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Morning Buzz: Two injured in early-morning fire in Coney Island, US sends troops to Middle East as tensions with Iran rise

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Tuesday, June 18

Weather
• Rain with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Hong Kong’s leader makes a public apology for the extradition bill, but says she will not resign.

• A millionaire in DC was sentenced to nine years in prison after a man died while building tunnels underneath his house.

• Dominican prosecutors have identified a fugitive who paid for the killing of former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz.

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The Importance of Being Ernest  June 18th– 23rd 7pm  Join us as we ask “Who really wears the pants in 19th century England?”  RSVP  Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Brooklyn News
• Two were been injured in an early morning fire at a high-rise apartment building in Coney Island.

• A man was fatally shot while exiting an elevator in a Bed-Stuy housing project.

• A drunken driver was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a roller-blader during a drunken rage.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Green Light Bill granting undocumented immigrants access to New York driver’s licenses.

• Amid tensions with Iran, the US is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East.

Entertainment
• Cara Delevingne opens up about dating Ashley Benson

C Glizzy, a rapper with ties to the slain XXXTentacion, was shot in the head in Florida.

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Sally Ride is the first American woman in space.

• In 1942, Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool. In June of 2018, he joined James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke”.  Watch it here.

Opinion
• The Post says despite being born in the top 1 percent, Gloria Vanderbilt was a true New York great who overcame obstacles, including a bitter childhood.

• CNN saysAfrica is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think after Botswana’s High Court ruled in favor of LGBTQ rights.

In the Blogs
• Sunnyside’s Celtic Park Complex will have an open house this Saturday showing off 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

• Rumors are swirling that Robert De Niro’s real estate development company is looking to turn Astoria’s Steinway Factory lot into a film studio.

Trending in New York
Libra 
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #RIPXXXTentacion
• Jeno 
• #ChocolateCelebrities

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (44-27) topped the Rays, 3-0. They meet again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (34-38) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 12-3. The Mets will look to get a win in Atlanta tonight at 7:20 p.m.

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Iyanla Vanzant: Acts of Faith Remix Tour  Wed June 19th 8pm  Prepare for an inspiring evening with Brooklyn’s very own Iyanla Vanzant.  Tickets Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
Brooklyn’s luxury market saw a total of 22 contracts above $2 million signed last week.

• For Sale – 313 Stuyvesant Avenue, Bed-Stuy – Pre-war Brownstone two-family : 1st flr is a 3 BRs, 3 bath duplex. Ground level apt is a 1 BR, 1 bath walk in w/ access to backyard. $1.6M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• For Rent – Williamsburg - Completely renovated 4 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 3 bath, 1 home office.  Washer/dryer included, central a/c & heat, pets okay.  $5,500/month. Carollo Rentals  917-780-6142

• Sold – East New York – A 7-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 1,522-square-foot two-family home located at 476 Jerome St. sold for $619,000.

Technology
• Microsoft is adding its To-Do app to the Mac app store with core features including working offline, sharing lists and the ability to create and manage tasks.

• J.P. Morgan is rumored to be working on a secretive digital banking project out of London.

Events
Downtown – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Anti-Discrimination Training. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Downtown – 10 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams announces “Destination Brooklyn: Pride” initiative. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Cobble Hill – 11 a.m. – Awards ceremony for elementary school essay writing contest. Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry St.

• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso hosts street renaming ceremony for Angelo Falcon. South 1st St. & Havemeyer Ave.

• Prospect Heights - Noon – Press conference to announce August 3rd Kownacki-Arreola fight card. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts Dominican Day Parade Reception. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Bushwick – 6:30 p.m. – 83rd Precinct Community Council Meeting. 83rd Precinct, 480 Knickerbocker Ave.

• Brighton Beach – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts heritage and culture event for Russian-speaking community. YM-YWHA, 3300 Coney Island Ave.

Downtown – 7 p.m. – 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Downtown – 7 p.m. – The Importance of Being Ernest. Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Clinton Hill – 7 p.m. – 88th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 204 Vanderbilt Ave.

Downtown – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Dominican Heritage Celebration. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Marine Park – 8:15 p.m. – Stringer delivers remarks at Marine Park Community Association’s 93rd Annual Officer Installation. Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Ave.

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June 18th, 2019 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Man charged with attempted murder of rabbi, Firefighters injured in Coney Island blaze

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Monday, June 17

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with showers in the evening. High of 78.

Top Stories
• Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit, set by the nuclear deal, in 10 days.

