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Morning Buzz: A record breaking fire spread through California; a violent brawl ensued in a Brooklyn nail salon resulting in protests.

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Tuesday, August 7
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• A fire broke out in California and has broken the record for the largest fire the state has ever seen.

• Council members have been requesting the removal of Trumps star from the West Hollywood Walk of Fame.

• The Parkland school shooter told detectives that he heard a demon in his head.

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94th Precinct Night Out Against Crime  Tues Aug 7th 5-9pm Take a stand against crime in your neighborhood! Interact with the local precinct, neighbors, community and local businesses.  Lorimer Street btwn Calyer Street and Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• Transit officials showed Brooklyn residents a preview of the alternate routes of transportation that will be available to them during the L train shutdown.

• Protests against a Brooklyn nail salon took place after a violent brawl broke out among customers and employees. 

• A woman directed a baby shark back out to sea in Coney Island.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo tried to enlist other U.S. governors in his continuous war with the National Rifle Association.

• Here are the reasons why the tweets Trump made this weekend about his son’s meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer are significant.

Entertainment
• Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” is said to be the first movie to accurately depict the teenage experience of a person who has only existed during the digital era.

• Beyoncé opens up to Vogue about everything including the difficult delivery of her twins and her new outlook on life.
Buzzing Back

• In 1971 the The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with this song.

• In 1927 actor Carl Switzer is born in Paris, IL.  He gained fame as this character in the original Our Gang series

Opinion
• The New York Times urges Democrats not to give up on the Senate and thinks that the odds get increasingly better for them.

• The Daily News thinks that placing a cap on app cars such as Uber will save lives and improve the livelihoods of city dwellers.

In the Blogs
• New York City’s first website dedicated to Urban Agriculture was launched last Monday by Council Member Rafael Espinal and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to inform and involve the community in new initiatives.

• An MTA bus driver was charged with three counts of DWI and reckless driving after crashing a bus in Flatlands.

Trending in New York
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• Garrett
• Blake
• Lance Lynn

 Bachelor

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (69-42) beat the Chicago White Sox last night 7-0. They play them again tonight at 8:10 pm.

• The Mets (46-64) lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4-6 and will be playing them again tonight at 7:10 pm.

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Night Out Against Crime 2018   Tues Aug 7th   A community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to help make our neighborhoods safer, seeking to strengthen the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement.  Find your location here!
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Real Estate
• Extell Development Company has secured $530 million in financing for Brooklyn Point which will become the tallest residential tower in Brooklyn.

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Large apt for rent – newly renovated w/ 2BRs, huge EIK and private yard. Heat/Water included.  Asking $2,400/month. Pepe Real Estate 718-388-8600

• For Rent – Grove Street, Bushwick – 1BR, 2 bath, central cooling & heating, private yard, rooftop w/ city views.  Small dogs OK.  Asking $2,500/month. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Greenpoint – Two bedroom, one and a half bathroom, 900 square-foot apartment at 84 Green St. #6 for $1,050,000. Zillow.

Technology
• A huge, glowing, planet, free from any orbit around a parent star, was spottedusing a radio telescope.

• Facebook asked U.S.banks for financial information, including card transactions and checking account balances, to increase user engagement.

Events
• Brooklyn – Various times & locations – National Night Out Against Crime.  Find your precinct/location.

• Greenpoint - 5 to 9 p.m. – 94th Precinct Annual Night Out Against Crime.  Lorimer Street btwn Calyer St & Merserole Ave.

• Greenpoint – 8 to 10 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark.  McGolrick Park, Nassau Ave & Russell Street

• Red Hook – Red Hook Film viewing: Hairspray. Valentino Pier, Ferris Street & Coffey Street

Written by BKTicker

August 7th, 2018 at 4:32 pm

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