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Morning Buzz: Man suffers broken jaw in unprovoked subway attack, Shooting at Colorado school leaves one dead and eight injured

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Wednesday, May 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• At least one student is dead and eight others injured after two students opened fire at a Colorado school not far from Columbine High School.

• Six people were killed, including four children, in a blaze that tore through a Harlem NYCHA apartment building.

• New cellphone footage taken by Sandra Bland has emerged four years after she was arrested for assault and was later found dead in a jail cell.

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Pepperland   Wed May 8th– Sat May 11th 7:30pm In celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary, a spirited new work that pays homage to The Beatles’ 1967 revolution in sound: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Click here for tickets.  BAM – Howard Gilman Opera House,  30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene
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Brooklyn News
• A drunk driver celebrating his birthday slammed into a closed deli in Midwood, which caused the building to crumble.

• There are now 466 cases of measles in the city with Williamsburg having the highest rate of the disease.

• A man wearing a letter jacket broke a stranger’s jaw in an unprovoked attackon a subway train headed to the Utica Ave. station.

Politics
• Mayor de Blasio unveiled the design for the city’s new health insurance cardwhich will launch this summer in the Bronx.

• Trump reportedly claimed $1.17 billion in business losses over a decade and avoided paying taxes for eight years.

Entertainment
• Disney announced a trio of new Star Wars movies and added that Avatar 2‘s release date will be postponed yet again.

Rapper Common revealed that he was molested as a child by a family friend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 John Sebastian, formerly of The Lovin’ Spoonful, hit the top of Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 chart with the theme to this TV show.

• In 1975 pop singer Enrique Iglesias is born in Madrid, Spain. This Grammy-award winning singer became known for this 2001 song.

Opinion
• The Daily News argued that the House Democrats need to work on holding a lawless administration accountable even if the Republicans won’t.

• The Post isn’t thrilled with the mayor’s new diversity requirements for cultural institutions.

In the Blogs
• A man who rescued a dog from the East River on Saturday is recovering just fine.

• Bushwick residents have called for a stop work order on the proposed men’s shelter at 97 Wyckoff Avenue.

Trending in New York
• #TrumpTaxes
• #STEMshooting
• #BillionDollarLoser
• #stlblues
• Garland Hall

Scoreboard
• The Mets (17-19) won a late night matchup against the San Diego Padres, 7-6.

• The Yankees (21-14) defeated the Seattle Mariners, 5-4.

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Pride of Brooklyn: Homebrewing Competition and Expo  Sat May 11th  1pm  The best and brightest local brewers meet up to share their latest creations with the community!  $30  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St, Downtown
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Real Estate
• A 12-story development at 475 Clermont Avenue in Fort Greene has been cleared for occupancy.

• For Sale – 63 S4th Street, Williamsburg – Four family brick currently vacant & gutted out. Approved plans for a triplex plus 2 rental units. Solid brick construction, garden, perfect location.  $2.250M. Capri Jet Realty  347-450-3577

• For Sale - 591 Humboldt Street, #1, Greenpoint - 650 s/f commercial property –  rent one or two buildings “Twin Stores Twice As Nice!”  $2,400/month.  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1000-square-foot condo at 601 Surf Ave. for $580,000. Zillow

Business News
• App makers gathered at Google’s biggest event of the year, the developer conference Google I/O, to hear about the company’s latest products and announcements.

• If you fancy a summer trip to the Amalfi Coast, United Airlines is now offering direct service to Naples.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will perform in ‘Antigone in Ferguson’ in the re-imagining of the ancient play. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St.

Fort Greene – 7:30 p.m. – Pepperland.  Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.

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May 8th, 2019 at 9:50 am

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Morning Buzz: Midwood building collapses after car crashes into it, China’s economy czar heading to Washington

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Tuesday, May 7

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Despite fear that he would cancel, China’s economy czar is heading to Washington for tariff war talks.

• New York and New Jersey have sued the IRS for information as to why they have stopped collecting donor information from certain non-profits.

• The American who died in the Russian plane crash last week has been identified as a fly-fishing guide who was traveling for work.