• Hong Kong protesters continued massive demonstrations against the government’s extradition bill.

• An emotionally disturbed man attacked an MTA worker at a Harlem subwaystation.

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Welcome to The Weird: Illustrated Lecture and Book Signing Mon June 17th 6:30-8pm Dr. Erik Davis, author of the new book High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, will deepen our sense of what it means to live in weird times. $10. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
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Brooklyn News
• A Pennsylvania man with a grudge against a Midwood rabbi was charged with attempted murder and arson.

Two firefighters were injured battling a three-alarm fire in Coney Island.

• Cops arrested a creep for groping two young girls who were waiting to get on a roller coaster in Coney Island.

Politics
• Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes pressure to impeach Trump is mounting with growing evidence.

• The State Senate is hashing out legislation to legalize marijuana and is prepared to introduce the bill soon.

Entertainment
• Tiffany Haddish canceled her Atlanta performance over the state’s abortion law.

Weekend Box Office
• Men in Black International: $28.5 million
The Secret Life of Pets 2: $23.8 million
Aladdin (2019): $16.7 million
Dark Phoenix: $9 million
Rocketman: $8.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, O.J. Simpson was arrested after flight from justice.

• In 1943, singer Barry Manilow was born in Brooklyn. In his early days, he played piano for this singer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Port Authority should scrap the LaGuardia AirTrain, and extend the N train instead.

• The Post urges moderate Democrats to revoke the progressive green light bill in Albany.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Nightly is your new guide to the party capital of New York City.

• Rooftop Films’ summer series runs from now through August 25.

Trending in New York
• #EuphoriaHBO
Bill Cosby
#AskTomAndJake
Skrillex
Mulvaney

Scoreboard
• The Mets (34-37) fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3. They head to Atlanta for a three-game series with the Braves at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (43-27) topped the Chicago White Sox, 10-3. They return home for a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

• Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the IL for a strained right hamstring.

• The Yankees traded for slugger Edwin Encarnacion, and made room for himby demoting Clint Frazier to AAA.

Gary Woodland held off Brooks Koepka to win the U.S. Open.

• The U.S. Women’s National Team topped Chile, 3-0, including two goals from Carli Lloyd.

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Prospect Park Soiree  Sat June 22nd  5-10pm Wear your most festive attire, prepare a delicious feast, bring your favorite bottle of wine, and dine and dance under the stars in one of Prospect Park’s most scenic locations, the Peninsula. $45. Enter at Prospect Park Southwest & Vanderbilt St.
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Real Estate
• Benchmark Real Estate Group is looking to sell a Brooklyn Heights luxury rental building for $70 million.

• For Sale – 341 Herzl Street, Brownsville – Two family brick has 9 BRs, 5 bath total.  Balcony on 3rd flr, tenant pays their own heat & electric.  Can be delivered vacant.  $850,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Renovated 2 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK w/ dishwasher, 2 bath.  Washer/dryer unit included.  Water included.  Ample parking.  $2,299/mo. Carollo Rentals  917-780-6142

• Sold – Crown Heights – A six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,476-square-foot townhouse at 825 Prospect Place for $1.75 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious woman inside 54 Bristol Street in Brownsville. Cops found 5-year-old Amayalee Pationi, who was transported to Brookdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and an investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Crown Heights – 1:30 p.m. – 7th grade student will be recognized for placing first in SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite national essay competition. Parkside Preparatory Academy, 655 Parkside Ave.

Fort Greene – 6 p.m. – Community Board 2 Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting. 121 DeKalb Ave.

Fort Greene – 6 p.m. – New York City Commission on Gender Equality hosts Brooklyn Gender Equality Summit. BRIC, 647 Fulton St.

Greenwood Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Welcome to the Weird: Illustrated Lecture & Book Signing.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

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June 17th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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Morning Buzz: Midwood fire injures 13 people, New York eliminates exemptions for vaccines

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Friday, June 14

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75 degrees. Saturday will be partly cloudy and a high of 83. Expect isolated thunderstorms on Sunday with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• Iran is denying involvement in the oil tanker attacks despite blame from U.S. officials.

• White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving her position at the end of the month.

• The NYPD won’t immediately arrest homeless people for violating rules on the subways in Manhattan as part of a new pilot program.

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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival  Sat June 15th  3pm The bandshell will turn into the biggest family dance party with DJ Rich Medina, Shareef Keyes & the Groove. Free. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. & Prospect Park West.
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Brooklyn News
• A four-alarm fire decimates a rabbi’s home in Midwood, leaving 13 people injured.

