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Monday, July 1

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Canadian cartoonist lost his job after this illustration about Trump went viral.

• The bodies of the migrant father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande have been returned to El Salvador.

WorldPride in New York City drew a record-high number of attendees on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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Woodburning Techniques Mon July 1st 6:30-8:30pm Learn the basic techniques of decorative word burning using a pen-like burning tool. All supplies/equipment supplied. $50. Brainery, 1110 8th Ave., Park Slope.
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Brooklyn News
• A woman was seriously injured after debris from a construction scaffolding fell onto the courtyard of a Park Slope bar.

• A butter-fingered perp walked into a Dunkin Donuts and dropped his gun right in front of a trio of officers.

Thousands turned out for Spike Lee’s block party in Bed-Stuy celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Do The Right Thing.”

Politics
• 2020 Democratic candidates defended Kamala Harris after Donald Trump Jr. leveled birther attacks at her.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is writing a book about her time in the White House.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift is “grossed out” that artist manager Scooter Braun has acquired the rights to her old music.

Weekend Box Office
• Toy Story 4: $57.9 million
Annabelle Comes Home: $20 million
Yesterday: $17 million
Aladdin (2019): $9 million
The Secret Life of Pets 2: $7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, DJ Wolfman Jack, who appeared in American Graffiti, died of a heart attack at the age of 57. He was immortalized in this 1974 hit song.

• In 1967, actress Pamela Anderson was born in Ladysmith, Canada. Her television career started when she appeared on this 1992 TV sitcom.

Opinion
• The Times says 50 years after Stonewall, America is still fighting for LGBTQ equality.

• The Post says with all of the new laws on rent, it’s looking like a conspiracy to destroy the city’s housing market.

In the Blogs
• The Sultan Room, a new music venue, is coming to Bushwick.

• The North 3rd Street Marketing is hosting a summer block party on July 13.

Trending in New York
• Yixing
#ARMYSelcaDay
#MondayMotivation
Portis
• Bobby Bonilla

Scoreboard
• The Mets (38-47) beat the Atlanta Braves, 8-5. Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil and Jacob DeGrom have been selected as NL All-Stars.

• The Yankees (54-28) topped the Red Sox, 12-8, to complete the sweep in the 2019 London Series. Aroldis Chapman was picked as an AL All-Star, but Gleyber Torres was snubbed.

• The Nets are signing superstars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan this offseason.

• The Nets also dealt D’Angelo Russell to the revamped Golden State Warriors.

• Striking out on marquee free agents, the Knicks have signed Julius Randleand Bobby Portis.

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The Total Greenpoint Immersion Sat July 13th 12-6pm An awesome day of drinking, shopping, eating & hanging out all day in Greenpoint! Get your tickets online here. Pick up your WAM (walking around money) the day of the event at The Brew Inn, 924 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint.
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Real Estate
• Four out of every 10 New York City homes listed for sale or rent are within two blocks of a residential construction site.

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg - Six family home features six 1 BR apts, finished basement, generous yard. Close to all.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – 287 Cooper Street Apt 3, Bushwick – Gorgeous 4 BR, 2 bath fully renovated w/ modern, open layout.  Kitchen w/ SS appliances, each BR has a balcony.  $2,999/month. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Cypress Hills – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,100-square-foot apartment at 197 Autumn Avenue for $950,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Thursday, on the platform of the Pennsylvania Avenue station in East New York, a 31-year-old victim was boarding the 3 train when an unidentified man grabbed him, removed his wallet from his back pocket and shoved him onto the train. The victim got off at the Rockaway Avenue station and called 911. The victim’s wallet had ID, bank cards and $40 in cash.

Events
Park Slope – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Woodburning Techniques. Brainery, 1110 8th Ave.

Written by BKTicker

July 1st, 2019 at 9:01 am

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