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Morning Buzz: Cops suspended over delayed response to ax attack, Authorities had advance warning of Sri Lanka Easter attacks

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Wednesday, April 24

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 67 degrees.

Top Stories
• Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said that the family separations policy is “not worth it.”

• An ISIS suspect arrested in India warned authorities about the Sri Lanka bombings by naming one of the bombers in advance of the Easter attacks.

• Chanel Lewis was sentenced to life without parole for the sexual assault and murder of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano.

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NYC Margarita Rumble  Sat Apr 27th 12-8:45pm  Top bars & restaurants show up to battle for the title of best margarita in town – sample a taste & vote for your favorite!  Tickets   Dobbin Street, 64 Dobbin Street, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• The grandmother of a 4-year-old stranded with a near-decapitated corpse inside an apartment at the Bushwick Houses was in disbelief that police refused to enter the apartment for more than 40 minutes.

• A Thai and Chinese outpost and an all-kosher falafel spot are the two newest vendors at Dekalb Market Hall.

• A man overcame four officers trying to arrest him in Crown Heights by stealing one of the officer’s tasers and using it to jolt the other three.

Politics
• Joe Biden is expected to announce his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday.

• The White House ordered an administration-wide boycott of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

Entertainment
• If you think the Night King will be at Winterfell in next week’s “Game of Thrones” episode, one popular fan theory suggests you might be mistaken.

The “Avengers: Endgame” opening weekend is set to shatter box officerecords.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels makes an on-air offer to pay the Beatles $3,000 to reunite on the show.

• In 1964 movie actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer is born in Jefferson City, MO.  In 2018, he began starring on this CBS comedy.

Opinion
• The Post argued that in order for Biden to win the presidency, he must stand up to the left and quit apologizing for past positions.

• The Guardian doesn’t feel that Donald Trump deserves to dine with Queen Elizabeth II on his UK visit.

In the Blogs
• Police are searching for a man who held an 18-year-old woman at gunpoint in East Williamsburg after meeting her on a dating app.

• Williamsburg Charter High School, the longest running charter high school in Brooklyn, will be opened for at least another five years.

Trending in New York
• Dame
• #RipCity
• Sharks
• Westbrook
• Paul George

Scoreboard
• The Mets (13-10) crushed the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-0.

• The Yankees (13-10) defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 7-5.

• The Nets failed to advance in the playoffs after losing 122-100 to the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Brooklyn Boozehounds  Thurs Apr 25th 8:30-10pm Wade through Brooklyn’s booze-soaked past, from the earliest applejack producers to the end of distilling during Prohibition and up to today.  $14  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 262 17th Street in Greenwood.

• For Sale – 53 N. 6th Street, Williamsburg – 3,100 s/f prime retail/residential development opportunity in Williamsburg!  12 BRs, 7 bath total. Near all!  $6,100,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – St. Johns Place, Clinton Hill - Renovated 6 room apartment has 3 BRs, 2 bath, hardwood floors, high ceilings.  $4,399/month. Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• Sold – Gerritsen Beach – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot home at 22 Beacon Ct. for $375,000. Zillow

Business News
• Elon Musk has some ambitious plans for next year, including adding one million robo-taxis on the road.

• Businesses such as Ring, Eco Nuts and Coffee meets Bagel were once rejected on Shark Tank but are now making millions.

Events
Prospect Park – All Day Events – Spring Break in Prospect Park.

Crown Heights - 10:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams promotes a new state-of-the-art recreational vehicle that has been retrofitted to bring produce to food deserts across Brooklyn. Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Ave.

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April 24th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz: Dead man found in L train station, Social Security may run out by 2035

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Tuesday, April 23

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• If Congress does not act soon, Social Security won’t be able to pay out full benefits by 2035.

• Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists, upholding their 7 year prison sentence for reporting on their crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

• Sri Lanka’s minister of defense says that the Easter terror attacks were a response to the shooting massacre in the New Zealand mosques last month.

