the D train station at 39th Street and 9th Avenue.

• NYPD scuba divers recovered more body parts off the waters of Coney Island.

Politics
• AOC hit back at Trump after the president tweeted that the freshmen congresswoman should “go back” to their countries.

• An NBC News/WSJ poll shows that Trump would lose to Biden, Sanders, Warren or Harris.

Entertainment
• Lashana Lynch will make history as the new 007 in the next James Bond film.

Weekend Box Office
• Spider-Man: Far From Home: $45 million
Toy Story 4: $20.6 million
Crawl: $12 million
Stuber: $8 million
Yesterday: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, Gianni Versace is murdered in Andrew Cunanan killing spree.

• In 2008, Iain Armitage is born in Georgia. He rocketed to fame for playing Ziggy in this 2017 HBO TV series and the title character on this show.

Opinion
• The Daily News says de Blasio being out of town campaigning during the Manhattan blackout is a major failure.

• The Post says state lawmakers need to reconvene to fix their botched criminal justice reforms.

In the Blogs
• Beware of the patch of poison ivy lurking near the Pulaski Bridge.

• Here are five great places to eat near Manhattan Beach.

Trending in New York
• Seth
Brock
#90DayFiance
Kofi
#RHOP

Scoreboard
• The Mets (42-51) topped the Miami Marlins, 6-2.

• The Yankees (59-32) doubled up on the Blue Jays, 4-2. They begin a four-game home series against the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m.

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a historic Wimbledon final, while Serena easily Williams lost to Simona Halep.

• Luis Severino has been cleared to begin his throwing program again.

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Botanicals in Resin Tues July 16th 6-9pm Learn the art of making colorful glasslike ornaments with resin using dried flowers, leaves, seeds, ground spices and other small  objects. Registration Required. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Real Estate
• New York City landlords are coming up with tactics to get around the new rent laws.

• For Sale – 539 4th Street, Unit #3L, Park Slope – Landmarked building in Historic District features 3 BRs, pvt roof terrace, large storage space, LR, DR, customers one kitchen w/ pantry, master BR w/ en suite, children’s playroom.  $1.799M. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Sale – 432 Lexington Avenue, Bed-Stuy – Two family brick w/ 3 units & garage, renovated from top to bottom. 6 BRs, 3 bath total. Kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite countertops, washer/dryer hook-up in each unit.  $1.590M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 919-square-foot condo at 9921 4th Avenue for $738,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious child inside the apartment at 276 Irving Avenue in Bushwick. Upon arrival, officers found 2-month-old Jason Ruiz unresponsive with no obvious signs of trauma. He was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Coney Island – 5 p.m. – Police Commissioner James O’Neill attends street co-naming ceremony for Police Officer Leon Fox. Surf Ave. and West 12th St.

Sunset Park – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 7 Education/Youth Committee Meeting. 4201 4th Ave.

Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Free Rooftop Movie: Grindhouse (Deathproof & Planet Terror). Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave.

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July 15th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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Morning Buzz: Human body found near Coney Island, Career copper thief arrested at scrapyard

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Friday, July 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High of 87. Sunny on Saturday and Sunday with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump will back away from adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

• The ACLU and other advocacy groups sued the Trump administration to put the brakes on the scheduled ICE raids.

• R. Kelly was arrested by NYPD in Chicago on federal sex crimes charges.

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Unplugged  Fri July 12th 6-8pm Degraw Sound w/ Common Jack / Kevin Daniel. Pier 3 Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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Brooklyn News
• Police found human legs on the rocks off Coney Island, then discovered the rest of the body stuck underwater.

• A career copper cable thief was busted near a scrapyard in Boerum Hill.

• A driver was busted on the Gowanus for driving in the carpool lane with a dummy “passenger.

Politics
• Bill de Blasio criticized Joe Biden for voting in favor of NAFTA in the 1990s.

• New York City’s ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women’s soccer championscost taxpayers $1.3 million.

