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Morning Buzz: Parents of slain toddler speak out at vigil, Protesters demand end to gun violence

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Wednesday, July 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• Amid lawsuits, the Trump administration has dropped plans to deport international students taking online-only classes.

• Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was hospitalized and treated for a possible infection.

• Cuomo added four more states to New York’s quarantine list, so travelers from nearly half of the country’s states must isolate upon arriving.

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Brooklyn News
• The parents of a slain 1-year-old shot at a Bed-Stuy barbecue spoke out at a community vigil.

• Protesters marched in Crown Heights to demand an end to gun violence.

• A section of wall crumbled off a Greenwood Heights home, forcing a full evacuation of three buildings.

Politics
• Mondaire Jones has officially won the Democratic primary in an upstate New York congressional district.

• Joe Biden unveiled a $2 trillion climate plan that aims to boost investments in clean energy.

Entertainment
• Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and sex abuse charges.

• “Glee” star Naya Rivera’s cause of death was revealed to be accidental drowning.

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Outdoor Cinema: Clueless Wed July 15th 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 1972, Elton John started a five-week run at #1 on the Billboard album charts with this album, his first US chart topper.

• In 1998, rapper JayDaYoungan is born in Louisiana. His music video for this song surpassed 1.5M views in 2017.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump muzzling Anthony Fauci during COVID-19 would be hazardous.

• The Post says Cuomo is in no position to bash Trump on coronavirus, given the nursing home debacle.

In the Blogs
• Nicky’s Unisex, a new bar in Williamsburg, has opened its doors.

• New York City is suddenly a drive-in movie mecca as film festivals turn to pop-up theaters.

Trending in New York
• #NYCFC
#Greenleaf
Nick Cannon
Ivanka
Jeff Sessions

Scoreboard
• New Nets forward Michael Beasley tested positive for COVID-19, making him the eighth player on the team with the virus.

• Tom Thibodeau remains the Knicks’ top choice to be the next head coach.

• Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is unsure if he’ll be ready for Opening Week due to his curry injury.

• Golden Eagles, the Marquette alumni team, won the $1 million, winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament.

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Real Estate
• June’s biggest outer-borough loan was $286 million to Clipper Equity for a rental project in Greenpoint.

• For Sale – 78 Ryerson Street, Clinton Hill – Classic Brownstone single family home features 6 BRs, 4 baths, multiple fireplaces, French doors, spacious backyard which flows from the main living space. $2.2M. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 90 Bay Ridge Avenue for $950,000. Zillow.

Business News
• NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service, which launches today, is facing a crowded field.

• Airbnb bookings are picking up as they cross the one million mark in a single day.

Events
Boerum Hill - 8:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Clueless. (Social distancing will be observed!) Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

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July 15th, 2020 at 8:53 am

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Morning Buzz: Mayor visits family of one-year-old killed by stray bullet; Brooklyn prosecutor announces run of Manhattan DA

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Tuesday, July 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours.

• California and Oregon have rolled back on reopening plans, as new coronavirus cases surge across the two states.

• Governor Cuomo announced new measures that will be taken to enforce quarantine regulations for travelers coming from COVID hot spots.

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Brooklyn News
• Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the grieving mother of a one-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet while at a cookout in Bed-Stuy.

• A high-ranking lawyer in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office announced she will be running for Manhattan District Attorney.

• Early Monday morning, a Lamborghini driver sparked a wild chain-reaction crash in Bensonhurst that left a pedestrian critically injured.

Politics
• Tens of thousands of absentee primary ballots in the U.S. have been rejected because they arrived past the deadline.

• A U.S. District Court judge stayed the executions of Daniel Lee, which would have been the first federal execution in 17 years.

Entertainment
• The body of “Glee” star Naya Rivera was found in Lake Piru, five days after she disappeared on a boating trip there.

• Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough has died at age 27.

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All Ages Creative Sushi Rolling – Online. Tues July 14th 12pm. In this class, you will learn how to make the perfect pot of sushi rice, discuss and brainstorm myriad fillings for sushi rolls, including vegetarian options, seasonal produce, and even leftovers.  $25 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1979 Donna Summer had two songs on Billboard’s Top Ten.  This song came in at #3 while this song came in at #1.