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Mother’s Day Good Music Festival  Fri May 10th 8pm   This year’s show will feature R&B superstars Jaheim, Monica, Joe, Avant, Raheem DeVaughn with special guest star Ashanti. Tickets  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A building in Midwood collapsed after a car crashed into it causing injuries to at least 1 person.

• The Weeksville Heritage Center, the cultural institution in Crown Heights, needs donations in order to avoid closure.

• The next phase of the Kosciuszko Bridge that connects Brooklyn to Queens over Newton Creek is set to open in September.

Politics
• A former Trump official who helped planvTrump’s inauguration says she was “thrown under the bus” because of how much she profited.

• U.S. Secretary of StatevMike Pompeo has cancelled his trip to Berlin citing “pressing issues”.

Entertainment
• From Lady Gaga’s 4 jaw dropping looks to Serena William’s sneakers, here are the best looks from last night’s 2019 Met Gala.

• Comedian Amy Schumer gave birth to her first child and it’s a boy!

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 in a Florida hotel room Keith Richards, laid down the opening riff to this song.

• In 1919, Eva Peron is born in Argentina.  In 1996 this pop singer portrayed her in this Andrew Lloyd Webber play.

Opinion
• From his retweets of right-wing activists and more, the Times says that Trump helps bigots go viral.

• The Post says that despite Congress’s demand for Mueller to speak at a public hearing, his only real job now is to go away.

In the Blogs
• Janet Batista, an eighth-grade teacher at St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, was honored with an Ignatian Educator Aware for her commitment to students.

• The Prospect Park Alliance opened a new adult fitness area at Prospect Park last week.

Trending in New York
• Myanmar 
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #TuesdayMotivation
• Jean Vanier 
• #TuesdayMorning

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (20-14) toppedSeattle Mariners, 7-3. They’ll take the field against the Mariners tonight at 6:35.

• The Mets (16-19) fell to the San Diego Padres, 4-0. they play again tonight in California at 10:10 p.m.

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Ecomusic and the Sounds of Climate Change  Tues May 7th 6:30 – 8:30 pm How music and sound studies can change the way we think about our environment and be used as a tool for advocacy.  $11 Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn’s luxury market is booming as last week saw 14 contracts closed above $2 million.

• For Sale - 1905 Putnam Ave, Unit #3L, Ridgewood – Top floor, 2 BR condo has hardwood floors, custom kitchen cabinets, SS appliances, central a/c, central vacuum.  Private washer/dryer in basement.  $560,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 4 BR apt for rent features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances + dishwasher, 2 full bath.  Central a/c & heat, hardwood flooring, washer dryer.  $5,500/month. Carollo Real Estate  917-780-6142

• Sold – Bath Beach – A 2-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,771-square-foot condo home located at 102 Bay 31st St. sold for $788,000.

Technology
• 5G technology would allow consumers to cancel cable subscriptions, have access to more AI apps and more – and studies show US consumers are willing to pay the price.

• As Samsung has yet to announce a rerelease date for their Galaxy Fold, unconfirmed orders of the device will be cancelled if orders don’t ship soon.

Events
Downtown – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Senior Tech Fair. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Jorlemon St.

Downtown – 6 to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Jorlemon St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Ecomusic and the Sounds of Climate Change.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Bay Ridge – 8:30 p.m. – U.S. Congressman Max Rose to host Student Roundtable on Gun Violence Prevention. Fort Hamilton High School, 8301 Shore Rd.

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Written by BKTicker

May 7th, 2019 at 9:08 am

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Morning Buzz: Lew Fidler dies at age 62, Law school student killed in motorcycle accident

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Monday, May 6

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Israeli army lifted protective restrictions on residents and reached a cease-fire with Gaza.

• At least 41 people died on a Russian passenger jet after the plane crash-landed at a Moscow airport.

• New York’s Uber and Lyft drivers are preparing for a two-hour strike on Wednesday.

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Intro to Backpacking  Mon May 6th 6:30-8:30pm This class covers the basic skills necessary for solo or group backpacking. $12. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn law school student died in a motorcycle accident while on his way to study for a final exam.

