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Monday, September 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Labor Day. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms all day. High of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• At least seven have died and 22 were injured after a mass shooting rampagein Odessa, Texas, over the weekend.

• South Carolina and Georgia have ordered mandatory evacuation of their coastlines ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival.

• Nearly 1 million New Yorkers are expected to participate in this year’s J’Ouvert and West Indian Day Parade.

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Herbal Remedy Making: Syrups and Vinegars Tues Sept 3rd 6-8pm Explore the diverse remedies that can be made using herbs infused in vinegar and syrup. Pre-Registration Required. $39. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Brooklyn News
• Police shot and killed a masked gunman who opened fire on them in a shootout in Brownsville.

• A father and son were hospitalized after being attacked by a man with a box cutter in Kensington.

• The sanitation department is still looking for the culprit who spilled raw chicken along a Boerum Hill street.

Politics
• Longtime New York State Senator Bill Larkin has died at the age of 91.

• Ruben Diaz Sr. is raking in thousands for his 2021 campaign from the same donors who support his father.

Entertainment
• Kevin Hart suffered “major back injuries” in a car crash in Los Angeles.

Weekend Box Office
• Angel has Fallen: $11 million
Good Boys: $9 million
The Lion King (2019): $6.7 million
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: $6.2 million
Overcomer: $5.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland. It’s considered the foremost museum devoted to the celebration and preservation of rock & roll.

• In 1951, actor Mark Harmon is born in Burbank, CA. In 1987, he married this actress who co-starred with the late Robin Williams.

Opinion
• The Post says Labor Day was once the most blatantly political holiday, but not anymore.

• The Daily News says the MTA should drop the fare on the LaGuardia Link buspermanently.

In the Blogs
• The Antiquarian Book Fair is returning to the Brooklyn Expo Center next weekend.

• Books are not dead at this new bookstore-cafe hybrid in Bed-Stuy.

Trending in New York
• Djokovic
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#SongsYouHateAndWhy
#WishIStillHadMy

Scoreboard
• The Mets (69-67) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2. They head to Washington for a three-game series with the Nationals at 1:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (90-48) topped the Oakland A’s in walk-off fashion, 5-4. They host the Texas Rangers at 1:05 p.m.

• Novak Djokovic retired in the third set against Stan Wawrinka due to an ailing shoulder in the U.S. Open.

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Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Sat Sept 7th 12-7pm & Sun Sept 8th 11am-5pm Bringing more than 100 quality antiquarian book, print, photo, autograph and ephemera dealers from all over the world. Tickets. Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble St., Greenpoint.
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Real Estate
• Pratt Institute debuted its new residence hall for first-year students in Clinton Hill.

• For Sale – 185 82nd Street, Bay Ridge – One family Dutch Colonial w/ over 3,000 s/f of living space. LR, DR, EIK, den/study on 1st flr.  2nd level has 3 BRs, renovated full bath. 3rd level has 2 BRs, full bath.  Finished basement, 2 car garage.  $2.5M. Homes.com 646-835-2588

• For Sale – 1876 W 7th Street, Gravesend – Fully detached one family w/ pvt pkg for 2 cars.  5 BRs, 3.5 bath, kitchen w/ quartz counters, SS appliances. Full finished basement w/ 3/4 bath, rear entrance, pvt backyard.  $999,000  Weichert Realtors 866-632-6267

• Sold – Ocean Parkway – A six-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,300-square-foot house at 1634 Coney Island Avenue for $1.73 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, in the vicinity of Battery Avenue and 86th Street in Dyker Heights, an unidentified man approached a 41-year-old woman from behind and placed her in a chokehold. He attempted to sexually assault her before she was able to free herself. The victim later refused medical attention.

• On early Monday morning, police responded to three people being assaulted in font of 2313 Newkirk Avenue in Flatbush. Cops found a 50-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the torso, a 45-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and a 27-year-old man with a stab wound in the torso. The woman was pronounced dead on scene. The two men were transported to Kings County Hospital in critical condition. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Crown Heights – 10:15 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray deliver remarks at West Indian American Day Carnival Breakfast. Lincoln Terrace Park, Buffalo Ave. and Eastern Parkway.

Crown Heights – 11 a.m. – Elected officials march in 52nd annual West Indian American Day Parade. Eastern Parkway and Schenectady Ave.

Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Free Rooftop Movie: Spice World. Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave.

Written by BKTicker

September 3rd, 2019 at 9:20 am

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