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ICE-T & MR. X  Thurs Apr 25th 9pm-3am For the first time ever, rap legend & celebrity icon, ICE-T teams up with multi-Platinum music producer & hip-hop pioneer MR. X for a very special performance.  Free – RSVP.  Schimanski, 54 North 11th St, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• MTA workers found a dead man in the Livonia Ave. L train station last night.

• A suspect was able to grab one of the officer’s tasers and used it on 3 officers during a violent arrest yesterday.

• An aspiring actress from Brooklyn was caught in a subway leading to the be dragged by a 6 train to her death.

Politics
• The Supreme Court isset to hear arguments over the controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census.

• Nancy Pelosi urges against impeachment as Democrats are pushing to go forward with the process.

Entertainment
• Fans have started using the #FreeBritney hashtag after speculation that Britney Spears is being held in treatment against her will.

• Rapper YNW Melly faces the death penalty for the murder of two of his friends last year as police find financial gain as his motive.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

• In 1936, rock singer Roy Orbison is born in Vernon, Texas. In the 1980’s  he joined this super group.

Opinion
• The Post says that the impeachment of Trump gives way to Democrat’s fantasy after shock over his 2016 win.

• The Times says that Mueller found the most resistance to Trump in his own subordinates as they blocked all of his attempts to halt the investigation.

In the Blogs
• An all-hands fire ripped through a home causing damage to two other attached homes and sending elders to the hospital on Easter.

• Members of Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee voted in favor of the Mayor’s plan to tear down Atlantic Avenue’s House of Detention.

Trending in New York
#CNNTownHall
• Lemonade
• #SandersTownHall 
• Morning Psycho 
#MorningJoe

Scoreboard
• The Mets (12-10) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1. They meet again at Citi Field today at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (12-10) beat the Los Angeles Angels, 4-3. Tonight’s game between the two teams starts at 10:07 p.m.

• The Nets look to keep their playoff hopes alive, down 3-1 to the 76ers. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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SuperHero Prom  Fri Apr 26th 10:30pm  Come dressed as your favorite super hero or villain and strike a pose. Alter-egos/secret identities welcome! Prizes will be awarded for best costume.  $10  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street, Downtown
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn’s luxury market saw its most successful week of the year with a total of $54 million in contracts sold.

• For Sale – 827 Bushwick Avenue, Bushwick - 1931 Colonial multi-family home on 20 x 69 lot – each apt is a  3BR, 1 bath, LR, full kitchen unit.  $2,999,000  Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – 326 Leonard Street, Williamsburg - Semi detached 2 family home – perfect condo alternative.  Both floors offer open plan layout, fenced backyard, deck, above ground pool.  $1,999,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Greenpoint – A 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,050-square-foot condo home located at 247 Driggs Ave. sold for $1.5 million.

Technology
• Samsung is recalling their Galaxy Fold after problems arose with its foldable screen.

• Apple’s 5th generation Apple Watch is expected to integrate sleep tracking and may possibly come at a lower price.

Events
Prospect Park – All Day Events – Spring Break in Prospect Park. 

Marine Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt. Green Meadow Farms, Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave.

• Brownsville – 11 a.m. – Parks Department cuts ribbon on renovated playground. Lincoln Terrace park, Rochester Ave. & Carroll St.

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Tenants speak out against landlord harassment. 229 S. 3rd St.

Prospect Heights - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Buying Your first Home in NYC.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

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April 23rd, 2019 at 9:02 am

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Morning Buzz: Young woman killed in domestic violence attack, Transit thief wanted for swiping cell phones

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Monday, April 22

Weather
• Cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• A string of bombings at churches and hotels killed at least 290 people and injured 500 others in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

• A Ukrainian comedian and actor who played a president on a sitcom won the presidency in a landslide.

Stop & Shop and its workers have reached a tentative agreement to increase wages while maintaining health coverage.

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Spring Break in Prospect Park  Mon Apr 22nd– Fri Apr 26th Celebrate Spring Break in Prospect Park! Click here for a list of activities. Various Venues in Prospect Park.
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Brooklyn News
• A young woman was killed, another injured, and a baby is in the hospital for observation after a domestic violence ax attack in the Bushwick Houses.

