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Thursday, May 16

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• Animal-rights activists faced off against fur industry reps in a heated City Council hearing about a proposed citywide ban on fur products.

• The pilot of a charter helicopter survived a harrowing crash into the Hudson River shortly after taking off from a Manhattan heliport.

• A city agency has struck down a pipeline proposal that would have delivered natural gas to New York City from Pennsylvania.

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Pod Tours America  Thurs May 16th 8pm  A live, no-nonsense conversation about politics, the press and the nightmare that is the Trump presidency.  Tickets Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.
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Brooklyn News
• A 16-year-old bicyclist was killed after he was run over by a truck in Borough Park.

• Disgraced former Queens congressman Anthony Weiner skipped his appointment to register as a sex offender.

• MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred slammed a Brooklyn councilman’s proposal to amend the leagues rain-delay rules, possibly through City Council legislation.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he is running for president in 2020.

• Meet the man who will run the city while the mayor is traversing the country campaigning for president. His name is Dean, Mr. Fuleihan if you’re nasty.

Entertainment
• Televangelist Jim Bakker is peddling a $45 coin featuring President Donald Trump that he says is a “point of contact” with God.

Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu has become one of Hollywood’s most difficult celebrities, even upstaging Hustlers co-star J-Lo and Cardi B.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, songwriter and producer Berry Gordy Jr, starts his own record label after successfully producing a series of hit records.

• In 1990, actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster is born in Southwark, England. His latest role is this character on this HBO drama

Opinion
• The Post calls the de Blasio presidential campaign a total “farce,” writing that he is “crooked and incompetent.”

• The head of a group that represents landlords of rent-stabilized buildings writes in the Greenpoint Star that radical rent reforms aren’t the answer.

In the Blogs
• A Bushwick-based filmmaker is ruffling feathers with a new documentary about an upstate “animal hoarder.”

Bond Street Coffee and Goods is now open for business in Gowanus.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Nationals, 5-1. New York (20-21) wraps up its series in D.C. with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

• The Yankees (26-16) split a doubleheader with the Orioles. The team is today off before starting a weekend series at home against Tampa Bay.

• The PGA Championship gets underway this morning at Bethpage on Long Island. Here’s how to watch and updated tee times.

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Party for the Park  Thurs May 16th 6:30-11pm Enjoy a Taste of Brooklyn and Night Dancing with live music, cocktails and food.  All proceeds will benefit Prospect Park Alliance. Tickets  Boathouse, 333 Clinton Street, Prospect Park
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Real Estate
• Now that the TWA Hotel is finally open, here’s everything you need to know to rent a room and about the amenities.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 1:30-3pm & Sun May 19th 2:30-4pm  1009 Lorimer Street – Two family home on 4 levels. 1st unit is a 2 BR/ 1.5 bath, 2nd unit is a 3BR/ 1 bath duplex. $2.06 M. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 11am-12:30pm  1865 Starr Street, Ridgewood – Two family home w view of NYC skyline. 3 BRs/ 1 bath over 4 BRs/ 2 bath duplex, private yard. $1.199M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,781-square-foot two-family home at 238 E. 49th Street in East Flatbush for $675,000.

Style & Fashion
• These stylish suitcase will set you back a pretty penny, but you’ll never have to replace them.

• Sneaker brand Koio partnered with the man behind the Cronut on a new pair of sneakers, because why not?

Events
Downtown – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Back 2 School America and FSCNY assemble school supply kits for homeless kids. NY Marriott, 333 Adams St., Foyer D

Downtown – 10 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends Fair Futures Coalition rally. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Crown Heights – 11 a.m. – Tenants and advocates rally ahead of State Senate rent law hearings. Ebbets Field, 1720 Bedford Ave.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – Oil Spill 101 with Randy Austin. Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, 520 Kingsland Ave.

• Prospect Park – 6:30 to 11 p.m. – Party for the Park. Prospect Park Boathouse, 333 Clinton St.

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Pod Tours America. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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

Written by BKTicker

May 16th, 2019 at 9:01 am

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