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Morning Buzz: Three killed and more injured from gunfire at a street party in Charlotte; Second lawsuit filed against Brooklyn funeral home

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Tuesday, June 23
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• Three people were killed and at least 11 injured, after more than 100 shots were fired at a multi-day street party in Charlotte, North Carolina.

• The Justice Department is charging a U.S. soldier with planning a “mass casualty” attack on his own unit.

• Data shows that 4.3 million U.S. homeowners didn’t pay their mortgage in May, more than double the number from the previous month.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn funeral home is being sued once again, this time by a Bronx widow who claiming her husband was left to decay in a parked U-Haul truck.

• As complaints of illegal fireworks skyrocket, video shows dozens of people setting off illegal fireworks right in the middle of a street in Crown Heights.

• In the second such shooting within a week, a man in his 30s was shot to death in the lobby of a Brownsville NYCHA housing project.

Politics
• The White House extended a freeze on green cards for new immigrants and signed an executive order to suspend new temporary work visas.

• Former State Senator Jesse Hamilton slammed Assembly Member Diana Richardson as an “All Lives Matter” candidate as he tries for her seat.

Entertainment
• Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on several platforms all week, and AFI will host an online discussion with the director about the film.

• Live Nation announced a drive-in concert series for July as coronavirus lockdowns have canceled arena shows and music festivals nationwide.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy VIRTUAL Women’s LuncheonTues June 23rd 12-1pm   This year’s Women’s Luncheon features a panel discussion on “Sports, Leadership, and Leveling the Playing Field”.  Register here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1992 Mafia boss John Gotti, aka “Teflon Don,” is sentenced to life.

• In 1929 country singer June Carter Cash is born in Maces Spring, VA.  In 1968 she married this “man in black“.

Opinion
• How much further can Bill Barr push it? Slate says the Supreme Court may be tired of the attorney general.

• An article from Vox explores what the science of visual illusions can teach us about “reality” and our polarized world.

In the Blogs
• The Arcade Project is pushing for true change and diversity in the art world.

• Greenpoint’s Dandelion Wine has raised more than $10,000 for Black Lives Matter with its new “diversity packs.”

Trending in New York
• Christianity
• #BreonnaTalyor
• Shaun King
• NASCAR
• Joel Schumacher

Scoreboard
• NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of driver Bubba Wallace.

• MLB owners voted unanimously to proceed with the 2020 season under the terms of their March 26 agreement with the Player’s Association.

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Real Estate
• Eviction cases are expected to soar in NYC as housing courts reopen and landlords seek to recoup income lost during the pandemic.

• For Sale – 1937 81st Street, Bensonhurst – 3 BR, 3 bath single family home with old world charm, hardwood floors, full basement with access to street and backyard.  Needs TLC. $1.098M. Realtor.com

• Sold – Gravesend – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,000 square foot two family home at 2033 W 8th St. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple announced new software for its iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TV and Apple Watch, as well as its departure from using Intel chips.

• Users on TikTok are claiming some credit for the disappointing turnout at the president’s rally in Tulsa over the weekend.

Events
• All Day – Today is primary election day. If you did not vote absentee, find your in-person polling site here.

Virtual -12 to 1 p.m. – Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Virtual Women’s Luncheon. 

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Game Night Tuesdays: Online Event. 

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June 23rd, 2020 at 8:30 am

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Morning Buzz: Motorcyclist killed after crashing into SUV, Rikers inmate apprehended after attempted escape

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Monday, June 22
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman agreed to step down, ending a tug-of-war with Attorney General William Barr.

• A Rikers Island inmate was apprehended after attempting his second escape, this time by scaling the wall onto the roof.

• A statue of Teddy Roosevelt will be taken down in front of the American Museum of Natural History’s main entrance.

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Brooklyn News
• A motorcyclist was killed in Brownsville after he crashed into an SUV, whose driver had a suspended licenses.

• Brooklyn’s borough president wants community members not to call 311 or 911for fireworks complaints.

• A Brooklyn state senator’s retirement has set off a fiery primary race to replace her.

Politics
• Trump was furious about the underwhelming crowd at his campaign rally in Tulsa.

• Former National Security Adviser John Bolton called Trump “naive and dangerous,” and hoped that he will be a “one-term president.”

Entertainment
• Tom Petty’s family members denounced Trump for using “I Won’t Back Down” at his latest rally.

