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Wednesday, June 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• Jon Stewart tore into Congress after a few lawmakers showed up to hear first responders plead for the reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

• Strand Bookstore and six nearby buildings were designated as New York City landmarks.

• Albany lawmakers have reached a significant deal on rent protections for the city’s apartment dwellers.

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The Metropolitan Opera Summer Series  Wed June 12th 7-9pm  Met Opera stars perform an evening of arias and duets from some of opera’s most beloved works.  Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A defiant Brooklyn yeshiva has been shut down for failing to comply with emergency measures to curb the measles outbreak.

• Santos “Frenchie” Ramos, owner of an old-school Williamsburg gym for more than 40 years, has died at age 76.

• Brooklyn Councilman Kalman Yeger voted against campaign finance legislation spearheaded by Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

Politics
• Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration’s choice to reject requests from U.S. embassies to fly rainbow pride flags during June.

• Donald Trump Jr. will meet with the Senate Intel Committee behind closed doors on Wednesday.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle will guest edit the September issue of British Vogue.

The “Frozen 2″ trailer has dropped and it unveiled that the movie will explore Elsa’s magical past.

Buzzing Back

• In 1987 Reagan challenges Gorbachev.   This speech by Ronald Regan has become his most famous Cold War speech.

• In 1929 non-fiction author Anne Frank is born in Frankfurt, Germany.  This actress won an Oscar for her 1959 film adaptation of this book.

Opinion
• The Post is displeased with Joe Biden’s stance on China.

• The Daily News applauded Mayor de Blasio for embracing education integration efforts.

In the Blogs
• The flood waters sparred the entrance to the India Street pier during a recent rainstorm.

• A colorful mural on the corner of Grand Street and Humboldt Avenue blends data with emotion.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (41-25) walloped the Mets (33-34) in the first game of a split doubleheader of the Subway Series, winning 12-5. However, the Mets came back strong during the second game, defeating the Yanks by a score of 10-4.

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Romeo and Juliet  Wed June 12th– Sun June 30th 7:30pm  A FREE performances of Shakespeare in the Park presented by Smith Street Stage. Tax-deductible donations accepted.  Seating is first come, first served.  Carroll Park, Carroll St btwn Smith & Court Streets, Carroll Gardens.
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Real Estate
• Check out photos and views from Jeanne Gang’s 57-story skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale - 802 E. 39th Street, Midwood – Brick Colonial style one family home has 2 BRs, 1 full bath, FDR, 1 car garage.  Centrally located near all.  $540,532. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747

• For Rent – Adelphi Street, Fort Greene – Fully renovated pre-war apt offers 3 BRs, 1 bath, hardwood floors, dishwasher, pet friendly.  $3,875/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Bath Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,392-square-foot duplex at 1141 Shore Pkwy for $865,000. Zillow

Business News
• FedEx announced that it will not renew its US air contract with Amazon.

• There’s a new security warning for Google’s 1.5 billion Gmail and Calendar users as threats are interested in targeting users with a credential-stealing attack.

Events
Downtown – 7 to 9 p.m. – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Series.  Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St.

Carroll Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet.  Carroll Park, Carroll St btwn Smith & Court Sts.

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Cool Hand Luke.  Parklife, 633 DeGraw St.

Written by BKTicker

June 12th, 2019 at 8:55 am

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