• Neighbors say a shut down G train stop in Bed-Stuy is infested with breeding rats.

• Flatlands residents are calling attention to a vacant house that has become a dumping ground.

Politics
• A federal watchdog agency recommended that Trump fire Kellyanne Conwayfor repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity.

• Cuomo signed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to vaccines just minutes after it was passed.

Entertainment
• Cuba Gooding Jr. was charged with forcibly touching a woman at a rooftop bar.

• Take a listen to Taylor Swift’s brand new single, “You Need to Calm Down!

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, America achieved their second Billboard number-one record and their seventh Top 40 hit with this song.

• In 1961, pop singer Boy George was born in London. He helped lead the British New Romantic movement in 1970s & 80s with this group.

Opinion
• The Daily News says New York is showing good sense by eliminating religious exemptions for vaccines.

• The Post calls de Blasio’s bid to appear angry Asian-American groups “bogus.”

In the Blogs
• North Brooklyn’s popular fair “SchoolFest” is scheduled for September 21.

• Bushwick Daily has a roundup of the best shows to catch this weekend.

Trending in New York
• The Warriors
Melo
DeRozan
#JohnMcCainDay
Doris Burke

Scoreboard
• We the North! The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship after defeating the reigning Golden State Warriors, 114-110.

• Kawhi Leonard won his second Finals MVP, while the Warriors lost Klay Thompson to a torn ACL.

• With the score tied at 4-4 in the 9th, the Mets (33-34) will continue their game with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at 6:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (41-26) fell to the Chicago White Sox, 5-4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the White Sox in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Cardinals to Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the White Sox. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets cap off their home-stand with a matinee against the Cardinals. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series in Chicago at 2:10 p.m.

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Coney Island Comedy, Music & Seafood Festival Sat June 15th 5pm Featuring comedy stars George Wallace, Capone, TK Kirkland, Mark Curry, Smokey Suarez and more! Tickets. Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st St., Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• Real estate leaders are mobilizing before the rent reform bills are signed into law in Albany.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 15th 2:30-4pm & Sun June 16th 3-4:30pm  1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on four levels.  1st unit features a 2 BR/1.5 bath apt, 2nd unit is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex. Close to park & transportation. $1,999,999. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 15th 12-2pm  176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family Colonial style home features six 1BR/1 bath apts, partially finished basement, great location.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Homecrest – A three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,220-square-foot house at 1846 East 14th Street for $995,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has mapped out the best places to eat in Coney Island this summer.

• Speaking of summer, check out these Brooklyn ice cream shops listed amongthe city’s best.

Restaurant ABC’s – Prospect Heights
Grade A – Mac Shack, 901 Fulton St. – Food not cooled by approved method, Food prepared from ingredients not cooled to 41 degrees.
Grade B – Aita Trattoria, 798A Franklin Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Cross-contamination, Filth flies.
Grade C – Vanderbilt Deli Store, 591 Vanderbilt Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Cross-contamination, Live animals other than fish in tank, sanitized equipment improperly stored.

Events
• Downtown – 9:30 a.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez attends District 15 Community Education Council Legislative Breakfast. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Greenpoint - 3 to 6 p.m. – McCarren Community Roller Skating Party. McCarren Pool Deck, Basketball courts adjacent to Park Pl.

Brooklyn Heights – 6 p.m. – Unplugged: Brooklyn Americana Music w/ Linda McRae & Tim Grimm. Pier 3 Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

• East Flatbush – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends vigil for Shantel Davis. East 38th St. and Church Ave.

Coney Island - 7 p.m. – Brooklyn Cyclones 2019 Opening Night. MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Saved by the Bell – 90s Pop. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Carroll Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet. Carroll Park, Carroll St. btwn Smith & Court Sts.

Downtown – 8 p.m. – Ariana Grande. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Industry City - 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Blonde Redhead & Ludovic Alarie. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Prospect Heights – 8 p.m. – New York Philharmonic. Longmeadow Ballfield in Prospect Park.