• An SUV jumped a curb in front of a tire repair shop in East Flatbush, injuring six people.

• The Brooklyn boy run over by a candy deliveryman was laid to rest in an emotional service.

Politics
• Nancy Pelosi expressed fears that Trump won’t leave the White House unless he suffers a big defeat.

• Former Brooklyn Councilman Lew Fidler passed away at age 62.

Entertainment
• Adam Sandler returned to SNL and paid tribute to his former co-star Chris Farley.

Weekend Box Office
• Avengers: Endgame: $145 million
The Intruder (2019): $11 million
Long Shot: $10 million
Uglydolls: $8 million
Captain Marvel: $4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2004, the final episode of Friends aired on NBC.

• In 1961, actor George Clooney was born in Lexington, KY. In 1984 he starred as Dr. Ross in this TV series.

Opinion
• The Post bids farewell to Queens DA Richard Brown and details his many accomplishments.

• The Times says if de Blasio runs for president, he will have to assure voters he has their interests, and not his donors’, at heart.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn’s first ice cream parlor for humans and dogs is coming to Bushwick.

• A new wine bar is coming to Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park.

Trending in New York
• Cersei
Daenerys
Sansa
Jaime
Brienne

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (19-14) topped the Minnesota Twins, 4-1. They welcome the Seattle Mariners to the Bronx tonight at 6:35 p.m.

• The Mets (16-18) fell to the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2. They head to San Diego to start a series with the Padres at 10:10 p.m.

• Country House was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security was disqualified.

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Spring 2019 Tree Giveaway  Wed May 15th 2:30-5:30pm Pick up your free tree to plant in your yard in Greenpoint! Register for your tree here! McGolrick Park, Monitor St. & Driggs Ave., Greenpoint.
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Real Estate
• Tensions are rising over the city’s multifamily transfer program after a recent court ruling.

• For Sale – 188 Jamaica Avenue, East New York – Mixed Use Property: 1st floor is a store (proprietor pays utilities), 2nd floor is a 1 BR/1 bath apt.  Full basement, backyard.  $639,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Rent – Powers Street, Williamsburg  – 2 BR apt w/ private backyard, walk-inclosed, heat/hot water included.  Cats ok.  $2,650. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Bath Beach – A two-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,771-square-foot condo at 102 Bay 31st Street for $788,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Thursday night, five unidentified men approached a 17-year-old suspect at Prospect Park West and 9th street. The suspects punched the victim in the face, pushed him to the ground and took his iPhone 8 and High Sierra backpack. The bag contained a binder of school work, an Apple MacBook Pro and OontZ speakers.

• On Saturday afternoon, a 16-year-old victim was waiting on the platform of the R train at 25th Street when an unidentified man approached him, displaying a knife and demanding his property. The victim complied and the suspect fled with his wallet. The suspect then made multiple purchases totaling $90 with the victim’s credit card.

Events
• Downtown – 10 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Flatbush Tenants Coalition joins Right to Counsel Coalition to kick off Worst Evictor week of action. 141 Livingston St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Intro to Backpacking. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Written by BKTicker

May 6th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: Toddler killed by commercial van in Bath Beach, Rider stabbed in subway robbery

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Friday, May 3

Weather
• Cloudy with off-and-on rain in the afternoon. High of 57. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with rain in the evening. High of 70. Expect rain on Sunday and a high of just 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Stephen Moore, Trump’s pick for the Federal Reserve Board, withdrew his nomination amid controversy.

• Miss North Carolina and attorney Cheslie Kryst has been crowned Miss USA 2019.

• Actor Peter Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca in the Star Wars series, has died at age 74.

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The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Curated Gallery Show Fri May 3rd 3-10pm; Sat May 4th 12-9pm; Sun May 5th  11am-6pm Showcasing talented, emerging artists alongside a unique and immersive features program. $10.50. Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin St., Greenpoint.
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Brooklyn News
• A 3-year-old child was killed in Bath Beach after he was struck by a commercial van.

