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Thursday, June 27

• Sunny with a high of 89.

Top Stories
• CNN breaks down the winners and losers of last night’s first Democratic debate. Spoiler alert: Mayor Bill de Blasio falls into the latter category.

• A proposed reorganization of the MTA could strip the head of New York City Transit of any oversight of a plan to fix the subway and bus systems.

• Branding him a dangerous racist, Asian-American parents are calling for the ouster of Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.

Dirty Thursday: Born This Way  Thurs June 27th 10pm  Dancing to the visionary icon Lady Gaga in celebration of PRIDE! Free drinks to “best dressed”  Tickets  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Williamsburg

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Brooklyn News
• During an administrative, a Hasidic mom recounted how a sheriff knocked on her door at 10 p.m. and cited her for not vaccinating her child

• Five buildings reflective of the industrial past of Gowanus may be landmarkedunder an 80-block rezoning proposal

• Hello summer! The temperatures on Coney Island are expected to top 90degrees today.

• Former mayor Michael Bloomberg is the richest person in New York, and the ninth wealthiest person in the world.

• Political newcomer Justin Potter will challenge State Senator Michael Gianarisin the 2020 Democratic Primary.

• Former Knick Carmelo Anthony denies cheating rumors after he is spotted on a yacht with a mystery woman.

• Max Wright, who was know for playing the dad on “ALF,” has passed away at the age of 75 after a long battle with cancer.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, A band called Smile changes their name to Queen and performs for the first time.

• In 1999, actor Chandler Riggs is born in Atlanta. He rose to fame for his performance in this AMC drama.

• The Daily News has a lot of concerns about how Tiffany Caban will lead the Queens DA office if her slim majority holds up.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star writes that new regulations protecting tenants are great, but only if enforcement of them follows.

In the Blogs
• The new regulations on lofts signed into law this week are still a matter of debate in the Bushwick community.

• A Brooklyn woman is raising money for a homeless man who helped commuters during flooding at the Bedford Avenue L stop.

Trending in New York

• The Mets lost to the Phillies, 5-4. New York (37-44) wraps up its road series with the Phillies today at 1:05 p.m.

• The Yankees edged the Blue Jays, 8-7. The Yankees (52-28) are off for two days before a two-game series with the Red Sox in London.

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Pride Celebration Thurs June 27th 9pm-1am  Hosted by Angel Elektra & Shay D’Pines.  Music by DJ GoGo Gadget, special guest Mis Q-Train Cissy Walken. Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park

Real Estate
* John Banks is stepping down as head of REBNY. Here’s a profile of him that ran in This Is Queensborough last year.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 30th 1:30-4pm 21 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg – Two family home – 3 BR/1 bath over 1BR/1 bath. Basement has BR/LR space, 1.5 bath. $2.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 1128 Halsey Street, Bushwick – Two family home – owner’s unit is a 4 BR duplex, plus finished basement w/ access to backyard.  Garden level 3 BR apt crafted with high-end finishes. Crifasi 718-782-4411

• Sold – Three-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 3,007-square-foot one-family home at 58 77th Street in Bay Ridge for $1.35 million.

Style & Fashion
Granny cardigans are somehow sexy again thanks to bra-less looks sported by Instagirls like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

• The Observer predicts that the summer of 2019 hot look is going to take its cue from golf.

Clinton Hill – 10:30 a.m. – Kids Concert & Sing-along. Myrtle Avenue Plaza, Myrtle Ave. & Steuben St.

Downtown – Noon – R&B Festival. MetroTech Commons, 304 Bridge St.

Downtown – 1 p.m. – NYPD chiefs make an announcement. New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St.

Prospect Heights – 7:30 p.m. – Protoje, Jah9, Yoga on Dub, DJ 8:37 AMop Notch & Micro Don. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St.

Industry City - 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series with Joey Dosik. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Pride Celebration. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: Born This Way!  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

June 27th, 2019 at 8:55 am

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