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Friday, April 5

• Rain all day with a high of 41. Mostly cloudy on Saturday and a high of 66 degrees. Sunday will be cloudy with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump will tap former pizza executive and presidential candidate Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve board.

• OJ prosecutor Chris Darden will represent the alleged Nipsey Hussle killer, who plead not guilty.

Chicago will sue Jussie Smollett to pay for the cost of the investigation.

Kids Rock for Kids Sun Apr 7th 2:30pm Kids bands, dancers, and comedians rock the house for kid-related charities, local and global. $10. The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus.

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Brooklyn News
• A subway operator plucked a teen boy to safety after spotting him on the tracks in Brooklyn.

• A couple was reunited with their dog after a massive blaze in their Sunset Park condo.

• Elected officials and advocates convened to discuss transportation issues in central Brooklyn.

• De Blasio appointed former housing commissioner Vicki Been as the city’s newest deputy mayor.

• Queens Councilman Barry Grodenchik could be punished after being investigated for making a staffer feel uncomfortable with hugs and kisses.

• Mick Jagger is now resting after having successful heart surgery.

• The “Game of Thrones” cast got lit after their New York City premiere.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, this song by Minnie Ripperton reached the top of the Billboard charts. She’s the mother of this SNL alum.

• In 1908, actress Bette Davis was born in Lowell, MA. Although she first recorded this tribute song in 1974, singer Kim Carnes popularized it.

• The Post says Councilman Carlos Menchaca is holding Industry City hostage and putting thousands of jobs at risk.

• USA Today says President Trump’s border solutions get dumber and dumber.

In the Blogs
• Check out the Newtown Creek symposium taking place at Kingsland Wildflowers this Saturday.

• See which Brooklyn communities have the lowest census response ratesusing this new tool.

Trending in New York
• Billy Ray Cyrus

• The Mets (5-2) were blanked by the Washington Nationals, 4-0.

• The Yankees (3-4) topped the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4.

• The Islanders (47-27-7) beat the Florida Panthers in a shootout, 2-1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Knicks (15-63) visit the Houston Rockets. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Rangers (31-36-13) welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to MSG at 7 p.m.
• The Amazins’ host the Nationals. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Orioles in Baltimore at 7:05 p.m.
• The Nets (39-40) head to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Rangers wrap up their season in Pittsburgh for a 7 p.m. clash with the Penguins.
• The Islanders cap off the regular season against the Capitals in Washington. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• Virginia plays Auburn in the Final Four. Tip-off is at 6:09 p.m.
• Texas Tech takes on Michigan State at 8:49 p.m.
• The Mets finish their series with the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers conclude their three-game set in Baltimore at 1:05 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Washington Wizards for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.
• The Nets play the Indiana Pacers on the road at 5 p.m.

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The Little Mermen  Fri Apr 5th 7:30pm A Disney cover band, playing all the hits from The Jungle Book to The Lion King and even Frozen! $15. All ages (under 18 w/ guardian). Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint.

Real Estate
• Jackson Group is planning a pair of retail projects in Midwood and Sheepshead Bay.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 7th 3-4:30pm 483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels – lower duplex is a 2 BR/2 bath, upper duplex is a 3 BR/2 bath.  Two full kitchen, great storage space, access to large yard.  Attic can be used as a family room or office.  $1,749,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg – Two BR apt on tree lined street offers full EIK, wood floors, heat/hot water included.  $2,200/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Sheepsheady Bay – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,040-square-foot house at 4284 Bedford Avenue for $760,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for April 2019.

• This forma pasta factory is cranking out fast-casual macaroni in North Brooklyn.

Restaurant ABC’s – Sunset Park
Grade A – Nyonya, 5323 8th Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Spartan Souvlaki, 6818 8th Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Fuding Wok, 5216 7th Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice.

• East New York – 11 a.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza attends District 19 mindfulness session with Borough President Eric Adams. Vista Academy, 350 Linwood St.

Bay Ridge 1 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis holds press conference to save small community-based pre-k centers. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool, 414 80th St.

Greenpoint – 7:30 p.m. – The Little Merman. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Sunset Park - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Wake Me Up Before you Go go. Industry City, 233 37th St.

Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Oddities Flea Market “Rites of Spring”.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
Williamsburg – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Smorgasburg – Opening Weekend! East River State Park, 90 Kent Avenue @ N7th Street
Coney Island – 11 a.m to 7 p.m. – Luna Park Opening Day – Free Admission w/ a $10 donation to Children of Promise, NYC.
Greenwood Heights – 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Secrets in Stone.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Oddities Flea Market “Rites of Spring”.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
Park Slope – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Bloody Mary Festival.  The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue
Prospect Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Smorgasburg – Opening Weekend!  Breeze Hill, East Drive @ Lincoln Road
Greenpoint - 1 to 7 p.m. – Greenpointers Flower Power Spring Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street
Gowanus – 2:30 p.m. – Kids Rock for Kids.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street
Williamsburg – 3 p.m. –  Little Shop of Horrors. The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.

Written by BKTicker

April 5th, 2019 at 9:05 am

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