• Police are looking for a serial transit thief wanted for swiping cell phones from straphangers in Brooklyn.

• Thieves stole $30,000 worth of goods from a historic Jewish cemetery in Cypress Hills.

Politics
• Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and other lawmakers will wait tables to push for an end to lower wages for tipped workers.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being targeted by a mysterious multimillionaire donor in her district.

Entertainment
• Kanye West took Coachella to church with his Easter “Sunday Service.”

Weekend Box Office
• The Curse of La Llorona: $26 million
Shazam!: $17 million
Breakthrough: $11 million
Captain Marvel: $9 million
Little: $8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, the first Earth Day is celebrated in the US.

• In 1950, singer/songwriter & guitarist Peter Frampton is born in Bromley, England. A pre-teen band of his included this up-and-coming musician.

Opinion
• The Times says key roles in de Blasio’s administration are still vacant while he ponders a presidential run.

• The Daily News says there should be no exceptions to who pays for congestion pricing.

In the Blogs
• A new splatter film is coming to Film Noir Cinema from April 26 to May 2.

• Bushwick’s Old Timers Bar has an unbeatable happy hour and even a skee ball machine.

Trending in New York
• #SriLankaAttacks
Chaeyoung
#MondayMotivation
Impeach Donald Trump
#MondayMorning

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (11-10) topped the Kansas City Royals in 10 innings, 7-6. They head to Los Angeles to face the Angels tonight at 10:07 p.m.

• The Mets (11-10) fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-4. They’re home to host the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 p.m.

• Down 3-1 in the series, the Nets may lose to the 76ers, but their future is bright.

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Buying Your First Home in NYC  Tues Apr 23rd 6:30-8pm Prepping for your hunt, using the best resources to search for the perfect home, and what to do once you’ve found it. $10. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• A judge has placed a restraining order on construction at a controversial Crown Heights development complex.

• For Sale – 1240 Bedford Avenue, #6C, Bed-Stuy – 1 BR, 1 bath penthouse condo in pet-friendly building has wood floors throughout, washer/dryer hooks-up in apt also laundry in basement, parking available w/ short wait list, low maintenance covers all but electricity.  $529,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100 

• For Sale – 138 N. 9th Street, Williamsburg – Northside development sit in prime location between Berry Street & Bedford Avenue.  Perfect for Condo or Townhouse development.  Close to all. $2,275,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• Sold – East New York – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,880-square-foot house at 734 Logan Street for $640,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, police responded to a report of an aided case at the Riviera Motel at 2969 Atlantic Avenue in Cypress Hills. Cops found an unconscious and unresponsive 41-year-old woman lying on a bed. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. An investigation remains ongoing.

Events
Prospect Park - All Day Events – Spring Break in Prospect Park.

• Brownsville – 8 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams kicks off Earth Week with fifth annual bike-to-work ride. Zion Triangle, East New York Ave. and Pitkin Ave.

Marine Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt. Green Meadow Farms @ Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave.

Flatlands – 2 p.m. – Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, Solar One announce launch of program to enable nonprofits to maintain operations during severe weather events. Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 4623 Avenue N.

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April 22nd, 2019 at 9:02 am

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Morning Buzz: Box truck fatally crushes cyclist, Netflix to open sound stages in Brooklyn

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Friday, April 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Good Friday.
Parking meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with light rain in the afternoon. High of 68. Rainy and windy on Saturday with a high of 62 degrees. Partly cloudy and a high of 64 on Sunday.

Top Stories
• The Mueller report revealed Trump’s efforts to control the Russia probe and the dysfunction that ensued.

• A shootout in Washington Heights left a police officer wounded and the suspect dead.

• MTA fare hikes, including increases to weekly and monthly passes, go into effect this weekend.

