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Wednesday, August 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy early but scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 91.

Top Stories
• An Ohio special election that tested the clout of both political parties was too close to call, but Trump claimed victory anyway.

• Rick Gates admitted during the Paul Manafort trial that he cheated on his wife, but he also cheated on his business partner.

• Ahead of today’s City Council vote on the proposed cap on e-hail cars, proponents and opponents of the bill hosted dueling rallies.

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BARK Yappy Hour   Wed Aug 8th 6-8pm  Get ready for drinks, treats, and more adorable dogs than you can shake a tail at. Bring your furry friend! Fetch your tickets here! Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th Street, Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn corrections officer was left battered and bloodied after being attacked by an inmate facing murder charges.

• A Brooklyn father was busted for allegedly abducting his child from Georgia.

• NYPD is looking for the father of an infant who was pulled from the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge.

Politics
• The Village Voice traces Letitia James’s political career back to an infamous shooting at City Hall.

• Sean Patrick Maloney has been cleared to run for attorney general, but challenges remain on his congressional reelection bid.

Entertainment
• Angeline Jolie has accused Brad Pitt of missing child support payments, but his camp slammed it as a “publicity stunt.”

• Actress Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman for shows on The CW. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1974, President Richard Nixon resigns.

• In 1937, actor Dustin Hoffman was born in Los Angeles. In 1979, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor in this movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News bids good riddance to Alex Jones and Infowars from social media platforms.

• USA Today says Trump needs to sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller now.

In the Blogs
• Here’s your chance to learn the downward facing dog while drunk in Brooklyn.

• Brooklyn’s largest ceramics studio is opening in Prospect Heights this fall.

Trending in New York
• Balderson
• Missouri
• Green Party
• Hard Knocks
• Stanton

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (70-42) topped the White Sox in 13 innings, 4-3. They conclude their three-game series in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets (46-65) fell to the Reds, 6-1. They host the Reds to close out their three-game set at 12:10 p.m.

• Happy trials to Jacoby Ellsbury, who will undergo season-ending hip surgery.

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Movies & Mimosas: My Big Fat Greek Wedding  Sun Aug 12th 3pm  Each ticket comes with a mimosa!  $20 Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Riverside Developers USA has downsized its plan for a Bed-Stuy housing rental complex.

• For Rent – 388 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg – Loft style studio apartment w/ 1 bath has nice size EIK, large LR, a/c.  No Pets.  Asking $2,100/month. PepeReal Estate. 718-388-8600

• For Rent - Livingston Street, Downtown – 2 BR apt w/ gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit, roof deck, garage parking, pets ok.  Asking $5,083/month. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Bushwick – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,112-square-foot house at 101 Suydam Street for $1.35 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Elon Musk is mulling taking Tesla private, valuing the company at $82 billion.

• Mattress Firm is considering bankruptcy as it explores shuttering some 3,000 stores.

Events
• South Slope – 10 a.m. – De Blasio administration, elected officials cal for renewal and expansion of speed camera program. MS 88, 544 7th Ave.

• Downtown – 1 p.m. – Legal Aid attorneys rally against hazardous working conditions, demand safe elevators. 111 Livingston St.

• Kensington - 5:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams rallies in solidarity with Bangladeshi-Americans organizing for right to peaceful protest. Avenue C Plaza, Ave. C and McDonald Ave.

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – BARK Happy Hour. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N11th St.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – SummerScreen: Fantastic Mr. Fox. McCarren Park.

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

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 7 p.m. – Johnny Gill and Estelle headline Wingate Concert Series. Brooklyn Ave. and Rutland Rd.

Written by BKTicker

August 8th, 2018 at 12:16 pm

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