• Actor Ansel Elgort denied an allegation of sexual assault through an Instagram post.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1974, this song by The Stylistics was released and would be their biggest hit, peaking at #2 for 14 weeks.

• In 1949, actress Meryl Streep is born in Summit, NJ. She earned her first Academy Award nomination for this 1978 drama film.

Opinion
• The Post says shootings are soaring across New York City due to the disbanding of the plainclothes anti-crime unit.

• The Times says OSHA needs to protect workers from getting coronavirus on the job.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Based lists podcasts and movies that elevate Black voices.

• A Crown Heights-based culinary event company has started a meal delivery service.

Trending in New York
• #90DayFiance
#nycfireworks
#TheChi
Bubba Wallace
#ESPYS

Scoreboard
• The MLB Players Association postponed a vote as talks continue over a shortened season.

• The Yankees are leaving Tampa after four employees at their spring training complex tested positive for coronavirus.

• St. John’s basketball star LJ Figueroa is officially transferring to Oregon.

• Here are three takeaways from Tiz the Law’s win in the Belmont Stakes.

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Real Estate
• This is what Phase 2 of New York City’s reopening will mean for the real estate community.

• For Sale – 264 Withers Street, Williamsburg – Renovated and vacant 3 family home w/backyard offers 4 levels of living space, ech floor has a 3 BR/1 bath unit.  Washer/dryer in each apt, hardwood floors, granite countertops. $2.475M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Ocean Parkway – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,692-square-foot house at 842 East 10th Street for $1.8 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, police responded to a 911 call about people shot at 640 Stanley Avenue in East New York. Cops found a 27-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, face and leg, and a 17-year-old with a gunshot to his right leg. Both victims were taken to the hospital, where the older victim died. The teenager is in stable condition. There are no arrests and an investigation is ongoing.

• On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 334 Milford Street in East New York. Cops found an unconscious 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his neck. 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. – NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea to testify for Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into interactions between police and the public. Livestream here.

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June 22nd, 2020 at 10:21 am

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Morning Buzz: Supreme Court blocks attempt to repeal DACA; Man rants at Bed-Stuy barista and demands she take down BLM sign from window

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Friday, June 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to repeal the DACA program and end protections for young immigrants.

• As COVID-19 cases spike across the country, Florida could become the next epicenter of the nation’s outbreak. Governor Cuomo is considering a quarantine on travelers from the Sunshine State.

• Both of the Atlanta police officers charged in connection with the killing of Rayshard Brooks turned themselves in. One was released on bond.

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Brooklyn News
• Outside of a Bed-Stuy coffee shop, a man was caught on video ranting for the barista take down a Black Lives Matter sign on the window.

• After being arrested in front of her 5-year-old at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, a woman is filing a suit the city for $10 million.

• A public art installation in Brooklyn is calling attention to police brutality with sports jerseys in honor of African Americans killed by police.

Politics
• Facebook deactivated dozens of ads placed by President Trump’s reelection campaign that included a symbol once used by the Nazis

• The city passed a rent freeze that will apply to tenants in rent stabilizedapartments.

Entertainment
• Amazon Studios obtained the rights to an untitled documentary on voting rights, featuring insights from politician and lawyer Stacey Abrams.

• The Emmys are the latest awards show to adjust their nominee formula in order to promote diversity and inclusivity among contenders.

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Story Time: The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t.  Sat June 20th 11:30am.  A hilarious & heartwarming story for children ages 3 – 8.  Click here for a Zippy Chippy coloring page!  Register here. 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer with this song. 

• In 1983 rapper Macklemore is born in Seattle,WA.  He vaulted to fame with this 2013 #1 US Billboard hit. 

Opinion
• A writer for New York Magazine says it’s about time for Congress to send financial relief to the States.

• In a piece for the Daily News, Samuel Collins III outlines the history of Juneteenth, and his special connection to the date.

In the Blogs
• One state senate candidate and one assembly district leader were accused of advertising fraudulent antibody testing at the Williamsburg NYCHA Houses.

• If reelected, Brooklyn State Senator Julia Salazar promises to continue the push for progressive legislation.

Trending in New York
• Teyana
• last of us 2
• #TopChef
• #JUNETEENTH2020
• Skate 4

Scoreboard
• Top infectious disease doc Anthony Fauci says the NFL may not be able to return to play this year.

