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Monday, August 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Eid Al-Adha. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• The NYC medical examiner has completed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein’sbody, but the cause of death is still pending.

• Two Americans who won medals in the Pan American Games protested social injustices on the medal stand.

• A judge has halted the city’s plan to ban private cars on 14th Street in a last-minute appeal.

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Grand Street Restaurant Week Aug 12th– 25th Grand Street BID is hosting its fifth annual Restaurant Week. For a list of participating restaurants, click the link here.
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Brooklyn News
• A teen driver who blew a red light in Midwood caused a chain reaction car crash that killed yet another cyclist.

• Police are looking for two men involved in a Bed-Stuy shooting that left a 30-year-old man in critical condition.

• A 45-year-old construction worker was hospitalized after falling 15 feet down a shaft at a Coney Island site.

Politics
• Rivals challenging New York Democrats say the incumbents are calling for Trump’s impeachment to boost their own popularity.

• Brooklyn BP Eric Adams has been using a nonprofit to raise money from donors with business before the city.

Entertainment
• Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth broke up after less than a year of marriage.

Weekend Box Office
• Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: $25 million
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: $20.8 million
The Lion King (2019): $20 million
Dora and the Lost City of Gold: $17 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2014, actress Lauren Bacall dies. She rose to fame for her role in this 1944 movie.

• In 1975, actor Casey Affleck is born in Falmouth, MA. He won an Academy Award for his starring role in this 2016 movie.

Opinion
• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that Trump’s rhetoric has deadly consequences.

• The Post says New York is stepping up its war on cars.

In the Blogs
• Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights has been named the greenest commercial block in Brooklyn.

• Bushniwa in Bushwick serves sushi with fish flown in from a Japanese market.

Trending in New York
• #SummerSlam
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#90DayFiance
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Bray Wyatt

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-57) winning streak snapped after a loss to the Nationals, 7-4.

• The Yankees (77-41) blanked the Toronto Blue Jays, 1-0. They host the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium for a double header, first at 1:05 p.m. and again at 7:05 p.m.

• Stephen Tarpley is the 27th Yankee to land on the IL this year.

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The Australian Pink Floyd Show Sat Aug 17th 7pm All That You Love 2019 World Tour. Tickets. Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st St., Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn tenants are claiming Renaissance Realty inflated their rent, skirting 421-a rules.

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family home features 6 1BR apts, partially finished basement, generous private yard.  Close to all.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – 73 Pineapple Street, Unit 2R, Brooklyn Heights – 1BR, 1 bath apt w/ pvt balcony, great closet space, near all.  Pets upon approval.  $2,550/month. Nooklyn Rentals  646-770-2725

• Sold – Dyker Heights – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 1022 71st Street for $1.22 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, a suspect entered Saint Sylvester Church in Cypress Hills through an unlocked rear window. Once inside, he removed a church collection box that contained an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled the location in an unknown direction.

Events
• Prospect Heights – 10 a.m. – Elected officials, civic leaders and advocates urge governor to withhold approval of new development rights at Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park. Carlton Ave. and Atlantic Ave.

Bushwick – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Aquaman. Highland Park, Elton St. & Jamaica Ave.

Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Free Rooftop Movies: Labyrinth. Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave.

Ditmas Park – 9 to Midnight – Star Sign Party: LEO. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

Written by BKTicker

August 12th, 2019 at 2:08 pm

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