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Friday, May 31

• Partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Saturday will be sunny and a high of 86. Expect cloudy skies on Sunday with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump announced escalating tariffs on Mexico until the country can stop the flow of migrants over the border.

• Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy into law.

• Riders can start using the MTA’s pilot tap-and-go OMNY system today at select train stops.

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2019  Sat June 1st 12-5pm Celebrate, discover, engage and learn how you can become a participant of this thriving community while enjoying local food, arts and music. RSVP. McCarren Park.

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Brooklyn News
• Authorities busted a south Brooklyn drug ring that sold lethal fentanyl and heroin.

• A sanitation worker found the body of a Brooklyn man on the side of a Long Island road.

• NYPD’s longest-serving homicide detective retired, and received a hero’s sendoff in Brooklyn.

• Former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran has passed away at the age of 81.

• The BQX streetcar’s feasibility was questioned at the project’s first City Council hearing.

• R. Kelly was charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault in Illinois.

• Filmmaker Marc Webb is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action remake of “Snow White.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, Supertramp performed at Madison Square Garden, where they receive a Gold record for this million selling album.

• In 1965, actress Brooke Shields was born in NYC. From 1996 to 2000, she starred as the title role on this sitcom.

• The Times says it appears the Trump administration lied about the census citizenship question.

• USA Today says too many Democrats are crowding the field in the presidential race.

In the Blogs
• Go Green! Brooklyn Festival is all set for this Saturday at McCarren Park, rain or shine.

• Registration is now open for the Bushwick Open Studios art festival.

Trending in New York
• Siakam

• The Mets (27-29) were blanked by the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0.

• The Yankees (36-19) opener against the Red Sox was postponed due to rain.

• The Toronto Raptors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, 118-109.

• St. John’s head coach Mike Anderson has added Queens native Steve DeMeoto his staff as an assistant coach.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets kick off a three-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets face the D-Backs in Arizona at 10:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the BoSox at Yankee Stadium at 7:15 p.m.
• The St. Louis Blues welcome the Boston Bruins for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Puck drops at 8 p.m.
• The Mets wrap up their road trip in Arizona. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their series against Boston at 7:08 p.m.
• The Toronto Raptors host the Golden State Warriors for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Rock the House: A Grown Up Benefit Party Sat June 1st 7pm Drinks, dinner and dancing to support Old Stone House gardens & play spaces. Tickets. JJ Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St., Park Slope.

Real Estate
• The City Council approved a zoning amendment that caps mechanical spaces at 25 feet before they are counted toward buildings’ allowable footprint.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 2nd 1:30-3pm. 176 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg – Five family brick + commercial unit in prime location.  18 rooms, 12 BRs, 6 bath, 2 full basements.  $3.799M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 2 BR apt has LR, DR, EIK w/ dishwasher, 2 bath.  Washer/dryer in unit, hardwood flooring throughout, water included.  Ample street parking.  $2,299/mo. Carollo Rentals. 917-780-6142

• Sold – East Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 780-square-foot co-op at 282 East 35th Street for $220,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The enormous Time Out Market has opened in DUMBO with a stellar list of restaurants.

• The Thai restaurant known for its ice cream, SkyIce, is expanding to a second location in Park Slope.

Restaurant ABC’s – DUMBO
Grade A – Cecconi’s, 55 Water St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Fatty Daddy Taco, 152 Smith St. – Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Wanisa Kitchen, 142 Smith St. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches.

• Clinton Hill – 11 a.m. – CityParks Seniors Fitness Yoga. South Oxford Park, 197 South Oxford St.

• Prospect Heights – 6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon hosts housing workshop to discuss rent stabilization legislation. Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza.

Greenpoint - 7 p.m. – Performance of “O Happy Day.” St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, 12 Newell St.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Spice Girls vs Zanadu. LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Fort Greene – 8:15 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Festival Friday – TIDE Film Festival. Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park, 100 Washington Park.

Greenpoint – 11 p.m. – Emi Night Brooklyn: Full Building Takeover! Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Downtown - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Citywide Community Charter School Job Fair.  Brooklyn Law School, Forchelli Conference Center, 205 State Street.
Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Five Points Festival.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street.
• Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. – Former U.S. Marines medic, hotel manager among four men to be ordained priests. Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s, 856 Pacific St.
Greenpoint – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Public Paddle.  North Brooklyn Boat Club, 51 Ash Street
Greenpoint - Noon to 5 p.m. – Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2019.  McCarren Park.
• Crown Heights – 1 to 3 p.m. – Elected officials host screening and discussion of “When They See Us” film on the Central Park Five. Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave.
Industry City – 2 p.m. – City Farm Summer Series: Everyday People.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
Greenwood Heights – 4 to 6 p.m. – Beekeeping.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Fort Greene - 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus.  Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Ave & So. Oxford Street
Downtown – 6 p.m. – Stargazing with the World Science Festival.  Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Rock the House: A Grown Up Benefit Party.  JJ Byrne Playground, 336 3rd Street

Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 10 a.m. to Noon – Fermented Condiments.  Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.
Downtown – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Curator Tour: On the (Queer) Waterfront.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Five Points Festival.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
• East Flatbush – 11 a.m. – Guyana’s 53rd Independence Celebration and Parade. Church Ave. and Utica Ave.
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Tom Petty for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Williamsburg – 3 p.m. – Congregation Beth Jacob Ohev Sholom’s 149th anniversary dinner. 284 Rodney St
Fort Greene - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: The Wedding Singer.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.

Written by BKTicker

May 31st, 2019 at 8:53 am

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