• UFC president Dana White revealed the company’s first four cards for Fight Island, which will take place in Abu Dhabi next month.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Nights: Blaydes vs. Volkov begins at 8 p.m.
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.
Sunday
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.

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Real Estate
• The city will transition to a new affordable housing website starting in July. Here’s how it works.

• For Sale – 2465 Hubbard Street, Sheepshead Bay – Double lot, legal 2 family offer 3 BRs over 1 BR, walk-in basement w/ updated kitchen, open concept LR, full bath w/ jacuzzi, backyard w/ pool, front porch.  $1.550M. Realtor.com

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, two family home at 830 Ave. Z for $1.06 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Read about one Eater writer’s brisket and jerk chicken-fueled bike tour of Bed-Stuy.

• After months of speculation, Levain Bakery has announced it will open its first Brooklyn location next month.

Restaurant ABC’s – Greenpoint
Grade A – Cafe Grumpy, 193 Meserole Ave. Evidence of mice; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Oxomoco, 128 Greenpoint Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Nonna’s Pizzeria, 253 Nassau Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized.

Events
Flatbush – 11 a.m. – Mask giveaway with Church of the Holy Innocents. 279 East 17th St.

• Downtown – 12 p.m. – Justice4GeorgeNYC Young People’s Rally. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Prospect Park – 1 p.m. – Juneteenth bike ride with Good Co Bike Club. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

• Virtual – 5 p.m. – Town hall on police-community relations with Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman. Zoom.

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – The Fab Four – All We Need is Love: Online Stream (stream available for 72 hours). $10

Saturday
Virtual - 11:30 a.m. – Story Time: The True Story of Zippy Chippy - The Little Horse That Couldn’t.
Virtual – 8 p.m. – Shake, Rattle & Roll: Dueling Pianos. 

Sunday
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June 19th, 2020 at 9:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Bystander dodges death in Brooklyn shootout, Bolton says Trump asked China to get him reelected

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Thursday, June 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 77.

Top Stories
• Advocates are worried there could be a flood of eviction notices Monday morning when the state’s moratorium on kicking out tenants expires.

• Charges of racism is threatening to upend Success Academy, the city’s largest charter school network,

• The cop who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta will be charged with felony murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn cop says he was punished for failing to meet arrest quotas and refusing to take responsibility for a controversial arrest he wasn’t involved in.

• An innocent bystander dodged death when he was caught in the middle of a drive-by shooting in Cypress Hills.

• Video footage shows firefighters lighting off illegal fireworks outside a Flatbushfirehouse.

Politics
• Newly released excerpts from John Bolton’s new book claim President Donald Trump asked Chinese leaders to help him get re-elected.

• NYC businesses eager to enter phase two of the reopening are confused by mixed messages on guidelines coming from City Hall.

Entertainment
• People are stumped by Kellyanne Conway’s new look.

• “That 70’s Show” actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping threewomen. Leah Remini says its signals the end of Scientology.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival in San Francisco reaches its climax. This song was written especially for this festival.

• In 1942, Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool. In 1982, he sang a duet with this singer on this hit song.

Opinion
• The Daily News gives its opinion of which local elected officials in the state Assembly should stay and which should go.

• The chief of staff to the Time Equities CEO writes in the Greenpoint Star about her experiences as a black woman in light of recent incidents.

In the Blogs
• A State Senate candidate is being accused of trying to scam the elderly in Williamsburg with an unauthorized COVID-19 testing event.

• Ticket sales for the Skyline Drive-in on the Greenpoint waterfront have launched. There are movies scheduled through July.

Trending in New York
America
Beethoven
RIP X
#BlueFlu
joonie

Scoreboard
• Chris “Mad Dog” Russo says he is better at radio than Mike Trout is at playing baseball.

• The Knicks have added three more candidates to the search for a new headcoach.

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Real Estate
• A pro-development group, Open New York, has launched a campaign to save the rezoning proposal for Gowanus.

• For Rent – 137 Prospect Avenue #4A, Gowanus – 3 BR, 2 bath apt has kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, central a/c, laundry in building, outdoor space. All pets allowed. $4,500/month Nooklyn.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, two-bath, 842-square-foot condo at 35 McDonald Avenue in Windsor Terrace for $780,000.

