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Tuesday, May 7

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Despite fear that he would cancel, China’s economy czar is heading to Washington for tariff war talks.

• New York and New Jersey have sued the IRS for information as to why they have stopped collecting donor information from certain non-profits.

• The American who died in the Russian plane crash last week has been identified as a fly-fishing guide who was traveling for work.

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Mother’s Day Good Music Festival  Fri May 10th 8pm   This year’s show will feature R&B superstars Jaheim, Monica, Joe, Avant, Raheem DeVaughn with special guest star Ashanti. Tickets  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A building in Midwood collapsed after a car crashed into it causing injuries to at least 1 person.

• The Weeksville Heritage Center, the cultural institution in Crown Heights, needs donations in order to avoid closure.

• The next phase of the Kosciuszko Bridge that connects Brooklyn to Queens over Newton Creek is set to open in September.

Politics
• A former Trump official who helped planvTrump’s inauguration says she was “thrown under the bus” because of how much she profited.

• U.S. Secretary of StatevMike Pompeo has cancelled his trip to Berlin citing “pressing issues”.

Entertainment
• From Lady Gaga’s 4 jaw dropping looks to Serena William’s sneakers, here are the best looks from last night’s 2019 Met Gala.

• Comedian Amy Schumer gave birth to her first child and it’s a boy!

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 in a Florida hotel room Keith Richards, laid down the opening riff to this song.

• In 1919, Eva Peron is born in Argentina.  In 1996 this pop singer portrayed her in this Andrew Lloyd Webber play.

Opinion
• From his retweets of right-wing activists and more, the Times says that Trump helps bigots go viral.

• The Post says that despite Congress’s demand for Mueller to speak at a public hearing, his only real job now is to go away.

In the Blogs
• Janet Batista, an eighth-grade teacher at St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, was honored with an Ignatian Educator Aware for her commitment to students.

• The Prospect Park Alliance opened a new adult fitness area at Prospect Park last week.

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• Myanmar 
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• #TuesdayMotivation
• Jean Vanier 
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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (20-14) toppedSeattle Mariners, 7-3. They’ll take the field against the Mariners tonight at 6:35.

• The Mets (16-19) fell to the San Diego Padres, 4-0. they play again tonight in California at 10:10 p.m.

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Ecomusic and the Sounds of Climate Change  Tues May 7th 6:30 – 8:30 pm How music and sound studies can change the way we think about our environment and be used as a tool for advocacy.  $11 Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn’s luxury market is booming as last week saw 14 contracts closed above $2 million.

• For Sale - 1905 Putnam Ave, Unit #3L, Ridgewood – Top floor, 2 BR condo has hardwood floors, custom kitchen cabinets, SS appliances, central a/c, central vacuum.  Private washer/dryer in basement.  $560,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 4 BR apt for rent features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances + dishwasher, 2 full bath.  Central a/c & heat, hardwood flooring, washer dryer.  $5,500/month. Carollo Real Estate  917-780-6142

• Sold – Bath Beach – A 2-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,771-square-foot condo home located at 102 Bay 31st St. sold for $788,000.

Technology
• 5G technology would allow consumers to cancel cable subscriptions, have access to more AI apps and more – and studies show US consumers are willing to pay the price.

• As Samsung has yet to announce a rerelease date for their Galaxy Fold, unconfirmed orders of the device will be cancelled if orders don’t ship soon.

Events
Downtown – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Senior Tech Fair. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Jorlemon St.

Downtown – 6 to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Jorlemon St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Ecomusic and the Sounds of Climate Change.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Bay Ridge – 8:30 p.m. – U.S. Congressman Max Rose to host Student Roundtable on Gun Violence Prevention. Fort Hamilton High School, 8301 Shore Rd.

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Written by BKTicker

May 7th, 2019 at 9:08 am

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