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Friday, April 5

Weather
• 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.

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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.

Politics
• 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.

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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
#DragRace
Ulysses
#HookEm
#WrestleCon

Scoreboard
• 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
Friday
• 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.
Saturday
• 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.
Sunday
• 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.
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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.

Events
• 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.

Saturday
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
Sunday
• 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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