Style & Fashion
• The resale company Rebag is getting into the accessories business.

• A columnist for the New York Post says the coronavirus lockdown is over, so please stop dressing like a slob.

Events
Bed-Stuy - 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams calls on the city top open playgrounds. PS 308, 616 Quincy St.

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Public Library celebrates graduation of adult GED students. WATCH HERE

Virtual – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Pain Relief with Plant Medicine: Online Class

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June 18th, 2020 at 8:51 am

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Morning Buzz: Murder suspect arrested after shooting, Charges dropped against man accused of torching NYPD van

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Wednesday, June 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump signed an executive order providing police departments with incentives to improve practices, but experts say it’s not enough.

• States like Texas, Arizona and Florida are seeing COVID-19 cases surging as restrictions are relaxed.

• The NYPD is now required to release body camera footage within 30 days after an officer shoots, kills or seriously injures someone.

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Brooklyn News
• A convicted drug dealer is facing murder charges after allegedly fatally shooting a man at the Ingersoll Houses.

• Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against a homeless man accused of torching an NYPD car in East Williamsburg.

• The NYPD released footage of an officer unmasking and pepper-spraying a protester in Brooklyn.

Politics
• The Trump administration is suing to block John Bolton’s book from being published because it contains “classified information.”

• The husband of AOC challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is pumping money into a super PAC to take down the liberal firebrand.

Entertainment
• Jimmy Kimmel will host and produce the 2020 Primetime Emmys on ABC.

• “30 Rock” is returning to NBC with a new hour-long special that doubles as an upfront event.

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Pain Relief with Plant Medicine: Online Class Thurs June 18th 6-7:30pm We’ll discuss the many different ways that you can find relief using a range of plants and herbal applications, as well as how to administer them safely. $12.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

• In 1987, rapper Kendrick Lamar is born in Compton,CA. In 2012, he collaborated with this rapper on this song.

Opinion
• USA Today says the coronavirus pandemic makes voting by mail even more important.

• The Post says freezing New York City rents now only means more trouble ahead.

In the Blogs
• Mediterranean restaurant Sami and Sesu celebrated their grand opening in north Brooklyn.

• The Brooklyn Historical Society is continuing to put its free public programming online.

Trending in New York
• J Cole
Chris D’Elia
#worldwar3
#lovevictorwatchparty
#MoralOfTheStory

Scoreboard
• Yankees president Randy Levine is urging a resolution for this MLB mess.

• Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod have another backer in their bid for the Mets.

• Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was arrested after a high-speed hit-and-run that left him covered in blood.

• NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he would encourage a team to sign Colin Kaepernick.

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Real Estate
• Transition Acquisitions has purchased a six-story office building in Bushwick for $44 million.

• For Sale – 61 Herbert Street #1A, Greenpoint – Studio condo features kitchen w/ granite countertops, SS appliances, full bath, private storage space, common roof terrace, laundry room.  $399,000  Realtor.com 

• Sold – Georgetown – A two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot condo at 27 Cove Lane for $570,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Hilton hotels is laying off 2,100 corporate roles globally in response to COVID.

• Hugo Boss’s new CEO Daniel Grieder is the former boss at Tommy Hilfiger.

Events
• Virtual – 10 a.m. – USTA to make announcement on 2020 US Open and Western & Southern Open. Watch here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Attorney General Letitia James holds public hearing on police and public interactions during protests. Livestream here.

Canarsie – 11 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams holds mask and food distribution for NYCHA residents. Breukelen Houses, 718 East 105th St.

Virtual – 12:30 p.m. – Transit advocacy organizations release 50 science-based recommendations to make public transit safe post-COVID. Tune in here.

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts roundtable with central Brooklyn stakeholders. Join here.

Virtual - 8:30 p.m. – Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot.

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June 17th, 2020 at 8:45 am

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Morning Buzz: SCOTUS rules civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; Bed-Stuy street with BLM mural to be marked pedestrian plaza

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Tuesday, June 16
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mixed sunshine and clouds. High of 77 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination.

• A Russian court found former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in prison.

• The 14-year-old boy who plead guilty to the murder of Barnard student Tessa Majors was sentenced to 18 months in juvenile detention.

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Brooklyn News
• Traffic will be banned from a Bed-Stuy block that’s now home to a “Black Lives Matter” mural through the end of summer.

