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Monday, May 6

• Mostly sunny with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Israeli army lifted protective restrictions on residents and reached a cease-fire with Gaza.

• At least 41 people died on a Russian passenger jet after the plane crash-landed at a Moscow airport.

• New York’s Uber and Lyft drivers are preparing for a two-hour strike on Wednesday.

Intro to Backpacking  Mon May 6th 6:30-8:30pm This class covers the basic skills necessary for solo or group backpacking. $12. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn law school student died in a motorcycle accident while on his way to study for a final exam.

• An SUV jumped a curb in front of a tire repair shop in East Flatbush, injuring six people.

• The Brooklyn boy run over by a candy deliveryman was laid to rest in an emotional service.

• Nancy Pelosi expressed fears that Trump won’t leave the White House unless he suffers a big defeat.

• Former Brooklyn Councilman Lew Fidler passed away at age 62.

• Adam Sandler returned to SNL and paid tribute to his former co-star Chris Farley.

Weekend Box Office
• Avengers: Endgame: $145 million
The Intruder (2019): $11 million
Long Shot: $10 million
Uglydolls: $8 million
Captain Marvel: $4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2004, the final episode of Friends aired on NBC.

• In 1961, actor George Clooney was born in Lexington, KY. In 1984 he starred as Dr. Ross in this TV series.

• The Post bids farewell to Queens DA Richard Brown and details his many accomplishments.

• The Times says if de Blasio runs for president, he will have to assure voters he has their interests, and not his donors’, at heart.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn’s first ice cream parlor for humans and dogs is coming to Bushwick.

• A new wine bar is coming to Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park.

Trending in New York
• Cersei

• The Yankees (19-14) topped the Minnesota Twins, 4-1. They welcome the Seattle Mariners to the Bronx tonight at 6:35 p.m.

• The Mets (16-18) fell to the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2. They head to San Diego to start a series with the Padres at 10:10 p.m.

• Country House was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security was disqualified.

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Spring 2019 Tree Giveaway  Wed May 15th 2:30-5:30pm Pick up your free tree to plant in your yard in Greenpoint! Register for your tree here! McGolrick Park, Monitor St. & Driggs Ave., Greenpoint.

Real Estate
• Tensions are rising over the city’s multifamily transfer program after a recent court ruling.

• For Sale – 188 Jamaica Avenue, East New York – Mixed Use Property: 1st floor is a store (proprietor pays utilities), 2nd floor is a 1 BR/1 bath apt.  Full basement, backyard.  $639,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Rent – Powers Street, Williamsburg  – 2 BR apt w/ private backyard, walk-inclosed, heat/hot water included.  Cats ok.  $2,650. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Bath Beach – A two-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,771-square-foot condo at 102 Bay 31st Street for $788,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Thursday night, five unidentified men approached a 17-year-old suspect at Prospect Park West and 9th street. The suspects punched the victim in the face, pushed him to the ground and took his iPhone 8 and High Sierra backpack. The bag contained a binder of school work, an Apple MacBook Pro and OontZ speakers.

• On Saturday afternoon, a 16-year-old victim was waiting on the platform of the R train at 25th Street when an unidentified man approached him, displaying a knife and demanding his property. The victim complied and the suspect fled with his wallet. The suspect then made multiple purchases totaling $90 with the victim’s credit card.

• Downtown – 10 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Flatbush Tenants Coalition joins Right to Counsel Coalition to kick off Worst Evictor week of action. 141 Livingston St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Intro to Backpacking. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Written by BKTicker

May 6th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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