• In 1988 MMA Fighter Conor McGregor was born in Dublin, Ireland.  In December 2015 he became the UFC Featherweight Champion.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says employers are sick of the pandemic, and their employees are now paying the price.

• In the NY Times, a former White House Secretary of Health and Human Services sends a PSA to women that Trump is coming for their health care.

In the Blogs
• Here is a breakdown of the businesses that received PPP loans in Bushwick.

• Prospect Park’s 5th Avenue between Dean Street and Park Place is now part of the city’s Open Streets program and ready for outdoor dining.

Trending in New York
• Naya
• Terry Crews
• Cuomo
• #under1kgang
• Chance

Scoreboard
• The Washington Redskins will retire its controversial name, but the path to trademarking the new name might be difficult thanks to one man’s “hobby.”

• J-Lo and A-Rod’s bid to purchase the Mets just gained some NFL star power.

• Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has tested positive for coronavirus.

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Real Estate
• Some developers want to forge ahead with major projects they say could help the city recover, but are blocked by an ongoing halt in the land use process.

• For Sale – 22 N. 6th Street, #10E, Williamsburg – Luxury studio condo with fantastic views of the East River & NYC skyline. Gourmet kitchen, spa-like bath, in-unit washer/dryer.  Too many amenities to list. $699,000. Realtor.com 

• Sold – Dyker Heights – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,400 square foot two family at 7004 12th Ave. for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Since the Chinese market is closed, tech giants like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon are now investing billions into India.

• Tesla is scrapping its plans for a bargain Model Y SUV, tweeted Elon Musk this weekend.

Events
Virtual – Noon – All Ages Creative Sushi Rolling – Online. 

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July 14th, 2020 at 8:24 am

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Morning Buzz: Three dead in car crash while doing “donuts,” Man shot in the head during drive-by shooting

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Monday, July 13
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms in the morning and partly cloudy later. High of 89.

Top Stories
• New York City health officials recorded zero coronavirus-related deaths for the first time in four months.

• Tensions boiled over in Brooklyn as pro-police demonstrators clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters.

• CUNY is planning for most classes to be online this fall amid coronavirus concerns.

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Brooklyn News
• An 11-year-old boy and two teens were killed in a violent two-car crash while doing “donuts” at Floyd Bennett Field.

• A Borough Park father was struck and killed by a car in front of his family.

• A 21-year-old man is clinging to life after he was shot in the head in a drive-byshooting in Sheepshead Bay.

Politics
• Upstate New York resident Howie Hawkins has won the Green Party’s nomination for president.

• City & State lists the 50 most powerful people in Queens who are not elected officials.

Entertainment
• Rapper Lil Marlo, 30, was shot and killed on an Atlanta highway.

• YouTube personality Nicole Thea, who chronicled her pregnancy, died at the age of 24.

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Crab Crawl NYC Sat July 18th 3-10 pm All you can eat crabs and lobster tails with unlimited liquor – several options to choose from. Click here for tickets. Coney Art Walls, 3050 Stillwell Ave., Coney Island.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1985, the “Live Aid” concert raises $127 million for famine relief in Africa.

• In 1969, actor Ken Jeong was born in Detroit. He is best known for his role in this 2009 comedy film.

Opinion
• The Post says soaring disrespect for cops means trouble for the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

• USA Today says under Donald Trump, the Republican Party is no better off than it was four years ago.

In the Blogs
• Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy in East Williamsburg will close permanently on August 31.

• A section of Columbia Heights will be closed due to construction this Tuesday.

Trending in New York
• #90DayFiance
Long Island
#NobodyArtistsClub
#JewishPrivilege
Bay Ridge

Scoreboard
• The Nets are in talks with former Knick Lance Thomas to join their restart roster.

• Nets guard Joe Harris will have the word “Equality” on the back of his jersey.

• Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier will wear his face mask even on the field.

• Racecar driver Shawn Balluzzo, 64, died in a crash during a race.

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Real Estate
• Brooklyn and Queens home sales fell in the second quarter at the highest ratein a decade.