Entertainment
• Heidi Klum and musician Tom Kaulitz secretly got married in late February.

• A new “Flintstones” series is in the works from Warner Bros. Animation.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, disco is dealt a death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox.

• In 1978, actress Michelle Rodriguez is born in San Antonio. She is best known for her role in this 2001 movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the House should pass the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill unanimously.

• The Post says what makes the immigration raids so crazy is that they’re no longer a surprise.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily has your roundup of best diverse and intersectional parties in and around Bushwick.

• Here’s your chance to attend the fourth annual Stickball Hall of Fame Game at MCU Park.

Trending in New York
• Vine
#FridayFeeling
#FridayMotivation
Grayson Allen
R. Kelly

Scoreboard
• Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will face off again at Wimbledon, while Serena Williams will take on Simona Halep in the final.

• Marcus Morris signed a one-year, $15 million deal to join the Knicks.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (40-50) head to Miami for a three-game series with the Marlins. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (57-31) host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the Marlins in Miami at 6:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Blue Jays to Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their Miami road trip with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees wrap up their three-game series with the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse Sun July 14th 12pm The Music of The Beatles for Kids. $12. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg.
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Real Estate
• More Brooklyn and Queens renters are opting to renew their leases, according to a new Douglas Elliman report.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 13th 2-4pm. 21 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg – Renovated 2 family – 1st flr is a 1 BR/1 bath apt w/ LR/DR combo, EIK.  2nd flr is a 3 BR/1 bath apt w/ LR, EIK w/ SS appliances,.  Basement has two entrances w/ BR/LR space, 1.5 bath.  $2.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 14th 2-4pm. 8 Herbert Street, Greenpoint - Semi detached one family home on 2 levels offers open concept layout w/ LR/DR area, EIK, 1/2 bath.  2nd flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath.  Unfinished attic & basement, backyard.  Needs gut Reno.  $979,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – East New York – An eight-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,800-square-foot house at 285 Shepherd Avenue for $782,500. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater lists the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for July 2019.

Salite, the sandwich shop masterpiece, is back in Williamsburg after shutting down in 2017.

Restaurant ABC’s – Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Grade A – De Hot Pot, 1127 Washington Ave. – Live roaches.
Grade B – Balboa Restaurant, 1655 Bedford Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – Subway, 1010 Nostrand Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Unplugged: Degraw Sound. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3 Lawn.

Brooklyn Heights – 7 p.m – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams performs onstage for closing weekend for “Antigone in Ferguson.” St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St.

Greenwood Heights - 7 to 9 p.m. – A Night At Niblo’s Garden. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

Prospect Park - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Saturday Night Fever. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Prospect Heights – 7 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Latin American Music Conference with Gaby Morena. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.

Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – SummerStarz 2019: “The Incredibles 2.” Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River waterfront

Coney Island - 9:30 p.m. – Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks. Coney Island Boardwalk btwn W10th & W15th streets.

Saturday
Clinton Hill – 10:30 a.m. – Kids Concert & Sing-Along.  Myrtle Ave Plaza, Myrtle Ave & Steuben St.
Greenwood Heights – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Femme Fatales.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park.  Fort Greene Visitor Center, Willoughby Ave & Washington Park
Greenpoint - Noon to 6 p.m. – The Total Greenpoint Immersion.  The Brew Inn, 924 Manhattan Ave.
Coney Island – 1 to 3 p.m. – Coney Island Walking Tour.  Grimaldi’s, 1215 Surf Ave
Clinton Hill – 1 to 4 p.m. – Arts & Crafts for Kids.  Myrtle Ave Plaza, Myrtle Ave & Steuben St.
• Brooklyn Heights – 2 p.m – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams performs onstage for closing weekend for “Antigone in Ferguson.” St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St.
Coney Island – 3 p.m. – Greatest Day Ever Music Festival & Carnival.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.
Greenwood Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – A Night at Niblo’s Garden.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Prospect Heights - 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Salif Kita & Courtnee Roze. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.
Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave
Manhattan Beach - 8 p.m. – Fantine & The French Horn.  Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
Greenpoint - 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. – Fleetwood Mac vs ABBA Dance Party.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Sunday
Fort Greene – 10 a.m. – Music in the Grove Concert for Kids.  Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford St.
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Beatles for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave
Industry City – 3 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.
Coney Island - 3 p.m. – Greatest Day Ever Music Festival & Carnival.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.
Flatbush - 3 p.m. – Bring It Live! The Dance Battle Tour.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
Fort Greene - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: Liar, Liar. Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.