• Brooklyn Democratic Party head Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte endorsed all borough incumbents running for state legislature except one.

• One Red Hook community organizer is helping lead the way in his neighborhood by inspiring a new generation to attend rallies and protests.

Politics
• The FDA withdrew emergency use authorizations for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments for COVID-19.

• The NYPD will disband its plainclothes anti-crime units, in light of a “disproportionate” percentage of complaints and shootings.

Entertainment
• On the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver called attention to know facial recognition technology is more dangerous now than ever.

• A new mural in Woodside honors the Filipino community and its experience with the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Paint & Sip Sunset: Online Event  Tues June 16th 6:30-8:15pm. Join us for a relaxing evening of painting.  Click here for the image you’ll be painting, the supplies you’ll need and reservations.  $13
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Buzzing Back

• In 1965 Herman’s Hermits were awarded their first Gold record for this song. 

• In 1971 rapper Tupac Shukar is born in NYC. In 1996 he was killed in a drive by shooting after seeing this fighter in Las Vegas.

Opinion
• The NY Times says the intensifying rift between the military and the president is metaphorically equivalent of a court-martial of Trump.

• The Daily News thinks marijuana reform is something Governor Cuomo and Joe Biden should embrace going forward.

In the Blogs
• Parts of Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field will reopen Saturday after closing nearly seven weeks ago to store inactive MTA buses.

• Police are searching for a group of burglars who struck a Williamsburg phone store on consecutive nights earlier this month.

Trending in New York
• #WWERaw
• T-Mobile
• #90DayFiance
• #instagramdown
• Engel

Scoreboard
• The MLB is threatening to cancel the 2020 season if it cannot reach an agreement with the player’s union on how to return to the field.

• On the other hand, the WNBA has laid out plans for a 2020 season and is set to resume play in July at the IMG Academy in Florida.

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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 69 senior units in a nine-story building in East New York.

• For Sale – 626 Madison Street, Bed Stuy – 4-Family Brownstone offers 6 BRs, 4.5 bath, kitchen w/ granite countertops & SS appliances, common area laundry room, private storage for each unit.  $1.7M. Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 725 square foot apartment at 6702 Ridge Blvd. for $345,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Activists with community-owned NYC Mesh are using traffic camera to trackpolice brutality.

• The Guardian says Facebook blocked and banned users who shared its article about the site incorrectly blocking an image of Aboriginal men in chains.

Events
Virtual - 2 p.m. – City & State’s Webinar Series: The Future of Transportation in New York Post COVID-19. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 6:30 to 8:15 – Paint & Sip Sunset: Online Event. 

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June 16th, 2020 at 9:01 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens

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Monday, June 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Rayshard Brooks’ death was ruled a homicide from two gunshot wounds to his back. Atlanta’s police chief then resigned, and the officer was fired and could face murder charges.

• As protests continue to call for defunding the police, the City Council has proposed a $1 billion cut to the NYPD’s budget.

• Governor Cuomo threatened to reverse the planned reopening in Manhattan and the Hamptons amid rampant social distancing violations.

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Brooklyn News
• Thousands of protesters, all dressed in white, gathered for a “Black Trans Lives Matter” rally in Brooklyn.

• The victim of a 1978 police chokehold death in Crown Heights was remembered amid calls for police reform.

• A Black Lives Matter mural was unveiled on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy.

Politics
• Early voting has begun for New York’s first election since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Former Mayor David Dinkins has endorsed Ritchie Torres in a competitive race for Congress in the Bronx.

Entertainment
• The Academy’s board of governors is set to postpone the Oscars and extend the eligibility window.

• Nickelodeon announced that Spongebob is a member of the LGBTQ community during Pride Month.

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Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot Wed June 17th 8:30pm Catch some of the magical moments when DelGuidice and the Big Shot band perform via the Kupferberg Center for the Arts Facebook page. It’s free, but viewers must follow the page.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1964, Peter And Gordon arrive in the US to perform at New York’s World Fair. They played this song.

• In 1973, actor Neil Patrick Harris is born Albuquerque, NM. He became a teen star when he appeared in this 1989 comedy/drama.

Opinion
• The Daily News endorses Yvette Clarke, Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney and Eliot Engel for re-election.

• The Post says Mitch McConnell should heed New York Republicans’ call to fundthe MTA.