Saturday
• Clinton Hill – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue Summer Series. Myrtle Avenue and Hall St.
Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Brooklyn Comic Con.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Lead in Soils: An Advanced Workshop. McCarren Park.
Downtown – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: A Walt Whitman Walking Tour of DUMBO.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m. – Congress members Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke and Nydia Velazquez host community speak out during health care week of acton. 1 University Plaza.
Greenpoint – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Public Paddle.  North Brooklyn Boat Club, 51 Ash St.
• Greenpoint – Noon to 6 p.m. – Greenpoint Monitor Museum Open House. 56 Quay St.
Clinton Hill - 1 to 4 p.m. – Arts & Crafts for Kids.  Myrtle Ave Plaza, Myrtle Ave & Steuben St.
• Greenpoint – 2 to 5 p.m. – Java Street Garden Party. 59 Java St.
Prospect Heights - 3 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival.  Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.
Coney Island – 5 p.m. – Coney Island Comedy, Music & Seafood Festival.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.
Greenpoint - 6 p.m. to Midnight – Fascination Street Summer Market 2019.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
• Carroll Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet.  Carroll Park, Carroll St. btwn Smith & Court Sts.
• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Ariana Grande.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Almost Queen – A Tribute to Queen.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Father’s Day Comedy Show.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
Industry City – 8:30 p.m. – CityFarm presents: Fleetmac Wood. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Sunday
• Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Brooklyn Comic Con.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Industry City – 3 p.m. – CityFarm presents: Pedrito Martinez. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.
Greenwood Heights – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Gay Green-Wood.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Greenwood Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Welcome to the Weird: Illustrated Lecture & Book Signing.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Coney Island – 7 p.m. – Wu-Tang Clan performs.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 West 21st St.
• Carroll Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet.  Carroll Park, Carroll St. btwn Smith & Court Sts.
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: Bad Boys.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.
• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Ariana Grande.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

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June 14th, 2019 at 8:53 am

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Morning Buzz: Man shot dead in Crown Heights deli, Oil prices surge after tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

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Thursday, June 13

Weather
• Rain early, then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High of 65.

Top Stories
• The state Assembly has passed a bill to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

• The City Council speaker’s plan to transform the city’s streets – including tripling bike lanes – has hit a snag with the Transportation Department.

• Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, raising oil prices and tensions between U.S. and Iran.

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Brooklyn Cyclones 2019 Opening Night  Fri June 14th 7pm Ticket package offers two hours of open bar, food and ticket to Cyclones game. Fireworks to follow. Tickets  MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, Coney Island.
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Brooklyn News
• A brazen gunman shot another man to death inside a Crown Heights deli.

• Here’s how a “good cause eviction” law would help one single mother facing eviction in Brooklyn.

• Police rescued an injured hawk that was found on a Brooklyn Heights sidewalk.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters yesterday that he received a text from DNC chair Tom Perez confirming he made the cut for the first presidential debate.

• President Donald Trump said he would be open to accepting dirt on his political opponents from foreign countries in the 2020 election.

Entertainment
• Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have officially ended their feud, but just how did we get here in the first place?

• A lawyer for Cuba Gooding, Jr. says surveillance video from a Manhattan bar clears the actor of groping allegations. He is reconsidering turning himself in.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, this British band with an unusual name releases what would become a #1 summertime hit.

• In 1953, actor Tim Allen is born in Denver. He provided the voice for a character in this movie.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post says the new rent regulation legislation in Albany will basically destroy the housing market in New York City. The Daily News agrees.

•The Greenpoint Star argues that the Eco-Schools program in the neighborhood should serve as model for citywide sustainability education.

In the Blogs
• Here’s ten perfect spots for a summer date in Bushwick and Ridgewood.

• A new kids clothing story in Greenpoint – Parachute Brooklyn – focuses on sustainability.

Trending in New York
#Stanley Cup
St. Louis
Binnington
The Blues
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Mets (33-34) host begin a four-game series at Citi Field with the Cardinals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (41-25) start their own four-game series in Chicago with the White Sox tonight at 8:10 p.m.

• The NBA Finals resume tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC. Toronto leads Golden State, 3-2.

• The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup, beating the Boston Bruins last night, 4-1.

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Brooklyn Comic Con  Sat June 15th & Sun June 16th  10am-7pm Video games, immersive set design, cosplay, music, interactive exhibitors, and indoor/outdoor activities. Tickets  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• A new Amtrak rail line connecting New York City to the Berkshires is gaining support, and a pilot program could launch next spring.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs June 13th 6-7:30pm & Sun June 16th 1:30-3pm  176 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg - Front bldg is commercial w/ two 3 BR units, rear has three 2 BR units. Finished basements. $3.749M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 58-28 Saint Felix Avenue, Ridgewood – Huge 63×100 lot w/ 11 garages! One family home has 2 BRs, 1.5 bath, full basement.  Needs TLC – prime development opportunity.  $1.150M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Three-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 680-sqaure-foot apartment at 273 Albany Avenue in Crown heights for $505,000.