• An 83-year-old woman was found dead inside her Brownsville apartment with trauma to her head and torso.

• A straphanger was stabbed during a Crown Heights subway robbery.

Politics
• De Blasio will finally make a decision on a possible 2020 bid later this month.

• Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress.

Entertainment
• Blake Lively appears to be pregnant with her third child, while Keira Knightly will have her second baby.

• Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to remove her appendix hours after hostingthe Billboard Music Awards.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, MADD founder’s daughter was killed by a drunk driver.

• In 1984, dancer Cheryl Burke was born in San Francisco. A dancer on this ABC show, she won the 3rd season dancing with this NFL legend.

Opinion
• The Post says Jerry Nadler has turned the Judiciary Committee into a complete circus.

• USA Today says the Mueller report demonstrates why the Justice Department needs to amend its special counsel rule.

In the Blogs
• BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2019 has revealed their event lineup.

• Bushwick’s congresswoman is calling for the community to participate in the 2020 Census.

Trending in New York
• Chewbacca
#IfICantHaveYou
#DetectivePikachu
Kyle Lowry
#HereTheyCome

Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-15) blanked the Cincinnati Reds, 1-0.

• D’Angelo Russell was cited for marijuana possession at LaGuardia Airportafter TSA found weed stashed inside containers.

• The Giants signed undrafted Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets head to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers at 8:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (17-13) begin a three-game home series against the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 p.m.
• Down 3-0 in their series, the Islanders look to recover on the road against the Carolina Hurricanes. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Brewers at Miller Park. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the Twins for a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their three-game series in Milwaukee at 2:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their series with the Twins at 1:05 p.m.
• Should there be a Game 5, the Islanders will host the Carolina Hurricanes at the Barclays Center at 7 p.m.

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Tastes of Brooklyn: Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill Spring Crawl Sat May 4th 2-6pm Offering samples from more than 20 dining establishments throughout Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. Click here for participating restaurants. Tickets.
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Real Estate
• Congestion pricing could actually raise the price of homes, but outer-borough neighborhood may take a hit.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 4th 11am-12:30pm. 61-87 Grove Street, Ridgewood – Brick 2 family home w/ 2 car parking in rear.  3 BRs over 2 BRs, 1st floor & basement vacant.  $1.149M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-821-5999

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 4th 3-5pm. 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels.  1st unit features a 2 BR/1.5 bath apt, 2nd flr is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex.  Close to park & transportation.  $2.150M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Coney Island – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750-square-foot co-op at 2915 West 5th Street for $335,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• An Afro-Latina chef is cooking up her abuela’s chicken and rice and other delights at Bushwick’s Sunrise/Sunset.

• Crown Heights is getting a new southern restaurant called “The Benjamin.”

Restaurant ABC’s – East Flatbush
Grade A – Main House BBQ, 6001 Strickland Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Il Posto, 7409 Avenue U – Portable water supply inadequate, Evidence of mice.
Grade Pending – Dagan Pizza, 6187 Strickland Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
Greenpoint - 3 to 10 p.m. – The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Curated Gallery Show.  Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin St.

Bushwick - 4 to 8 p.m. – Object & Thing Art Show. 99 Scott Ave.

• Fort Greene – 6:30 p.m. – Assembly members Rodneyse Bichotte, Kimberly Jean-Pierre host fundraiser to support candidate Farah Louis. Lafayette Lounge, 33 Lafayette Ave.