• For Sale – 729 Macon Street, Bed Stuy – Colonial style home on 3 levels. 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, EIK, DR, partial finished basement.  $989,000 Carollo Real Estate  718-747-7747

• Sold – Cypress Hills – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,508-square-foot house at 209 Essex Street for $950,000. Zillow.

Events
• Virtual – 4 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts economic development training. Facebook Live.

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July 13th, 2020 at 9:17 am

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Morning Buzz: NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn North appoints first female chief; Body of victim found in apartment one week after fatal assault

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Friday, July 10

Weather
• Likely thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. High of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court ruled that the eastern half of Oklahoma is Native American land for specified purposes.

• In his latest guidance, Dr. Anthony Fauci says U.S. coronavirus hotspots should pause reopening rather than shut down completely again.

• Mayor de Blasio joined protesters in painting a vibrant yellow “Black Lives Matter” mural on the street outside Trump Tower

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Brooklyn News
• Chief Judith Harrison has become the first woman to serve as the commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North.

• A 64-year-old man’s body lay undiscovered in his East New York apartment for more than a week after he was fatally assaulted before being discovered.

• Two Catholic schools in Brooklyn will permanently close due to declining enrollment and financial struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics
• President Trump has no absolute right to block release of his financial records, according to two rulings by SCOTUS.

• Twenty-six Mississippi legislators have tested positive for COVID-19, after many opted not to wear masks while conducting business at the Capitol.

Entertainment
• Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles.

• Authorities searched a Southern California lake for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat.

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Understanding Your Credit Score: Online Class. Sat July 11th 9:30-11am. Whether you are trying to maintain good credit, improve your score or repair it, this class will give you the insights you need into what really works.  $8
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Buzzing Back

• In 2018 the last of Thai soccer team is rescued from a cave.

• In 1972 TV actres Sofia Vergara is born in Columbia.  She became known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on this ABC comedy.

Opinion
• In an op-ed for CNN, journalist Anushay Hossain argues the White House’s target of international students is a “dangerously dumb” move.

• The Daily News says NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea’s time is up.

In the Blogs
• Indoor dining has been put on hold for now, but you can still enjoy your food and drinks outdoors at these Bushwick restaurants and bars.

• As NYC housing courts begin seeing eviction cases, protesters demanded rent forgiveness at simultaneous demonstrations in Brooklyn and The Bronx.

Trending in New York
• Goya
• #TrumpMeltdown
• Trump Tower
• Naya
• #CNNTownHall

Scoreboard
• Jimmy Kimmel will produce an upcoming ESPN documentary on 1986 Mets.

• Tiger Woods announced he will compete at next week’s  Memorial Tournament, his first PGA Tour event in five months.

• The NFL has banned jersey exchanges in 2020 as the league attempts to play through the coronavirus pandemic, a move that was ridiculed by players.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• UFC 251 is the first event to take place on UFC Fight Island. Preliminary Card starts at 7 p.m.; Main Card begins at 10 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Tenants living in a house owned by a prominent Brooklyn family say their landlords attempted to illegally evict them from their Crown Heights townhouse.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 12th 4 – 5 pm – By Appt. Only! – 82 Central Avenue, Bushwick - Renovated, semi detached mixed-use 2 family home + store. 2nd flr offers a 3 BR, 2 bath unit; 3rd flr has 4 BRs, 1 bath. $1.999M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 12th 2-3pm. – By Appt. Only! – 264 Withers Street, Williamsburg – Renovated 3 family w/ backyard in prime location. 15 rooms tota – 4 levels w/ each being a 3 BR, 1 bath unit. Close to transportation, shopping and McCarren Park.  $2.475M Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,108 square foot condo at 6214 24th Ave. for $655,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Brooklyn Heights coffee mainstay Cranberry’s is closing after 42 years in business.

• Meanwhile down the street, employees of neighborhood spot Jack the Horse are accusing the owners of misusing GoFundMe donations.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bed-Stuy 
Grade A – Royal Rib House, 303 Halsey St. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly maintained.
Grade B – Biyou, 198 Lewis Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Evidence of mice; Evidence of rats; Thawing procedures improper; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Skal, 373 Lewis Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Evidence of mice; Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container; Food not cooled by an approved method; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Grand Army Plaza – 11 a.m. – Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Day of Action.