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July 12th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: Sanitation truck overturns and injures two, American Idol comes to Brooklyn

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Thursday, July 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• ICE is prepared to conduct raids and arrest thousands of undocumented family members on Sunday.

• Facing calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case.

• USWNT celebrated their World Cup victory in New York City, capped off by Megan Rapinoe dropping the f-bomb on live television.

••••••••••••Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour Sat July 13th 8pm Join the hilarious ladies of comedy Adele Givens, Sherri Shepherd, Loni Love, Kym Whitley and host Nene Leakes for a night of laughs. Tickets. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
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Brooklyn News
• New surveillance video has been released showing the moments leading up to a fatal train station stabbing in Brownsville.

• A private sanitation truck that crushed several cars in Williamsburg, injuring two, collided with a street sweeper before overturning.

“American Idol” is holding auditions in Brooklyn for the upcoming season.

Politics
• Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded progressives and asked them to not publicly criticize moderate Democrats in a closed-door meeting.

• Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is filing a lawsuit challenging New York’s new law barring parents from refusing to vaccinate their kids on religious grounds.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity this year, but Kylie Jenner isn’t far behind.

• After playing Blair Waldorf on “Gossip Girl,” actress Leighton Meester became a fashion designer.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is published. In 1961, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

• In 1953, movie actress Mindy Sterling is born in Paterson, NJ. She became famous for her role as Frau Farbissina in this hit movie series.

Opinion
• USA Today says how America is treating its migrant children is a national disgrace.

• The Post says de Blasio’s comments on pay parity is hypocritical because of the pay gap in his own administration.

In the Blogs
• A Bushwick artisan market will be held at Lazy Suzy Cafe this weekend.

• The Luminal Theater is organizing the first-ever Cinema Block Party in Bed-Stuy this month.

Trending in New York
• #GetWellSoonMina
Jason Momoa
#SnowfallFX
#AYTO
Jim Bouton

Scoreboard
• Both the Yankees (57-31) and Mets (40-50) are off until Friday for the All-Star break.

• Former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton has died at the age of 80.

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Coney Island Walking Tour Sat July 13th 1-3pm Explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s amusement zone: a story of crime, passion and fire. $25. Meet @ Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, 1215 Surf Ave., Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• See these new renderings revealed for a six-story mixed-use building under construction in Bed-Stuy.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs July 11th 6-8pm. 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family home features six 1BR apts, partially finished basement, generous private yard.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Fri July 12th 6-7:30pm. 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on 4 levels.  1st unit features a 2BR/1.5 bath apt, 2nd unit is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex.  Close to park and transportation.  $2.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Bath Beach – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,400-square-foot house at 1543 Bath Avenue for $1.3 million. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• These are the best bikinis for hot and humid days this summer.

• Forget man bags. Murses are the hot new accessories for men.

Events
Downtown – Noon – R&B Festival @ MetroTech. MetroTech Commons, 304 Bridge St.

• Boerum Hill – 12:30 p.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Councilman Stephen Levin and community leaders announce funding for Gowanus and Wyckoff Gardens community centers. Gowanus Houses, 420 Baltic St.

Dumbo – 5:30 p.m. – Live @ the Archway: Eli Paperboy Reed. Water St btwn Anchorage Pl. & Adams St.

Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 10 p.m. – Movies with a View: Pariah. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn.

• Coney Island – 7 p.m. – Speaker Johnson throws out ceremonial first pitch at Brooklyn Cyclones Pride Night Game. MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave.