In the Blogs
• Protesters took to the streets in Williamsburg on skateboards, bikes and rollerblades over the weekend.

• The “King of Staten Island,” featured in a new movie, actually has a Brooklyn Heights connection.

Trending in New York
• #InsecureHBO
#WWEBacklash
#LongGoneSummer
5sos
#90DayFianceHappilyEverAfter

Scoreboard
• The Yankees signed University of Kentucky pitcher Carson Coleman to add to their minor league depth.

• Daniel Berger won Colonial in a playoff, marking the return of the PGA from hiatus.

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Real Estate
• Camber Property Group and Belveron Partners closed their purchase of a $90 million affordable housing portfolio in Flatbush.

• For Sale – 184 Conselyea Street #2, Williamsburg – Unique 2 BR co-op with low maintenance features high ceilings, windowed kitchen, LR,DR, walk-in closets, pet friendly. Great Location!  $599,000. Capri Jet Realty. 346-450-3577 

• Sold – Greenpoint – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,584-square-foot house at 112 India Street for $1.7 million. Zillow.

Events
• Virtual – 2 p.m. – NYC Health + Hospitals hosts “Maintaining Physical and Mental Health During the Pandemic” panel discussion. Attend here.

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June 15th, 2020 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: Calls for firing of Brooklyn court officer, Second wave of coronavirus hits TX, AZ & FL

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Thursday, June 11
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• High of 78 with thunderstorms likely.

Top Stories
• A second wave of coronavirus cases is hitting Florida, Texas and Arizona after those states reopened. Meanwhile, there was more encouraging news in NYC.

• New Yorkers who fled the city amid the coronavirus outbreak say they are struggling with “survivor’s guilt.”

• A deputy was shot in the head during an ambush at a police station in California.

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Brooklyn News
• A video of a cop being denied the use of a bathroom at a North Brooklyn coffee shop is sparking viral outrage - and a big misunderstanding.

• The demonstrator who was shoved by a cop during a George Floyd protest says the officer “wanted to hurt me.”

• Activists in Brooklyn are demanding a court officer be fired over a controversial Facebook post.

Politics
• Elected officials in Queens and Brooklyn are feeling the pressure to return campaign contributions from police groups.

• Groups that provide summer jobs for kids are calling BS on the mayor’s promises to redirect NYPD funds to youth programs.

Entertainment
• “Fancy” rapper Iggy Azalea announced the birth of her son with boyfriend Playboi Carti.

• A columnist for Slate says the racial reckoning at Bon Appetit and other media companies can’t undo years of harm.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1976, this song by Wild Cherry is released and is band’s only Top 40 hit.

• In 1933, actor Gene Wilder is born in Milwaukee. He started his film career in this 1967 movie.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star argues that defunding the NYPD isn’t about punishing police, but rather shifting responsibilities from armed officers.

• A guest contributor and former inmate writes that reducing jail populations is good for prisoners, as well as those tasked with guarding them.

In the Blogs
• A popular Williamsburg Italian restaurant is selling kits so fans can make their favorite dishes at home while the doors remain closed.

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Scoreboard
• NASCAR announced it is banning the display of Confederate flags at all events.

• The Mets picked a high schooler with their first pick in the MLB draft. Meanwhile, the Yankees selected a power-hitting catcher.

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Real Estate
• Here are the best deals on one-bedroom apartments under $2,000, including one in Astoria an danother in Ditmas Park.

• For Rent – 137 Prospect Avenue #4A, Gowanus – 3 BR, 2 bath apt has kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, central AC, laundry in building, outdoor space. All pets allowed. $4,500/month  Nooklyn.com

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,050-square-foot apartment at 2932 West 5th Street in Coney Island for $445,000.

Style & Fashion
• Slides are the only shoe you will need this summer. Here’s where to find the best pairs.

• Twenty-five years later, the makers of Party Girl reflect on the film’s enduring fashion legacy.

Events
• Brownsville - 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams participates in food distribution. PS 183, 76 Riverdale Ave.

• Brownsville - Noon – 1199SEIU members stage walkout in honor of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Brookdale Hospital, 1 Brookdale Pl.

• Bed-Stuy – 4:30 p.m. – Adams speaks at March of Compassion: Social Justice, Healing and Reform. Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 449 Eastern Parkway

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June 11th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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