• Virtual – 11 a.m. – Rise to Resilience Rise Up Digital Rally, Register Here.

Virtual - 8 p.m. – Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert.  Stream Here. 

Saturday
Virtual - 9:30 to 11 am – Understanding Your Credit Score: Online Class. 

Sunday
• No Events of Note.

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July 10th, 2020 at 9:06 am

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Morning Buzz: Protestors stop Crown Heights eviction, NYPD sees 400 percent jump in retirement applications

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Thursday, July 9
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 89.

Top Stories
• The NYPD is limiting retirement applications after the department saw a 400 percent surge in officers filing paper last week.

• Some New York City parents are upset with the Department of Education’s “blended learning” plan for the fall.

• Health officials in Oklahoma say that the rise in coronavirus cases in Tulsa is likely linked to President Donald Trump’s rally.

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Brooklyn News
• Protestors managed to stop what officials called an illegal eviction in Crown Heights.

• A Brooklyn man has been arrested for stabbing an employee during a pharmacy robbery in Canarsie.

• Wild video shows a woman taking off her clothes after she tried to steal another woman’s sneakers on a street in Brighton Beach.

Politics
• Attorney General Letitia James is calling for an overhaul of the NYPD.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo sent 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients to nursing homes, but says that is not the reason for the high number of deaths.

Entertainment
• Rudy Giuliani called the cops after Sasha Baron Cohen tried to prank him into doing a spoof interview earlier this week.

• Queens Together, which has been helping local restaurants survive COVID-19, will hold its first international food crawl this weekend.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1955, a landmark in music history is established when this song by Bill Haley reaches #1 on the Billboard chart.

• In 1976, actor Fred Savage is born in Chicago. He gained fame for playing the starring role in this ABC comedy drama.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post says the decision to pull out of the World Health Organization at the height of a pandemic is a terrible move.

• A columnist for Slate argues Claudia Conway – the daughter of George and Kellyanne Conway – isn’t a liberal hero, she’s just a normal teenager.

In the Blogs
• Just days after a building collapse in Carroll Gardens, the new owners of a tavern on Court Street were hit with a stop-work order for illegal construction.

• Here’s where you can get tested for COVID-19 in North Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
Naya Rivera
#RHOBH
Walter Mercado
#AEWDynamite
Batwoman

Scoreboard
• Movement on the sale of the Mets is picking up, with billionaire Steve Cohen still considered to be a favorite to buy the team.

• A columnist for the Daily News says the NFL is the last organization that should be trusted with anyone’s health.

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Real Estate
• Agents at a Brooklyn-based brokerage firm are upset their company has failed to officially address racial injustice.

• For Sale – 43 Newel Street #1 Penthouse, Greenpoint – 2 BR, 1 bath 829 s/f condo w/ views of Manhattan & Brooklyn. Common roof area, close to parks. $970,000 Trulia.com

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,048-square-foot semi-detached home at 7316 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights for $875,000.

Style & Fashion
• In a post-pandemic world, does the Hollywood red carpet have a future?

• Brook Brothers filed for bankruptcy, becoming the latest retail giant to fall victimto coronavirus.

Events
• No Events of Note Scheduled

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July 10th, 2020 at 9:06 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Spectrum Reach Partnership

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Wednesday, July 8
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 87.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration has officially begun to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization.

• International students are criticizing the Trump administration for a rule forcing them to leave the U.S. if their classes are online this fall.

• New York City’s 3,000 daycares will be allowed to reopen as soon as Monday.

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Brooklyn News
• Authorities identified the 12-year-old boy and grandfather who were killed in a fire in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

• Police are looking for a man accused of stabbing a victim in a Downtown Brooklyn deli.

• A “white power” message was scrawled outside several Cobble Hill buildings.

Politics
• Joe Biden won the presidential primaries in New Jersey and his home state of Delaware.

• Mayor de Blasio won’t fire police commissioner Dermot Shea despite calls for his removal.

Entertainment
• Jude Law will play Captain Hook in Disney’s live-action remake of “Peter Pan.”

• Radio star Charlamagne tha God has inked a deal with Comedy Central to host a talk show.