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Earth Day 2019  Sat Apr 20th 11am-5pm In honor of Mother Nature and the outdoors, we’re hosting a full-day of activities. Free! Learn more here. Various locations in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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Brooklyn News
• A 26-year-old man died after falling off his bike and being struck by a box truck in Borough Park.

• A teenage girl was shot in the leg while walking on the sidewalk in Downtown Brooklyn.

• Netflix is expanding its presence in New York with six new sound stages in Brooklyn.

Politics
• See what New York City lawmakers are saying about the redacted Mueller report.

• The City Council passed a package of bills to combat climate change.

Entertainment
• Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” series has been renewed at Fox.

• HBO is planning a docuseries on the alleged sex cult NXIVM.

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, the Central Park jogger attack shocks NYC.

• In 1979, actress Kate Hudson was born in Los Angeles. She became best known for playing “Penny Lane” in this 2000 film.

Opinion
• The Times says the Mueller report reveals a pattern of deceit and dysfunction, but it’s up to Congress to decide what happens next.

• The Post says with so many exceptions, congestion pricing won’t ease trafficor fix the subways.

In the Blogs
• The 12th annual Go Green! Brooklyn Festival is set for June 1 at McCarren Park.

• A Bed-Stuy eighth grade girls chess team won second place in a national tournament.

Trending in New York
• #ImpeachTrump
Jared Dudley
#DragRace
#maddow
Greg Monroe

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (8-10) fell to the Kansas City Royals, 6-1.

• The Nets were crushed by the Sixers, 131-115, falling behind 2-1 in the series.

• The Islanders await the winner of the Washington-Carolina series for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

St. John’s is on the verge of hiring Mike Anderson to replace Chris Mullins as their new head coach.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees continue their four-game series in Kansas City. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets kick off a three-game road series against the St. Louis Cardinals at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers face the Royals on the road at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Cardinals at 2:15 p.m.
• The Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 4 of the playoffs at 3 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their series in Kansas City with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Mets finish their three-game set in St. Louis. First pitch is at 2:15 p.m.

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4/20 Celebration – Reefer Madness Sat Apr 20th 9pm Celebrate 4/20 “The High Holy Holiday” with us in Coney Island. Live music, performances, video shorts & a screening of this cult classic film. $15. Sideshows by the Seashore & Freak Bar, 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• Here’s everything you need to know about the new Opportunity Zones rules released by the federal government.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 20th 1:30-3pm  61-87 Grove Street, Ridgewood – Two family brick w/ 2 car parking in rear. 3 BRs over 2, 1st flr & basement vacant.  Near M train.  $1,1249,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• For Sale – 190 Linden Street, Bushwick – Two family Townhome across from Heckscher Park!  5 BRs, 2 bath, lots of closet space, pvt driveway + a 2 BR garden apt w/ kitchenette & pvt entrance.  $1,198,000. CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – East New York - A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,470-square-foot house at 414 Linwood Street for $680,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Wonderful Nigerian homestyle cooking is coming to Bushwick in the form of Hills Kitchen.

• For some of the best mac and cheese spots in Brooklyn, check out DuMont Burger in Williamsburg or Mac Shack NY in Clinton Hill.

Restaurant ABC’s – Boerum Hill
Grade A – Koto, 263 Flatbush Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Grandma’s House, 364 Atlantic Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – The Montrose, 47 5th Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Cross-contamination, Filth flies.

Events
• Brownsville – 8 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams kicks off Earth Week with fifth annual bike-to-work ride. Zion Triangle, East New York Ave. and Pitkin Ave.

Marine Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt. Green Meadow Farms @ Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave.

Sunset Park – 7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Saturday Night Fever.Industry City, 233 37th St.

Greenwood Heights – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Full Moon Tour. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

Coney Island – 9 p.m. – 2019 Season Premier of Music of Curiosities. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave.

