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Thursday, August 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for the Feast of the Assumption. Meters are in effect.

• Partly cloudy with a high of 81.

Top Stories
• A gunman finally surrendered, ending a standoff in Philadelphia that wounded six cops.

• An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein had several broken neck bones. One broken bone is more common in homicides, not suicides.

• Hundreds of civil lawsuits were filed on the first day the Child Victims Act took effect.

Dirty Thursday: Summer Lovin’  Thurs Aug 15th 10pm Feel your temperature rise and let yourself go on our indoor/outdoor dance floor. Free! House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick

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Brooklyn News
• “Zombie homes” are luring drug addicts and dangerous black mold to  a section of Sheepshead Bay.

• Cops raided a Kensington grocery store and hauled off $500,000 worth of untaxed cigarettes and liquor.

• A man was shot and killed early this morning in a park in Cypress Hills.

• The City Council is proposing an even more ambitious plan to provide free healthcare to uninsured New Yorkers.

• President Donald Trump used official channels – i.e. Twitter – to request a meeting with Xi Jinping amid Hong Kong and market unrest.

• While top brass are standing behind him, insiders say CNN’s rank-and-file newsroom members are embarrassed by the Chris Cuomo “Fredo” flap.

Restaurant Week is back on Grand Street in Williamsburg. Get a meal for anywhere from $12 to $35 until August 25.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, The Woodstock Music and Art Festival begins on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York.

• In 1970, actor Anthony Anderson is born is Compton, California. He currently stars as the family patriarch on this ABC comedy.

• A lawyer shares in the Greenpoint Star what he learned when he was given the chance to visit Palestine.

• The Brooklyn Downtown Star argues in light of the issues surrounding the district attorney’s race in Queens, voting reforms are more necessary than ever.

In the Blogs
• Old Bay Seasoning tracked down a Greenpoint woman who named her wi-fi network after the seasoning.

• Can you stand the heat? The Super Spicy Kimchi-Eating contest is coming to Arrogant Swine in Bushwick this weekend.

Trending in New York

• The Mets fell to the Braves, 6-4. The Mets (61-59) wrap up their series with the Braves at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees topped the Orioles, 6-5. New York (81-41) heads to Cleveland to begin a four-game set with the Indians.

• The Jets continue preseason play against the Falcons in Atlanta. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London  Fri Aug 16 Midnight  An intimate screening of this Grammy Award-winning film with pre-party at Lo-Res. $18  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg

Real Estate
• Over 100,000 people have signed a petition to rename part of 5th Avenue, which would Trump Tower’s address 725 President Barack Obama Way.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Aug 15th 6:30-8pm & Sun Aug 18th 1-3pm. 21 Conselyea St., Williamsburg – 2 family, 1st flr is 1BR/1 bath, 2nd flr is 3 BR/1 bath. Basement has BR, 1.5 bath. $2.019M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 17th 3-4:30pm. 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint - Two family brick on 3 levels.  1st unit is a 2 BR/1 bath apt. 2nd unit has 3 BRs/1 bath.  Full basement w/ 1/2 bath. $1.229M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 850-square-foot apartment at 616 East 18th Street in Flatbush for $450,000.

Style & Fashion
• Selena Gomez filed documents to patent her name, leading many to speculate she is about to launch her own beauty line.

• Seven designers discuss the future of fur in the fashion industry with Vogue.

Mill Basin - 10:45 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends Back-to-School backpack giveaway. 5100 Kings Plaza

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

Prospect Park South - 12:30 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement regarding public schools. MS 890, 21 Hinckley Pl.

DUMBO - 5:30 p.m. – Live at the Archway: Alsarah & The Nubtones. Water St. & Adams St.

Downtown – 6 to 10 p.m. – Movies With a View: An American Tail.  Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Crown Heights – 7 p.m. – Williams attends grand opening. BK Lobster Flagship, 535 Nostrand Ave.

Prospect Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Screening of Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway

Greenwood Heights – 7:45 p.m. – Rooftop Films presents: Desolation Center.Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

East Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Attends welcome event for the Jamaican  Consul General to New York. 1438 Utica Ave.

Downtown - 8 p.m. – Backstreet Boys Live. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: Summer Lovin’. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

August 15th, 2019 at 9:20 am

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