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Thursday, July 11

• Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• ICE is prepared to conduct raids and arrest thousands of undocumented family members on Sunday.

• Facing calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case.

• USWNT celebrated their World Cup victory in New York City, capped off by Megan Rapinoe dropping the f-bomb on live television.

••••••••••••Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour Sat July 13th 8pm Join the hilarious ladies of comedy Adele Givens, Sherri Shepherd, Loni Love, Kym Whitley and host Nene Leakes for a night of laughs. Tickets. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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Brooklyn News
• New surveillance video has been released showing the moments leading up to a fatal train station stabbing in Brownsville.

• A private sanitation truck that crushed several cars in Williamsburg, injuring two, collided with a street sweeper before overturning.

“American Idol” is holding auditions in Brooklyn for the upcoming season.

• Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded progressives and asked them to not publicly criticize moderate Democrats in a closed-door meeting.

• Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is filing a lawsuit challenging New York’s new law barring parents from refusing to vaccinate their kids on religious grounds.

• Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity this year, but Kylie Jenner isn’t far behind.

• After playing Blair Waldorf on “Gossip Girl,” actress Leighton Meester became a fashion designer.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is published. In 1961, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

• In 1953, movie actress Mindy Sterling is born in Paterson, NJ. She became famous for her role as Frau Farbissina in this hit movie series.

• USA Today says how America is treating its migrant children is a national disgrace.

• The Post says de Blasio’s comments on pay parity is hypocritical because of the pay gap in his own administration.

In the Blogs
• A Bushwick artisan market will be held at Lazy Suzy Cafe this weekend.

• The Luminal Theater is organizing the first-ever Cinema Block Party in Bed-Stuy this month.

Trending in New York
• #GetWellSoonMina
Jason Momoa
Jim Bouton

• Both the Yankees (57-31) and Mets (40-50) are off until Friday for the All-Star break.

• Former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton has died at the age of 80.

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Coney Island Walking Tour Sat July 13th 1-3pm Explore the engaging history of Coney Island’s amusement zone: a story of crime, passion and fire. $25. Meet @ Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, 1215 Surf Ave., Coney Island.

Real Estate
• See these new renderings revealed for a six-story mixed-use building under construction in Bed-Stuy.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs July 11th 6-8pm. 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family home features six 1BR apts, partially finished basement, generous private yard.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Fri July 12th 6-7:30pm. 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on 4 levels.  1st unit features a 2BR/1.5 bath apt, 2nd unit is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex.  Close to park and transportation.  $2.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Bath Beach – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,400-square-foot house at 1543 Bath Avenue for $1.3 million. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• These are the best bikinis for hot and humid days this summer.

• Forget man bags. Murses are the hot new accessories for men.

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

• Boerum Hill – 12:30 p.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Councilman Stephen Levin and community leaders announce funding for Gowanus and Wyckoff Gardens community centers. Gowanus Houses, 420 Baltic St.

Dumbo – 5:30 p.m. – Live @ the Archway: Eli Paperboy Reed. Water St btwn Anchorage Pl. & Adams St.

Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 10 p.m. – Movies with a View: Pariah. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn.

• Coney Island – 7 p.m. – Speaker Johnson throws out ceremonial first pitch at Brooklyn Cyclones Pride Night Game. MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave.

Sunset Park - 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: Gabrel Garzon-Montano. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Fort Greene – 8 to 11 p.m. – Movies On Myrtle: Sister Aimee. Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford St.

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Dirty. Thursday: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

July 11th, 2019 at 8:52 am

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