Style & Fashion
• Jet Set lists 11 must-haves for summer travel.

• As beach season gets into full swing, here’s the hottest swimsuit styles for 2019.

Events
Prospect Heights - 9 a.m. – LaGuardia Community College’s 47th Commencement. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• DUMBO - 5:30 p.m. – Live at the Archway: Nkuma Katalay & The “Life Long Project” Band. Water St. & Anchorage Ave.

Carroll Gardens - 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet. Carroll Park, Carroll & Smith Streets

Industry City – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Bambino & Habibi. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Written by BKTicker

June 13th, 2019 at 9:02 am

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Morning Buzz: Defiant Brooklyn yeshiva shut down amid measles outbreak, Albany reaches monumental deal on rent protections

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Wednesday, June 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• Jon Stewart tore into Congress after a few lawmakers showed up to hear first responders plead for the reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

• Strand Bookstore and six nearby buildings were designated as New York City landmarks.

• Albany lawmakers have reached a significant deal on rent protections for the city’s apartment dwellers.

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The Metropolitan Opera Summer Series  Wed June 12th 7-9pm  Met Opera stars perform an evening of arias and duets from some of opera’s most beloved works.  Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A defiant Brooklyn yeshiva has been shut down for failing to comply with emergency measures to curb the measles outbreak.

• Santos “Frenchie” Ramos, owner of an old-school Williamsburg gym for more than 40 years, has died at age 76.

• Brooklyn Councilman Kalman Yeger voted against campaign finance legislation spearheaded by Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

Politics
• Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration’s choice to reject requests from U.S. embassies to fly rainbow pride flags during June.

• Donald Trump Jr. will meet with the Senate Intel Committee behind closed doors on Wednesday.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle will guest edit the September issue of British Vogue.

The “Frozen 2″ trailer has dropped and it unveiled that the movie will explore Elsa’s magical past.

Buzzing Back

• In 1987 Reagan challenges Gorbachev.   This speech by Ronald Regan has become his most famous Cold War speech.

• In 1929 non-fiction author Anne Frank is born in Frankfurt, Germany.  This actress won an Oscar for her 1959 film adaptation of this book.

Opinion
• The Post is displeased with Joe Biden’s stance on China.

• The Daily News applauded Mayor de Blasio for embracing education integration efforts.

In the Blogs
• The flood waters sparred the entrance to the India Street pier during a recent rainstorm.

• A colorful mural on the corner of Grand Street and Humboldt Avenue blends data with emotion.

Trending in New York
• #WednesdayWisdom
• Hanbin
• Pulse
• #Superhuman2ndWin
• Tim Allen

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (41-25) walloped the Mets (33-34) in the first game of a split doubleheader of the Subway Series, winning 12-5. However, the Mets came back strong during the second game, defeating the Yanks by a score of 10-4.

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Romeo and Juliet  Wed June 12th– Sun June 30th 7:30pm  A FREE performances of Shakespeare in the Park presented by Smith Street Stage. Tax-deductible donations accepted.  Seating is first come, first served.  Carroll Park, Carroll St btwn Smith & Court Streets, Carroll Gardens.
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Real Estate
• Check out photos and views from Jeanne Gang’s 57-story skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale - 802 E. 39th Street, Midwood – Brick Colonial style one family home has 2 BRs, 1 full bath, FDR, 1 car garage.  Centrally located near all.  $540,532. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747

• For Rent – Adelphi Street, Fort Greene – Fully renovated pre-war apt offers 3 BRs, 1 bath, hardwood floors, dishwasher, pet friendly.  $3,875/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Bath Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,392-square-foot duplex at 1141 Shore Pkwy for $865,000. Zillow

Business News
• FedEx announced that it will not renew its US air contract with Amazon.

• There’s a new security warning for Google’s 1.5 billion Gmail and Calendar users as threats are interested in targeting users with a credential-stealing attack.

Events
Downtown – 7 to 9 p.m. – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Series.  Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St.

Carroll Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet.  Carroll Park, Carroll St btwn Smith & Court Sts.

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Cool Hand Luke.  Parklife, 633 DeGraw St.

