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Monday, August 6

Weather
• Stay cool! Sunny with a high of 93 degrees today.

Top Stories
• The lifeless body of an eight-month-old washed up under the Brooklyn Bridgein lower Manhattan on Sunday afternoon.

• Trump made some shocking admissions when he tweeted about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

• Service on the LIRR from Ronkonkoma to Hicksville and between Jamaica to Penn Station was suspended after two people were struck and killed by two different trains Monday morning.

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Flicks on the Beach: Coco  Mon Aug 6th 7:30 pm  With the screen on the boardwalk and seating in the sand, bring a beach blanket for a night at the movies under the stars…and by the sea.  Coney Island, Surf Avenue
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Brooklyn News
• Bill Howard, president of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, has passed away at the age of 75.

• A 24-year-old rookie bus driver was charged with DWI after running into a row of cars near Flatlands Avenue and 56th Street.

• A Brooklyn man was arrested after he torched a Staten Island gas station and was caught on camera.

Politics
• Councilman Jumaane Williams is polling well in the race for New York State lieutenant governor.

• Six were arrested in the assassination attempt of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Entertainment
• Demi Lovato broke her silence two weeks after a near fatal drug overdose.

Weekend Box Office
• Mission Impossible – Fallout: $35 million
• Disney’s Christopher Robin: $25 million
• The Spy Who Dumped Me: $12.3 million
• Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: $9.1 million
• The Equalizer 2: $8.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970 the Concert for Peace is held in Shea Stadium coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

• In 1928 pop artist Andy Warhol is born in Pittsburgh, PA.  In 2008, this painting sold for $100 million making this his most valuable work.

Opinion
• The Daily News argued that Republicans are doing too little to thwart Russian election meddling in 2018.

• The Times explores why the government wants to know your citizenship status.

In the Blogs
• The long-awaited Ramen Mafia has opened on Franklin Street.

• An interactive map shows ICE raids that have happened in Bushwick.

Trending in New York
• Charlotte Rae
• Red Sox
• London
• Trump
• Mollie Tibbetts

Scoreboard
• The Mets (45-64) were defeated again by the Atlanta Braves, losing 5-4 in the tenth inning.

• The Yankees (68-42) fell to the Boston Red Sox, also losing 5-4 in the tenth inning.

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Free Cinema: Jurassic Park  Mon Aug 6th 8pm  Steven Spielberg’s classic!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Construction is starting to rise above street level for the shimmering new development at 11 Hoyt Street.

• For Sale – 115A India Street, Greenpoint - Two family Townhouse on 3 levels has first floor open floor plan, 1 BR, 1 Bath and access to backyard, 2nd & 3rd floors each have 3 BRs, 1.5 bath.  Asking $2,100,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – 83 Herbert Street, Williamsburg – Freshly updated 1 BR apartment w/ private yard.  Hardwood floors, storage in basement.  Pets considered on a case-to-case basis.  Asking $2,400/month. Pepe Real Estate. 718-388-8600 

• Sold – Seagate – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,344-square-foot home at 2854 W. 27th St. for $550,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• 52-year-old Debra Hickson has been reported missing. She was last seen on Friday leaving her residence at 1180 Dean Street around 7 p.m. She is described as black, 5’2″ tall and 160 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a purple blouse with flowers, blue jeans, slippers and carrying a brown pocketbook.

Events
• Bushwick – 12:30 p.m. – Zephyr Teachout, state attorney general candidate, and State Senate candidate Julia Salazar cross-endorse each other. 82 Central Ave.

• Coney Island - 7:30 p.m. – Flicks on the Beach: Coco. Surf Avenue, Coney Island

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Free Cinema: Jurassic Park.  Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue

Written by BKTicker

August 6th, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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