Greenwood Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Twilight Tour. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Boy Bands vs Girls Pop. LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Williamsburg - 11 p.m. – Saved by the 90’s w/ The Bayside Tigers. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Saturday
Greenpoint - 9 a.m. – St. Nicks Alliance McCarren 5K/10K.  PS 17 Playground, North 4th St btwn Roebling St & Driggs Ave
Prospect Heights – 9:30 a.m. – 12 Dumb Things People Do With Their Money – and How To Avoid Them.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave
Bushwick – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Object & Thing Art Show.  99 Scott Avenue
Greenpoint – Noon to 9 p.m. – The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Curated Gallery Show. Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin Street
Marine Park – 1 to 5 p.m. – Family Fun Day.  Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
Greenwood Heights – 2 to 3 p.m. – Beehive Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill – 2 to 6 p.m. – Tastes of Brooklyn Spring Crawl.  Various Venues
Prospect Heights – 4 to 10 p.m. – Kentucky Derby Watch Party.  Berg’n, 899 Bergen Street
Manhattan Beach - 8 p.m. – The Lords of 52nd Street.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Sunday
• Bushwick – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Object & Thing Art Show.  99 Scott Avenue
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Curated Gallery Show. Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Salsa Sounds for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Carroll Gardens – Noon to 6 p.m. – Holistic Picnic.  The Green Building, 452 Union Street
Greenwood Heights – Noon to 7 p.m. – Festival of Arcane Knowledge.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street.

Written by BKTicker

May 3rd, 2019 at 9:13 am

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Morning Buzz: Mother charged as accomplice in Midwood murder, Luxe living a nightmare now that L train work has started

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Thursday, May 2

Weather
• Cloudy with a slight chance of showers throughout the day.

Top Stories
• A group of Madison Square Garden shareholders have sued James Dolan for making too much money and spending too much time with his band.

• The crisis in Venezuela gets more tense, as fighting continues and President Nicolás Maduro, backed by China and Russia, refuses to step down.

• A man has been arrested for repeatedly raping a young girl who attended his wife’s daycare center in the Bronx.

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OBJECT & THING   Fri May 3rd – Sun May 5th  Straying from the traditional art fair, this free fair will feature objects displayed in a custom exhibition design. Tickets  99 Scott Ave, Bushwick
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Brooklyn News
• A man convicted of kidnapping and murdering a Brooklyn landlord was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

• A Brooklyn teen has been charged with murder in a stabbing outside a Midwood 7-Eleven, and his mother has been charged as an accomplice.

• Anonymous residents living in a luxe tower on the East River say they can’t sleep at night because of noise associated with overnight work on the L train.

Politics
• The producer of The Simpsons sent Governor Andrew Cuomo a DVD and invited him to meet the cast after the show’s dis of upstate New York.

• Drama follows her: Congresswoman AOC caught heat for disguising a fundraiser as an Astoria fun run, and then was confronted by an old challenger.

Entertainment
• ICYMI, and we’re sure you did: Here’s the top moments from last night’s Billboard Music Awards.

• Blimey, it looks like England is headed for civil war! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have unfollowed Prince William and Kate Middleton on Instagram.

Buzzing Back

• In 2011, Osama bin Laden is killed by U.S. Forces.

• In 1955, fashion designer Donatella Versace is born in Reggio Calabria, Italy. She inherited this business after the death of her brother, Gianni.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star writes in light of the Key Food lockout, it’s important to consider the local impact when you choose where to shop.

• The Brooklyn Downtown Star argues the city needs the 100 early voting sites the mayor has vowed to fund, not just the 34 the BOE agreed to open.

In the Blogs
• Help Riverkeeper and Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park clean up the Williamsburg waterfront this Saturday.

• The Wegmans at the Brooklyn Navy Yard will open on October 27. They are currently hiring people to fill 350 part-time and 150 full-time positions.

Trending in New York
#BBMAS
Joe Jonas
Sophie Turner
#BillboardMusicAwards
#RHONY

Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to Cincinnati, 1-0. The Mets (15-15) wrap up their four-game series with the Reds in a 12:10 p.m. matinee at Citi Field.

• The Diamondbacks topped the Yankees, 3-2. New York (17-13) is off before starting a weekend series at home with the Twins.

• The Islander are now down 3-0 in their playoff series after a 5-2 loss to Carolina. The teams play game four tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Raleigh.