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June 12th, 2019 at 8:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Drunk driver kills Uber Eats deliveryman, Bed-Stuy street named for Notorious B.I.G.

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Tuesday, June 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• A helicopter crash-landed on a midtown office building, killing the pilot.

• Former Red Sox star David Ortiz has landed in Boston 24 hours after he was shot in the Dominican Republic.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a new major push to tackle segregation in New York City public schools.

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Live Oak, With Moss: Uncovering Walt Whitman’s Queer Private Life Tues June 11th 6:30-8pm An unpublished collection reveals another side of the Bard of Brooklyn. Tickets. Brooklyn Historical  Society, 128 Pierrepont St.
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Brooklyn News
• A drunk driver speeding with his 4-year-old son in the back seat fatally strucka Brooklyn Uber Eats deliveryman.

• The gunmen who killed two mothers in a Bed-Stuy courtyard got 50 years to life in prison.

• A Bedford-Stuyvesant block has officially been named after The Notorious B.I.G.

Politics
• Kirsten Gillibrand has secured a spot in the first Democratic presidential debate in June.

• A new poll shows most New Yorkers don’t want Andrew Cuomo to run for a fourth term as governor.

Entertainment
• Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are close to finalizing their divorce.

Teddy Geiger and Emily Hampshire have called off their engagement after six months.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 this song by Wild Cherry hits the Billboard #1 chart and will be the band’s only Top 40 hit.

• In 1933 movie actor Gene Wilder is born in Milwaukee, WI.  His film career started when he played a hostage in this 1967 movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says Joe Biden and other 2020 Democrats are giving climate change the attention it deserves.

• The Post says far too many public employees get to keep jobs they should never have.

In the Blogs
• Japanese backyard grill Yaki Tiki has launched at A/D/O.

• The William Ulmer Brewer will host a summer group show later this month.

Trending in New York
• Warriors
Kawhi
Bob Myers
Achilles
Durant

Scoreboard
• The Mets (32-33) and Yankees (40-24) game was postponed due to rain. The Subway Series at Yankees Stadium will be a day-night doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

• The Golden State Warriors held off the Toronto Raptors, 106-105, but are still down 3-2 in the NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant suffered an achilles injury during the game and didn’t return.

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Ariana Grande  Fri June 14th & Sat June 15th 8pm Bringing her SWEETNER WORLD TOUR along with special guests Normani and Social House. Tickets. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Downtown.
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Real Estate
• The Brooklyn luxury market saw 19 contracts above $2 million last week.

• For Sale – 53 N. 6th Street, Williamsburg – Development Opportunity! Retail/residential bldg has five apartments – 12 BRs, 7 bath total.  $5.5M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent - Williamsburg – 4 BR apt for rent features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 3 bath, 1 home office.  Washer/dryer included, hardwood flooring, central air & heating.  Pet friendly.  $5,500/month. Carollo Real Estate. 917-0780-6142

• Sold – Canarsie – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,750-square-foot house at 1363 East 86th Street for $670,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook plans to unveil new Portal hardware later this year.

• Samsung says it will announce the timing of the Galaxy Fold “in the coming weeks.”

Events
Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting. Swinging 60s Senior Citizen Center, 211 Ainslie St.

Brooklyn Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Live Oak, With Moss: Uncovering Walt Whitman’s Queer Private Life. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

Coney Island – 7 to 10 p.m. – CityParks Foundation SummerStage on the Rocks featuring Kes the Band & more! Ford Amphitheater, 3052 Surf Ave.

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June 11th, 2019 at 9:19 am

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Morning Buzz: Woman falls four stories from fire escape, Pizza war in Dumbo heats up

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Monday, June 10
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Shavout. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic.

• “Hadestown” won eight Tony Awards, including best musical.

• Seven people were rescued after a boat overturned near City Island.

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Star Sign Party – GEMINI Mon June 10th 9pm Tarot & palm readings, henna, drink specials, cosmic connections. Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park.
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Brooklyn News
• A woman is in critical condition after falling four stories from a fire escape in Bed-Stuy.

• A couple was thrown off their motorcycle after trying to outrun the cops in Mapleton.

• The decades-long pizza war in Dumbo will intensify with the addition of this longtime favorite eatery.

Politics
• De Blasio received 0 percent in the latest Iowa poll, which showed Joe Biden leading the Democratic field.

• The 9/11 victims compensation fund is expected to receive more funding to help extend it for years.

Entertainment
• Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger got married in California over the weekend.

