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Friday, April 12

• Cloudy with rain in the evening. High of 62. Saturday is cloudy with a high of 74 degrees. Expect thunderstorms on Sunday and a high of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a challenge to Netflix, Disney+ will be released in November and will cost $6.99 per month.

• Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order to ban city agencies from buying single-use plastics.

• A Bronx man has been found guilty of scrawling a racist slur on the African Burial Ground monument.

Wine Riot 2.0 Fri Apr 12th  7:30-10pm & Sat Apr 13th 2:30-5pm or 7:30-10pm Taste wines while learning about them at Wine Riot 2.0, which will feature more than 40 internationally recognized brands. $65-$95. The Weylin, 175 Broadway, Williamsburg.

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Brooklyn News
• Family members mourned the death of a young man gunned down in East Flatbush.

• Video captured thieves stealing a delivery man’s food and bike, riding off and then toppling over.

• A career burglar accused of stealing packages in a Boerum Hill building was busted after telling cops he was the victim.

• Herman Cain reportedly plans to turn down a spot on the Federal Reserveboard.

• A shouting match during a closed-door meeting illustrates a growing riftbetween Democrats in the State Senate.

• Wendy Williams has filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Hunter.

• Catch up on what’s happening on “Game of Thrones” before the eighth season premieres.

Buzzing Back

• In 1914, the first “movie palace,” the Mark Strand Theatre, opens to the public in New York City.

• In 1948, folk singer/songwriter James Taylor was born in Boston. In 1970, he released his first album, which went triple-platinum.

• The Daily News says Julian Assange must face justice for his alleged hacks in 2010 and 2016.

• The Post gives the City Council kudos for proposing to cut ThriveNYC’s budget by 20 percent.

In the Blogs
• Before you watch Season 8 of Game of Thrones, you might want to stop by Williamsburg for a rave with Hodor.

• A new gallery space in Greenpoint will open with “Wrong Side of the River.”

Trending in New York
• Loki

• The Mets (8-4) topped the Atlanta Braves, 6-3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 2. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees (5-7) welcome the Chicago White Sox to the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets are in Atlanta to play the Braves at 7:20 p.m.
• The Nets head to Philadelphia for Game 1 of their playoff series against the Sixers. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the White Sox in the Bronx at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ face off with the Atlanta Braves at 7:20 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins for Game 3 at noon.
• The Yankees wrap up their series with the White Sox. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets cap off their Atlanta Braves series at 7:08 p.m.

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Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince Fri Apr 12th 10:30pm A blend of all things Prince: the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more. Tickets. Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St.

Real Estate
• Madison Realty Capital and Bluestone Group are providing a $32 million package to recapitalize Hello Lenox in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th 1-2:30pm  483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint- Two family home on 4 levels – 5 BRs, 4 bath, 2 full kitchen, hardwood floors, access to large yard.  Attic space can be used as a family room, office or additional bedroom.  $1,749,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 13th 1:30-3pm. 1865 Starr Street, Ridgewood - Two family home w/ full view of NYC skyline.  3 BRs, 1 bath over 4 BR, 2 bath duplex. Private yard, close to train.  $1.199M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 825-square-foot condo at 9921 4th Avenue for $599,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Tony Luke’s is now serving up cheesesteaks in Downtown Brooklyn.

• Check out some of the hottest lunch spots in Brooklyn.

Restaurant ABC’s – Dyker Heights
Grade A – Mezcals, 1474 86th St. – Food not protected from potential contamination, Wiping cloths soiled.
Grade B – Malay Bakery, 6919 New Utrecht Ave. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade Pending – Flaming Pepper Kitchen, 7002 Fort Hamilton Pwky – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice, Tobacco use.

• Bay Ridge – 1:45 p.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson speaks at Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center with Councilman Carlos Menchaca. 6206 6th Ave.

Williamsburg – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Wine Riot 2.0. The Weylin, 175 Broadway.

Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – The Barricade Boys. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Coney Island – 8 to 11 p.m. – The 5th International Nerdlesque Festival. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave.

Downtown – 10:30 p.m. – Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince. Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St.

Marine Park – 9-11 a.m. OR 12-2 p.m. – Brunch with the Easter Bunny.  Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
Marine Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt Weekend.  Green Meadows @ Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave.
Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – NYC Hot Sauce Expo.  Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin Street
Greenwood Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Designs to Die For: Nineteenth Century Trends & Fads.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Lentol Garden Renovation. 178 Bayard St.
Downtown - Noon – National Theatre Live 2019: Antony & Cleopatra.  BAM Rose Cinema, 30 Lafayette Avenue
Greenpoint – Noon to 3 p.m. – Greencycle Spring Cleaning Swap.  Leonard Public Library, 81 Devoe Street
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 1 to 4:30 p.m. – Natural Perfume Blending.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
Bushwick - 1 to 5 p.m. – Olympian Lia Neal joins Swim Strong Foundation as Guest Coach for a Day.  Bushwick H/S, 400 Irving Avenue.
Williamsburg – 2:30-5:00 OR 7:30-10:30 p.m. – Wine Riot 2.0  The Weylin, 175 Broadway
Sunset Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Spice Girls vs Xanadu.  Industry City, 233 37th Street
Flatbush – 8 p.m. – John Prine performs.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Coney Island - 8 to 11 p.m. – The 5th International Nerdlesque Festival.  Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue
East Williamsburg – 9:30 p.m. – The Great American Country Drifters perform.  Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street
Prospect Heights – 10 a.m. – Pewter Casting Workshop.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Marine Park - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt Weekend.  Green Meadows @ Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave.
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – NYC Hot Sauce Expo.  Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin Street
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Billy Joel for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Manhattan Beach – 2 p.m. – Underneath a Magical Moon.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 2:30 p.m. – Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
• Williamsburg – 2:30 to 5 p.m. OR 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Wine Riot 2.0  The Weylin, 175 Broadway

Written by BKTicker

April 12th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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