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Friday, June 14

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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
Doris Burke

• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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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