Saturday
Marine Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt.  Green Meadow Farms @ Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
Greenpoint - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Egg Hunt.  FourFiveSix, 199 Richardson Street
Downtown - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Earth Day 2019.  Brooklyn Bridge Park
Sunset Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Sunset Park Earth Day Native American Celebration.  41st Street btwn 5th & 7th Avenues
Greenpoint – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – A Drinking Game presents: The Big Lebowski.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
Coney Island – 9 p.m. – 4/20 Celebration – Reefer Madness.  Sideshows by the Seashore & Freak Bar, 1208 Surf Avenue
Sunday
• Marine Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt.  Green Meadow Farms @ Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Queen for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Flatbush - 7:30 p.m. – 2019 SF9 USA Europe Live Tour.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue.

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April 19th, 2019 at 9:17 am

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Morning Buzz: Beep rips mayor over charter school policy, Man arrested at St. Pat’s with cans of gas Inbox x

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Thursday, April 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Holy Thursday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with occasional showers and a high of 57.

Top Stories
• A New Jersey man was arrested after he walked into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with four cans of gasoline and a lighter.

• Judith Clark, the getaway driver in a armored car robbery that killed one security guard and two Nyack police officers, was granted parole.

• Michael Jackson’s two kids are quietly investigating the two men who accuse their father of sexual abuse in the Netflix documentary Leaving Neverland.

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Easter Egg Hunt  Fri Apr 19th– Tues Apr 22nd  10am-4pm   Egg hunts, pony rides, a bunny barn and more fun activities for the whole family! $9 Green Meadows Farm at Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Marine Park
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Brooklyn News
• A fifth person has been arrested in connection with a suspected gang killing in East New York.

• Borough President Eric Adams ripped a de Blasio edict keeping charter schools from accessing public data to recruit new students.

• A juror in the Howard Beach jogger murder case recounts a tense room where some pressed for quick convictions of the Brooklyn man on trial.

Politics
• Here’s six things to look for when the redacted Mueller report becomes public today.

• An advocacy group says Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mixed message to President Donald Trump is sowing fear among immigrants.

Entertainment
• A “Jeopardy” contestant broke his own single-day cash winnings record, taking home over $130,000 in a single episode.

• Here is the full lineup for this year’s Summer Concert Series at Forest HillsStadium.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, the host of “American Bandstand” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Dick Clark dies at 82.

• In 1962, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is born in Dallas. Meet his family of “characters” here.

Opinion
• A real estate expert writes in the Greenpoint Star that Amazon’s decision to pull out of HQ2 won’t stymie development in Long Island City.

• And a local historian writes in This is Queensborough magazine that Amazon put the spotlight on all that Long Island City has to offer.

In the Blogs
• Celebrate Fashion Revolution Month by eco-consciously thrift shopping your way through Bushwick.

• The worker lockout at Key Food enters its second week as employees rally in Park Slope.

Trending in New York
#bucciovertimechallenge
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Harden
Rockets
#RHONY

Scoreboard
• The Mets lost to the Phillies, 3-2. New York (10-8) are off tonight before starting a weekend series in St. Louis.

• The Yankees competed an April sweep of the BoSox, 5-3. The Bombers (8-9) begin a four-game home series with Kansas City. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

• The Nets host Philadelphia for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at 8 p.m. The series is tied, 1-1.

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2019 Season Premier of Music of Curiosities  Fri Apr 19th 9pm Featuring Brooklyn’s Surreal Folk Duo Cookie Tongue with opening set by Charming Disaster. $20 Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn tallest skyscraper has topped out at 720 feet. It won’t hold that distinction for very long.

• For Sale – 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two-family attached frame home on 4 levels offers 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, full basement, close to McCarren Park. Owner motivated. $2,15M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Gut renovated 4 BR, 3 bath duplex w/ private backyard, home office, kitchen w/ SS appliances, also features additional Carriage House studio space. $5,500/month. Carollo Realty 718-366-6636. 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 675-square-foot apartment at 375 Lincoln Place in Prospect Heights for $671,500.

Style & Fashion
• How should you dress if you’re pregnant? Fashion icon Anna Wintour has some thoughts on that.

From radiant yellow to envy-inducing green, here’s the best spring color trends of 2019.