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Jukebox Bingo Wednesday: Online Event Wed July 8th 7:30pm This weeknight online bingo game replaces numbers with popular songs. This week “Guess the Category.” $8.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1978, after a six-month stay, this soundtrack is knocked off the top spot on Billboard with this album, which contains this song.

• In 1958, actor Kevin Bacon is born in Philadelphia. In 1994, he won a Golden Globe award for his role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post pleads for action from the mayor after describing scenes of NYC’s “gun madness.

• S.E. Cupp writes in the Daily News that the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” should not be cancelled.

In the Blogs
• Seafood spot Sea Wolf has opened a second location on the Brooklyn waterfront.

• A Bushwick gym changed its name to disassociate from the CrossFit brand.

Trending in New York
• #Greenleaf
TikTok
Jinki
Big Time Socialists
Mary Kay Letourneau

Scoreboard
• Nets forward Taurean Prince tested positive for COVID-19, and will be out for the season. Guard Spencer Dinwiddie also tested positive, so he won’t join the Orlando restart.

• The Mets and Yankees will face off in a pair of exhibition games before the regular season kicks off.

• New York Liberty star Asia Durr is opting out of the WNBA season after battling the coronavirus.

• ESPN Radio is moving on from Mike Golic in a reshuffling of shows, representing the end of an era.

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Real Estate
• ABCNY sold a hotel property in Bed-Stuy to educational nonprofit Youth Art Life for $18 million.

• For Sale – 78 Parkway Court, Gravesend - One family brick w/ separate ground level suite. Suite has LR, kitchen, 1 BR, 1 bath. Main house features LR, FDR, 3 BRs, full bath, porch off kitchen. 1 car garage.  $775,000. Realtor.com

• Sold – Mill Basin – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,667-square-foot house at 2755 Whitman Drive for $1.175 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Levi Strauss & Co., which saw a 62 percent drop in sales in the second quarter, is cutting 15 percent of its corporate workforce.

• SiriusXM is reportedly nearing a $300 million deal to buy the podcast servicestitcher.

Events
• Bed-Stuy – 9 a.m. – NYC Test & Trace Corps host citywide “COVID-19 Testing Day of Action.” Maria Lawton Senior Center, 400 Hart St.

Downtown – 1 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, mothers who list children to gun violence display casket with 101 pairs of shoes, call for community response. Borough Hall steps, 209 Joralemon St.

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks at Civilian Complaint Review Board virtual public board meeting. Register here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Virtual Jazz Jam presents: Our Road to Change.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Jukebox Bingo Wednesday: Online Event.

Park Slope - 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Black Panther.

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July 8th, 2020 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: Sponsored by Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens

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Tuesday, July 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than three years after the Standing Rock protests, a federal judge has ordered the Dakota Pipeline shut down.

• A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn from its base in Rochesteron the 168th anniversary of one of his most renowned speeches.

• The U.S. is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases, but death rates are the lowest since the outbreak exploded. Dr. Fauci says the nation is still “knee-deep” in the first wave of COVID-19.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn man was indicted for allegedly trying to smuggle 590 ancient Egyptian artifacts through JFK Airport in a dirty suitcase.

• Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, awaiting trial for her alleged sex crimes related to Jeffery Epstein.

• A handful of Brooklynites are renewing calls to rename Barclays Center after Jackie Robinson.

Politics
• The Supreme Court has ruled that ‘faithless electors’ in the Electoral College can’t go rogue, and  must vote as the laws of their states direct.

• Governor Cuomo reported a decline in coronavirus cases across New Yorksince the state began reopening, but a decision on schools has not been made.

Entertainment
• Lizzo has a cheeky message for the man who kicked her and her friends out of their summer rental three days early.

• Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne celebrated their 38 years of marriage with romantic throwbacks on Instagram.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1984 this album by Bruce Springsteen went to #1. It eventually went 15 Times Platinum and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

• In 1998 TV actor Dylan Sprayberry is born in Houston, TX. In 2013 he portrayed a young Clark Kent in this film.

Opinion
• Politico explains what the makers of Lincoln Project “1,000,000 Dead” ad get about American voters, and what the Democrats don’t.

• Central Park “Karen” Amy Cooper was arrested for her bogus 911 call. A baby name expert breaks down association of “Karen” with entitled white privilege.

