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Wednesday, May 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• At least one student is dead and eight others injured after two students opened fire at a Colorado school not far from Columbine High School.

• Six people were killed, including four children, in a blaze that tore through a Harlem NYCHA apartment building.

• New cellphone footage taken by Sandra Bland has emerged four years after she was arrested for assault and was later found dead in a jail cell.

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Pepperland   Wed May 8th– Sat May 11th 7:30pm In celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary, a spirited new work that pays homage to The Beatles’ 1967 revolution in sound: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Click here for tickets.  BAM – Howard Gilman Opera House,  30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene
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Brooklyn News
• A drunk driver celebrating his birthday slammed into a closed deli in Midwood, which caused the building to crumble.

• There are now 466 cases of measles in the city with Williamsburg having the highest rate of the disease.

• A man wearing a letter jacket broke a stranger’s jaw in an unprovoked attackon a subway train headed to the Utica Ave. station.

Politics
• Mayor de Blasio unveiled the design for the city’s new health insurance cardwhich will launch this summer in the Bronx.

• Trump reportedly claimed $1.17 billion in business losses over a decade and avoided paying taxes for eight years.

Entertainment
• Disney announced a trio of new Star Wars movies and added that Avatar 2‘s release date will be postponed yet again.

Rapper Common revealed that he was molested as a child by a family friend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 John Sebastian, formerly of The Lovin’ Spoonful, hit the top of Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 chart with the theme to this TV show.

• In 1975 pop singer Enrique Iglesias is born in Madrid, Spain. This Grammy-award winning singer became known for this 2001 song.

Opinion
• The Daily News argued that the House Democrats need to work on holding a lawless administration accountable even if the Republicans won’t.

• The Post isn’t thrilled with the mayor’s new diversity requirements for cultural institutions.

In the Blogs
• A man who rescued a dog from the East River on Saturday is recovering just fine.

• Bushwick residents have called for a stop work order on the proposed men’s shelter at 97 Wyckoff Avenue.

Trending in New York
• #TrumpTaxes
• #STEMshooting
• #BillionDollarLoser
• #stlblues
• Garland Hall

Scoreboard
• The Mets (17-19) won a late night matchup against the San Diego Padres, 7-6.

• The Yankees (21-14) defeated the Seattle Mariners, 5-4.

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Pride of Brooklyn: Homebrewing Competition and Expo  Sat May 11th  1pm  The best and brightest local brewers meet up to share their latest creations with the community!  $30  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St, Downtown
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Real Estate
• A 12-story development at 475 Clermont Avenue in Fort Greene has been cleared for occupancy.

• For Sale – 63 S4th Street, Williamsburg – Four family brick currently vacant & gutted out. Approved plans for a triplex plus 2 rental units. Solid brick construction, garden, perfect location.  $2.250M. Capri Jet Realty  347-450-3577

• For Sale - 591 Humboldt Street, #1, Greenpoint - 650 s/f commercial property –  rent one or two buildings “Twin Stores Twice As Nice!”  $2,400/month.  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1000-square-foot condo at 601 Surf Ave. for $580,000. Zillow

Business News
• App makers gathered at Google’s biggest event of the year, the developer conference Google I/O, to hear about the company’s latest products and announcements.

• If you fancy a summer trip to the Amalfi Coast, United Airlines is now offering direct service to Naples.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will perform in ‘Antigone in Ferguson’ in the re-imagining of the ancient play. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St.

Fort Greene – 7:30 p.m. – Pepperland.  Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Written by BKTicker

May 8th, 2019 at 9:50 am

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