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Wednesday, May 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• Alabama lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, banning nearly all abortions.

• The search continues for four-year-old Texas native Maleah Davis, whose stepfather was recently charged in her disappearance after first reporting her missing.

• Several photos show children sleeping on the rocky ground with Mylar blankets as they waited outside a crowded US Border Patrol station.

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The Myth of Media: Historicizing Journalism’s Role In American Democracy  Wed May 15th  7pm Alternative facts and fake news have complicated our trust, but has our media ever been truly objective and democratic?  Tickets  Brooklyn Historical  Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn billboard worker plunged 10 feet while toiling on a rooftop ad for personal injury firm Cellino & Barnes.

• Brooklyn voters elected Farah Louis Tuesday to replace former city councilman, and current Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams.

• A fourth teenager turned himself in for the brutal beating of a helpless manand stealing his credit card in East New York.

Politics
• In order to avoid a full disciplinary hearing, Councilman Barry Grodenchik admitted to sexually harassing and discriminating against one of his staffers.

• Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are feuding about Biden’s stance on climate change.

Entertainment
• Stars like Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Selena Gomez walked the red carpet to kick off the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

• Kylie Jenner is planning on expanding her empire by starting a baby clothing and home line.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Alabama governor and Presidential candidate George Wallace is shot.

• In 1936 American activist  & clown prince of “Hippiedom” Wavy Gravy is born in East Greenbush, NY.  In 1993 Ben & Jerry created this flavor in honor of him.

Opinion
• The Post suggested that the weather ruining Mayor de Blasio’s Green New Deal’s announcement at Trump Tower was “pure poetic justice.”

• The Daily News argues that there isn’t any upsides to Trump’s trade war with China.

In the Blogs
• A new Brooklyn-based production company’s mission is to provide emerging artists with a platform that elevates diverse voices.

• The McGolrick Park Farmers Market is returning this weekend.

Trending in New York
• Alabama
• Hump Day
• #BlackMirror
• #BTSArmy
• Anthony Mackie

Scoreboard
• The Knicks got the third pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, missing out on Zion Williamson.

• Noah Syndergaard dominated as the Mets (20-20) defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-2.

• The Yankees (24-16) and Baltimore Orioles game was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Glass Etching  Wed May 15th 6:30-8:30pm  Life is to short to drink out of boring wine glasses!  Learn the cool technique of glass etching.  $42  Brainery, 1110 8th Ave, Park Slope
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Real Estate
• Construction has topped out on One South First in the Williamsburg waterfront development of Domino Park.

• For Sale – 104 Division Avenue, Unit 15, Williamsburg – 2 BR, 1 bath co-op has LR/DR, EIK.  $415,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411

• For Rent – Eldert Street, Bushwick – 5 room apt features 3 BRs, 1 bath, hardwood floors, SS appliances, dishwasher.  $2,400.month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold - Brighton Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 780-square-foot co-op at 1311 Bridgewater Ave. for $490,000. Zillow

Business News
• The technology from a security firm in Israel was the center of the massive WhatsApp hack.

• Lidia Yan is taking on the $800 billion trucking industry with her new venture NEXT Trucking, which she has already managed to raise $125 million for.

Events• Downtown Brooklyn - 10 a.m. – Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will be joined by the family and friends of DJ Jinx Paul as they return to court in support of justice for him. King County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, 320 Jay St.

Downtown – Noon to 8 p.m. – Willoughby Walk – A car-free event!  Willoughby St from Bridge St to Jay St.

Fort Greene – 2:30 p.m. – NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will join community members for a special presentation to commemorate the Rangers’ 40 years of service. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Willoughby Ave. and Washington Park

Greenpoint – 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Spring 2019 Tree Giveaway.  McGolrick Park, Monitor t & Driggs Ave

Greenpoint – 6:30 p.m. – BAM Gala 2019.  Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street

Park Slope – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Glass Etching.  Brainery, 1110 8th Ave

Downtown – 7 p.m. – The Myth of Media: Historicizing Journalism’s Role in American Democracy.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

Red Hook – 7:30 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul delivers remarks and accepts an award at the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association’s 101st annual dinner. The Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover St.

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: Alien.  Parklife, 636 Degraw St

Bushwick – 8 p.m. – Company XIV: Queen of Hearts.  Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman St

Written by BKTicker

May 15th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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