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12 Dumb Things People Do With Their Money – and How to Avoid Them  Sat May 4th 9:30am  A dozen common money mistakes and how to avoid them. $11 Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Real Estate
• Someone just offered you a lot more than you were asking for your home, which is a good thing, right? Maybe not, says a local realtor.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 5th 1-3pm  20-19 Greene Avenue, Ridgewood - Two family home vacant on title has 3 BRs over 1 BR, 2 full baths, full finished basement, yard w/ pool.  $958,888. Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 4th 1-3pm  61-5 Linden Street, Ridgewood – Solid brick 2 family Brownstone, 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 5 rooms w/ 2 BRs plus full basement.  Close to all.  $1.078M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 3,600-square-foot apartment at 269 Cornelia Street in Bushwick for $688,000.

Style & Fashion
• A copyright loophole gave birth to fashion’s “Name & Shame” social media pastime.

• Here’s the dish on the fashionable costumes worn by the actors on the television series Killing Eve.

Events
• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Parents rally for new community center and school annex. School Settlement Association, 120 Jackson St.

Downtown - 6 p.m. – Charter Revision Commission Public Hearing. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council May Meeting. Old Stone House, JJ Byrne Playground, 5th Ave. & 4th St.

Downtown – 7:30 p.m. – Cher performs. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Written by BKTicker

May 2nd, 2019 at 9:20 am

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Morning Buzz: Teen turns himself in for fatal stabbing in Midwood, Two dead following University of North Carolina shooting

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Wednesday, May 1

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two people are dead and four others injured following a shooting on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus.

• Special counsel Robert Mueller complained that Attorney General William Barr’s four-page memo to Congress did not capture his work and 448-page report.

• Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was prepared to leave for Cuba as his opposition moved to oust him but Russia convinced him otherwise, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

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Holistic Picnic  Sun May 5th  12-6pm Bringing together the worlds of wellness with a feel-good fair showcasing artisan goods, wellness practitioners, sustainable food and drink purveyors, plants and plant-based products.  RSVP  The Green Building,  452 Union Street, Carroll Gardens
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Brooklyn News
• A teen turned himself in for the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Rohan Burke during a fight in Midwood on Monday.

• Car-free weekend walks will return to parts of Brooklyn between May and October.

• Tenants from two rent-stabilized buildings in north Brooklyn are accusing their common landlord of harassment and abuse.

Politics
• Democratic congressional leaders announced that they had an agreement with Trump on the $2 trillion price tag for a potential infrastructure plan.

• State Republicans argued that a set of criminal justice reform laws by Democrats actually hurt criminals as GOP leaders unveiled their own slate of bills.

Entertainment
• The third episode of Game of Thrones drew in the highest viewership of the final season with 17.8 million viewers across all of HBO’s platforms.

• Queen Elizabeth recently made a quiet visit to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s cottage ahead of their baby’s due date.

Buzzing Back

• In 1967 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu. See wedding pictures here.

• In 1967 country singer Tim McGraw is born in Delhi, LA.  Before the age of 11, he had no idea this famous baseball player was his dad.

Opinion
• The Post claimed the latest conversations and deals between Democrats and Trump is a step in the right direction for the country.

• USA Today wants to figure out if Barr is a lawman or just Trump’s lawyer.

In the Blogs
• The Greenpoint Film Festival has returned for four days of screenings.

• Need a little laugh? Check out Bushwick Daily’s comic on the L train.

Trending in New York
• #MayDay
• Charlotte
• #ThingsThatPeopleAvoid
• Caster Semenya
• #BarrLied

Scoreboard
• The Mets (15-14) defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 4-3.

• The Yankees (17-12) fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-1.

• The Islanders look to claim a win in the second round tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes. The game kicks off at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers have landed defensive prospect Adam Fox in a trade.

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The Lords of 52nd Street  Sat May 4th 8pm  The legendary Billy Joel Band who toured and recorded with the “Piano Man” himself.  Tickets.   On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach
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Real Estate
• Construction resumed at 540 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn after stop work orders were issued in February due to alleged safety concerns at the site.

• For Sale – 1240 Bedford Avenue, Unit #6C, Bed-Stuy – 1 BR, 1 bath 6th floor Penthouse condo has finished wood floors throughout, laundry room in basement, washer/dryer hook ups available in apt, pet friendly building.  Low maintenance covers all but electric.  $529,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• For Rent – Lorimer Street, Williamsburg – 2 boxed BR apt w/ sparkling wood floors, living space, each room has a window including the bathroom, heat/hot water. included.   $2,550/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830 

• Sold - Coney Island – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750-square-foot co-op at 440 Neptune Ave. for $330,000. Zillow

Business News
• Your Facebook feed is about to look completely different as the tech giant tries to move on from a string of recent scandals.