Events
• East New York – 10 a.m. – FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro presides over probationary firefighter graduation ceremony. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave.

Bedford-Stuyvesant – 6:30 p.m. – Informational session on obtaining community garden licenses. Halsey Community Farm, 462 Halsey St.

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April 18th, 2019 at 9:11 am

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Morning Buzz: Bay Ridge man seeks help after seventh cancer diagnosis, French billionaires to save Notre Dame

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Wednesday, April 17

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 60 degrees.

Top Stories
• Martha Stewart’s empire of home and lifestyle brands has been sold to Marquee Brands for $215 million.

• France’s three wealthiest families are spearheading a fundraising drive to rebuild Notre Dame that has topped $700 million.

• A cold-blooded gunman walked up to a teenager in Crown Heights and fatally shot him in front of his home.

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Spring Egg Hunt  Sat Apr 20th 11am-3pm Bring your own basket and join an old-fashioned egg hunt! Enjoy fun crafts, take your picture with the Easter Bunny, rock with live music performances! $5-$20 FourFiveSix, 199 Richardson Street, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• Tenants in rent-regulated Brooklyn apartment buildings are suing their landlords over allegations of harassment, no heat and hot water and dangerous living conditions.

• A Bay Ridge man is seeking donations after his seventh diagnosis of cancer.

• After declaring a public health emergency over the measles outbreak, Mayor de Blasio believes the message about vaccinations got across.

Politics
• State Senator Andrew Gounardes announced a bill that would allow Brooklynites to have the same discount on commuting over the Verrazzano Bridge as their Staten Island neighbors.

• A federal district judge wants to review the Justice Department’s redactions on Robert Mueller’s report for himself once it’s made public.

Entertainment
• There’s a lot you need to know about the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”

“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington admitted to wearing high heels and nearly 50 pounds of costume to play Jon Snow.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Three Dog Night hit the top of the charts and became the best selling song of the year.

• In 1972 movie actress Jennifer Garner is born in Houston, TX.  She gained recognition for her performance in this 2001 spy-action thriller.

Opinion
• The Washington Post fears Hong Kong’s new extradition laws will give China free rein to pursue journalists and activists in Hong Kong.

• USA Today examines how the Trump administration seeks to dim the energy-efficient regulation for light bulbs that has sparked a market revolution.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn-based coffee roaster Toby’s Estate has rebranded as Partners Coffee.

• Did you know the first professional baseball player started in Williamsburg?

Trending in New York
• #BeyonceHomecoming
• Westbrook
• Dame
• Tampa Bay
• Joker

Scoreboard
• In the hunt for the Stanley Cup, the Islanders completed a first-round sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning 4-1.

• The Mets (10-7) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 14-3.

• The Yankees (7-9) beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-0.

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Fiddler on the Rooftop Bar  Wed Apr 17th 8pm  A musical parody in which the L train shutdown forces roommates Tevye and Golde to relocate their home from Williamsburg to the strange & foreign land of Astoria.  $10  Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn Point, the third tower of the City Point complex in downtown Brooklyn, is the borough’s tallest building with a height of 720 feet.

• For Sale – 214 Frost Street, Williamsburg – Three floors of luxury living w/ 12 rooms, 5 BRs, 3 full bath plus terrace & rear enclosed patio w/ hot tub and fireplace!  $2,495,000 Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – 155 Central Avenue, Bushwick - Renovated & pet friendly apt building features 3 Queens died BRs, designer kitchen w/ dishwasher & microwave, central het & air, laundry & bike storage in building.  $3,000/month. Halstead Real Estate  718-613-2842

• Sold – Gravesend – An eight-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,020-square-foot two-family home at 2273 West St. for $940,000. Zillow

Business News
• Costco was much different when it opened in 1983 with an annual membership of $25.

• Nearly 6,000 stores across America have closed so far this year, already more than all of last year.

