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Morning Buzz: Missing detective found on beach after suicide, Bus driver tries to rob bishop at knifepoint

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Friday, June 7

• Cloudy with a high of 77 degrees. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and a high of 81. Expect cloudy skies on Sunday with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump finally signed the long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill to help areas devastated by storms and flooding.

• After receiving criticism, Joe Biden announced he opposes the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal money for abortion.

• Police Commissioner James O’Neill apologized for the police crackdown 50 years ago that sparked the Stonewall riots.

Taste of Bushwick  Mon June 10th  6:30pm A food party celebrating the eats, drinks and merriments of Bushwick. Click here for tickets. Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Ave., Bushwick

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Brooklyn News
• Missing NYPD detective Joe Calabrese was found dead in a suicide at Plumb Beach.

• An off-duty MTA bus driver is accused of trying to rob a bishop at knifepointoutside a Crown Heights church.

• An East New York building that was ordered to be demolished six months ago has now collapsed.

• Here’s a rundown of who’s in, and who’s out, of the first Democratic presidential debates, including candidates from New York.

• The chairman of New York’s Democratic Party is discouraging suburban lawmakers from supporting driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

• Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, says she’s getting death threats over this now viral photo of her talking to Jay Z.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have split up after four years together.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, New York Magazine published the story that becomes “Saturday Night Fever.

• In 1958, singer Prince was born in Minneapolis, MN. In 2005, he played guitar on this artist’s single.

• USA Today says FIFA should treat women soccer plays right when it comes to pay equity.

• The Post says de Blasio has no excuse for skipping the Puerto Rican DayParade.

In the Blogs
• Local artist Ellie Balk and local students have completed their “Moods & Modes” mural.

• A festival of art and action is coming to Gowanus next weekend.

Trending in New York
• #HappinessBegins

• The Mets (30-32) topped the San Francisco Giants, 7-3.

• The Yankees (39-22) avoided a sweep by beating the Blue Jays, 6-2.

• The St. Louis Blues edged the Boston Bruins, 2-1, to take a 3-2 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.

• Kevin Durant has been ruled out for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

• The Nets traded Allen Crabbe and a first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Taurean Prince, clearing up enough cap room for a max slot.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets welcome the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Cleveland to face the Indians at 7:10 p.m.
• The Golden State Warriors, down 2-1 in the NBA Finals, will host Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors at 9 p.m.
• The Mets host the Rockies at 7:15 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers play the Indians on the road at 4:10 p.m.
• The Mets conclude their series against the Rockies with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees wrap up their three-game set in Cleveland at 1:10 p.m.
• The St. Louis Blues look to finish off the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals at 8 p.m.

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Greenpoint Open Studios Launch Party Fri June 7th 7:30pm Get ready to celebrate the arts with music, dancing, full bar w/ frozen cocktail specials and plenty of creative activities! Free Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Real Estate
• Topping the list of top real estate projects coming to NYC is the 23-story office tower coming to Downtown Brooklyn.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 8th & Sun Jun 9th 1-3pm. 8124 17th Avenue, Bensonhurst – Gorgeous 3 family brick Townhouse w/ full basement and detached 1 car garage.  7 BRs, 3 full bath, close to park.  $1.8M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 9th 1:30-3pm. 176 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg – 5 family brick + commercial unit. Two 3 BR units in excellent condition in front, rear bldg has three 2 BR units, 2 full finished basements. $3.749M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Coney Island – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,520-square-foot house at 3622 Bayview Avenue for $678,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has your list of hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for June 2019.

• Check out all of the new restaurant openings in Brooklyn, including The Benjamin, a southern-inspired eatery in Crown Heights.

Restaurant ABC’s – Vinegar Hill
Grade A – Kor Tor Mor, 204 Smith St. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Chance, 223 Smith St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Metro Eats, 292 Atlantic Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

• Sunset Park – 10 a.m. – New world-class NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center opens in Sunset Park. 5718 2nd Ave.

• Sunset Park – 3:45 p.m. – Assemblyman Felix Ortiz hosts press conference to alert public of measles outbreak. 4907 4th Ave.

Coney Island – 5:30 p.m. – Coheed and Cambria Mastodon. FORD Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

Downtown – 6 to 8 p.m. – Unplugged: Brooklyn Americana Music. Pier 3 Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – Greening Greenpoint’s final tree planting. Transmitter Park lawn, Kent St. and West St.

Dyker Heights – 6:30 p.m. – State Senators John Liu, Andrew Gounardes hold community forum on school diversity and specialized high school admissions. IS 201, 8010 12th Ave.

Greenpoint - 7:30 p.m. – Greenpoint Open Studios Launch Party. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party! LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Industry City – 8 p.m. – City Farm presents: Lady Wray. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. – Soil Safety Basics: A lead in soils workshop. 61 Franklin St.
Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Grand opening of Pokeworks Williamsburg. 169 Bedford Ave.
Park Slope – 11 a.m. – 23rd Annual Brooklyn Pride Day. 5th Ave. from 1st to 9th St.
Greenwood Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Photography’s Pioneers.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Bushwick – Noon to 10 p.m. – 2019 NYC Bacon and Beer Classic.  The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave.
Clinton Hill – 1 to 4 p.m. – Free Arts & Crafts for Kids.  Myrtle Ave Plaza, Myrtle Ave & Steuben St.
Prospect Heights – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival.  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West
Downtown - 8 p.m. – 35th New York Salsa Festival.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
Industry City – 8 p.m. – City Farm presents: Frankie Cosmos.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.
Flatbush – 8 p.m. – RBRM – 4 The Love Of It Tour.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Downtown – 10 a.m. – Brooklyn Music Factory.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St.
• Brooklyn Heights – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. –  Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Rafael Espinal, advocates lead first-ever March for Healthy School Food. Cadman Plaza North.
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Aretha Franklin for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe AVe.
• Bushwick – 3 to 5 p.m. – First Annual Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade. Knickerbocker Ave. and Linden St.
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: El Cantante.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.

Written by BKTicker

June 7th, 2019 at 9:06 am

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