• Forbes has listed their top small businesses of 2019 including Arkadium and Great Lakes Brewing Company.

Events

Park Slope – 7 to 9 p.m. – Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam.  Old Stone House., 336 3rd Street

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May 1st, 2019 at 9:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Midwood teen critical after stabbing, Two more schools closed over measles outbreak

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Tuesday, April 30

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• Japan’s Emperor Akihito formally abdicated on Tuesday, making him the first to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne in two centuries.

• President Trump is suing both Deutsche Bank and Capital One to prevent them from sharing his business records.

• A 26-year-old former US Army soldier has been charged with plotting terror attacks around LA.

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Cher  Thurs May 2nd 7:30 pm   “Here We Go Again Tour” featuring Special Guests Nile Rogers & Chic.  Tickets  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A teenager is left in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times outside of a pizza shop in Midwood.

• The Health Department has closed two more schools that are not meeting the emergency order following a measles outbreak.

• A detective from Brooklyn’s 66th precinct filed a civil rights complaint citing the precinct is ruled by “frat house” culture.

Politics
• President Trump has ordered new restrictions on asylum seekers including application fees and work permit restraints.

• Joe Biden’s announcement for his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination has landed him in front of the rest of the contenders.

Entertainment
• Larry King is reportedly in good spirits and did not go into cardiac arrest like previous reports claimed.

• John Singelton, pioneering filmmaker of ‘Boys N The Hood’ has died at the age of 51.

Buzzing Back

• In 1939, the New York World’s Fair opens in Flushing Meadows Park.

• In 1985, actress Gal Gadot is born in Rosh HaAyin, Israel.  Her 2016 film debut in this movie led to her leading role in this 2017 movie.

Opinion
• The Post says Albany is set to pass another job-killer as they move to ban the production of toys containing “dangerous” chemicals.

• The Time says we’re living in a time of fear, and that it is setting the tone for the state of our politics.

In the Blogs
• Thousands of pre-K teachers are set to walk-off their jobs in a scaled-back strike.

• Downtown’s DeKalb Market Hall has two new vendors, Thank You Come Again, which offers Thai and Chinese cuisine and Brooklyn Hummus.

Trending in New York
• Jacob Wohl
• Jokic
• #HereTheyCome
• Blazers 
• Jimmy Butler 

Scoreboard
• The Mets (14-14) fell to the Cincinnati Reds, 5-4. They meet again tonight at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (17-11) take the field against the Diamondbacks tonight in Arizona at 9:

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Company XIV: Queen of Hearts  Now thru Sun May 19th  This fancy-naughty troupe set their sights on Lewis Carroll’s eternally-trippy Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  Click here for schedule.  Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman St, Bushwick
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Real Estate
• A new condo building in DUMBP, one of Brooklyn’s most expensive neighborhoods, will have smaller units priced way below average.

• For Sale – 135 Maspeth Avenue, Williamsburg – One family brick Colonial has 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage, parking for 2 cars in pvt driveway, front porch w/ view of park.  Convenient location.  $980,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – 190 Linden Street, Bushwick – Two family Townhouse across from Heckscher Park offers 5 BRs, 2 bath plus bonus Garden Apt w/ kitchenette and separate entrance.  $1,198,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,166-square-foot two-family home at 1607 81st St sold for $1.18 million. ZIllow.

Technology
• Facebook “unintentionally” imported email contact lists of 1.5 million people without their consent.

• Sprint and T-Mobile have postponed their $26 billion dollar merger as rumors that the deal is in trouble spread.

Events
Downtown – All Day – Score NYC Small Business Mentoring. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

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

• Bushwick – 10:30 a.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul opens new mixed-use affordable housing. Our Lady of Lourdes Apartments, 1875 Broadway

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 6:10 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray delivers remarks at women’s political leadership forum. Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave.