Weekend Box Office
• The Secret Life of Pets 2: $47 million
Dark Phoenix: $33 million
Aladdin (2019): $24 million
Godzilla: King of the Monsters: $15 million
Rocketman: $14 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2007, the last episode of The Sopranos airs.

• In 1992, model Kate Upton was born in St. Joseph, MI. In 2014 she co-starred in this movie with Cameron Diaz.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio is holding opportunities for poor and minority kids hostage.

• Police Commissioner James O’Neill writes in the Times that facial recognition software makes us safer.

In the Blogs
• The Z-Line, showcasing poetry by Bushwick neighbors, is now accepting submissions.

Summer means more filming and loss of parking in Ditmas Park.

Trending in New York
• David Ortiz
Hadestown
Cher
Oklahoma
Bryan Cranston

Scoreboard
• The Mets (32-33) topped the Colorado Rockies, 6-1. They face the Yankees in the first game of the Subway Series at Yankees Stadium. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (40-24) beat the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings, 7-6.

• The Toronto Raptors look to close out the NBA Finals at home against the Golden State Warriors. Game 5 starts at 9 p.m.

Rafael Nadal dominated Dominic Thiem to win his 12th French Open title.

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Taste of Bushwick Mon June 10th 6:30pm A food party celebrating the eats, drinks and merriments of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Click here for tickets. Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Ave., Bushwick.
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Real Estate
• These were the top 10 loans to outer-borough projects last month.

• For Sale - 341 Herzl Street, Brownsville – This 2 family home is a rare gem!  Building has a total of 9 BRs, 5 bath, baseboard heating, 2 separate boilers and water tanks. Tenant pays heat/electricity, owner pays water. $850,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 190 Linden Street, Bushwick – Two  family Townhome across from Heckscher Park has 5 BRs, 2 bath, lots of closet space plus a 2 BR garden apartment complete w/ kitchenette & separate entrance.  $1.198M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 355 Herkimer Street for $1.38 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday afternoon, police responded to a 911 call of a man struck at the intersection of Cropsey Avenue and 16th Avenue in Bath Beach. Police found 64-year-old pedestrian Faquan Li with severe head trauma. He was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation found that 47-year-old Kamil Aldawaliby was operating the car when he struck Li. Aldawaliby was taken into custody and charged with failing to have a delivery license, aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operator.

Events
• Bay Ridge – 4 p.m. – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection hits streets to educate businesses without issuing violations. 68th St. and 5th Ave.

Greenpoint – 5 p.m. – PS 110 unveils newly-renovated garden. PS 110, 124 Monitor St.

Bushwick – 6:30 p.m. – Taste of Bushwick. Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Ave.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. – Star Sign party – Gemini. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

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June 10th, 2019 at 9:22 am

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Morning Buzz: Missing detective found on beach after suicide, Bus driver tries to rob bishop at knifepoint

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Friday, June 7

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 77 degrees. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and a high of 81. Expect cloudy skies on Sunday with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump finally signed the long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill to help areas devastated by storms and flooding.

• After receiving criticism, Joe Biden announced he opposes the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal money for abortion.

• Police Commissioner James O’Neill apologized for the police crackdown 50 years ago that sparked the Stonewall riots.

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Taste of Bushwick  Mon June 10th  6:30pm A food party celebrating the eats, drinks and merriments of Bushwick. Click here for tickets. Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Ave., Bushwick
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Brooklyn News
• Missing NYPD detective Joe Calabrese was found dead in a suicide at Plumb Beach.

• An off-duty MTA bus driver is accused of trying to rob a bishop at knifepointoutside a Crown Heights church.

• An East New York building that was ordered to be demolished six months ago has now collapsed.

Politics
• Here’s a rundown of who’s in, and who’s out, of the first Democratic presidential debates, including candidates from New York.

• The chairman of New York’s Democratic Party is discouraging suburban lawmakers from supporting driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Entertainment
• Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, says she’s getting death threats over this now viral photo of her talking to Jay Z.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have split up after four years together.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, New York Magazine published the story that becomes “Saturday Night Fever.

• In 1958, singer Prince was born in Minneapolis, MN. In 2005, he played guitar on this artist’s single.

Opinion
• USA Today says FIFA should treat women soccer plays right when it comes to pay equity.

• The Post says de Blasio has no excuse for skipping the Puerto Rican DayParade.

In the Blogs
• Local artist Ellie Balk and local students have completed their “Moods & Modes” mural.

