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Friday, August 9

Weather
• Mostly sunny all weekend, with a high of 85 degrees today, 84 tomorrow and 83 degrees on Sunday.

Top Stories
• ICE rounded up 680 undocumented workers in a massive sweep in Mississippi, leaving families searching for answers.

• Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is suing the Justice Department over his firing, blaming Trump directly.

• New York has approved a new entertainment complex near Belmont Park, bringing the Islanders back to Long Island.

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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn DA’s office has declined to prosecute a man cops said raped a woman in East New York.

• Two MTA workers were credited with saving a woman on the subway tracks at the Newkirk Plaza station.

• Police have arrested suspects who were seen on video robbing a Sunset Parkmosque.

Politics
• An aide to a Brooklyn assemblyman was busted for allegedly stealing $80,000 from a campaign account.

• AOC asked a Brooklyn judge to toss a lawsuit by former Assemblyman Dov Hikind after she blocked him on Twitter.

Entertainment
• Mike Posner was recently airlifted to a hospital after getting bit by a rattlesnake.

• Cuba Gooding Jr. has to stand trial over groping allegations.

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, 53-year-old Jerry Garcia, leader of The Grateful Dead, dies. The official cause was a heart attack brought on by hardening of the arteries.

• In 1944, actor Sam Elliot is born in Sacramento. In 1984, he married this actress, who won an Oscar nomination for her role in this 1969 movie.

Opinion
• The Times says the SoulCycle boycott may make democracy better if Americans learn more about who funds campaigns.

• The Queens Ledger says the MTA should extend protective netting to the rest of the N/W line in Astoria.

In the Blogs
• Get ready! Grand Street Restaurant Week will run this summer from August 12 to 25.

• Brooklyn band UV Rays has dropped a new EP called “The Right Stuff.”

Trending in New York
• #HotGirlSummer
Daniel Jones
Tommy Lee
Port of Miami 2
#FreeMeek

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (76-39) extended their winning streak after routing the Blue Jays, 12-6.

• The Yankees will play in the MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game in Iowa in 2020.

• The Giants topped the Jets in the first preseason game, 31-22. Both Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold had impressive outings.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (59-56) host the Washington Nationals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees are in Toronto to face the Blue Jays at 7:07 pm.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Nationals to Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the Blue Jays in Toronto at 3:07 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up a crucial series against the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series in Toronto. First pitch is at 1:07 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Digital music distributor TuneCore is expanding its offices in Dumbo.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 10th 2-3:30pm. 21 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg – Renovated two family – 1st flr is a 1 BR/ 1 bath apt, LR/DR combo, EIK.  2nd flr is a 3 BR/ 1 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

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 11th 3-4:30pm. 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint – Two family brick on 3 levels – 5 BRs, 2 bath total.  Layout allows for flexible renovations.  $1.285M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750-square-foot co-op at 9040 Fort Hamilton Parkway for $300,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Em Vietnamese Bistro, a critically-acclaimed restaurant, is expanding to Dumbo.

• Don’t miss these six Bushwick happy hours perfect for summer afternoons.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bushwick
Grade A – Kuma NYC, 1520 Myrtle Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Darling’s, 242 Himrod St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area.
Grade C – Looking Glass, 1087 Broadway – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of rats, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Flatbush – 11:30 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams stands with family of Dwayne Jeune, who was shot and killed by NYPD in 2017. 1370 New York Ave.

Coney Island – 5 p.m. – Suicide Boys: The Grey Day Tour. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

Prospect Heights – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival – What’s Going On? Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.

Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Soul Train. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Gowanus – 8 p.m. – Cruel Summer Dance Party. The Bell House, 149 7th St.

Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz 2019: How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River Waterfront.

Coney Island – 9:30 p.m. – Friday Night Fireworks between W10th Street & W15th Street boardwalk.

Saturday
Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Fear the Riff Guitar Expo.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Fort Greene – 11 a.m to 1 p.m. – Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park.  Fort Greene Visitors Center, Willoughby Avenue & Washington Park
Greenwood Heights – 2 to 5 p.m. – Dead Distillers Trolley Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Coney Island – 5 p.m. – The Museum of Interesting Things: 3D VHS Movie Festival.  Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue
Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival – Closing Night w/ Bomba Estereo and Delsonido.  Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Industry City – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: More Life – Drake Night.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
Fort Greene – 9:30 p.m. – Desperately Seeking Susan.  Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue @ Ashland Place

Sunday
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m to 1 p.m. – Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park.  Fort Greene Visitors Center, Willoughby Avenue & Washington Park
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Phish for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Industry City – Noon to 7 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: Summer of Lot.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
Park Slope – 3 to 7 p.m. – Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Summer Block Party.  5th Avenue btwn 11th & 13th Streets
Coney Island – 6 p.m. – One Africa Music Festival. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: Step Up.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street.

Written by BKTicker

August 9th, 2019 at 8:57 am

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