Sunset Park - 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: Gabrel Garzon-Montano. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Fort Greene – 8 to 11 p.m. – Movies On Myrtle: Sister Aimee. Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford St.

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Dirty. Thursday: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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July 11th, 2019 at 8:52 am

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Morning Buzz: Bodycam shows moments after a FBI agent was shot during a stakeout, USWNT World Cup victory parade today

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Wednesday, July 10

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• A 12-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was struck by a subway train in Manhattan.

• The family of an 18-month-old who fell from a cruise ship is blaming Royal Caribbean for the accident.

• A woman has delivered the first baby in the US born from the transplanted uterus of a dead donor.

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Fleetwood Mac vs ABBA Dance Party  Sat July 13th  10pm-3am  A full night dedicated to Fleetwood Mac and ABBA hits.  $10  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• Dramatic bodycam footage shows the moments after a FBI agent was shotwhile on an undercover stakeout.

• A creep followed a 32-year-old woman into her apartment building in Bushwick and attempted to rape her.

• Authorities have charged 21 alleged gang members in connection with a number of crimes including two Brooklyn murders and three non-fatal shootings.

Politics
• Some Democrats feel like the presidential race shouldn’t be “decided by billionaires” after billionaire Tom Steyer announced his 2020 campaign.

• West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin wants to block federal funding for the 2026 World Cup until USWNT receives equal pay.

Entertainment
• Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs beauty line will launch in September.

• The HBO Max streaming service will include the exclusive streaming of all episodes of “Friends” starting in 2020.

Buzzing Back

• In 1963 Martha and The Vandellas release this song, which would reach #4 on the Billboard charts by August.

• In 1951 TV actress Phyllis Smith is born in St. Louis, MO.  She gained fame for her role of Phyllis Lapin-Vance on this TV comedy.

Opinion
• The Post explores how Ross Perot foreshadowed the Trump campaign.

• The Daily News examines how Jeffrey Epstein managed to get away with the alleged sexual exploitation of children for years.

In the Blogs
• Popular group Chvrches will perform a free show at Pioneers Work in Brooklyn following a show at Radio City Music Hall.

• There’s a list of Bushwick thrift shops that have fashionable deals under $10.

Trending in New York
• Rip Torn
• #KyoongLight
• Kim Darroch
• The Larry Sanders Show
#WednesdayWisdom

Scoreboard
• The American League defeated the National League in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, winning 4-3.

• The USWNT’s World Cup victory parade is set for 9:30 a.m. in Manhattan.

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Greatest Day Ever Music Festival & Carnival  Sat July 13th & Sun July 14th 3pm  Carnage, Pusha T, Jungle, Cashmere Cat, BAS, Party Favor, Lolo Zouai, Livoo Da Eighty Kid and more.  Tickets  Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st Street, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• New renderings reveal the architecture of the 27-condo building at 2155 Caton Avenue in Flatbush.

• For Sale –  216 Kane Street, Cobble Hill – Four story Brownstone, garden level entrance opens to living area & open kitchen, which leads to garden/patio. Two wood burning fireplaces, powder room.  3rd & 4th floors feature 4 BRs, two updated full baths, washer/dryer. $3.550M. Halstead Real Estate. 718-878-1747

• For Rent – 2nd Place, Carroll Gardens – 1 BR, 1 bath brownstone, renovated w/ historic details and top notch luxury.  Laundry in unit, exposed brick, Smart audio system, SS appliances, Video intercom, central a/c & heat.  $2,990/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Brownsville – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,760-square-foot two-family townhouse at 922 Mother Gaston Blvd. for $685,000. Zillow

Business News
• US Customs seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs on it.

• Mastercard is trying to put cash out of business.

Events
Bushwick – 10 a.m.  Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and local tenants hold a press conference to urge for a court-appointed administrator after years of building abandonment. 299 Troutman St.

