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Friday, May 3

• Cloudy with off-and-on rain in the afternoon. High of 57. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with rain in the evening. High of 70. Expect rain on Sunday and a high of just 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Stephen Moore, Trump’s pick for the Federal Reserve Board, withdrew his nomination amid controversy.

• Miss North Carolina and attorney Cheslie Kryst has been crowned Miss USA 2019.

• Actor Peter Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca in the Star Wars series, has died at age 74.

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Curated Gallery Show Fri May 3rd 3-10pm; Sat May 4th 12-9pm; Sun May 5th  11am-6pm Showcasing talented, emerging artists alongside a unique and immersive features program. $10.50. Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin St., Greenpoint.

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Brooklyn News
• A 3-year-old child was killed in Bath Beach after he was struck by a commercial van.

• An 83-year-old woman was found dead inside her Brownsville apartment with trauma to her head and torso.

• A straphanger was stabbed during a Crown Heights subway robbery.

• De Blasio will finally make a decision on a possible 2020 bid later this month.

• Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress.

• Blake Lively appears to be pregnant with her third child, while Keira Knightly will have her second baby.

• Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to remove her appendix hours after hostingthe Billboard Music Awards.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, MADD founder’s daughter was killed by a drunk driver.

• In 1984, dancer Cheryl Burke was born in San Francisco. A dancer on this ABC show, she won the 3rd season dancing with this NFL legend.

• The Post says Jerry Nadler has turned the Judiciary Committee into a complete circus.

• USA Today says the Mueller report demonstrates why the Justice Department needs to amend its special counsel rule.

In the Blogs
• BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2019 has revealed their event lineup.

• Bushwick’s congresswoman is calling for the community to participate in the 2020 Census.

Trending in New York
• Chewbacca
Kyle Lowry

• The Mets (16-15) blanked the Cincinnati Reds, 1-0.

• D’Angelo Russell was cited for marijuana possession at LaGuardia Airportafter TSA found weed stashed inside containers.

• The Giants signed undrafted Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets head to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers at 8:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (17-13) begin a three-game home series against the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 p.m.
• Down 3-0 in their series, the Islanders look to recover on the road against the Carolina Hurricanes. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Brewers at Miller Park. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the Twins for a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Mets finish their three-game series in Milwaukee at 2:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their series with the Twins at 1:05 p.m.
• Should there be a Game 5, the Islanders will host the Carolina Hurricanes at the Barclays Center at 7 p.m.

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Tastes of Brooklyn: Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill Spring Crawl Sat May 4th 2-6pm Offering samples from more than 20 dining establishments throughout Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. Click here for participating restaurants. Tickets.

Real Estate
• Congestion pricing could actually raise the price of homes, but outer-borough neighborhood may take a hit.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 4th 11am-12:30pm. 61-87 Grove Street, Ridgewood – Brick 2 family home w/ 2 car parking in rear.  3 BRs over 2 BRs, 1st floor & basement vacant.  $1.149M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-821-5999

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 4th 3-5pm. 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels.  1st unit features a 2 BR/1.5 bath apt, 2nd flr is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex.  Close to park & transportation.  $2.150M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Coney Island – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750-square-foot co-op at 2915 West 5th Street for $335,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• An Afro-Latina chef is cooking up her abuela’s chicken and rice and other delights at Bushwick’s Sunrise/Sunset.

• Crown Heights is getting a new southern restaurant called “The Benjamin.”

Restaurant ABC’s – East Flatbush
Grade A – Main House BBQ, 6001 Strickland Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Il Posto, 7409 Avenue U – Portable water supply inadequate, Evidence of mice.
Grade Pending – Dagan Pizza, 6187 Strickland Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Greenpoint - 3 to 10 p.m. – The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Curated Gallery Show.  Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin St.

Bushwick - 4 to 8 p.m. – Object & Thing Art Show. 99 Scott Ave.

• Fort Greene – 6:30 p.m. – Assembly members Rodneyse Bichotte, Kimberly Jean-Pierre host fundraiser to support candidate Farah Louis. Lafayette Lounge, 33 Lafayette Ave.

Greenwood Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Twilight Tour. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Boy Bands vs Girls Pop. LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Williamsburg - 11 p.m. – Saved by the 90’s w/ The Bayside Tigers. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Greenpoint - 9 a.m. – St. Nicks Alliance McCarren 5K/10K.  PS 17 Playground, North 4th St btwn Roebling St & Driggs Ave
Prospect Heights – 9:30 a.m. – 12 Dumb Things People Do With Their Money – and How To Avoid Them.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave
Bushwick – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Object & Thing Art Show.  99 Scott Avenue
Greenpoint – Noon to 9 p.m. – The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Curated Gallery Show. Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin Street
Marine Park – 1 to 5 p.m. – Family Fun Day.  Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
Greenwood Heights – 2 to 3 p.m. – Beehive Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill – 2 to 6 p.m. – Tastes of Brooklyn Spring Crawl.  Various Venues
Prospect Heights – 4 to 10 p.m. – Kentucky Derby Watch Party.  Berg’n, 899 Bergen Street
Manhattan Beach - 8 p.m. – The Lords of 52nd Street.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

• Bushwick – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Object & Thing Art Show.  99 Scott Avenue
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The Other Art Fair Brooklyn: Curated Gallery Show. Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Salsa Sounds for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Carroll Gardens – Noon to 6 p.m. – Holistic Picnic.  The Green Building, 452 Union Street
Greenwood Heights – Noon to 7 p.m. – Festival of Arcane Knowledge.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street.

Written by BKTicker

May 3rd, 2019 at 9:13 am

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