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Morning Buzz: Bushwick to lose three B38 stops, Child Victims Act goes into effect today

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Wednesday, August 14

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• The warden at the prison where Jeffrey Epstein died has been temporarily reassigned and two others were placed on administrative leave.

• New York is bracing for a surge of cases under the new Child Victims Act that goes into effect today.

• The Hong Kong International Airport returned to normal following two days of clashes between protesters and police.

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Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Summer Block Party  Sat Aug 17th 5-9pm Fourth Annual Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest & Salsa Dancing in the street!  5th Avenue btwn Dean Street & St. Mark’s, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• Bushwick will lose three stops on the B38 in September in order to make way for longer buses.

• Brooklyn Public Library card holders now have access to an additional 17 cultural institutions for free as part of the Culture Pass, which has 50 cultural organizations already on the roster.

• Two people were charged with murdering a 26-year-old man whose body was found behind a Home Depot.

Politics
• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy clashed over the subject of organized labor on Twitter.

• Trump backs former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in his bid to run for Congress.

Entertainment
• Tickets to the first BravoCon, featuring some of your favorite housewives, sold out in less than a minute when tickets went on sale Tuesday.

• CBS has reached an agreement to acquire Viacom after days of marathon negotiating sessions.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 a blackout hits Northeast United States.  Estimated loss…over $500 million.

• In 1983 movie & TV actress Mila Kunis is born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.  She gained recognition for her role in this 1998 Fox comedy series.

Opinion
• A columnist from the Times attempts to understand the religious hunger of the radical right and other extremists.

• The Washington Post encouraged Chinese leaders to discuss the demands from the Hong Kong protests or face political consequences.

In the Blogs
• The Bushwick Food Cooperative is seeking donations to help reopenfollowing a devastating fire.

• Greenpoint residents and visitors sure looked mighty fashionable this past weekend.

Trending in New York
• #PoseFX
• #Bachelorinparadise
• #1619project
• Child Victims Act
• Emilia Clarke

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-58) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 5-3. They face each other tonight at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (80-41) defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 8-3. They play again at 1:05 p.m.

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CityParks Foundation SummerStage  Sun Aug 18th 5pm  La Sonora Poncena, Jse “El Canario” Alberto, DJ Lucho, DJ C. Devone.  Free!  Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st Street, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• Work on the facade of the 720-foot tall Brooklyn Point building is wrapping upin Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 63 S 4th Street, Williamsburg – Four family brick – property is currently vacant and gutted out.  Approved plans for a triplex owner unit + 2 rentals on top are available upon request.  $2.250M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – 223 4th Avenue, Unit 2E1, Park Slope – 1BR apt w/ home office, landscaped roof deck, media room, bike storage, virtual doorman.  No pets.  $3,850/month. Nooklyn Rentals. 917-945-2782

• Sold – Williamsburg – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,900-square-foot multi-family home at 50 Devoe St. for $806,000. Zillow

Business News
• Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has unveiled a new set of Spectacles which will hit stores this November for $380.

• Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte has a $100 million plan to create another entertainment phenomenon.

Events
Sunset Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family health centers help kick off a healthy back to school season. Martin Luther Playground, Second Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets• West Midwood – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends the Pakistan American Law Enforcement Society flag raising ceremony and barbecue. Coney Island Avenue and Avenue H

Sunset Park – 6 p.m. – State Senators Julia Salazar and Andrew Gounardes, Rep. Max Rose, and Comptroller Scott Stringer speak at the opening of a photo exhibit highlighting the human cost of the Saudi-led, U.S. supported war in Yemen. Widdi Hall, 5602 Sixth Ave

Bushwick – 6 p.m. – Patty Cake theater presents Donkey Jote.  Highland Park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

Downtown – 6:30 p.m. – Three Days of the Condor.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street

Gowanus - 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Casino Royale. Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

Written by BKTicker

August 14th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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