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Tuesday, June 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• A helicopter crash-landed on a midtown office building, killing the pilot.

• Former Red Sox star David Ortiz has landed in Boston 24 hours after he was shot in the Dominican Republic.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a new major push to tackle segregation in New York City public schools.

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Live Oak, With Moss: Uncovering Walt Whitman’s Queer Private Life Tues June 11th 6:30-8pm An unpublished collection reveals another side of the Bard of Brooklyn. Tickets. Brooklyn Historical  Society, 128 Pierrepont St.
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Brooklyn News
• A drunk driver speeding with his 4-year-old son in the back seat fatally strucka Brooklyn Uber Eats deliveryman.

• The gunmen who killed two mothers in a Bed-Stuy courtyard got 50 years to life in prison.

• A Bedford-Stuyvesant block has officially been named after The Notorious B.I.G.

Politics
• Kirsten Gillibrand has secured a spot in the first Democratic presidential debate in June.

• A new poll shows most New Yorkers don’t want Andrew Cuomo to run for a fourth term as governor.

Entertainment
• Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are close to finalizing their divorce.

Teddy Geiger and Emily Hampshire have called off their engagement after six months.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 this song by Wild Cherry hits the Billboard #1 chart and will be the band’s only Top 40 hit.

• In 1933 movie actor Gene Wilder is born in Milwaukee, WI.  His film career started when he played a hostage in this 1967 movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says Joe Biden and other 2020 Democrats are giving climate change the attention it deserves.

• The Post says far too many public employees get to keep jobs they should never have.

In the Blogs
• Japanese backyard grill Yaki Tiki has launched at A/D/O.

• The William Ulmer Brewer will host a summer group show later this month.

Trending in New York
• Warriors
Kawhi
Bob Myers
Achilles
Durant

Scoreboard
• The Mets (32-33) and Yankees (40-24) game was postponed due to rain. The Subway Series at Yankees Stadium will be a day-night doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

• The Golden State Warriors held off the Toronto Raptors, 106-105, but are still down 3-2 in the NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant suffered an achilles injury during the game and didn’t return.

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Ariana Grande  Fri June 14th & Sat June 15th 8pm Bringing her SWEETNER WORLD TOUR along with special guests Normani and Social House. Tickets. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Downtown.
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Real Estate
• The Brooklyn luxury market saw 19 contracts above $2 million last week.

• For Sale – 53 N. 6th Street, Williamsburg – Development Opportunity! Retail/residential bldg has five apartments – 12 BRs, 7 bath total.  $5.5M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent - Williamsburg – 4 BR apt for rent features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 3 bath, 1 home office.  Washer/dryer included, hardwood flooring, central air & heating.  Pet friendly.  $5,500/month. Carollo Real Estate. 917-0780-6142

• Sold – Canarsie – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,750-square-foot house at 1363 East 86th Street for $670,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook plans to unveil new Portal hardware later this year.

• Samsung says it will announce the timing of the Galaxy Fold “in the coming weeks.”

Events
Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting. Swinging 60s Senior Citizen Center, 211 Ainslie St.

Brooklyn Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Live Oak, With Moss: Uncovering Walt Whitman’s Queer Private Life. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

Coney Island – 7 to 10 p.m. – CityParks Foundation SummerStage on the Rocks featuring Kes the Band & more! Ford Amphitheater, 3052 Surf Ave.

Written by BKTicker

June 11th, 2019 at 9:19 am

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