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Tuesday, June 18

• Rain with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Hong Kong’s leader makes a public apology for the extradition bill, but says she will not resign.

• A millionaire in DC was sentenced to nine years in prison after a man died while building tunnels underneath his house.

• Dominican prosecutors have identified a fugitive who paid for the killing of former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz.

The Importance of Being Ernest  June 18th– 23rd 7pm  Join us as we ask “Who really wears the pants in 19th century England?”  RSVP  Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Brooklyn News
• Two were been injured in an early morning fire at a high-rise apartment building in Coney Island.

• A man was fatally shot while exiting an elevator in a Bed-Stuy housing project.

• A drunken driver was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a roller-blader during a drunken rage.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Green Light Bill granting undocumented immigrants access to New York driver’s licenses.

• Amid tensions with Iran, the US is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East.

• Cara Delevingne opens up about dating Ashley Benson

C Glizzy, a rapper with ties to the slain XXXTentacion, was shot in the head in Florida.

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Sally Ride is the first American woman in space.

• In 1942, Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool. In June of 2018, he joined James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke”.  Watch it here.

• The Post says despite being born in the top 1 percent, Gloria Vanderbilt was a true New York great who overcame obstacles, including a bitter childhood.

• CNN saysAfrica is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think after Botswana’s High Court ruled in favor of LGBTQ rights.

In the Blogs
• Sunnyside’s Celtic Park Complex will have an open house this Saturday showing off 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

• Rumors are swirling that Robert De Niro’s real estate development company is looking to turn Astoria’s Steinway Factory lot into a film studio.

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• The Yankees (44-27) topped the Rays, 3-0. They meet again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (34-38) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 12-3. The Mets will look to get a win in Atlanta tonight at 7:20 p.m.

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Iyanla Vanzant: Acts of Faith Remix Tour  Wed June 19th 8pm  Prepare for an inspiring evening with Brooklyn’s very own Iyanla Vanzant.  Tickets Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

Real Estate
Brooklyn’s luxury market saw a total of 22 contracts above $2 million signed last week.

• For Sale – 313 Stuyvesant Avenue, Bed-Stuy – Pre-war Brownstone two-family : 1st flr is a 3 BRs, 3 bath duplex. Ground level apt is a 1 BR, 1 bath walk in w/ access to backyard. $1.6M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• For Rent – Williamsburg - Completely renovated 4 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 3 bath, 1 home office.  Washer/dryer included, central a/c & heat, pets okay.  $5,500/month. Carollo Rentals  917-780-6142

• Sold – East New York – A 7-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 1,522-square-foot two-family home located at 476 Jerome St. sold for $619,000.

• Microsoft is adding its To-Do app to the Mac app store with core features including working offline, sharing lists and the ability to create and manage tasks.

• J.P. Morgan is rumored to be working on a secretive digital banking project out of London.

Downtown – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Anti-Discrimination Training. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Downtown – 10 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams announces “Destination Brooklyn: Pride” initiative. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Cobble Hill – 11 a.m. – Awards ceremony for elementary school essay writing contest. Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry St.

• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso hosts street renaming ceremony for Angelo Falcon. South 1st St. & Havemeyer Ave.

• Prospect Heights - Noon – Press conference to announce August 3rd Kownacki-Arreola fight card. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts Dominican Day Parade Reception. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Bushwick – 6:30 p.m. – 83rd Precinct Community Council Meeting. 83rd Precinct, 480 Knickerbocker Ave.

• Brighton Beach – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts heritage and culture event for Russian-speaking community. YM-YWHA, 3300 Coney Island Ave.

Downtown – 7 p.m. – 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Downtown – 7 p.m. – The Importance of Being Ernest. Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Clinton Hill – 7 p.m. – 88th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 204 Vanderbilt Ave.

Downtown – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Dominican Heritage Celebration. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Marine Park – 8:15 p.m. – Stringer delivers remarks at Marine Park Community Association’s 93rd Annual Officer Installation. Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Ave.

Written by BKTicker

June 18th, 2019 at 9:09 am

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