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Thursday, April 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London after the Ecuadorian embassy pulled his international immunity.

• The kids of a murdered Staten Island teacher rode in a car with her remains as their dad and his girlfriend drove to hide the remains.

• A Y2K-like bug knocked out the city’s troubled wireless system, affecting taskslike monitoring traffic lights, reading license plates and reading water meters.

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Whiskey Extravaganza  Thurs Apr 11th 7:30-10pm  A one-day festival showcasing more than 100 varieties of single malts, premium scotch and unique whiskey. $95-$195 The Weylin, 175 Broadway, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• A transit advocacy group is sounding the alarm over the governor’s plan to fix the L train tunnel, arguing it will fill the tube with cancer-causing dust.

• Shocking video shows two suspects opening fires on a pair of victims on a street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

• Opponents of the city’s mandatory measles vaccination in Williamsburg are planning to fight it in court.

Politics
• A city councilman is taking aim at the detox tea industry endorsed by celebrities after the family member of a staffer died from drinking them.

• The city’s district attorneys say that the state’s new cash bail reforms will put dangerous thugs back on the streets.

Entertainment
• “Full House” star Lori Loughlin is “freaking out” now that she realizes she might go to jail over the college admissions scandal. She could get 40 years.

• SEE IT: Disney has released the first full trailer of its new live-action remake of The Lion King.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, rock singer Peter Frampton went to the top of the Billboard charts with this album.

• In 1987, actor Will Tudor is born in London. He is known for his portrayal of Olyvar on this HBO fantasy series.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star argues the state and city are deliberately ignoring safety concerns with Kosciuszko Bridge pedestrian and bike pathway.

• A guest columnist for the Queens Examiner writes that the city’s mature trees should be seen as an asset, not an obstacle to development.

In the Blogs
• The family behind a popular empanada spot in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is opening a larger spot on Starr Street in Bushwick.

• A partial wall and scaffolding collapse yesterday morning at Wythe Avenue and North 13th Street in Williamsburg crushed three cars.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (7-4) topped the Twins 9-6. The team head to Atlanta tonight to start a four-game series with the Braves. First pitch is at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-7) fell to the Astros, 8-6. New York is off tonight before starting a weekend series with the White Sox in the Bronx.

• The Islanders won the first game of their playoff series with the Penguins, 4-3, in overtime

• The Nets (42-40) finish strong with a 113-94 win over the Heat. Brooklyn face the 76ers as the sixth seed in the NBA playoffs.

• The Knicks (17-65) officially finished the season with the worst record in franchise history after losing to the Pistons, 115-89.

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Hey, “Game of Thrones” Fans   Sat Apr 13th & Sun Apr 14th  Click here for weekend happenings around town including watch parties, scavenger hunts and more celebrating the eighth and final season of this HBO hit!
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Real Estate
• Three properties in Brooklyn sold for over $10 million last week, including a parcel in Bushwick that as once the site of a proposed hotel.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th 1:30-3pm  61-87 Grove Street, Ridgewood – Brick 2 family home offers 3 BRs over 2 BRs, 2 car parking in rear, private yard.  $1.149M. Crifasi Real Estate (718) 782-4411

• For Sale –  181 Irving Avenue, Bushwick - Extra large 4 family brick w/ 2 stores & full basement. Four 2 BR/1 Bath apartments. Well maintained. $2.575M Capri Jet Realty (718) 388-2188

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,570-square-foot townhouse at 21 East 18th Street in Prospect Park South for $750,000.

Style & Fashion
• These polo shirts for men will keep you looking handsome all summer long.

• Rent the Runway is now offering a service that will let you outfit your kids in the hottest designer styles.

Events
East Flatbush – 9 a.m. – Brooklyn Nets celebrate trip to the NBA playoffs with students. PS 135, 684 Linden Blvd.

Sunset Park – 10:30 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes announcement on single-use plastics. Sims Municipal Recycling, 472 2nd Ave.

Williamsburg - 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Whisky Extravaganza. The Weylin, 275 Broadway

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – 60-90 Minutes of Comedy with Chris Gethard and a Friend. Union Hall, 702 Union St.

Downtown – 8 p.m. – Mortified! Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Rd.

Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Habibi performs. BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton St.

Written by BKTicker

April 11th, 2019 at 9:20 am

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