Events
• East New York – 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr. and the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings make an announcement about bringing OATH’s neighborhood pop-up court to East New York. District Office of Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr., 1945 Broadway

Downtown Brooklyn - 11:15 a.m. –  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and members of the Green Light NY coalition rally local support behind the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street

Flatbush – 12 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends a press conference to endorse a candidate to fill his previous seat in the City Council’s 45th District. 2900 Newkirk Ave.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Asian Chili Sauce! A Lecture & Tasting.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Greenpoint – 7 to 9 p.m. – NYC’s Taste of the Nation: No Kid Hungry.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street

Park Slope - 8 p.m. – Fiddler on the Rooftop Bar.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street

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April 17th, 2019 at 8:54 am

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Morning Buzz: Health officials shut down W’burg daycare, Notre Dame’s organ salvaged in devastating fire

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Tuesday, April 16

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• Firefighters extinguished the massive fire that charred Notre Dame after 12 hours as the iconic organ was left intact.

• A New Jersey woman faces four years in prison for collecting $400,000 in a GoFundMe scam after a photo of her and a homeless man went viral.

• The man who is accused of throwing a five-year-old over a balcony at the Mall of America will be charged with attempted murder.

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2019 Mermaid Parade Registration  Sat June 22nd 1pm  This year King Neptune is Arlo Guthrie, Queens Mermaid is Nora Guthrie. Registration is now open! Click here for info and to register online.
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Brooklyn News
• The Gowanus Canal Conservancy received a $130k grant from The New York Community Trust for its land use and investment efforts.

• An elementary teacher at PS 244 in East Flatbush has been charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old student.

• Health officials have shut down a child care facility in Williamsburg over a disagreement over the measles outbreak.

Politics
• Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld has officially announced his 2020 presidential bid, making him the first Republican to challenge Trump.

• Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris have collected the most campaign money out of the current 16 Democratic potentials for the 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• Georgia Engel, the Emmy-nominated actress best know for her role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died at age 70.

• Sandra Oh, Rachel Maddow, Patricia Arquette and Leah Reminiare just some of the honorees who will be recognized at the 44th annual Gracie Awards.

Buzzing Back

• In 1943, the hallucinogenic effects of LSD are discovered.

• In 1972, singer Selena is born in Lake Jackson, Texas. In 1995, her former fan club president killed her after being fired for embezzlement.

Opinion
• The Times says tracing people without their knowledge is easy after they built a legal facial recognition machine for $60.

• The Post says Bernie Sanders is cool with capitalism for himself and not others after the release of his tax returns shows he is a millionaire.

In the Blogs
• The next meeting on the proposed Gowanus rezoning is April 25 leaving many residents frustrated as it is during a school vacation week.

• More than 600 foodies gathered at Grand Prospect Hall on the 10th to sample delicacies from 50 different Park Slope eateries.

Trending in New York
• Clippers 
• Warriors 
• #NotreDameCathedralFire
• #TuesdayThoughts
• Lou Williams

Scoreboard
• The Nets fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 145-123, evening their playoff series at one game each.

• The Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-6. The Mets (10-6) are in Philadelphia again tonight for a 7:05 p.m. tilt.

• The Yankees (6-9) start a two-game series with the Red Sox in the Bronx. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

• The Islanders look to sweep the Penguins in Pittsburgh in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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NYC’s Taste of the Nation: No Kid Hungry  Wed Apr 17th 7-9pm  A night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. Tickets  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn’s luxury real estate market saw 10 contracts signed totaling about $30 million with the two most expensive being two townhouses  in Park Slope.

• For Sale – 135 Maspeth Avenue, Williamsburg – One family Colonial with 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/ additional parking in driveway, front porch w/ view of the park, backyard. Close to all. $1,075,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – 73 Eighth Avenue, #3, Park Slope – 2 BR apt has large roof deck. Central LR, new galley kitchen, oversized bath, in-unit laundry. Heat/water/gas included. Pets on approval. $4,000/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-613-2858

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A 7-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,120-square-foot 2-family home located at 2424 82nd St. sold for $1.319 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Google has released their latest Gmail feature which allows you to schedule emails up to 49 years in advance.

