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Thursday, June 13

• Rain early, then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High of 65.

Top Stories
• The state Assembly has passed a bill to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

• The City Council speaker’s plan to transform the city’s streets – including tripling bike lanes – has hit a snag with the Transportation Department.

• Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, raising oil prices and tensions between U.S. and Iran.

Brooklyn Cyclones 2019 Opening Night  Fri June 14th 7pm Ticket package offers two hours of open bar, food and ticket to Cyclones game. Fireworks to follow. Tickets  MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, Coney Island.

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Brooklyn News
• A brazen gunman shot another man to death inside a Crown Heights deli.

• Here’s how a “good cause eviction” law would help one single mother facing eviction in Brooklyn.

• Police rescued an injured hawk that was found on a Brooklyn Heights sidewalk.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters yesterday that he received a text from DNC chair Tom Perez confirming he made the cut for the first presidential debate.

• President Donald Trump said he would be open to accepting dirt on his political opponents from foreign countries in the 2020 election.

• Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have officially ended their feud, but just how did we get here in the first place?

• A lawyer for Cuba Gooding, Jr. says surveillance video from a Manhattan bar clears the actor of groping allegations. He is reconsidering turning himself in.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, this British band with an unusual name releases what would become a #1 summertime hit.

• In 1953, actor Tim Allen is born in Denver. He provided the voice for a character in this movie.

• A columnist for the Post says the new rent regulation legislation in Albany will basically destroy the housing market in New York City. The Daily News agrees.

•The Greenpoint Star argues that the Eco-Schools program in the neighborhood should serve as model for citywide sustainability education.

In the Blogs
• Here’s ten perfect spots for a summer date in Bushwick and Ridgewood.

• A new kids clothing story in Greenpoint – Parachute Brooklyn – focuses on sustainability.

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• The Mets (33-34) host begin a four-game series at Citi Field with the Cardinals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (41-25) start their own four-game series in Chicago with the White Sox tonight at 8:10 p.m.

• The NBA Finals resume tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC. Toronto leads Golden State, 3-2.

• The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup, beating the Boston Bruins last night, 4-1.

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Brooklyn Comic Con  Sat June 15th & Sun June 16th  10am-7pm Video games, immersive set design, cosplay, music, interactive exhibitors, and indoor/outdoor activities. Tickets  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint

Real Estate
• A new Amtrak rail line connecting New York City to the Berkshires is gaining support, and a pilot program could launch next spring.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs June 13th 6-7:30pm & Sun June 16th 1:30-3pm  176 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg - Front bldg is commercial w/ two 3 BR units, rear has three 2 BR units. Finished basements. $3.749M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 58-28 Saint Felix Avenue, Ridgewood – Huge 63×100 lot w/ 11 garages! One family home has 2 BRs, 1.5 bath, full basement.  Needs TLC – prime development opportunity.  $1.150M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Three-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 680-sqaure-foot apartment at 273 Albany Avenue in Crown heights for $505,000.

Style & Fashion
• Jet Set lists 11 must-haves for summer travel.

• As beach season gets into full swing, here’s the hottest swimsuit styles for 2019.

Prospect Heights - 9 a.m. – LaGuardia Community College’s 47th Commencement. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• DUMBO - 5:30 p.m. – Live at the Archway: Nkuma Katalay & The “Life Long Project” Band. Water St. & Anchorage Ave.

Carroll Gardens - 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet. Carroll Park, Carroll & Smith Streets

Industry City – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Bambino & Habibi. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Written by BKTicker

June 13th, 2019 at 9:02 am

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