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Monday, July 8

Weather
• Showers in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon. High of 81.

Top Stories
• Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and charged with running a sex-trafficking operation with underaged girls.

• NYPD officers shot an armed suspect in a confrontation caught on video by a bystander in the Bronx.

• New York City will host a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. World Cup champions on Wednesday.

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Star Sign Party –  CANCER Mon July 8th 9pm Tarot & beer foam readings, drink specials, cosmic connections. Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park.
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Brooklyn News
• Three people were robbed at gunpoint while relaxing at Prospect Park on Sunday.

• A hip hop artist opened a new boutique store in Bed-Stuy, where he grew up.

• A busted phone left a Brooklyn man fending for his life in Alaska’s Last Frontier.

Politics
• The Trump administration is set to move forward with the deportation of one million undocumented immigrants.

• Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the clout of House progressives in “Twitter World,” but AOC clapped back.

Entertainment
• Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce has passed away at age 20.

Weekend Box Office
• Spider-Man: Far From Home: $93.6 million
Toy Story 4: $34.3 million
Yesterday: $10.7 million
Annabelle Comes Home: $9.7 million
Aladdin (2019): $7.6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1978, Saturday Night Fever was finally knocked out of the top spot on the Billboard album chart by Gerry Rafferty’s “City To City,” which contained this hit single.

• In 1977, actor Milo Ventimiglia was born in Anaheim, CA. In 2016, he starred as family patriarch Jack on this NBC series.

Opinion
• The Post says the World Cup champions’ real win is inspiring a generation of girls.

• The Daily News says de Blasio’s temporary transit crackdown won’t end bicyclist deaths.

In the Blogs
• Here are eight ice cream spots to try in and around Bushwick this summer.

Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Greenpoint is closing but its Williamsburg location is staying put.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-50) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-3.

• The Yankees (57-31) lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1.

• The U.S. Women’s National Team topped the Netherlands, 2-0, to win the 2019 World Cup. Megan Rapinoe took home the Golden Boot for the top scorer in the tournament.

Kevin Durant will wear number seven with the Brooklyn Nets.

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From Eggs to Apples: the Cuisine of the Ancient Romans Mon July 8th 8:30pm We’ll go over Ancient Roman cuisine––principal ingredients and dishes, methods of preparation and serving and how the food adapted and evolved over time. $18. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Tenants notched another victory after Governor Cuomo signed the Loft Lawexpansion.

• For Sale – 559 Onderdonk Avenue, Ridgewood – Three family home on 3 levels features large apts w/ generous room sizes, plus full basement.  Access to private fenced in yard from 1st flr apt. Close to shopping & transportation.  $1.1M. Lou Pastorini. Coldwell Banker Phillips. 917-757-7567

• For Sale – 117 N. 4th Street, Williamsburg – Semi Detached 8 family home in prime location!  Eight residential units: 24 BRs, 8 bath total.  All apts are in good shape, oasis like backyard, close to all.  $3.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Sunset Park – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at 671 47th Street for $499,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, a man engaged in a dispute with a 22-year-old victim inside the J and L mezzanine of the Broadway Junction subway station. A fight ensued, and the suspect used a sharp object to slash the victim multiple times. The victim was taken to the hospital for two slash wounds to the neck, one slash wound to the chin and another to the arm.

Events
Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Free Rooftop Movies: Rocky. Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan St.

Prospect Heights – 8:30 p.m. – From Eggs to Apples: The Cuisine of the Ancient Romans. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. – Star Sign Party – CANCER. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

Written by BKTicker

July 8th, 2019 at 10:33 am

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