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Tuesday, July 2

Weather
• Thunderstorms in the evening with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Manhattan jury awarded the student burned in a botched science experiment $60 million in damages.

• Heavy monsoon rains in western India causing multiple walls to collapse has killed 27 people.

• Protestors including Brexiteers and Catalan independence backers mar the opening of the European Parliament in France.

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Hot Mess: Drag Competition Wed July 3rd  10pm A free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos and weirdos for everyone! Tickets  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• The cyclist who was fatally struck by a cement truck in Williamsburg has been identified as an emerging artist.

• A dog that was stolen from its owner in Park Slope was found and snatched back days later.

• A 2nd grade teacher from P.S. 92 has been charged with sexual assault of a minor in a New Jersey case.

Politics
• Democratic leaders of Congress including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are lashing out over the conditions of border facilities after they toured the grounds.

• With tougher sanctions and a stronger military presence in the Persian Gulf, Trump is being tough with Iran while in North Korea.

Entertainment
• Kim Kardashian is renaming her shapewear line after backlash of the original name of her latest products.

• The Academy welcomed 842 new members from 59 countries to their Oscars organization, with half being women and 29% being people of color.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

• In 1986 movie actress Lindsay Lohan is born in NYC.  She first gained recognition for her part in this 1998 Disney movie.

Opinion
• The Post says Trump iskeeping drug prices down in many ways such as disclosing prescription prices to customers.

• The Times says the immigration crisis is corrupting the nation as Homeland Security begins collecting social media information for those looking to cross the border while Border Patrol agents abuse the technology.

In the Blogs
• Whoopi Goldberg hosted the WorldPride 2019 Opening Ceremony at Barclays Center last week.

• From having a slice at Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop to having a alcohol-free nightcap, here is how to spend a day in Greenpoint.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees will hit the field against The Mets tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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Urban Bush Women Performance  Tues July 2nd  7-8:30pm  Performing excerpts from their acclaimed works that embody resistance, agency and transcendence.  Free w/ garden admission.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Real Estate
• Mission Capital arranges a $15.2 million loan for The Box Factory, a redevelopment project turning an industrial building into an office and entertainment complex.

• For Sale – 465 Saint Johns Place, Prospect Heights – Historic Brownstone has 4 BRs, 3 full bath.  Close to Prospect Park & Barclay Center.  $2.390M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411

• For Rent – 216 Devoe Street Apt 2, Williamsburg – Renovated 2 BR apt, lots of light, hardwood floors, close to trains, small pets upon approval.  $2,250/month. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Bushwick – A nine-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 10,000-square-foot multi-family home located at 888-896 Wyckoff Ave. sold for $4.275 million. Zillow. 

Technology
• A Facebook group of 9,500 anonymous Border Patrol officers filled with racist and hateful comments has emerged.

• Samsung hasannounced their latest Unpacked event set for August 7, where the company is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 10.

Events
Downtown – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Constituent Assistance Center Walk-In. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Downtown – 6 to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Urban Bush Women Performance.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.

Prospect Heights – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Self Care for Women.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Written by BKTicker

July 2nd, 2019 at 9:36 am

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