Prospect Heights – 7:30 p.m. – 78th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 78th Precinct, 65 6th Ave.

Canarsie – 8 p.m. – 69th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 9502 Seaview Ave.

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April 30th, 2019 at 9:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Cops shoot at knife-wielding robber, Pols want two-way tolling of Verrazzano Bridge

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Monday, April 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy in the morning and rain in the evening. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• Authorities are looking into the social media posts of the suspect who opened fire in a San Diego synagogue on the last day of Passover.

• Former GOP Senator Richard Lugar from Indiana passed away at age 87.

• Mayor de Blasio was a passenger in a car crash four years ago that the NYPD covered up.

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My Hometown Mon Apr 29th 8pm Each year, millions of people from all over move to New York, but where does everybody come from? We invite some of the funniest comedians to talk about their hometowns. $10Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope.
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Brooklyn News
• Cops shot at a knife-wielding suspect who tried to rob a Bushwick deli.

• South Brooklyn pols are pushing legislation to enact two-way tolling on the Verrazzano Bridge.

• Police are investigating how a Bensonhurst synagogue was robbed during Passover.

Politics
• Joe Biden raised $6.3 million in his first 24 hours on the campaign, outpacing his 2020 rivals.

• Mayor de Blasio joked about his presidential ambitions at the “Inner Circle” sketch show.

Entertainment
• Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre tied the knot over the weekend in Morocco.

Weekend Box Office
• Avengers: Endgame: $350 million
Captain Marvel: $8 million
The Curse of La Llorona: $7 million
Breakthrough: $6 million
Shazam!: $5 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1967, Aretha Franklin released this song, which won Grammy awards and became her signature tune.

• In 1954 comedian Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn. In 2012, he began this internet comedy series.

Opinion
• The Daily News praises President Trump for getting it right on the measles outbreak.

• The Post says the Democrats’ race to the left would alter the character of the nation.

In the Blogs
• The North Brooklyn Boat Club has released its public paddle schedule for 2019.

Two new eateries in Bushwick feature West African cuisine.

Trending in New York
• Arya
Night King
Bran
Cersei
Theon

Scoreboard
• The Islanders fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1, to go down 2-0 in the series.

• The Mets (14-13) topped the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-2. They host the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (17-11) swept the San Francisco Giants with a 11-5 victory.

• The Mets have parted ways with catcher Travis d’Arnaud.

• Corey Ballentine, the Giants’ sixth-round pick, was injured in a shootingincident.

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St. Nicks Alliance McCarren 5K/10K  Sat May 4th 9am May the Fourth be with you. The runner/walker in Star Wars attire voted best dressed will receive an award! Register here. PS 17, North 4th btwn Roebling St. & Driggs Ave.••••••••••••

Real Estate
• Avery Hall Investments is willing to improve a Brooklyn train station in exchange for 50,000 square feet on a project.

• For Sale – 326 Leonard Street, Williamsburg – Semi detached 2 family – perfect for condo alternative.  Both units have open floor plan w/ upgraded kitchen appliances, LR/ DR. Fenced in yard, deck & above ground pool.  $2,149,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Renovated 2BR apt features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances.  Both BRs have large closets and bath.  Central heat & a/c, hardwood floors throughout.  $2,299/month. Carollo Rentals  917-780-6142

• Sold – New Utrecht – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,166-square-foot house at 1607 81st Street for $1.18 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, officers from the 68th Precinct were informed of possible human remains found near Fort Hill Place and Dahlgren Place in Fort Hamilton. Police then found the remains of an unidentified person. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

• On Sunday morning, officers responded to a person stabbed at the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Ralph Avenue in Brownsville. Cops found a 27-year-old man with a stabbed wound to the abdomen. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Prospect Heights – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks at “Talking About Mary Jane” Community Engagement Forum. 10 Grand Army Plaza.

Park Slope – 8 p.m. – My Hometown.  Union Hall, 702 Union St.

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April 29th, 2019 at 9:04 am

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