In the Blogs
• Two new murals in Williamsburg pay tribute to essential workers, neighbors and life in Brooklyn during a global pandemic.

• The B99 is Brooklyn’s latest bus route, and it connects Midwood to Manhattan’s Columbus Circle.

Trending in New York
• Penn Station
• Mahomes
• T.I.
• #AbolishICE
• Harvard

Scoreboard
• Ex-Yankee Andrew McCutchen says the team’s tradition of curbing the length of players hair and facial hair takes away from their individualism.

• FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation are ready to resume the 2026 World Cup venue selection process, with a few pandemic-appropriate adjustments.

• Donald Trump got into it with NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on Twitter.

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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for units in a nine-story mixed-use building in Flatbush.

• For Rent – Bushwick – Renovated 2 BR, 1/5 bath apt w/ front porch.  Available for July 1st move-in! $2,700 per month, heat & hot water included.  Carollo Realty Estate 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,194 square foot apartment at 52 92nd St. for $885,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple recently launched a new website that allows Apple Card customers to access and manage their account online.

• Researchers have found that burglars may be able to hack the Wi-Fi signals of hi-tech security cameras to determine when people are not home.

Events
Virtual – 8 p.m. – Ringo Starr Announces 80th Birthday Charity Show with Paul McCartney.  Go to YouTube.com and search “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show

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July 7th, 2020 at 8:50 am

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Morning Buzz: Brownsville man fatally shot, Suspect throws lit firecracker into unmarked police car

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Monday, July 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny in the morning with thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 92.

Top Stories
• A wave of shootings wounded at least 41 people and killed six people during a bloody Fourth of July weekend.

• Protesters demanded justice for Elijah McClain, who was killed by police in Colorado last summer.

• Under NYC’s phase 3, personal-care service shops are allowed to reopen, while outdoor recreational activities can commence.

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Brooklyn News
• A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest in Brownsville.

• A person threw a lit firecracker into an unmarked police car with a uniformed officer inside in Bed-Stuy.

• A man who allegedly lunged at cops outside Nathan’s in Coney Island was quickly tased and cuffed.

Politics
• President West? Kanye announced that he’s running for president, despite missing nearly all filing deadlines.

• Trump’s “Sleepy Joe” moniker for Joe Biden is falling flat, according to new data.

Entertainment
• Broadway star Nick Cordero has died at the age of 41 from complicationscaused by the coronavirus.

• Rocker Ryan Adams penned an apology letter one year after he was accused of harassment and emotional abuse.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1963, this song by The Surfaris cracked the Billboard Hot 100 and will stay on the Top 40 for ten weeks, becoming one of the most popular instrumentals in history.

• In 1907, painter Frida Khalo was born in Mexico. In 2002, this actress portrayed her in this award-winning film.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza owe parents and teachers details on what schools will look like this fall.

• The Post says with vandalism and personal threats, recent protests have gone beyond peaceful.

In the Blogs
• After 42 years in business, Cranberry’s in Brooklyn Heights is saying “so long.”

• Ethel’s Club hosted its first-ever socially-distanced outdoor market centering local brands.

Trending in New York
• #90DayFiance
Nick Cordero
#DidOurThing
#NoahsArcReunion
Larissa

Scoreboard
• Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was released from the hospital after taking a line drive to the head during live batting practice.

• The Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa have tested positive for the coronavirus.

• The Nets plan to get reinforcements for their front court, which has been ravaged by injuries and COVID-19.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building on Calyer Street in Greenpoint.

• For Sale – 1111 Banner Avenue, #6B, Brighton Beach – Spacious 3 R/ 2 bath duplex penthouse w/ vaulted ceilings, kitchen w/ SS appliances, balcony. $719,000 Realtor.com 

• Sold – Dyker Heights – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,160-square-foot house at 30 Bay 7th Street for $1.05 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of a person shot in front of 207 Atkins Avenue in East New York. Upon arrival, cops found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
  Virtual – 11 a.m. – Center for The Women of New York presents: “Getting Back to Business” Webinar. Registration Required.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – Borough presidents demand restoration of critical funding for senior services. Join here.

Written by BKTicker

July 6th, 2020 at 9:17 am

Posted in Uncategorized