• Amazon is reportedly set to launch an ad-supported free music streaming tier but little details are known about the service.

Events
Downtown – 10 a,m. to 3 p.m. – Career Transition Fair. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

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

• Marine Park – 7:30 p.m. – Community meeting on the state of Marine Park. Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Ave.

• Park Slope - 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council “Office Hours.” The Commissioner, 247 5th Ave.

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

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

Bath Beach – 7:30 p.m. – 62nd Precinct Community Council. 62nd Precinct, 1925 Bath Ave.

Written by BKTicker

April 16th, 2019 at 9:25 am

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Morning Buzz: Fordham student dies from fall, Coney Island kicks off season with egg cream

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Monday, April 15

Weather
• Mostly cloudy and windy with a high of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Fordham University student has died from her injuries after falling 40 feet from the campus’s landmark clock tower.

• A small plane with three passengers made an emergency landing on a residential block on Long Island.

• After a decade without winning a major title, Tiger Woods emerged victorious to win his fifth Masters at Augusta National.

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Half Step: Grateful Dead Tribute Mon Apr 15th 8pm Capturing the spirit, improvisation, sound & complexity of Grateful Dead music. $10. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• Hundreds flocked to Coney Island to kick off the season with a traditionalbreaking of the egg cream ceremony.

• Police are looking for a burglar who robbed two churches and two synagogues in Williamsburg over five weeks.

• A Brooklyn woman is suing a Manhattan midwife for the tragic loss of her baby.

Politics
• Nancy Pelosi threw shade at Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez in an interview by saying her progressive wing “is like five people.”

• Pete Buttigieg formally kicked off his presidential run, while Cory Booker launched his campaign in Newark.

Entertainment
• The last season of “Game of Thrones” kicked off with some emotional reunions.

Weekend Box Office
• Shazam!: $25 million
Little: $15.5 million
Hellboy (2019): $12 million
Pet Sematary (2019): $10 million
Dumbo (2019): $9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2013, three people were killed and hundreds injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

• In 1990, actress Emma Watson was born in Paris. She rose to fame while playing this character in the Harry Potter film series.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the City Council is taking the wrong approach to making buildings more environmentally efficient.

• The Post says state lawmakers are looking to make the housing market even worse.

In the Blogs
• PS 34 in Greenpoint is hosting its third annual fashion show this Thursday.

Register by April 19 to vote in the special election in District 45.

Trending in New York
• Bran
Arya
Sansa
Cersei
Jaime

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (6-9) lost their series finale to the Chicago White Sox, 5-2.

• The Mets (9-6) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 7-3. They head to Philadelphia to face the Phillies at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders take a commanding 3-0 series lead after topping the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1.

• The Nets take on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 on the road at 8 p.m.

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Garden Opening Party!  Mon Apr 15th 5:30-8:30pm It’s that time of year to open our backyard. Come celebrate spring in the garden and “get a free glass of bubbly.”The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park.
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Real Estate
• A new Brooklyn hotel project looks to tap EB-5 funding for construction.

• For Sale – 169 Water Street, Dumbo – Four Story Townhouse has 8 rooms – 4 BRs, 3 bath, 2 fireplaces, 2 terraces.  rooftop terrace w/ views of the East River & downtown Manhattan.  $4,995/month. Halstead Real Estate  (212) 521-5785 

• For Rent – 231 Frost Street #2R, Williamsburg – 900 s/f apt w/ brand new construction features kitchen w/ dishwasher, granite countertops, BR w/ walk in closet, high ceilings.  $2,599/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830 

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A seven-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,120-square-foot house at 2424 82nd Street for $1.388 million. Zillow.

Events
• Williamsburg – Noon – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement about NYCHA’s lead prevention efforts. Williamsburg Community Center, 195 Graham Ave.

Ditmas Park – Easter Brunch @ The Farm – Book Now! The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd.

Ditmas Park – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Garden Opening Party! The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd.

Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Half Step: Grateful Dead Tribute. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

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April 15th, 2019 at 9:33 am

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