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Wednesday, August 7

Weather
• Thunderstorms today with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI has launched a domestic terror probe into the Gilroy Garlic Festivalshooting.

• Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán conceded the Democratic race on Tuesday night, officially marking Melinda Katz’s slim victory.

• Lawyers claim that the Boy Scouts of America are covering up a “pedophile epidemic” and have found nearly 800 unreported sexual abuse cases.

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Brooklyn News
• A bus driver and matron are facing charges of child endangerment after a four-year-old was found wandering the streets of Brooklyn on Monday.

• Self-driving cars debuted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard but they’ll only be used as a shuttle service on a 1.1-mile loop.

• A Brooklyn mom recounted both the sudden disappearance of her one-year-old when a thief stole her SUV with the baby still inside and her joy when she was reunited with him.

Politics
• Trump and the RNC filed lawsuits against a new law that would bar Trump from appearing on California’s primary ballot next year if he declines to disclosehis tax returns.

• Mitch McConnell’s campaign has no problem with disturbing pictures campaign supporters took with a cardboard cut-out of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Entertainment
• Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein are joining the upcoming live-action reboot of “The Baby-Sitters Club” at Netflix.

• FX has renewed “Atlanta” for its fourth season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 after having half-a-dozen Top 20 hits in the US, The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with this song.

• In 1975 movie actress Charlize Theron is born in Benoni, South Africa. She won an Academy Award for her role as a disturbed murder in this 2003 film.

Opinion
• The Daily News honored author Toni Morrison and her impressive body of work.

• The Post argued that the acts of the El Paso shooter could not be related to Trump’s words and actions at all.

In the Blogs
• After nearly a decade in Greenpoint, wellness center [email protected] is launching a new retail space.

• Bushwick art space El Sóntano has closed its doors due to skyrocketing rent.

Trending in New York
• Tucker Carlson
• #HomeAlone
• #Boycottborderlands3
• Cyntoia Brown
• Grand Island

Scoreboard
• The Mets (58-56) cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. The two teams face off at 12:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (74-39) crushed the Baltimore Orioles, 9-4. They play again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Cruel Summer Dance Party  Fri Aug 9th 8pm Into the Groove All Night Dance party – Spinning the best from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
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Real Estate
• Critics can’t stop Amazon’s plan for potential warehouse locations in Maspeth or Industry City. The company may also open a new distribution center in southern Brooklyn, the Bronx or Staten Island.

• For Sale – 21 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg – Renovated two family home – 1st flr is a 1BR/1 bath apt w/ LR/DR combo, EIK.  2nd flr is a 3 BR/1 full bath apt w/ LR, EIK w/ SS appliances,.  Basement has 2 entrances, BR/LR space, 1.5 bath.  $2.019M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg - Gut renovated 2 BR, 2 bath apt features King and Queen sized BRs, kitchen w/ SS appliances including dishwasher and microwave.  Shared use of backyard.  Close to all.  $2,299/month. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Crown Heights – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,884-square-foot two-family home at 1182 Dean St. for $1,500,000. Zillow

Business News
• In wake of the deadly shootings, Walmart is planning a security review but will continue to sell guns.

• Barneys New York has filed for bankruptcy protection and closed most of it’s stores.

Events
Borough Park – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams conducts a sanitation walk-through with local elected officials. 45th Street and 13th Avenue

Cypress Hills – 12:30 p.m. – Adams delivers remarks at a healthy eating discussion for diabetes patients hosted by Healthcare Choices. 179 Jamaica Ave.

Written by BKTicker

August 7th, 2019 at 9:35 am

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