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Tuesday, June 18

Weather
• 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.

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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.

Politics
• 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.

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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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Scoreboard
• 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
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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.

Technology
• 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.

Events
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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