Park Slope - 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: When Harry Met Sally.  Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

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July 10th, 2019 at 8:57 am

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Morning Buzz: Jeffrey Epstein’s victims speak out after indictment; Woman fatally stabbed in Brownsville subway station

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Tuesday, July 9

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• Victims are beginning to speak out as billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on sex trafficking charges.

• An Arizona man says he cut a teen’s throat because he felt threatened by the rap music the teen was listening to.

• Police say an Alabama woman attempted to shoot someone in a road rage accident but accidentally shot her husband instead.

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Trombonist Craig Harris  Tues July 9th 7pm  Join world-renowned Harlem based composer and trombonist Craig Harris for an intimate solo performance.   Free w/ garden admission.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Brooklyn News
• A woman was fatally stabbed in a Brownsville subway station.

• A man stabbed a woman’s hand after attempting to flirt with her at Whole Foods.

• A driver attempting to rush a critically wounded friend to the ER crashed into another car just blocks from the hospital.

Politics
• A whistleblower says the Trump administration pressured himto reverse an environment decision regarding a development in the desert.

• 23 US governors have joined California in opposingTrump’s decision to relax vehicle milage standards.

Entertainment
• Rumors are swirling that Harvey Weinsteinwants to be his own layer.

• Keke Palmer slams her former mentor R. Kellyamid ongoing rumors on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962 Bob Dylan records “Blowin’ in the Wind” which many people mistakenly thought was a protest song.

• In 1956 movie actor Tom Hanks is born in Concord, CA.  He gained notoriety for his TV role in this 1980’s sitcom.

Opinion
• The Post says that after the DOT wasted $12 million to build welcome centers and rest areas, that whenever Governor Cuomo demands action, millions are wasted.

• The Times says that after Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest, those who protected him for so long now also need to be held accountable.

In the Blogs
• Piper Theatre is set to premier a haunting original play, The Lincoln Dress, with three intimate performances at The Old Stone House.

• The Total Greenpoint Immersion is back with Brooklyn Brewery this Saturday with stops along the tour at bars like Black Rabbit.

Trending in New York
• #MyAgeInFiveWords
• Trisha 
• #disneylandfight 
• jaxson hayes 
• BTSxAZ

Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-50) fell to the Phillies last night, 3 to 8.

• The Yankees (57-31) lost against the Tampa Bay Rays, 1 to 2.

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A Night at Niblo’s Garden  Fri July 12th & Sat July 13th 7-9pm  Begin the evening with a “bring your own” picnic then be dazzled by 19th century showmanship celebrating one of NYC’s largest and most elaborate theaters of its time.  $40 Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Greenwood Heights
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Real Estate
• Here are the most popular real estate listings in Brooklyn, from a co-op in Sunset Park to a renovated townhouse in Bed-Stuy.

• For Sale - 8 Herbert Street, Greenpoint – Semi detached one family features open concept living LR & DR, EIK, 1/2 bath on 1st flr, 2nd flr features 2 BRs, 1 full bath.  Property need renovation.  $1.049. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – 263 Clifton Place, #4L, Clinton Hill – 3 BR duplex features hardwood floors, laundry in unit, SS appliances, great closet space, shared rooftop deck.  $3,650/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Clinton Hill – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,066-square-foot apartment located at 65 S Oxford St sold for $1.29 million. Zillow. 

Technology
• Many Android apps can track your location even if you do not give the app permission to do so, but Android Q may have a solution.

• Back in 2017, two British researchers stopped a global cyberattack wile preventing another outbreak from happening.

Events
Downtown – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Constituent Assistance Center Walk-In – Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie Street

Crown Heights - 6 p.m. – Wingate Concert Series Brooklyn 2019. Wingate Field, 600 Kingston Ave.

Bed-Stuy - 7 p.m. – 81st Precinct Community Council Meeting. Bed-Stuy Multiservice Center, 1958 Fulton Street.

Sunset Park - 7:30 p.m. – 72nd Precinct Community Council Meeting. 4520 4th Ave.

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July 9th, 2019 at 9:11 am

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