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Friday, June 14

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75 degrees. Saturday will be partly cloudy and a high of 83. Expect isolated thunderstorms on Sunday with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• Iran is denying involvement in the oil tanker attacks despite blame from U.S. officials.

• White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving her position at the end of the month.

• The NYPD won’t immediately arrest homeless people for violating rules on the subways in Manhattan as part of a new pilot program.

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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival  Sat June 15th  3pm The bandshell will turn into the biggest family dance party with DJ Rich Medina, Shareef Keyes & the Groove. Free. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. & Prospect Park West.
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Brooklyn News
• A four-alarm fire decimates a rabbi’s home in Midwood, leaving 13 people injured.

• Neighbors say a shut down G train stop in Bed-Stuy is infested with breeding rats.

• Flatlands residents are calling attention to a vacant house that has become a dumping ground.

Politics
• A federal watchdog agency recommended that Trump fire Kellyanne Conwayfor repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity.

• Cuomo signed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to vaccines just minutes after it was passed.

Entertainment
• Cuba Gooding Jr. was charged with forcibly touching a woman at a rooftop bar.

• Take a listen to Taylor Swift’s brand new single, “You Need to Calm Down!

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, America achieved their second Billboard number-one record and their seventh Top 40 hit with this song.

• In 1961, pop singer Boy George was born in London. He helped lead the British New Romantic movement in 1970s & 80s with this group.

Opinion
• The Daily News says New York is showing good sense by eliminating religious exemptions for vaccines.

• The Post calls de Blasio’s bid to appear angry Asian-American groups “bogus.”

In the Blogs
• North Brooklyn’s popular fair “SchoolFest” is scheduled for September 21.

• Bushwick Daily has a roundup of the best shows to catch this weekend.

Trending in New York
• The Warriors
Melo
DeRozan
#JohnMcCainDay
Doris Burke

Scoreboard
• We the North! The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship after defeating the reigning Golden State Warriors, 114-110.

• Kawhi Leonard won his second Finals MVP, while the Warriors lost Klay Thompson to a torn ACL.

• With the score tied at 4-4 in the 9th, the Mets (33-34) will continue their game with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at 6:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (41-26) fell to the Chicago White Sox, 5-4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the White Sox in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Cardinals to Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the White Sox. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets cap off their home-stand with a matinee against the Cardinals. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series in Chicago at 2:10 p.m.

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Coney Island Comedy, Music & Seafood Festival Sat June 15th 5pm Featuring comedy stars George Wallace, Capone, TK Kirkland, Mark Curry, Smokey Suarez and more! Tickets. Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st St., Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• Real estate leaders are mobilizing before the rent reform bills are signed into law in Albany.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 15th 2:30-4pm & Sun June 16th 3-4:30pm  1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on four levels.  1st unit features a 2 BR/1.5 bath apt, 2nd unit is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex. Close to park & transportation. $1,999,999. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 15th 12-2pm  176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family Colonial style home features six 1BR/1 bath apts, partially finished basement, great location.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Homecrest – A three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,220-square-foot house at 1846 East 14th Street for $995,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has mapped out the best places to eat in Coney Island this summer.

• Speaking of summer, check out these Brooklyn ice cream shops listed amongthe city’s best.

Restaurant ABC’s – Prospect Heights
Grade A – Mac Shack, 901 Fulton St. – Food not cooled by approved method, Food prepared from ingredients not cooled to 41 degrees.
Grade B – Aita Trattoria, 798A Franklin Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Cross-contamination, Filth flies.
Grade C – Vanderbilt Deli Store, 591 Vanderbilt Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Cross-contamination, Live animals other than fish in tank, sanitized equipment improperly stored.

Events
• Downtown – 9:30 a.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez attends District 15 Community Education Council Legislative Breakfast. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Greenpoint - 3 to 6 p.m. – McCarren Community Roller Skating Party. McCarren Pool Deck, Basketball courts adjacent to Park Pl.

Brooklyn Heights – 6 p.m. – Unplugged: Brooklyn Americana Music w/ Linda McRae & Tim Grimm. Pier 3 Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

• East Flatbush – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends vigil for Shantel Davis. East 38th St. and Church Ave.

Coney Island - 7 p.m. – Brooklyn Cyclones 2019 Opening Night. MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Saved by the Bell – 90s Pop. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

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

Downtown – 8 p.m. – Ariana Grande. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Industry City - 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Blonde Redhead & Ludovic Alarie. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Prospect Heights – 8 p.m. – New York Philharmonic. Longmeadow Ballfield in Prospect Park.

Saturday
• Clinton Hill – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue Summer Series. Myrtle Avenue and Hall St.
Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Brooklyn Comic Con.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Lead in Soils: An Advanced Workshop. McCarren Park.
Downtown – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: A Walt Whitman Walking Tour of DUMBO.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m. – Congress members Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke and Nydia Velazquez host community speak out during health care week of acton. 1 University Plaza.
Greenpoint – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Public Paddle.  North Brooklyn Boat Club, 51 Ash St.
• Greenpoint – Noon to 6 p.m. – Greenpoint Monitor Museum Open House. 56 Quay St.
Clinton Hill - 1 to 4 p.m. – Arts & Crafts for Kids.  Myrtle Ave Plaza, Myrtle Ave & Steuben St.
• Greenpoint – 2 to 5 p.m. – Java Street Garden Party. 59 Java St.
Prospect Heights - 3 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival.  Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.
Coney Island – 5 p.m. – Coney Island Comedy, Music & Seafood Festival.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.
Greenpoint - 6 p.m. to Midnight – Fascination Street Summer Market 2019.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
• Carroll Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet.  Carroll Park, Carroll St. btwn Smith & Court Sts.
• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Ariana Grande.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Almost Queen – A Tribute to Queen.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Father’s Day Comedy Show.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
Industry City – 8:30 p.m. – CityFarm presents: Fleetmac Wood. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Sunday
• Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Brooklyn Comic Con.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Industry City – 3 p.m. – CityFarm presents: Pedrito Martinez. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.
Greenwood Heights – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Gay Green-Wood.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Greenwood Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Welcome to the Weird: Illustrated Lecture & Book Signing.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Coney Island – 7 p.m. – Wu-Tang Clan performs.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 West 21st St.
• Carroll Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Romeo and Juliet.  Carroll Park, Carroll St. btwn Smith & Court Sts.
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: Bad Boys.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.
• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Ariana Grande.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Written by BKTicker

June 14th, 2019 at 8:53 am

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