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Thursday, April 4

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 57.

Top Stories
• A teenager told police in Ohio that he was the boy who went missing in Illinois seven years ago and that he had just escaped from his captors.

• New Jersey has stopped training its K-9 force to sniff out marijuana.

• Three more women have come forward to accuse presidential candidate Joe Biden of inappropriately touching them, bringing the total number to seven.

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Brooklyn News
• More than 1,000 people attended a town hall last night in Brooklyn Heights for a presentation on an alternative plan to reconstruct the BQE.

• Twenty-three people were injured, including 19 firefighters, in a massive blaze in an apartment building on 44th Street in Sunset Park.

• A man broke a woman’s nose after she told him to stop harassing womeninside a Brooklyn subway station.

Politics
• The Post’s maniacal obsession with all things AOC continues with this story about a tweet to the president and another about her unfurnished D.C. pad.

• The new state budget also includes language giving Governor Andrew Cuomo greater control over a board that had the power to crush the Amazon deal.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new Instagram account broke a record for the number of followers, blowing past the previous mark set by Pope Francis.

• Can’t get enough Game of Thrones? The Greenpoint Star was at Fort Totten last week with fans who waited hours for a glimpse of the Iron Throne.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.

• In 1973, magician David Blaine is born in Brooklyn. A famous illusionist, he has been compared to this performer.

Opinion
• A columnist for the USA Today writes that NATO saved the world, and the president should stop taking it for granted.

• Dongsei Kim of NYIT writes in the Brooklyn Downtown Star that instead of a southern border wall, the U.S. should build a park and common ground.

In the Blogs
• Read how the owner of Bushwick Pet Care saved a small pup that had been attacked by a bigger dog.

• A curated kids’ consignment store plans to open on Court Street in Carroll Gardens.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Marlins, 5-3. It’s Opening Day at Citi Field, as the Mets (5-1) host the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.

• The Yankees fell to the Tigers, 2-1. The Bronx Bombers (2-3) are in Baltimore to face the Orioles. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m.

• The Nets (39-40) dropped one to the Toronto Raptors, 115-105.

• The Knicks (15-63) lost to the Orlando Magic, 114-100.

• The Rangers (31-36-13) fell to Ottawa, 4-1.

• The Islanders (46-27-7) are on the road for a 7 p.m. skate with the Panthers.

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Real Estate
• A real estate expert gives advice in the Greenpoint Star on what to do if you out find the home you are trying to sell has asbestos.

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• For Sale – 135 Maspeth Avenue, Williamsburg – One family features 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage, parking for additional 2 cars, front porch w/ view of park, pvt backyard.  Close to all. $1,075,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two bed, one-bath, 665-square-foot condo at 286 Saint John’s Place in Prospect Heights for $785,000.

Style & Fashion
• Just because the weather is yucky doesn’t mean you have to look like a slob. Here’s some rainy day outfit ideas that will provide the sunshine.

• Supreme’s cult following has helped fuel an e-commerce war and the rise of shopping bot apps.

Events
• Bushwick – 1 p.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso and advocates call for RAnked Choice Voting in NYC. Maria Hernandez Park, Knickerbocker Ave. & Starr St.

• Crown Heights – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends vigil for Saheed Vassell. Utica Ave. & Montgomery St.

• Coney Island – 6:30 p.m. – Alliance for Coney Island 7th Annual Gala. Gargiulo’s Restaurant, 2911 West 15th St.

Prospect Heights - 8:30 p.m. – The Archaeology of Beer. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

April 4th, 2019 at 9:01 am

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