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Friday, August 3

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 82. Saturday will be partly cloudy and a high of 88. Sunday is mostly sunny with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Donald Trump continued to bash the media as “fake, fake disgusting news” at a political rally.

• Apple officially became the world’s first trillion-dollar company.

• The city is mulling building a new high-rise jail complex in Lower Manhattan.

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Patty Smyth and Scandal  Fri Aug 3rd 8pm Patty Smyth has always been a rock and roll chick, and is now back on the road raring to play for fans new and old. $20. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• The father of a Brooklyn cyclist injured by a sanitation truck said she took that bike route because she thought it was safe.

• An off-duty NYPD sergeant was stripped of his badge and gun after he shot a romantic rival in the jaw in Brownsville.

• Police are looking for two teens who mugged a 62-year-old man in the Broadway Triangle area of Brooklyn.

Politics
• NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett is leaving the de Blasio administration for a job at Harvard.

• Cuomo’s Republican challenger is calling for a probe of the governor’s taxpayer-funded mailers.

Entertainment
• Nick Carter is being investigated after accusations of sexual harassmentsurfaced.

• What can’t he do? Justin Timberlake will host a new game show on Fox called “Spin the Wheel.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1963, The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club in Liverpool for the very last time. They made a whopping 300 Pounds ($840).

• In 1926, singer Tony Bennett was born in Queens. In 2014, he teamed up with Lady Gaga for this duet.

Opinion
• The Post says the NYPD is easing up on fare evasion just it’s on the rise.

• USA Today says three months before the midterms, Trump is still MIA on countering Russia on election security.

In the Blogs
• Watch “Guardians of the Galaxy V2″ tonight at WNYC Transmitter Park.

• Who doesn’t love a block party? The Broadway Merchants Association is bringing free food and music this Sunday.

Trending in New York
• Drake
• New York
• Travis
• Uber
• Christopher Robin

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (68-39) were drubbed by the Red Sox, 15-7.

• The Mets (44-62) fell to the Braves, 4-2.

• Who’s laughing now? The Yankees took struggling Sonny Gray out of the rotation in favor of Lance Lynn.

• The Yanks also placed J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees face the rival Red Sox in Boston at 7:10 p.m.
• The Mets host the Braves at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers take on Boston again. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ welcome Atlanta to Citi Field for a 7:10 p.m. showdown.
Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their crucial series with the Red Sox at 8:08 p.m.
• The Mets finish their four-game set with Atlanta at 1:10 p.m.

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SummerStarz Movies  Fri Aug 3rd  8pm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave & East River Waterfront, Greenpoint.
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Real Estate
• Abro Management has purchased a multi-family building in East Flatbush for $22.7 million.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 5th 2-3pm. 29 Sutton Street, Greenpoint – Two family home has 6BRs, 3 bath total.  Only two blocks to McGolrick Park. Close to all.  Asking $1,400,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 5th 12:30-1:30pm 63 S 4th Street, Williamsburg - Four family brick currently vacant and gutted.  Approved plans for triplex owner unit plus 2 rental units on top floor in place, available upon request.  Asking $2,250,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A four-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2,196-square-foot house at 2240 East 29th Street for $899,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Retro restaurant Bernie on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border has the right atmosphere.

• Eater has your hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for August 2018.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bergen Beach
Grade A – Island Grill, 5501 Glenwood Rd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Agra King Restaurant, 1961 Flatbush Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade C – Halftime Grill, 2112 Flatbush Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
• Sunset Park – 4 p.m. – Academy of Medical and Public Health Services hosts 4th annual Sunset Park Health Empowerment Celebration. 5306 Third Ave.

• Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Noname / Topaz Jones / Jazza Belle. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West.

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Patty Smyth and Scandal. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

• Coney Island - 8 p.m. – Lost 80’s Live. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.

•  Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz Movies: Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave & East River Waterfront

Saturday
• Coney Island – 1 to 8 p.m. –  2nd Annual Coney Island Music Festival. Stillwell Ave. and Surf Ave.
• Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Tarrus Riley w/ Dean Frase and the Blak Soil Band / Mwenso & the Shakes.  Prospect park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West.
• Coney Island – 8 p.m. – 70’s Soul Jam – Old School Classics!  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st Street
• Park Slope – 10 p.m. – Party Like It’s 1999: Sheryl Crow Music Club.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street
Sunday
• Williamsburg – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Beatles – for kids 7 & younger.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Coney Island – 6 p.m. – Beres Hammond & Friends. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.

Written by BKTicker

August 6th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

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