• A festival of art and action is coming to Gowanus next weekend.

Trending in New York
• #HappinessBegins
Keuchel
#StanleyCupFinals
#ProjectRunway
#PFL3

Scoreboard
• The Mets (30-32) topped the San Francisco Giants, 7-3.

• The Yankees (39-22) avoided a sweep by beating the Blue Jays, 6-2.

• The St. Louis Blues edged the Boston Bruins, 2-1, to take a 3-2 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.

• Kevin Durant has been ruled out for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

• The Nets traded Allen Crabbe and a first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Taurean Prince, clearing up enough cap room for a max slot.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets welcome the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Cleveland to face the Indians at 7:10 p.m.
• The Golden State Warriors, down 2-1 in the NBA Finals, will host Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets host the Rockies at 7:15 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers play the Indians on the road at 4:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their series against the Rockies with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees wrap up their three-game set in Cleveland at 1:10 p.m.
• The St. Louis Blues look to finish off the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals at 8 p.m.

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Greenpoint Open Studios Launch Party Fri June 7th 7:30pm Get ready to celebrate the arts with music, dancing, full bar w/ frozen cocktail specials and plenty of creative activities! Free Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
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Real Estate
• Topping the list of top real estate projects coming to NYC is the 23-story office tower coming to Downtown Brooklyn.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 8th & Sun Jun 9th 1-3pm. 8124 17th Avenue, Bensonhurst – Gorgeous 3 family brick Townhouse w/ full basement and detached 1 car garage.  7 BRs, 3 full bath, close to park.  $1.8M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 9th 1:30-3pm. 176 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg – 5 family brick + commercial unit. Two 3 BR units in excellent condition in front, rear bldg has three 2 BR units, 2 full finished basements. $3.749M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Coney Island – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,520-square-foot house at 3622 Bayview Avenue for $678,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has your list of hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for June 2019.

• Check out all of the new restaurant openings in Brooklyn, including The Benjamin, a southern-inspired eatery in Crown Heights.

Restaurant ABC’s – Vinegar Hill
Grade A – Kor Tor Mor, 204 Smith St. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Chance, 223 Smith St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Metro Eats, 292 Atlantic Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Sunset Park – 10 a.m. – New world-class NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center opens in Sunset Park. 5718 2nd Ave.

• Sunset Park – 3:45 p.m. – Assemblyman Felix Ortiz hosts press conference to alert public of measles outbreak. 4907 4th Ave.

Coney Island – 5:30 p.m. – Coheed and Cambria Mastodon. FORD Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

Downtown – 6 to 8 p.m. – Unplugged: Brooklyn Americana Music. Pier 3 Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – Greening Greenpoint’s final tree planting. Transmitter Park lawn, Kent St. and West St.

Dyker Heights – 6:30 p.m. – State Senators John Liu, Andrew Gounardes hold community forum on school diversity and specialized high school admissions. IS 201, 8010 12th Ave.

Greenpoint - 7:30 p.m. – Greenpoint Open Studios Launch Party. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party! LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Industry City – 8 p.m. – City Farm presents: Lady Wray. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Saturday
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. – Soil Safety Basics: A lead in soils workshop. 61 Franklin St.
Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Grand opening of Pokeworks Williamsburg. 169 Bedford Ave.
Park Slope – 11 a.m. – 23rd Annual Brooklyn Pride Day. 5th Ave. from 1st to 9th St.
Greenwood Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Photography’s Pioneers.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Bushwick – Noon to 10 p.m. – 2019 NYC Bacon and Beer Classic.  The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave.
Clinton Hill – 1 to 4 p.m. – Free Arts & Crafts for Kids.  Myrtle Ave Plaza, Myrtle Ave & Steuben St.
Prospect Heights – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival.  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West
Downtown - 8 p.m. – 35th New York Salsa Festival.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
Industry City – 8 p.m. – City Farm presents: Frankie Cosmos.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.
Flatbush – 8 p.m. – RBRM – 4 The Love Of It Tour.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Sunday
Downtown – 10 a.m. – Brooklyn Music Factory.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St.
• Brooklyn Heights – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. –  Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Rafael Espinal, advocates lead first-ever March for Healthy School Food. Cadman Plaza North.
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Aretha Franklin for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe AVe.
• Bushwick – 3 to 5 p.m. – First Annual Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade. Knickerbocker Ave. and Linden St.
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: El Cantante.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.

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June 7th, 2019 at 9:06 am

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