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Friday, August 30

• Sunny with a high of 87 degrees. Partly cloudy on Saturday and a high of 81. Partly cloudy on Sunday as well, high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. will pull thousands of troops out of Afghanistan, but will maintain a presence of 8,600 for now.

• A new study found evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexuality, but echoes research that there are no specific “gay genes.”

• Governor Cuomo signed “Erin’s Law,” requiring New York educators to teach children to recognize and prevent sexual abuse.

2nd Annual Dark Market Sat Aug 31st & Sun Sept 1st 7pm Curating the most wonderful vendors, craftspeople & artisans for two tasty evenings of fun, food, drink and spooky shopping. Free! Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

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Brooklyn News
• Another Jewish man was attacked with a rock in Crown Heights, the second time in a week.

• A Brooklyn judge declined to throw out a 20-year-old murder conviction of a man who claimed a cop framed him.

• Two former cops will not serve jail time for having sex with a teenage suspectinside an NYPD van in Brooklyn.

• Bill de Blasio did not make the cut for the third round of Democratic presidential debates.

• A DOJ watchdog said James Comey violated FBI policy with his leaking of Trump memos, but he won’t be prosecuted.

• Kerry Washington shared her phone number with her fans on social media and encouraged them to text her.

• Alex Trebek is back at work on “Jeopard!” after finishing chemotherapy.

Buzzing Back

• In 1959, this song by Bobby Darin debuts on the charts and was Darin’s biggest hit, reaching #1 and winning a Grammy for Record of the Year.

• In 1972, actress Cameron Diaz is born in San Diego. She made her debut in this 1994 comedy film.

• The Post says de Blasio’s refusal to quit his 2020 campaign makes Kirsten Gillibrand look classy.

• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that the term socialism has lost its power to scare, which is good.

In the Blogs
• The North Brooklyn Community Boathouse is hosting a fundraising concert next week.

• The Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival is kicking off today in Bushwick.

Trending in New York
• Jonas Brothers
Coco Gauff
Sophie Turner

• The Mets (67-66) were swept by the Chicago Cubs, 4-1.

• The Giants (4-0) finished their preseason with a victory against the New England Patriots, 31-29.

• The Jets (2-2) blanked the Philadelphia Eagles in preseason, 6-0. They still need a kicker after their current starter missed three field goals.

• Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler has been suspended 25 games for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets kick off a crucial three-game series in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Oakland A’s at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at 4:05 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Athletics to Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets conclude their series in Philly with a 7:08 p.m. matchup.
• The Yankees will play the Oakland A’s at home. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

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Rumors Sun Sept 1st 8:30pm A Fleetwood Mac tribute. $15. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg.

Real Estate
• Goldman Sachs is providing a $90 million loan to refinance the Pod Hotel in Williamsburg.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 31st 3-4:30pm. 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint - Two family brick on 3 levels. 1st unit is a /1 bath apt. 2nd unit has 3BRs, 1 bath.  Full basement w/ 1/2 bath.  $1.150M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale - 368 90th Street, Bay Ridge - 1400 s/f Condo duplex offers 2 BRs, home office, 2.5 baths, garage w/ access t unit, front patio garden, open kitchen w/ granite counters, center island overlooking DR/LR w/ fireplace. $999,999. The Corcoran Group 347-989-7929

• Sold – East Flatbush – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,820-square-foot house at 436 East 46th Street for $785,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The popular Win Son Bakery is now open for breakfast in East Williamsburg.

• Brooklyn baker Renato Poliafito is opening an all-day Italian cafe, Ciao, Gloria, to Prospect Heights.

Restaurant ABC’s – East Williamsburg
Grade A – Desdemona, 790 Metropolitan Ave. – Cross-contamination.
Grade B – Ryujin Ramen, 513 Grand St. – Food not cooled by approved method, Filth flies.
Grade C – Pig Beach, 480 Union St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Greenpoint – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Pokemon Detective Pikachu. McGolrick Park, 110 Russell St.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Flashdance vs Dirty Dancing. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Flatbush - 8 p.m. – A Night of Class starring Dionne Warwick. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Downtown – 8 p.m. – Soulfrito Music Fest 2019. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Coney Island – 9:30 p.m. – Last night of “Coney Island Fireworks.” Boardwalk btwn W10th & W15th Streets.

• Prospect Heights – 10 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends Brassfest: Brooklyn’s Savannah Grass’ Event presented by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association. 200 Eastern Pwky.

Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Screening of “Office Space” (brunch menu available). Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
Industry City - 2 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: Everyday People. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.
Coney Island - 5 p.m. – The 4th Annual Freestyle Fun House Concert. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.
Greenpoint - 7 p.m. – 2nd Annual Dark Market. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
Flatbush – 7:30 p.m. – Majah Hype’s Annual Labor Day Comedy Show. Kings Theater, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Greenpoint – 7 p.m. – 2nd Annual Dark Market. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
Fort Greene - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: Jurassic Park. Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.
Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Rumors – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Written by BKTicker

August 30th, 2019 at 9:01 am

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