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Wednesday, July 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The 2020 Census will be printed without the citizenship question.

• Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was acquitted of several crimes, including shooting Iraqi civilians and killing an ISIS detainee.

• Legendary automotive executive Lee Iacocca died at the age of 94 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

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Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular  Thurs July 4th 9:50pm   The Steeplechase Spectacular Fireworks Show.  Steeplechase Plaza, Coney Island Boardwalk
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Brooklyn News
• A cop made an unexpected gun arrest while stopping to get some ice creamon Surf Avenue.

• Due to complications from his injuries, a 14-year-old died three years after being struck by a driver in Borough Park.

• The first phase of the 407-acre Shirley Chisholm State Park just opened in Brooklyn.

Politics
• Democrats demanded a probe into Trump’s botched response to Hurricane Maria.

• NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill took no issue with Mayor de Blasio’s debate remarks about teaching his son to protect himself from the NYPD.

Entertainment
• Many people seem to be ditching the movie theater this summer and the box office numbers confirm it.

Vicki Gunvalson will be returning to “The Real Housewives of Orange County”in a smaller role.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 While on sabbatical in France, The Doors‘ lead singer, Jim Morrison died of heart failure and acute respiratory distress.

• In 1962 TV actor Thomas Gibson is born in Charleston, SC.  You may remember him for playing an uptight lawyer & husband to a “free spirit” on this 1997 sitcom.

Opinion
• The Post believes Marianne Williamson has become a Twitter darling thanks to her reference to “Make America Great Again.

• The Washington Post argued that the smoking age should be raised and enforced.

In the Blogs
• Here are a list of places in Brooklyn where you can watch the 4th of July fireworks.

• A new Williamsburg mural celebrates the area’s Puerto Rican community.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (39-47) defeated the Yankees (54-29), 4-2. Meanwhile, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen had a grand time with the 7 Line Army at the game.

• USWNT advance to the Women’s World Cup final after defeating England.

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YES July 4th Extravaganza!  Thurs July 4th 3pm  Celebrate the holiday weekend at the 4th Annual YES July 4th Extravaganza! Tickets  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Growing development in North Brooklyn has influenced the parkland.

• For Sale – 396 Sterling Place, Prospect Heights – Four story, two family double duplex Townhouse on 20×131 ft deep lot.  7 BRs, 3 full bath total. Full cellar, large yard, conveniently located.  Needs TLC.  $2.995M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411

• For Sale – 60 N. 3rd Street, Williamsburg – Prime retail/residential development opportunity in prime location.  A 4 level, three family home on 25×90 lot.  $3.499M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Canarsie – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,600-square-foot two-family home at 914 E 93rd St. for $930,000. Zillow

Business News
• Several major websites, including Buzzfeed, Pinterest, Dropbox and Soundcloud, were down Tuesday morning due to a hosting-platform outage.

• People are considering boycotting Home Depot after its billionaire co-founderendorsed Trump.

Events
Williamsburg – 10 a.m. – City Councilman Antonio Reynoso, safe streets advocates and bicyclists gather to mourn the death of a cyclist who was killed on Monday by a cement truck driver. Corner of Bushwick Ave. and Boerum St.

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Hot Mess: Drag Competition.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

July 3rd, 2019 at 9:14 am

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