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Wednesday, April 10

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• Police in the Dominican Republic have recovered two bodies from a car crash who resemble a missing New York couple.

• A New Jersey principal died after donating bone marrow to save a stranger.

• Lori Loughlin, her husband and 14 other parents were indicted for participating in the college admissions scam and face new charges that could imprison them for up to 40 years.

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A Taste of Fifth  Wed Apr 10th 6:30-9:30pm  Featuring fine food and unlimited cocktails, beer and wine plus music, dancing and a chance to catch up with neighbors.  Tickets here.  Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• An actor helped to shake down the owner of a Brooklyn pizzeria for nearly $200,000.

• The gun used to shoot a detective in Brooklyn last year was stolen from a Vietnam veteran from Vermont.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a public health emergency following a measles outbreak in Brooklyn.

Politics
• Despite the mayor declaring a public health emergency, Governor Cuomo said it’s “legally questionable” whether people can be forced to get vaccinated.

• The acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, Claire Grady, is leaving the department.

Entertainment
The Crown has casted a newcomer to play Princess Diana for the fourth season on Netflix.

Game of Thrones returns on Sunday and there are places in Brooklyn and Queens where you can celebrate its return.

Buzzing Back

• In 1866 the ASPCA is founded.

• In 1992 movie actress Daisy Ridley is born in London, England.  In 2015, she gained widespread recognition for her starring role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post dives into the background of the first-ever images of a black hole, which astronomers are set to debut to the public today.

• The Washington Post urged Britain’s members of all parties to work for a negotiated compromise in order to accomplish the Brexit deal.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily has a new poetry column called The Z-Line.

• The meat department at the 224 McGuinness Blvd. Key Food are locked outdue to a contract dispute.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (6-4) fell to the Minnesota Twin, 14-8.

• The Knicks (17-64) beat the Chicago Bulls, 96-86.

• The Yankees (5-6) fell to the Houston Astros, 6-3.

• The Nets (41-40) face the Miami Heat tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• Former Met Lenny Dykstra hit ex-teammate Ron Darling with a lawsuit over claims of racist taunts.

• Magic Johnson has stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The 5th International Nerdlesque Festival  Fri Apr 12th & Sat Apr 13th 8-11pm   Delight in the Galaxy’s Original Nerdy Burlesque Festival as we celebrate our 5th year of nerdy nudity! $40-$55  Coney island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• Over the next three years, Quarters will create new co-living units in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

• For Sale – 326 Leonard Street, Williamsburg – Two family, semi detached home perfect for condo alternative.  1st unit offers open concept layout, kitchen w/ upgraded appliances, 2BRs. 2nd unit currently used as home office.  $1,999,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 1240 Bedford Avenue #6C,  Bed-Stuy - 1 BR / 1 bath Penthouse Condo features finished wood floors, in unit washer/dryer hook ups, pet friendly building w/ low maintenance.  $529,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,520-square-foot two-family with a store at 9727 4th Ave. for $2,325,000. Zillow

Business News
• New York’s “millionaire tax” was meant to be temporary but it has just been extended for another five years.

• These are the best places to work in health care and biopharma around the country.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the NYPD announce the results of a long-term investigation. District Attorney’s Office, 350 Jay St.

Flatbush – 12:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will urge hearings on state legislation to establish financial education curriculum for high schoolers. Brooklyn College, Student Center, 2705 Campus Rd.

Downtown – 6:30 p.m. – Heating Up History: An Exploration of Spice.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street

Park Slope – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – A Taste of Fifth.  Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue

• Gowanus – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will present an award to Queens Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer at the annual DanceWave Gala. 452 Union St.

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Beastie Boys Story.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Crown Heights – 8:30 p.m. – Williams attends the Jewish Children’s Museum Gala. 792 Eastern Pkwy.

Written by BKTicker

April 10th, 2019 at 9:53 am

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